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#1 Thingy

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:39 AM

I want to use my Cadac on thepatio at home, if the weather ever becomes warm and dry enough and as I will be using the gas bottle from the caravan, I know I will have to fit a regulator. However, Cadac specify a 30mbar regulaor and offer them for sale, trouble is they are a clip on fitting and I need the screw in for propane, which all appear to be regulated at 37 mbar. Would that be safe and acceptable to use? Any thoughts?

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:53 AM

I just use the std regulator for propane with no problems.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:55 AM

Good enough for me. Now, just need some sunshine!!

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:30 AM

Me too. I keep the std 37mb propane regulator screwed on to the spare bottle then just screw the rubber pipe fixing onto the Cadac when required (always forgetting that it is anti clockwise to tighten of course :rolleyes: ) ! In fact the flame seems stronger and so doesn't blow out so easily when it's windy ! I could just be imagining that though ! :)

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:44 AM

! In fact the flame seems stronger and so doesn't blow out so easily when it's windy !


It will be, the reg is allowing 37mbar of pressure instead of the 30 mbar that Cadac design for. This is exactly why I posed the question. There have been some reports about burners melting, I wonder if this might be part of the problem.

Edited by Thingy, 04 May 2012 - 11:45 AM.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:11 PM

Never had any problems with ours. Unless they were the other design (now discontinued) where the 3 legs come off a tube under the burner..... ?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

Standard regulator; Butane 28-30mBar, Propane 37mBar; just read it in the instruction book. The melting has nothing to do with regulators, it happened to me, this is what Cadac said:
In our experience this is usually caused when the valve tailpiece hasn't been tightened enough and gas has escaped, built up and then caught fire.
The unit was replaced by Cadac, they have a good customer service; I still say they are the best gas BBQ.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:40 PM

I have emailed Cadac this morning to ask for their take on it. Strange they only sell a butane regulator in their accessories.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:28 PM

Maybe that is because a Cadac only tends to be used during warmer weather. B)

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:21 PM

Maybe that is because a Cadac only tends to be used during warmer weather. B)

I did not take the Cadac with me over the May Bank Holiday, I said it was too cold, the wife then reminded me………….That I do use it in the winter, even with snow on the ground and at the New Years rally, so what’s the difference? She got me on that one.




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