Kampa Alfresco - UK to NZ - convertible?

Discussion in 'Stove Forum' started by RickB, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. RickB

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    We've recently moved from UK to NZ. We were keen campers in the UK and look forward to doing more here! Thing is we imported a Kampa - Alfresco camping stove and are having problems getting the appropriate gas connection.
    The stove is here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kampa-Alfresco-Burner-Grill-Stove/dp/B002KDMILE

    Have been doing the rounds in camping shops for 2 weeks now and noone seems to be able to solve it. Clearly we know we need a different regulator/connection to the NZ gas bottles. This seems the easy bit -but what about the connection to the BBQ? Can't seem to find anything that fits that.

    And I guess overall will NZ gas working on the Kampa camping stove anyway?

    Advice please!
     
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    Hi, welcome to NZ and CCS.
    Is yours this stove?
    http://www.kampa.co.uk/cookers-stoves/alfresco

    It looks like it has a gas barb to fit a low pressure hose. Any BBQ shop, or hardware store, even online stores sell these to fit our standard LPG bottles. Do check the flow rate of the regulator is sufficient for your cooker.
    https://www.bunnings.co.nz/campmaster-gas-hose-regulator_p00720933
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/camping-outdoors/cooking-food/other/auction-1216274361.htm

    Buy or hire/swap lpg bottle, buy reg/hose combo, chop brass fitting off and push hose onto your connector. Use a jubilee hose clamp to secure. OUTSIDE test with soapy water, checking for gas leak bubbles.... before lighting.
    Cheers and happy trails.
    B
     
  3. RickB

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    Thanks Caveman!

    So just buy a reg/hose combo, a camping LPG bottle (can I use my 9kg bbq bottle/ separate question!) - connect and test.

    Looks like the regulator flow rates are 2kg/h on the links you've posted. The reg flow rate on the old regulator I have is 1 kg/h. Will the ones you have posted above work?

    Thanks again,
    R
     
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    Looking at amazon, caveman is probably correct. I have not seen a stove like this that needs a regulator before.

    If you get really stuck try a business like this, this is my go to place for gas fittings, hoses etc http://www.fluidpower.co.nz/services/hose-and-fittings
     
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    • from the link above
    • Gas regulator – 28-30 mbar for butane, 37 mbar for propane (not supplied)
    • Gas hose (BS3212:2) – maximum length 1.5 metres (not supplied)
    • The bunnings regulator hose will work fine but a trip to a caravan supplies shop might be nessecsary to match the thread on the stove if its non standard