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Why does our Gas fire goes off in cold temperature

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Hello 😁

can anyone tell me why our gas fire gradually goes out in cold temperatures? During the day it’s working as you would expect but as we start to see the temperature drop to 1 degree or below, the fire starts to act like it’s running out of gas (which it’s not, it’s a brand new bottle) 

 

we have put pipe insulators on all the gas pipes, the caravan is located a sheltered area  near another building 

 

by morning, it won’t come on at all and takes a few hours (when the temp rises) then it’s back on and going great!!

 

has anyone had a similar experience? 
 

many thanks 

katy

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Are you running on Butane usually a blue cylinder or Propane which is red?

You should be on Propane as Butane will not boil off to a gas in low temperatures.

 

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44 minutes ago, Jiffy176 said:

Are you running on Butane usually a blue cylinder or Propane which is red?

You should be on Propane as Butane will not boil off to a gas in low temperatures.

 


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Yep. 

For winter use.

Blue bottle - bad!  Red Bottle - good!

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As the cylinder gets colder in use I suffered this when the ambient temperature was 10C!  The reason is that:-

 

 The boiling point of propane is -42oC.

 The boiling point of butane is -1oC.

 

So when the temp approaches freezing, the liquid in the cylinder stops turning to gas and the pressure falls, eventually to zero but the flames will go out first.

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Come on Katy1000, did this solve your problem?

I suspect we will never know.

 

I have looked on Katy1000 profile and the caravan is a static Lyndhurst

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