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Gas barbecue - propane/buatne- does it matter?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by marcuswilde, 11 Nov 2010.

  1. marcuswilde

    marcuswilde

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    Before I blow up the neighbourhood can anyone tell me if a propane gas barbecue can use butane if I swap to a butane regulateor? Or are there other important features and should I only use propane?
    My butane bbq has died but I still have 2 full bottles and the shiny new one I want is propnae.
    Thanks if you can help.
    Marcus
     
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    yes you can, it's not a good idea to go from butane to propane as if the barbie was designed for butane, the hotter burning propane might not agree with it - so i was once told by a barbeque salesman anyway.
     
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    butane is fine apart from very cold weather
     
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    I think they might require different regulator pressures. The old BBQ's butane regulator might be the right pressure already. :confused:
     
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    I know it won't apply to a BBQ, well, probably not anyway, but isn't one OK for use from the bottle indoors and the other only for use from the bottle outdoors.

    Or is that calor and butane?
     
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    as i said butane is fine apart from very cold weather
     
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    anyway if you use gas you might as well cook indoors
     
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