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Comment by Michael Penn on October 21, 2014 at 11:44am

Gas ovens either cycle off and on OR the flame at the oven burner goes high to very low in keeping temperature. this feature will be built into the type of safety valve that you have and I don't think you can change it. Either way the temperature can vary by 20 degrees.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 21, 2014 at 11:30am

My oven doesn't cycle off & on.  I just control the flame hight to control the temperature.  I've been trying to find someone that sells the temperature sensor that turns the gas off & on, but no luck so far.  If I can't find one, or it's too expensive, I can live with that, even though I can't heat it lower than 275 F that way.

Comment by Michael Penn on October 21, 2014 at 11:27am

You did the right thing, Spud, but I always checked it both ways just to make sure. Sometimes I would come into a house and the actual gas smell would be enough to knock you down. Once a man's family had left the home because of this and he was sitting calmly watching the game on TV. Some people are just lucky.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 21, 2014 at 11:22am

Thanks Michael.  I did spray all connections with dish detergent and tightened the 2 that produced bubbles, but I didn't check them with gas flowing.  Why is that necessary?

Comment by Michael Penn on October 21, 2014 at 11:11am

Spud, I used to be an appliance repairman. Check your gas fitting connections with soap bubbles while you have a burner on so the gas flow is moving. If your main gas connections shows a leak (i. e. bubbles) you can fix this by just tightening a fitting there. I used to find them often in homes years ago. This is for your own safety and sometimes a leak is so small it won't be noticed unless you check it with bubbles.

On your oven, when it pre-heats it should be at temperature. The off and on cycling of the flame could vary by as much as 20 degrees with the average temperature being the one you have dialed. This is all normal.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 21, 2014 at 10:55am

Several days ago I plumbed natural gas to the kitchen, installed a gas range that I bought at a yard sale for ~$20, and got the oven working.  Not working completely normally, but much better than the electric one I was using.  

It's also going to save me money because electricity costs 3 times what natural gas does.  It's also going to save me money in other ways.

So far, I've fried several hamburgers on it and cooked a large kettle of beans in my large pressure-cooker.  It seems faster cooking hamburgers, but slower bringing the pressure-cooker up to temperature.  

That's no big deal.  It still gets the pressure cooker as hot as I dare get it.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 21, 2014 at 7:37am

Ate blackened perch last night--but at a restaurant. I went to a promotional "event" for a house insolation product(s) with a free dinner as an enticement. I didn't fall for the sales pitch, but the meal was super good.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 19, 2014 at 3:20pm

Sk8eycat - do you drink coffee? I don't know if there's any truth to this, but a techie I used to work with had miserable gout, and he said his doctor told him to stop drinking coffee and it totally went away. Supposedly it wasn't the caffeine, but oils in the coffee. I did ask my doctor about it and he'd never heard of such a thing, so who knows.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 19, 2014 at 2:46pm

I love fish, and some seafood...especially gently baked halibut and Chinese-style deep-fried shrimp.  BUT none of those things love me anymore.  They cause the most incredibly painful gout attacks.... ones that lst for 3 or 4 weeks.  Nothing is worth that!

I even have to be careful with turkey, another of my faves.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 19, 2014 at 7:55am

Yes, Joan, I do them in the oven on cookie sheets @ a temperature of about 200. Gotta be careful--they can burn!

As I mentioned in the group "Learners coffee shack", I added frozen white peaches to my hot oat meal yesterday. Most delicious. I like trying new things to add, besides berries.

 

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