Winter Blackouts

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by nickdutch » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:34 pm

The "storm lanterns" with the wicks work well with lamp oil that you can get from hardware shops. I bloke I knew took lamp oil with him on a camping trip and the lantern gave off a lovely warm bright light.
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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by pseudonym » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:23 pm

nickdutch wrote:The "storm lanterns" with the wicks work well with lamp oil that you can get from hardware shops. I bloke I knew took lamp oil with him on a camping trip and the lantern gave off a lovely warm bright light.
Paraffin for my camping Vapalux's, but I use lamp oil in my finger lamps that are house use only.

I got it online from here:

http://www.lumea.co.uk/catalog/Paraffin ... -35-1.html

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by 7 lives » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:22 pm

Great posts-have just remembered we only have an electric toothbrush!

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by Deeps » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:46 pm

7 lives wrote:Great posts-have just remembered we only have an electric toothbrush!
I've been trying to justify getting a couple of these for me and Her Maj.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Reminder-Chargi ... toothbrush

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by Mrchipper » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:53 pm

Hi

Good thread, I found (saw it on gadget show, which I'm an addict of) a camping stove that uses the heat to generate electricity (only a relatively small amount) which you can charge kit on. Ok it's just over £100 but I am thinking I will invest in one having read the reviews. Its a Biolite camp stove.

https://www.nightgear.co.uk/en-UK/Bioli ... oCW-Hw_wcB

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by diamond lil » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:19 am

I keep saying this but remember you ca buy LPG cookers, if your cooker is on the way out then maybe consider getting one, along with a couple of years supply of propane (2 cylinders)- then that takes out of the loop permanently re power cuts.
http://www.cannoncooking.co.uk/products ... oker.shtml

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by yorkshirewolf » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:30 am

I'm sure this is getting a bit off topic, so Mods may wish to move this reply but...

A few years ago i thought about the possibility of using bottled gas (propane LPG or butane) for a 'normal' domestic cooker, but it was too technical for my feeble brain.

Can anyone advise on if it's possible and what modifications would need to be done? i'm guessing something with the jets and pressure?

And i would like to add that this is hypothetical, i do not encourage anyone to start modifying their kitchen appliance whatever may or may not be possible

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:23 am

yorkshirewolf wrote:I'm sure this is getting a bit off topic, so Mods may wish to move this reply but...

A few years ago i thought about the possibility of using bottled gas (propane LPG or butane) for a 'normal' domestic cooker, but it was too technical for my feeble brain.

Can anyone advise on if it's possible and what modifications would need to be done? i'm guessing something with the jets and pressure?

And i would like to add that this is hypothetical, i do not encourage anyone to start modifying their kitchen appliance whatever may or may not be possible

Yep jets are different..
More info:

http://www.rangecookers.co.uk/rangecook ... o_lpg.html

http://www.gdhaonline.co.uk/Stoves/Spar ... =012860200

You need a gas safe person to do the work legally
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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by redskies » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:31 am

yorkshirewolf wrote:I'm sure this is getting a bit off topic, so Mods may wish to move this reply but...

A few years ago i thought about the possibility of using bottled gas (propane LPG or butane) for a 'normal' domestic cooker, but it was too technical for my feeble brain.

Can anyone advise on if it's possible and what modifications would need to be done? i'm guessing something with the jets and pressure?

And i would like to add that this is hypothetical, i do not encourage anyone to start modifying their kitchen appliance whatever may or may not be possible

Some cookers are sold with conversion kits for LPG - we've just bought one. So you ought to be able to get just the kits, without the cooker?

One of our friends has the necessary bits of paper to do the pipework for the gas, so we can have it done quite easily. You're going to need to find someone or call someone with the qualifications to run the pipework from inside to out, and also provide suitable hard standing for the bottles, as well as chain them to a wall.

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by diamond lil » Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:00 pm

I got the whole lot done for £80.

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