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Tyre_Tread

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7,138 posts

100 months

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Just been out and bought a new gas BBQ from Costco as the last one we had for 12 years had been excellent until the burners corroded away to dust.

I've just assembled the new BBQ and realised its Propane and not butane.

I still have the regulator from the old one and lots of Butane in the bottle.

Is there any reason why I can't just swap the regulators and use the butane?

I can't see any reason why not but thought I'd ask just in case.

And before anyone else says it, yes gas BBQ's is for wimps and no I don't want a 'proper' charcoal one.
TIA


B17NNS

12,438 posts

131 months

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I've used either or on mine without issue. Just swap the regulators and you should be fine.

I think propane burns hotter than butane.

Martin Keene

4,593 posts

109 months

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I believe they are interchangeable.

One burns better when it is colder, bcensoredd if I can remember which though...

Tyre_Tread

Original Poster:

7,138 posts

100 months

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Wow that was fast!

Thanks guys.

I just love the speed and breadth of knowledge of PH!

sy534534

223 posts

61 months

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You'll be fine using Butane on a Propane BBQ with the correct connector. The problems start when you use Propane on a Butane BBQ, Propane burns at a higher temperature and can cuase melting problems on Butane burners, and can crack the ceramics. So i was told many years ago on a BBQ training course ( yes, really! ) by a major manufacturer. nerd
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T89 Callan

8,422 posts

77 months

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It's not a Gas BBQ!!!!!!!!!!! It's an outdoor cooker/grill.

Real BBQ's use Charcoal or Wood.

Mattt

15,598 posts

102 months

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Tyre_Tread said:
Wow that was fast!

Thanks guys.

I just love the speed and breadth of guesses of PH!
EFA

Eric Mc

76,287 posts

149 months

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My motorhome system works on both. I think propane has a lower freezing point so it is better for use in cold conditions (or maybe its the other way around).

dudleybloke

8,021 posts

70 months

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sy534534 said:
You'll be fine using Butane on a Propane BBQ with the correct connector. The problems start when you use Propane on a Butane BBQ, Propane burns at a higher temperature and can cuase melting problems on Butane burners, and can crack the ceramics. So i was told many years ago on a BBQ training course ( yes, really! ) by a major manufacturer. nerd
are you Hank Hill? smile

AndrewW-G

11,968 posts

101 months

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Eric Mc said:
My motorhome system works on both. I think propane has a lower freezing point so it is better for use in cold conditions (or maybe its the other way around).
yes

Its propane that burns hotter and performs better in the cold (hence the use of the big red cylinders for heating etc)

The reason for the Costco BBQ's using propane, may be down to propanes dominance over butane in the US market (as anybody who watches "king of the hill" will know hehe )
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