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post #152 of Old 04-03-2012
Capt Len
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Re: Wood, Diesel or propane bulkhead heating stove?

That two turn coil can boil a 15 gal tank over night unless it's dissipated into a rad pipe. I run one both fore and aft .That would be a major retro fit on most boats.And unless it thermosyphons needs a circulating pump and vapour vents if it is a domestic pressure system Helps a lot if the fire box is the lowest part of the hot side and its all up hill to the vapour releasing unit.I'm not so keen on the temporary use of wood in the diesel configuration. Darned hot so close to the carb (at the very least it could melt the shut down plug.) and lines connected to major fuel source. I think I'll continue to heat my coffee in the micro until I go all wood.
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