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All Aflame about Diesel Stoves
The diesel cook stove seems to have all the right advantages: high BTU content and a hot flame, worldwide availability, relatively low toxicity, no explosion hazard, and of course, it reduces the number of fuels needed onboard.
Yet the diesel stove has not taken the predominant position in sailing vessels, and I wonder why not. Is it that the nature of the fuel itself produces soot, and requires a more complicated burner system and exhaust venting? But even so, the initial cost seems justified, considering all the advantages.
I cannot find a diagram that shows how this type of cooker works, so I''m grasping in the dark. What am I missing?
Owners/users of diesel contraptions are especially welcome to respond, but please, I''ve already read all the fuel comparisons and relative merits.