An old gravity fed propane furnace from camper installed on boat-good idea or bad - Page 3 - SailNet Community
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 26 Old 01-23-2013
Senior Member
 
bljones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,469
Thanks: 35
Thanked 90 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
Re: An old gravity fed propane furnace from camper installed on boat-good idea or bad

If you're looking to keep your costs down, try a Tiny Tot stove.
Fatsco Stoves
It's not as efficient as a pellet stove, doesn't self feed, etc., but it's a third of the cost of a Dickinson stove, can be used as a small cookstove, and the fuel is free.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bljones is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 26 Old 01-23-2013
Reward for lost Kraken!
 
hellosailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,449
Thanks: 5
Thanked 132 Times in 129 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Re: An old gravity fed propane furnace from camper installed on boat-good idea or bad

bl, isn't that getting real close to the same thing as two industrial-sized tin cans? A little work but voila $300 cheaper still. ;-)

This is an "invigorating" week for anyone living aboard in the Northeast.
hellosailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #23 of 26 Old 01-23-2013
Senior Member
 
bljones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,469
Thanks: 35
Thanked 90 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
Re: An old gravity fed propane furnace from camper installed on boat-good idea or bad

Hello,
The size is close to a cafeteria kitchen-sized can of stewed tomatoes, but the fatsco stove bodies are made of stainless steel.
Y'know, i thought about trying to build a decent small low-buck boat woodstove that I wouldn't have to rebuild every season. But, by the time you cost out SS sheet, cut it, form it (the sheer number of blades you go through cutting stainless is damn near cost prohibitive), get a shop to weld it together, etc., you're at or above the cost of a fastco stove, without figuring in your own labour.

Now, if I already owned a tig welder and plasma cutter, then the cost and time drops enough to make it worth considering.

or I could cut down some thick wall steel tube, get it powder coated, etc., etc., ...
It's still hard to beat a Fatsco.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bljones is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #24 of 26 Old 01-23-2013
Asleep at the wheel
 
jimgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,014
Thanks: 71
Thanked 117 Times in 115 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: An old gravity fed propane furnace from camper installed on boat-good idea or bad

Are the Tiny Tot heaters/stoves wood burning?

- Jim
Home: Western Philly 'burbs
1980 Allmand 31
1975 Albacore 15


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jimgo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #25 of 26 Old 01-24-2013
Senior Member
 
bljones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,469
Thanks: 35
Thanked 90 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
Re: An old gravity fed propane furnace from camper installed on boat-good idea or bad

Yes, they are solid fuel stoves.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bljones is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #26 of 26 Old 01-24-2013
Senior Member
 
norahs arc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Saint John NB Canada
Posts: 140
Thanks: 12
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: An old gravity fed propane furnace from camper installed on boat-good idea or bad

Re camper propane appliances of any kind on board - NO! NO! NO!
Use propane products designed for marine use only on board. Ther are major differences in the safety features and materiels used. RV, camping and home products are not safe or suitable on boats.
norahs arc is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Tags
heating propane furnace

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seemed Like a Good Idea... Squidd Gear & Maintenance 11 04-09-2012 07:42 PM
Letting a friend use my boat for charter -- good idea? Bene505 General Discussion (sailing related) 18 09-02-2011 11:31 AM
in a storm... good or bad idea to... jobi Learning to Sail 14 07-05-2010 04:58 PM
Who thought this was a good idea? flyingwelshman General Discussion (sailing related) 14 04-08-2010 07:19 AM
a good food idea Tegolin Provisioning 1 06-25-2005 07:47 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome