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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.
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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.
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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.
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Re: An old gravity fed propane furnace from camper installed on boat-good idea or bad

Are the Tiny Tot heaters/stoves wood burning?
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Yes, they are solid fuel stoves.
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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.
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