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Propane/Butane.

Post by Ian Sharp on Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:59 pm

I have been given an empty butane bottle,can I use Propane in the place of Butane?
I know the fittings are the same,what I'm concerned about are the jets,will a change over cause problems?

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Post by Ian Sharp on Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:01 pm

What I mean't is that I have been given a Propane bottle,Doh!!

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Re: Propane/Butane.

Post by Dave on Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:08 pm

Im pretty sure its ok and the jets are the same, but i'm sure someone will confirm.

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Re: Propane/Butane.

Post by Taught2BCautious on Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:45 pm

Propane burns hotter than Butane, but Butane stops producing vapour at about -5C. Propane still produces vapour at -40C, so is better in very cold climates.

Propane cylinders are usually pressurised to about 100 psi, and Butane cylinders to 15psi - so you should use a different regulator for each, although I have been using Propane for water heating and cooking, from a standard grey and black push-on regulator that most of us use.

Most of them are rated at 20Bar which is OK for Propane and Butane, but if it is only suitable for Butane, it should say so on it.

If in doubt, check with Repsol in Baza.

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Re: Propane/Butane.

Post by spanishbliss on Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:49 pm

usefull info

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Re: Propane/Butane.

Post by Taught2BCautious on Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:35 pm

spanishbliss wrote:usefull info
How kind of you to say so Smile

I should have mentioned that there's no need to worry about jet sizes, but if you are used to cooking and baking with Butane, you may have to adjust your timings when cooking on Propane - otherwise, burnt cakes will surely be the result!

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Re: Propane/Butane.

Post by Twisted Fire Starter on Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:32 am

If you're concerned just swap the bottle for your preferred gas at the shop, there shouldn't be any issues with that.

I've used both butane and propane with the same regulator and on different appliances, zero problems. If your gas bottle is being kept outside whist it is supplying something inside then in winter months propane is the better option as it has a lower freezing point.
If you're still concerned about the bottle bring it over and I'll exchange it for a silver or orange butane one for you (I have both).
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Re: Propane/Butane.

Post by Ian Sharp on Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:59 pm

The replies recieved just go to prove the value of this forum,thankyou for your help.

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