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Old 03-23-2012
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Re: Why doesn't anyone use propane refrigeration on a boat?

No pilot light on a propane fridge, just a small, constant flame. If it goes out for whatever reason there is a gas cutter, just like on a propane stove. Mine is not vented outside the boat, but the little heat it puts out doesn't really heat the cabin (my boat is well ventilated). I can understand avoiding a propane fridge if it voids your insurance, but I still think a propane fridge, properly installed, is no more dangerous than a propane stove. My propane freezer lets me use a single 165amp battery for all my house needs. When it finally gives up the ghost I'll have to think very hard about whether to replace it with a new propane freezer or go with a 12v system (which will mean building an icebox and all the woodwork involved).
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