Old forum Archive
This is where all the topics from the old forum that was shutdown are saved in a read-only forum. You can refer to it on this forum by using a link or copying the data over.
http://archive.aluminiumcamperforum.com/

Author Topic: Oil in propane stove burner  (Read 558 times)

Sylvain

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • TV and RV:
      2015 Silverado

    • 2013 13QBB
    • View Profile
Oil in propane stove burner
« on: August 03, 2020, 07:00:46 PM »
Hello everyone,
We are back from a month of camping with the CL.  We had a great time!  We usually try to cook outside as much as possible when camping.  This year we bought a brand new two burner propane stove to replace our very old one.  The stove worked great for many days then a stange bubbling noise was coming from one of the burner.  The next I noticed there was some clear thick oil coming out of the burner when leaning the stove on its side.  There was quite a lot of it the burner.  I drained and cleaned the oil then lit the burner.  Everything worked fine again. Two days later same story.  Lots of oil in the burner again!  Where is that oil coming from??  I used a (new) 6' propane hose extension to feed the stove.  Everything else like the water heater, fridge and propane heater worked great for the entire trip.

Thanks

Paul

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 826
  • Karma: +14/-0
    • TV and RV:
      2018 Ford F150

    • 2018 Camplite 21BHS
    • View Profile
Re: Oil in propane stove burner
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 10:31:50 PM »
That is weird I have a coleman propane stove and this never happened
2014 Ford Escape
2015 Camplite 13QBB
2016 Ford F150
2018 Ford F150
2018 Camplite 21BHS

Sylvain

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • TV and RV:
      2015 Silverado

    • 2013 13QBB
    • View Profile
Re: Oil in propane stove burner
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 10:42:16 PM »
Paul, do you use a propane extension hose?  I have a feeling the hose might be the problem.

DavidM

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 522
  • Karma: +18/-1
    • TV and RV:
      2013 Nissan Pathfind

    • Camplite 16 TBS
    • View Profile
Re: Oil in propane stove burner
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 11:21:30 PM »
Fat drippings from cooking?  I have a hard time seeing how it came through the propane system.

David

Paul

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 826
  • Karma: +14/-0
    • TV and RV:
      2018 Ford F150

    • 2018 Camplite 21BHS
    • View Profile
Re: Oil in propane stove burner
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2020, 08:01:10 AM »
I do use a hose extension to be able to use a 20 lbs propane tank instead of the small 1lbs
2014 Ford Escape
2015 Camplite 13QBB
2016 Ford F150
2018 Ford F150
2018 Camplite 21BHS

Sylvain

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • TV and RV:
      2015 Silverado

    • 2013 13QBB
    • View Profile
Re: Oil in propane stove burner
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2020, 08:24:11 AM »
We mostly use the stove to boil water.  Here is what I found on a camping forum.

This oil comes from your rubber hose. The tank has nothing to do with it.
Propane breaks down the rubber in the hose, which releases this oily residue. This problem is documented, and if your guy knew about it he would have told you. Propane specialists are normally aware of this.

Merlin

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1097
  • Karma: +19/-0
    • TV and RV:
      2017 Land Cruiser

    • 2015 Camplite 16TBS
    • View Profile
Re: Oil in propane stove burner
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2020, 03:40:01 PM »
I'm not buying the rubber hose causing the problem, unless it is a specific type not meant for propane. I say this because all the propane plumbing in a Camplite and most other manufacturers is rubber-type hose! No problems with oil from any of that! Just saying........
Michigan

DavidM

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 522
  • Karma: +18/-1
    • TV and RV:
      2013 Nissan Pathfind

    • Camplite 16 TBS
    • View Profile
Re: Oil in propane stove burner
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2020, 05:53:21 PM »
I'm not buying the rubber hose causing the problem, unless it is a specific type not meant for propane. I say this because all the propane plumbing in a Camplite and most other manufacturers is rubber-type hose! No problems with oil from any of that! Just saying........

+1. David

Sylvain

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • TV and RV:
      2015 Silverado

    • 2013 13QBB
    • View Profile
Re: Oil in propane stove burner
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2020, 07:42:34 PM »

Merlin

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1097
  • Karma: +19/-0
    • TV and RV:
      2017 Land Cruiser

    • 2015 Camplite 16TBS
    • View Profile
Re: Oil in propane stove burner
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2020, 08:47:34 PM »
Guys,
Have a look at this video.

https://www.thervgeeks.com/propane/bbq-grill-connection/

OK, I learned something (a very common event!). Looks like the regulator right at the tank is important. Thanks for the video.
Michigan

Sylvain

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • TV and RV:
      2015 Silverado

    • 2013 13QBB
    • View Profile
Re: Oil in propane stove burner
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2020, 08:15:09 AM »
Does anyone know of a regulator that can easily be installed between the tank and the hose?

Merlin

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1097
  • Karma: +19/-0
    • TV and RV:
      2017 Land Cruiser

    • 2015 Camplite 16TBS
    • View Profile
Re: Oil in propane stove burner
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2020, 11:37:21 AM »
How long is the pipe run? Metal an option?

Otherwise, check both rvupgrades.com or etrailer.com for a wide variety of regulators and attachments. For example:

https://www.etrailer.com/Propane/Camco/CAM57721.html
Michigan

Sylvain

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • TV and RV:
      2015 Silverado

    • 2013 13QBB
    • View Profile
Re: Oil in propane stove burner
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2020, 07:03:02 PM »
Merlin,
Our hose is 6' long.  It has to be flexible. I would like to find a regulator that can be screwed directly to the tank and then screw the hose to the regulator.  I'll keep searching!
« Last Edit: August 05, 2020, 07:06:14 PM by Sylvain »

Paul

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 826
  • Karma: +14/-0
    • TV and RV:
      2018 Ford F150

    • 2018 Camplite 21BHS
    • View Profile
Re: Oil in propane stove burner
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2020, 11:02:37 AM »
This is what I use

2014 Ford Escape
2015 Camplite 13QBB
2016 Ford F150
2018 Ford F150
2018 Camplite 21BHS

Sylvain

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • TV and RV:
      2015 Silverado

    • 2013 13QBB
    • View Profile
Re: Oil in propane stove burner
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2020, 01:34:16 PM »
That's very similar to our set-up.  The only difference is the lenght of the hose, ours is much longer.