CT Stove advice needed

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 22:02
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Hi, looking for some info on a Low–Pressure gas stove…

We’ve just completed our first camp in the Camper Trailer. All went without a hitch except for problems with the integrated stove in the slide out drawer. The stove has had very little use, its like new!

The stove burns cleanly but with a low flame – barely enough to boil the billy. Depressing the knobs or twiddling the reg results in a temporary boost in performance. The jets have been cleaned.

Details are:
Camp-o-matic Wanderer GL 8/1998
Spinflo model H250F 2 burner (+grill) stove http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f174/roamin1/SpinfloH250F.jpg

The unit has the flameout detectors and a strange lookin regulator.
No experience with vans here, maybe they are common …

Any advice on how I can boost the flame output on this stove?
If the flameout detectors may have something to do with it?
Why the reg looks so different to my home BBQ?

Thanks in advance
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Reply By: Member - John R (NSW) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 05:02

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 05:02
It sounds like a pressure problem. Personally, I wouldn't fiddle with the regulator, apart from replacing it. The reg might be your problem, but I'd get a gasfitter to check it out.
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Reply By: BBB - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 07:34

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 07:34
You will have problems with your regulator failing. The course of this is still being debated.

The regulator manurfactures are blaiming the Gas Companies But the gas Companies are Blaiming the regulator manurfacturesors.

If you go to any of the van manurfactures they will tell you it is a magger problem across the whole of the country at the this time.

The QLD Gas department have isued a Safety Allert to all Gas fitters on this problem if some one can tell me how I can attach this alert to this page I will do so.

LPG Australia are investigating this further If any one has any problems with ther Gas then report it to Steve Reynaolds from LPG Australia 02 93194763 or 0439344622

As I have previously put on this forum I have had to replace 4 regulator since December.

Ther is a folt in the gas systme some wher and thing are moving way to slowly to ind out what part of the systme is at falt

I was told by Jyco in Brisbane told me that they have 600 faild regulators in Melbourne And Traveler said they have have had 80.

This problem needs to be fixed when you rely on Gas for your cooking and refrigeration it can and has upset your travel plans.

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Follow Up By: agsmky - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 07:59

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 07:59
Thanks for the headsup......maybe that was my problem with my regulator. We travelled 30000km recently with, what we thought was a terribly low flame, wouldn't boil water, and every one we consulted, stated that we should refill the (100% full) gas bottle!

Might do some research and swapping/fault finding now.

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Follow Up By: awill4x4 - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:16

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:16
I believe that BBB is correct, it is a well known problem in the vanning circles and it also seems to occur more often to those that have the regulators mounted below the top of the LPG cylinders as your pic seems to be.
Perhaps disconnecting your regulator and giving it a light blow out in reverse of normal gas direction may help and then mount your regulator so it is above the gas bottle.
Regards Andrew.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:19

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:19
so, simply placing the reg above the bottle height should fix the problem :-) Just curious as to what the exact problem is?

Thanks for the info

(ex agsmky)
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Follow Up By: Member - Brad and Tanya O (QLD - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 20:05

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 20:05
I raised my regulator so it 450mm from the top of the regulator that was after the second one I am now on my 4th ther is a falt in the systme Iwill try to put the Safety alert on this forum

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 11:21

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 11:21
Sounds to me like you have dust in the jets.

The only way I know of cleaning the jets is with compressed air. Then next time you enter a dusty area you are back to square one.

You could ditch the Wanderer and buy as Coleman dual burner gas stove.
This unit does not have jets and so wont become blocked. The heat is also infinitely adjustable on one or both burners.

That was my solution.

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Follow Up By: Roamin1 - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 20:37

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 20:37
Thanks for the replies, Jets have been cleaned and the flow is consistent and even between the 2 burners. Seems a waste to abandon the built in stove and get a Coleman!

I'll have a play with swapping the reg, but can't really change the height as its on the front of the camper trailer. I did have another bloke comment that he had been through a couple regs on his CT. you may be on to something BBB
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY VIC) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 12:20

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 12:20
Try changing the jets in the stove .Buy new and fit.Very small cost and you can always go up a size as well. I drilled mine with a sizing drill and now i can adjust the flame with the knob..no problemo
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Reply By: Member - Brad and Tanya O (QLD - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 20:46

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 20:46
If you go to my members rig and profile ther is a coppy of the Safety Alert from the QLD Goverment
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Follow Up By: Member - BBB - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 21:09

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 21:09
I have put this as a seperate item under dual stage regulater
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 22:20

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 22:20
You showing another personality Brad or Member - BBB? Are you BBB above and changed your mind?
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Follow Up By: Member - BBB - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 06:38

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 06:38
I use the name BBB befor we became members so we thourght we will stick to that but we are the same people and will be sticking to BBB


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