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Old 04-03-2013
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Re: Propane leak into the bilge. What to do?

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Originally Posted by MedSailor View Post
Hmmm.... I have a blower for my diesel engine. I completely forgot I had one, because I never use it. It's bloody noisy and designed to feed cool air to the engine compartment. I wonder if I could rig up a switch to reverse the + and - and it would suck air (or propane) out of the bilge... Hmmm.... Thanks for the reminder that I have one of those things!

As for opening up all the hatches and sitting on the beach, not such a great plan if you're not near a beach. Even underway near land it would be nerve racking to be in a boat full of propane.... I hear it's 8 times heavier than air, so it seems like opening the hatches might not be enough.

MedSailor
Better be good and sure that diesel blower is safe for explosive gases....
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