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Offline Toof

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Camping Gas
« on: March 22, 2012, 03:02:38 PM »
there seems to be three main types of gas:

1. Butane (Blue)
2. Patio (Green)
3. Propane (Orange)

what are these differences between them?

I have a twin burner for camping, which i use the blue gas for,  and used to use the green patio gas in an old BBQ....but does it really matter which gas is used on what appliance, as they are all used to burn either way?  :-\ :)
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Re: Camping Gas
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 03:12:38 PM »
1 and 2 are the same (butane)you just pay more for the fancy bottle. and they put a different regulator so you have to buy the patio bottle. just change the reg and run your BBQ of the 12kg bottle as well 

3 works better in the cold and you need different regulator as it works at a different pressure


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Re: Camping Gas
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 10:16:20 PM »
1 and 2 are the same (butane)you just pay more for the fancy bottle. and they put a different regulator so you have to buy the patio bottle. just change the reg and run your BBQ of the 12kg bottle as well 

3 works better in the cold and you need different regulator as it works at a different pressure

Thanks fullbandit, so basically all three types can be used, as long as they connect to the appliance? :)
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Re: Camping Gas
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 11:13:22 PM »
You can get canisters that are a mix of butane and propane....but dunno if they will connect to cooking equipment.

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Re: Camping Gas
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 01:32:20 AM »
yes for 1+2

i seem to remember something about having to change something on butane cookers to use propane tried to get hold of my old man earlier to confirm but he was out (he's a caravan-er they often swap from butane to propane)

have a Google ref swapping from butane to propane .

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Re: Camping Gas
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 01:34:07 AM »
You can get canisters that are a mix of butane and propane....but dunno if they will connect to cooking equipment.

 only for the small camping cookers not for large colour gas cookers /heaters