propane or butane

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  1. oldmanriver

    oldmanriver Read Only Funster

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    which gives the best heat, propane or butane, have one bottle of each so want to get two the same, thanks
     
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    Propane gives of a hotter flame, and, it still gasses off at temperatures below freezing, whereas, Butane can't. Ideal for all year round usage. :thumb:

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    At low temperatures propane. If you only ever go out in summer then either will do, but propane is what you want for the colder months. Butane will stop working when it's cold.
     
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    Butane is denser, and I believe actually produces more heat per litre. However as previously stated Butane is of limited usefulness in cold weather as it will not vaporise so no gas.

    For motorhome use, Propane is the one you want, or of course a fixed/refillable tank with autogas.
     
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    Butane

    I put bubble wrap round my gas bottles and they worked fine down to -9C:thumb:
     
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    in my old van I just run sum heat from my blown air through the locker just a small pipe run through it worked down to -10
    and never had a problem with gassing of :BigGrin:
     
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    Obviously you know what worked for you however as gas turns to vapour it will absorb heat (latent heat of evaporation) from its surroundings, so insulating a gas bottle will make it colder, not warmer. Simple physics.
     
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    Propane

    Hi

    My own view, and indeed choice, is to use propane as it is good for all year round use.

    There are differences between the cost and efficiency of the two products - here - if you want to know more.

    Russell
     
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