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Old 06-26-2016, 12:29 PM   #1
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Butane stove exploded

Daughter and husband are tent camping at Lake Louise. They were doing eggs over easy and about ready to turn them when the Storm Master butane stove exploded.
Parts melted the fly on the tent, the table cloth and became embedded in the cooler. Luckily, neither of them were hit by shrapnel.
On Googling, I came across this story on a ban on sales of these stoves.
Gas stove warnings renewed after family injured in explosion | Sunshine Coast Daily
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:32 PM   #2
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That is SCARY!

I'm reading more and more about folks taking the propane out of their all-molded-towables because it scares them. AND then saying they've got a butane stove (like you referenced) that they can use inside if they decide to cook inside. Oh MY!
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:35 PM   #3
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Immediate suspect was the butane canister, but from what I've found online, it is the stove that is faulty. Millions of these cheaply made stoves are sold worldwide.
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WOW thanks for the info and the warning, we have one that we have for emergency purposes, it will be disposed of and we will look into the updated version manufactured after July 2015
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Well that's pretty scary all right. Glad there were no serious injuries. I saw one of these stoves flame up at a charity event once years ago.
While I did no know why it flamed up, I did promise myself at that time that I'd never own one. Fire and cheap construction do not go together. The older I get, the more I respect fire,
And disrespect low quality.
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I'm reading more and more about folks taking the propane out of their all-molded-towables because it scares them.
That seems a bit of an overkill to me. My cabin is off-grid so every appliance (wall heater, furnace, refrigerator, hot-water tank) runs on propane. Many, if not most, folks out of the range of natural gas lines use propane, too, without incident.
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Donna's point was that people are switching to butane stoves and using them inside their trailer, because they are afraid of propane.
Leaping from the pan into the fire.
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You are right about that Karen. I have
500 gallons setting about 100 feet
from the house, treat it with respect and have the tank and regulators
checked regularly and you will sleep well.
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Donna's point was that people are switching to butane stoves and using them inside their trailer, because they are afraid of propane.
Leaping from the pan into the fire.
Glen glad your family are alright .Wow . Pat
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That seems a bit of an overkill to me. My cabin is off-grid so every appliance (wall heater, furnace, refrigerator, hot-water tank) runs on propane. Many, if not most, folks out of the range of natural gas lines use propane, too, without incident.
Seems a bit much to me too, but there's a huge difference between a sticks 'n bricks that never moves versus a constantly moving earthquake on wheels. I see the issue as being not doing maintenance and lack of education.
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