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Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

All this seat of the pants combustion engineering kinda bothers me. I've been around fuel burning equipment all my life.. I know enough about all kinds of burners to NOT be trying to do things when properly engineered fuel burning equipment is out there. Any fuel that has reached a burner is GAS.. how it's made and delivered to the BURNER is the reason people and property get hurt and damaged. Canister gas equipment is safe.. the people using it aren't.. fuel oil burning equipment has dangers also.. they just don't fail as easy to "operator error" If someone has to carry small torches or some kind of lighting fluid to light a preheater for a fuel oil burner.. the danger is about the same as having lpg on board...less the lpg sniffer, solenoid.. of course no one has ever forgot to turn the valve off after using a hand held torch. set a candle on a paper plate...made a torch out of rolled up paper... all things that caused safety engineers to develop flame sensors, thermocouples, fire eyes. (photocell) pre and post purging draft...

People please? ... just buy or obtain properly designed fuel burning equipment.. why be doing things half A$$ just to save a few bucks? You don't really think the insurance company won't find the cobbled equipment if the boat burns to the water line do you? Insurance companies are in business to NOT pay out money.. would you design a MOB system to save a few bucks and take your family out in questionable weather?

I'm not trying attack anyone.. I'm just saying.. please think. before you start modifying fuel burning equipment.. I know it all looks simple.

Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club.
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