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propane lights/cook stoves

hello, would like to know more about the propane lighte in the plain houses. I personally love the sound of the hissing and the warm smell, do the plain families that live in mobile home use them ,what are some of the ways that people have made them safe. what about fire stoves in the mobiles ,do theymake this work as well? Insight from others would be welcomed . blessings  {I saw the date, yes I do know where I was and what I was doing, Is this a little like a time warp, maybe so .}

Re: propane lights/cook stoves

Propane combustion is much cleaner than gasoline, though not as clean as natural gas. The presence of C-C bonds, plus the multiple bonds of propylene and butylene, create organic exhausts besides carbon dioxide and water vapor during typical combustion.

Re: propane lights/cook stoves

I don't think a stove fire is safe enough for this purpose. As far as I am concerned, an electric heater is the best option we got, it both safe and efficient.
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Re: propane lights/cook stoves

Propane is a three-carbon alkane, normally a gas, but compressible to a liquid that is transportable. It is derived from other petroleum products during oil or natural gas processing. It is commonly used as a fuel for engines, barbecues, and home heating systems.


I don't know about the Amish, however my mother lived in a trailer with propane (an LP gas) as the heat source -- I don't know if it had a pilot light, match lit, or if it had an electric starter.  Her home also had a fireplace (wood burning, not gas) in the stick-built addition.

I worked at a youth camp that was off the grid (no electricity). We had propane for the stove, refridgerator, and lights but a wood stove for heat.  As to safety of such devices in mobile homes, I would think that it is doable because gas lights intended for RV's are sold.  The cost to convert would, I suspect, be significant.  I often use kerosene lamps although, of course, they don't have the hissing feature of LP gas lights.  --Kay


When sold as fuel, it is commonly known as liquified petroleum gas (LPG or LP-gas) which can be a mixture of propane along with small amounts of propylene, butane, and butylene.

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