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Jack Morrison

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LPG gas usage
« on: August 12, 2017, 08:49:32 PM »

I am a new C34 owner and also using an LPG gas stove for the first time. Can anyone advise me about how long I can expect the 3.7kg gas cylinder to last? I use one burner of the stove about 2-3 hours per month (24 to 36 hours per year) The Cylinder was last filled July 2016 just before I bought the boat.
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Jon W

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Re: LPG gas usage
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 09:53:46 PM »

Don Casey's rule of thumb is 1 pound of propane per week for 1 person cooking 3 meals a day. If he's right then your 3.7 kg would last you about 8 weeks cooking 3 meals a day. Lots of variables like what is his definition of a meal.
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Ross Fisher

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Re: LPG gas usage
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 01:12:04 AM »

Jack,
My usage is about the same as yours and I typically get about 18 months out of a gas bottle.
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Re: LPG gas usage
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 12:44:44 PM »

Jack : I changed to a 10lb. bottle. 
We averaged 100 overnights a year and the bottle lasted for one season(did this many seasons).  In the early spring and fall we baked bread & muffins in the AM to heat-up the cabin.  (two of us)
Usually used only one burner for lunch and supper.

Also usually cooked nightly on a rail mounted propane BBQ

A few thoughts
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