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Message posted by Jostar373710/7/2018 at 2:15pm
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Hi, can anyone just a novice some advice on whether I can use my propane cylinder (red) on an old camping stove that has (I think) a campingaz connector? Thanks Jo

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Probably with the correct regulator.

Depends how old and the jets fitted. Usually
its just the regulator thats required.




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If it is something like a 2 burner Campingaz stove with a nipple inlet for a rubber gas pipe secured with jubilee clip with Campingaz regulator on end of pipe then any gas bottle propane or butane will run it but you will need correct regulator for bottle so cut off existing Campingaz regulator & fit the correct propane regulator. Probably better to fit new rubber hose as well if it is old.


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Quote: Originally posted by Jostar3737 on 10/7/2018
Hi, can anyone just a novice some advice on whether I can use my propane cylinder (red) on an old camping stove that has (I think) a campingaz connector? Thanks Jo




I assume you mean a Calor red cylinder? If so you will need a regulator that which is suitable for the cylinder you are using. The connection to the stove just needs a jubilee clip.


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Hi Jo and welcome to the forum, good question. Some earlier camping stoves used high pressure gas with no regulator Later ones had regulators, for butane bottles usually blue (Camping Gaz is butane) and propane, usually red. Obviously you need to find out which type yours is, high or low pressure, then it's a matter of obtaining the connector to suit. Butane and propane work at different pressures so use different connectors to do the same job, they are relatively cheap fittings can be bought easily. Have a look at this link

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They also work at different temperatures ... Butane is no good below freezing point ... so if you intend winter camping, Propane is your best bet.

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Hi everyone, thanks so much for your replies.I have added pics of the stove to my gallery - apparently you can see them?? Can someone to tell me the idiots guide whether the regulator advised above would be suitable to use from the pics?

PS - camping and winter is not something we are considering.

Thanks so much.

Jo

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and yes its the calor gas - we used to have a caravan before we sold it hence reason I have them a near full one in the garage. Thanks Jo

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Pics are fine Jo, that is a regulator but it looks like a Camping Gaz butane fitting. No problem, you just need a bog standard Calor one instead, if you don't know the age of the rubber hose I would get a new one at the same time plus a couple of small jubillee clips. Then to coin a phrase,.... you'll be cookin' on gas , Sorted.


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