gas pressure

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  1. betterthenatent

    betterthenatent Read Only Funster

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    Hi we are away in our van at the moment. A few days ago i had trouble lighting the heater it will not flash up after I release the gas control nob it just goes back to pilot also even on pilot there was no pressure on the job. Then today when boiling a kettle the flame went down the gas bottle is showing full but to eliminate it I changed it that seemed to sort it out but tonight we were having a bit of a end of trip cook up all four burners plus grill and it happened again all burners went right down we could only get a decent flame if we only had. One burner on it has been v cold at night I thought ice irn the regulator.
     
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    Are you on propane or butane, that is are you on red bottles or blue bottles
     
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    Red bottles but had no problems up to now
     
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    Might be regulator failure
     
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    Well the speedo has stoped working on this trip so nothing will surprise me. I have just dug out the hand book and it says that the system will work on propane or butane am I right in thinking that the difference is one burns hotter then the other.
     
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    Im with you on that one Mr Wasp:thumb:
     
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    yes propane is hotter it burns at a higher pressure 37 millibars against 28 millibars for butane also butane suffers pressure loss in cold weather
     
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    Regulators can fail, and the ones that fit directly to the bottle often do. I always used to carry a spare as they are not expensive. The ones fitted to the van are a different proposition though and harder to replace.
     
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    I'm home now and have access to a proper computer. Smart phones are handy but rubbish for surfing. I have a Truma regulator fitted to my van. 2005 Elddis, and it seems they have a bit of form. The regulators that is not Elddis. I have been reading a lot of posts on forums dating back to 2006-2007 and it would seem Truma changed a lot of regulators then under warranty. My van is just out of the dealers used vehicle warranty so im on my own. I think I will change it with a Gaslow 30 MB regulator it looks as if it is a straight swap over and I can use the existing gas cock. £20.00 inc vat. A lot cheaper then the speedo repair is going to be I think. :cry:
     
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