DV Propane Stoves-flame color?

eclecticcottage Posted By eclecticcottage, Jan 9, 2012 at 3:03 PM

  1. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage
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    We have two DV NG stoves at our old house, and the flames are basically yellow. In pondering what we will be using as suplimental heat in a planned addition at the Cottage, we have considered a DV propane stove. But...we cook with propane, and the flames are definately blue, which makes me wonder if the stoves will be also.

    So-if you ahve a DV LP stove-are the flames blue, or yellow?
     
  2. DAKSY

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    The DV woodstove & fireplace looking appliances are adjusted so the
    flame looks yellow & duplicates the look a wood burning flame. Wood
    never burns blue unless you add chemicals...The gas flame is actually
    made dirtier by tweaking the AIR-TO-FUEL (ATF) mixture at the air
    shutter. The air is minimized until it reaches a more realistic
    presentation. If it's minimized TOO much, it'll turn more orange & will
    soot up the inside of both the appliance & the venting. It may even soot
    up the outside of your house on a horizontal vent configuration...
    Your kitchen cook stove burns a nice clean blue as it's given a LOT of
    air in the ATF.
    HTH...
     
  3. eclecticcottage

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    hm...well that explains the lower efficency rating vs vent free stoves/fireplaces. Thanks!
     

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