LPG Stove Problem

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LPG Stove Problem

Postby nios2 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:46 pm

Hello all,

Just got back from our 1st ever camping trip and had a really great time.

We bought a "Wild Country" 2 burner stove with grill and are running it off a gas bottle without a regulator. The top two burners work great but we cannot light the grill. The gas is flowing out of the grill jets, we can hear it, but it simply does not ignite when we apply a match flame.

Any ideas?

Thanks

John
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Re: LPG Stove Problem

Postby nios2 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:16 pm

I seem to have fixed it!

The guy in Ray's suggested fitting a new jet. They sell the stoves but not the jets!

Anyway, I took it apart and cleaned the jet and now it's working fine.

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Re: LPG Stove Problem

Postby amanda » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:21 pm

Glad you solved the problem (even if none of us were any help to you) :oops:
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Re: LPG Stove Problem

Postby Blue Bravo » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:58 pm

Glad to be of help mate :grin:
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Re: LPG Stove Problem

Postby OzeBoy » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:07 am

I've had the same problem with my stove. I bought a Gasmart stove years ago. Took it to Rays and had to replace the jets. Bought a few jets from a gas store round the corner from Rays. Make sure you turn the gas off at the bottle and let any gas in the lines escape. Then turn the stove off. If you don't do this, the gas will condense and block the jet over time. Happy cooking!
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Re: LPG Stove Problem

Postby nios2 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:47 pm

Hi Amanda, Blue & Oze,

Have had a big lecture from my 24 YO old son (who is an air-con mechanic) here tonight. He told me that LPG under pressure is a liquid and that the top 25% of your gas bottle must be empty for the liquid below to form a gas in that space. This gas then goes to your cooker jets (mixed with air via a hole in the jet pipe). If the "refiller" does you a "favour" and overfills the bottle above 75% (it's not a favour!!!!!!!!!!!) then it is not gas but liquid that gets to the jets and blocks em!

The stove grill is now making the best toast!!!

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Re: LPG Stove Problem

Postby amanda » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:52 am

Well, it's said you learn something new everyday, and that is something I didn't know. Thanks for the info!
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Re: LPG Stove Problem

Postby OzeBoy » Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:30 pm

nios2, that's exactly what I was told at Rays. Hence why I was told to let the gas clear the line before turning the stove off otherwise the jets block. Very handy info :grin:
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