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Posted: 06/13/20 06:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We dry camp a lot with our fiver and make coffee on the stove top. The inside stove really won’t percolate the coffee. It barely bubbles up. The outside lp stove does, takes about 20 minutes. On the inside stove there seems to be very little adjustment in the flame. Seems the same between low all the way to just before high, then the flame gets taller. It is a nice blue flame and not flickering orange. It’s the same with all three burners. I normally make coffee outside anyway, but in the early spring and late fall we would like to do it inside the rig. Also, we can boil water in a pot on inside stove. Maybe it’s the tall shape off the coffee pot that makes it difficult to percolate?


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Get yourself a drip coffee maker, boil the water and pour it in slowly. The problem is solved and the coffee tastes better than perked coffee!!

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Perhaps you have the flame too high. The hottest part of the flame is the blue tip. If the flame is bathing the sides of the coffee pot, then it is not hot enough at the base of the fire to boil water, and most of the heat is escaping up along the side of the pot. It may seem counter intuitive, but down the flame to a low setting and your coffee pot will percolate.

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Sounds like a blockage somewhere in the line. Do you get good gas pressure to the furnace? If yes, do you get good flow to the oven? (I am assuming that you have low pressure.)

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Does the stovetop burner have interchangeable orifices? If so, get a larger orifice. It will provide more propane to that burner. Most cooktops have one burner that does this.

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Examine the innards of the percolator and you will see a dome shape at the bottom of the riser that brings the water up to the grounds cup.

You must boil the water under the dome, not along the sides of the pot.

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the front center burner on must RV's is the hottest burner.


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cavie wrote:

the front center burner on must RV's is the hottest burner.


Not necessarily true. Our stove has the right rear as the largest and hottest burner. The other tow are smaller.

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Chances are the inside stove is a low pressure and outside is a higher pressure appliance. This results in lower and higher BTU output. Answer for inside Is a smaller percolator, or just heat it on the outside stove. This is normal for most RV’s. Probably not a plug or restriction. If you have even flame inside, with proper even flame color, you burners are fine.


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