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Old 01-06-17, 14:45
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Default Butane/calor gas regulation

We have a blue bottle of Butane nearly full, but the pressure needs to be greater for my chinese wokking out in the back garden. (I get on famously with Propane) but as back-up I'd like to be able to switch to Butane.

The adaptor I have is a Butane Compact model 182H, the push on and swivvel type (stop sing at the back there)!

Is there an adaptor (not left hand thread screw in) that I can increase the flow-rate should it be required?

Thanks in advance peeps. Cheers, Tony.
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Old 11-06-17, 15:57
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Default Re: Butane/calor gas regulation

You don't need more pressure, you need more gas and consequently more air. More pressure will just make your flames lift off.
Butane, however, is better for cooking on than propane - higher calorific value. Use the butane and just keep the propane for when it's cold.
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Old 11-06-17, 17:10
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Default Re: Butane/calor gas regulation

Gas cylinder about 90% full so Phooee to your idea! The gas just aint got the ooomph! Cheers, Tony.
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Old 14-06-17, 21:00
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Default Re: Butane/calor gas regulation

Unless your regulator's knackered, you're clearly not understanding how these things work.

More gas (bigger pipes, bigger jet) without more air will just give you yellow flames and soot; more pressure will make your flames lift off and probably go out.

And you will get more heat off butane.
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Old 15-06-17, 09:23
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Default Re: Butane/calor gas regulation

Try this:

http://www.infomania.co.uk/archives/234
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Old 15-06-17, 12:02
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Default Re: Butane/calor gas regulation

I have both Butane and Propane. The former I use for wokking and melting lead for sea fishing weights. I 'aquired' the latter for free to wok the mixed veg' while I'm knocking up the beef & black bean or chicken & cashews.

I did have them both on the Propane via a 'T' piece. Looks like I'll be going back to Teeing it.

Thanks for all your replies. Cheers, Tony.
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Old 18-06-17, 12:14
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Default Re: Butane/calor gas regulation

Must use the right requlator with the right bottle, they are not expensive after all, and they are regulators set to the appropriate working pressure for the gas in question, not just on off taps.

Anecdotally, caravaners use propane because it works at lower temperatures and hence across a longer season. Out put st the job should be the same as butane, broadly

Is the burner you are using of the tar melter type, requing a blowtorch effect rather than a cooker ring effect?

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Old 20-06-17, 08:34
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Default Re: Butane/calor gas regulation

It's just yer bog standard gas ring, picked up at an autojumble. Cheers, Tony.
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