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Propane Or Calor Gas - Whats The Difference


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Whats the difference and benefit between Calor Gas (Blue Bottles) & Propane (Red Bottles). I'm seeing an increase in the number of people buying Propane.

 

I'm aware that my regulator will need changing?

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The main differences are that butane ceases to gas off at around 0 degrees C, whereas propane will do so well below freezing. If you caravan in cold weather, therefore, propane is probably the better choice, although personally I have never had a problem with butane. Propane also runs at a higher pressure and requires a different regulator. I belive that propane is also slightly more expensive, and I expect someone on this excellent forum can calculate this by working out its thermal efficiency and its cost in relation to butane!

 

GMC

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After hearing all the pros & cons of each gas, I fitted inline connectors in my gas pipe, so that I could interchange the gas with no problems.

 

We went away at Easter this year, breakfast took an age to cook :o, as the temperature dropped overnight :( (we were on Butane). It is more important to me to get my breakfast than save a couple of quid :lol: .

 

I think propane works out cheap enough, and we use a lot of CL's without mains, however more to the point Propane works all the time, no matter what the weather is :) . Now we only use Propane B)

Paul B

. .......Mondeo Estate & Elddis Avanté 505 (Tobago)

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If your gas bottle is in a locker in the van, the outside temperature doesnt have to be as low as 0 c for butane to 'freeze' . . particularly if its a small locker like on Avondales . . evaporating the gas takes heat out of the surrounding air, so in a closed locker, no warm air is getting in to keep the temperature up . .

 

that said, I still use butane and on a cool morning I open the front locker to let air circulate . . however, I notice that Gaslow are now doing a "hand-tightening" propane pigtail, avoiding the bother with a spanner in a confined space . . so may now go the propane route. :)

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