Is my propane grill going to work if the gas supply isn't up to U.S. standard?
I bought a propane grill in Mexico City, and the fine folks at Home Depot also sold us a 10-liter propane tank (which, incidentally, doesn't fit on the little shelf parts on the grill and has to rest on the ground).
The only way we've figured out to fill the propane tank is through the guys who drive trucks around the neighborhoods here selling refills of the tanks some people use for cooking and water heating here. (We have natural gas lines in our apartment so haven't used the gas truck before.) We gave our propane tank to the gas guys and they returned it, filled, two days later.
The Wikipedia entry
on propane notes that in other countries, particularly in Mexico, the "propane" typically has a higher butane content than the standard requires in the U.S. I have no idea what exactly these gas dudes in Mexico put in my tank, and I would really like to avoid setting myself on fire. Think it's OK to use what they gave me?
The grill is made by Brinkmann, a U.S. manufacturer, and the same model is sold in the U.S.
(Side note: I did connect the tank to my grill already, did a leak test as the owner's manual instructs, and found a leak in the regulator. I'm hoping that this doesn't have something to do with the gas mix and is an honest-to-goodness manufacturer's defect. I'm ordering a replacement part.)