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Re: Diesel cook stoves and heaters - teach me the basics!

We have a diesel heater in our boat that also heats the water in our hot water tank when it's running. We love it. The gal who owned the boat before us live aboard and I think she ran it 24/7 when it was cold. We've run it days at a time. The two problems we have are every now and then when we're underway and it's windy, we get a back draft now and then that stinks it up down below and when it's really cold and we've got it turned up, the water in the hot water tank gets so hot that we actually drain hot water down the sink to get rid of it. I worry about it coming to a boil in the hot water tank and tripping the pressure relief valve. I might be a little paranoid about that issue.
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