Gas cooker on bottle gas?

dog68

Active Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2010
Messages
629
Location
cambridgeshire
Car
Mercedes s500
We have no gas supply to our village, and we cook by electric, would it be possible to run a gas cooker from bottled gas, having the bottle outside, obviously.:confused:
 

renault12ts

MB Club Veteran
Joined
Mar 5, 2009
Messages
16,493
Car
2005 W215 CL500.
ok, so how would you fix the pipe to the cooker?

By a flexible rubber pipe designed for the job. The cooker will be jetted for bottle as opposed to natural gas. The people supplying the gas bottles should also provide the fittings for inside and outside and the pipe. Get a competent Gas Safe installer to plumb it for you.
 

A210AMG

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Mar 15, 2007
Messages
8,475
Location
England
Our Caravan does this :)

Amazing
 

crockers

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Mar 30, 2007
Messages
7,097
Location
North Wilts
Car
XC60 MY2014 SeLux Nav plus lot and lots of toys...
Best to use propane (red cylinder) over butane (blue). Lower freezing point.
 

corned

MB Enthusiast
Joined
May 2, 2008
Messages
3,894
Location
Living in error with Maude at Cap Ferrat
Car
car
Plenty of domestic gas hobs and cookers on the market have kit to install either way (or indeed, both ways).

Very common, so you should not have any difficulty at all in doing it.
 
OP
OP
dog68

dog68

Active Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2010
Messages
629
Location
cambridgeshire
Car
Mercedes s500
Thank you for the help :)looks like gas cooking is the way to go, cheaper too.
 

Chrishazle

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Nov 13, 2008
Messages
4,617
Location
Nr Ashford, Kent
Car
2008 S204 C220CDI Elegance Estate Auto, 2008 R171 facelift SLK280 Auto.
I always thought gas hob and electric oven was the best combination until I discovered induction hobs - speed and control of gas, easy clean flat top of electric. After a year of a gas hob in a rental house (and 24 years in a village with no gas!) we fitted an AEG induction hob - the 70cm one with 4 equal heating areas (model 7800 I think) rather than the more normal "1 small, 2 med 1 large" ring type. We would not change it for anything else now, even though we now have gas available!

Only thing about induction is that your saucepans etc must be magnetic or they won't work. Daughter got a nice set of saucepans as a result, we had to buy new.
 

d w124

Hardcore MB Enthusiast
Joined
Dec 30, 2008
Messages
12,450
Location
london
Car
w124 3.6AMG styling E320 S124 Lorinser styling
Thank you for the help :)looks like gas cooking is the way to go, cheaper too.

Unless the coocker is made to run on LPG or butane,you'll need to covert it
 

Satch

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Nov 24, 2003
Messages
3,508
Location
Surrey
Car
S211 E320Cdi Avantgarde Estate & Toyota Land Cruiser
Unless the coocker is made to run on LPG or butane,you'll need to covert it

There are many different models available than run off LPG, just need
to find a specialist supplier.

Our family home in Scotland has a ragbag of fuel sources including an ancient single cylinder generator with auto switch on capacity because the mains electricity is prone to failure at least once per winter thanks to overhead supply lines to the village. (Also acts an a useful alert that the power has failed if asleep: Thump...........thump.... thump...thump..thump.thump.thump.thump.thump.thump etc, etc)


Oil fired central heating (used as little as possible!)

2x Wood fired stoves (used as much as possible!)

LPG cooker, runs off 2 x 47Kg propane tanks with switchover valve. Seems to last around 5/6 months
 

d w124

Hardcore MB Enthusiast
Joined
Dec 30, 2008
Messages
12,450
Location
london
Car
w124 3.6AMG styling E320 S124 Lorinser styling
There are many different models available than run off LPG

That is what I said no??You can buy a new one that is just plug and play but if it is not made to run LPG,it has to be converted
 

renault12ts

MB Club Veteran
Joined
Mar 5, 2009
Messages
16,493
Car
2005 W215 CL500.
There are many different models available than run off LPG, just need
to find a specialist supplier.

Our family home in Scotland has a ragbag of fuel sources including an ancient single cylinder generator with auto switch on capacity because the mains electricity is prone to failure at least once per winter thanks to overhead supply lines to the village. (Also acts an a useful alert that the power has failed if asleep: Thump...........thump.... thump...thump..thump.thump.thump.thump.thump.thump etc, etc)


Oil fired central heating (used as little as possible!)

2x Wood fired stoves (used as much as possible!)

LPG cooker, runs off 2 x 47Kg propane tanks with switchover valve. Seems to last around 5/6 months

47 Kg?? Are you sure?

We run 2 x 13.15 Kg bottles, and they last about 8 months each.
 

BTB 500

MB Club Veteran
SUPPORTER
Joined
Aug 7, 2005
Messages
20,048
Location
Shropshire
Car
R129 SL500, W639 Vito 120, S205 C300
A 7 kg propane bottle in my caravan (got 2 with an auto changeover valve) lasts around 15 days. That's fridge, cooker, hot water. Very rarely need the heating on.

So 8 months (say 240 days) from one double the size sounds astonishing, even if used just for cooking :dk:
 

renault12ts

MB Club Veteran
Joined
Mar 5, 2009
Messages
16,493
Car
2005 W215 CL500.
A 7 kg propane bottle in my caravan (got 2 with an auto changeover valve) lasts around 15 days. That's fridge, cooker, hot water. Very rarely need the heating on.

So 8 months (say 240 days) from one double the size sounds astonishing, even if used just for cooking :dk:

But that's what we get. Our 8 ring cooker is gas, with electric ovens and grill. The cooker is used everyday, and my wife is a good cook so does not use a microwave much, except to defrost.
 

BTB 500

MB Club Veteran
SUPPORTER
Joined
Aug 7, 2005
Messages
20,048
Location
Shropshire
Car
R129 SL500, W639 Vito 120, S205 C300
OK obviously oven & grill are gas too in our caravan, that's very good though.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom