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Old 09-12-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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Boiling water

Pretty lame question I guess, but dw has a tough time boiling water on the range in the camper. Trying to make some pasta and it seems to take forever to boil the water.

Lid on somthat snot the problem. does the propane stove not generate as much heat as we do at home?
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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Pretty lame question I guess, but dw has a tough time boiling water on the range in the camper. Trying to make some pasta and it seems to take forever to boil the water.

Lid on somthat snot the problem. does the propane stove not generate as much heat as we do at home?
try shutting off your propane tank valves then very very slowly open them back up again .
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:35 PM   #3
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try shutting off your propane tank valves then very very slowly open them back up again .
What does that do?
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What does that do?
Resets the safety valve. Turn the tanks completely off. Wait a minute or two and then VERY, VERY slowly turn the valve on. Count 1 turn 1/8th turn 2 another 1/8, etc. If you turn the tank on very fast, it trips a safety valve and restricts propane flow.
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Man,I bet I trip mine every time I open it.I just crank her wide open as quick as I can turn it.If the safety is tripped,is there still enough flow to run things,or would some things not run at all?I do have things running but like rickthelen said,there doesn't seem to be the heat there should be.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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Propane has less BTUs than Natural Gas and uses a different orifice (jet) as a result.

Also altitude has an effect on water temperature and boiling. If you were camping in the mountains, the lower pressure causes water to boil at a much lower temperature. Cooks know to add time when baking to take that into concideration.
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Propane has less BTUs than Natural Gas and uses a different orifice (jet) as a result.

Also altitude has an effect on water temperature and boiling. If you were camping in the mountains, the lower pressure causes water to boil at a much lower temperature. Cooks know to add time when baking to take that into concideration.
You have it backwards. Propane packs more BTU's. Propane vs. Natural Gas: What is the Difference?
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We were camped 200 miles from thegulf coast so altitude not an issue.
Also outside grill seemed to have no propane flow problem.
Maybe it just is what it is...
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The rv stoves are only 9,000 btu on one burner the others are 6000 btu so it takes for ever to boil water. we solved the pasta taking forever We have the pasta boat to use the microwave just don't use the times they say or you'll over cook the pasta. I find that when the water starts to foam the pasta is done or within 1-2 mins. usually a couple of minutes past the package time. also follow the directions for amount of water or it will boil over.
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You have it backwards. Propane packs more BTU's. Propane vs. Natural Gas: What is the Difference?
That is what I get for posting from memory while camping.
I forgot I get CRS Syndrome from Margaritas.
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