So I have a new GE JGBS66REK4SS Gas Range, that has been converted to propane. I am currently running it off a BBQ cylinder with a single-stage regulator, until the propane company and plumber permanently installs the lines. And yes, I turn the BBQ cylinder off after every use. I have a 1/2 in OD gas line running from the cylinder to the range that is rated for 62,500 BTUs/hr. No leaks, I checked with soapy water.
I am very confident I performed the conversion correctly, I followed the instructions to the tee. Yeah, I know ... amateur hour :-)
- I boogered up the threads on the right rear burner installing the orifice, and now I have a new tube on the way from parts dr. I thought about cutting new threads but ... ummmm ... no. I'll pay the $20.
- I happened to raise the lid without first unscrewing the burners. This kinked a couple of tubes VERY slightly (maybe 1 mm) but they unkinked when I lowered it back and then did it right. But the flames look great, nice and blue with no yellow tips. The burners operate over the whole range of the valve. I can't believe I wrecked it here, but I'm willing to acknowledge it if I did.
As far as capabilities:
- The front left burner is rated for 15K BTUs/hr
- The front right is rated for 9.5K BTUs/hr
So the problem is that this thing takes FOREVER to boil water. Seriously ... like 30 mins for a 1/2 gallon. And the boil is low quality, little bubbles, and a teensy bit of roll.
Contrast that to a $40 bottle-top camp stove, rated at 10K BTUs/hr. This baby quickly brings the water to a furious rolling boil in ... well, I didn't time it ... but a heck of a lot quicker.
Should this stove be that slow in boiling water?