Originally Posted by Donna D.
Interesting. I've never switched over... but, based on this I might have a fire extinguisher real handy. There's really not enough meat in the story to say precisely why it happened...
Woman, 86, rescued from Vancouver RV fire
Y'all stay safe!
If you haven't used your refrigerator
for some time spiders will build a nest in the flame orifice blocking it. Propane
will then come out where the air is mixed in and burn at that point. If the propane
doesn't ignite right away it could build up and go boom. If it does light
but burning in the wrong place things that aren't supposed to burn will catch on fire.
I suspect that she kept trying to light it with a spider's nest in the way.
My experience -- when left last Jan for our winter trip I couldn't get the refrigerator
to run on propane. Mine requires a manual lighting
outside. I noticed that flame was coming form the mixing port and not the burner. Some $85.00 later the tech at Camping World in Henderson, NV removed the spider's nest.
The same thing happens with your propane bar-b-q grill.