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Posted: 6/13/2003 11:36:30 AM EDT
Hi, a friend of mine gave me a propane refrigerator and TV set out of his old motor home. I was able to light the pilot on the refrigerator and it works fine. However, there is a little trouble with the reception on the TV. I have hooked the propane and I can get a “good” blue flame on the pilot light but when I attempt to turn up the "burner" the TV has poor reception and there is a lot of snow. I am just using the little 2’ long V shaped antenna that came with the TV. I don’t know much about these things but the TV is VERY heavy like there is a little generator or something inside. I looked at the TV for a tag but the back of the unit is somewhat rusty and it looks like the tag has rusted off. There seems to be the little pilot light and the burner. I have been lighting it with a kitchen match. thanks,
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 12:43:47 PM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 12:48:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/13/2003 12:48:33 PM EDT by rileyindy]
That TV was probably setup to run on natural gas. Not many backpackers liked the weight of the original propane TV so the factory retrofitted most of them for CNG use. You can get the kit at [url]www.magictelevision.com[/url] [rofl]
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 12:48:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 12:58:59 PM EDT
That original thread was soo funny. Many people were searching for propane TVs and trying to find out where you get them.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 1:10:19 PM EDT
Am I missing somthing here? Hey I just got my new Propane Cell phone!
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 1:23:43 PM EDT
You should have posted this in the Survival Forum. Actually, I prefer white gas myself as it is cleaner than propane. I can't miss any episodes of "Lost World" even while camping. (Jennifer O'Dell hubba hubba).
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 1:56:08 PM EDT
somebody badmouthing God's gas? well you'll answer for it later buddy................. propane tv huh? must have missed out on that one. propane fridge be a damned handy thing to have in a power outage though, now wouldnt it? bet my parents had the only working fridge for miles after hurricane celia hit here in the 70s
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 1:59:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/13/2003 2:00:30 PM EDT by clean_cut]
Why is it that when I post a remark about women, the next poster is a woman. And when I criticize propane, the next poster is a propane salesman? I have bad posting karma today.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 3:10:29 PM EDT
Anybody know where I can buy an ice powered stove?
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 4:46:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By marvl: Anybody know where I can buy an ice powered stove?
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No but I know a place that has a good deal on: left handed monkey wrenches prop wash 100 yards of flight line
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 4:52:50 PM EDT
i know what you mean marvl, and as a propane salesman (damn it, clean_cut) i'll tell you this...... for all normal, practical purposes, propane or gas to heat, electricity to cool. propane refridgerators and electric heaters are just freaks.
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