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fitting European stove to American parts

Our (new to us) Freedom 35 was outfitted in Europe with a propane stove with European, metric fittings. When we bought her this winter the surveyor did not like the multiple junctions that had been created between the tanks and the stove and recommended that we replace them with one solid line. Fine, we thought. But now our yard manager says that he has taken out the old line, put in a new one but cannot find a part that will join the American line to the European stove. Does anyone have a source for such a thing? We know nothing about the mechanics of this so would appreciate any advice and sources/URLs, etc. Thank you. Faith
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Why not contact the manufacturer of the stove. If they sell the stove in both the US and Europe, there is probably a single part that can be replaced to make it compatible with the US type fittings.
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Are you sure your stove is propane? From what I have found, propane is not the fuel of choice in Europe. Butane tends to be much more common. I have a French built Beneteau that somehow made it's way to the US and it has a butane stove. I have been searching for a way to convert it to propane and have not been successful. My suggestion is to talk to a gas grill service/repair company. If they cannot hook you up with a conversion fitting, perhaps they can build one for you. Good luck, I have decided to put a new propane stove in my boat and toss the butane stove.

It took me awhile to remember where I had saved this bookmark. This chandlery is in the Carribean, but they have some conversion fittings. I think they refer to butane as campgas. They have fittings for campgas to US fittings and US fittings to campgas. Click on catalogue/interior & galley/stoves & BBQs.

http://www.budgetmarine.com/

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Re: fitting European stove to American parts

How did you solve this problem faithab? I'm dealing with the same problem right now, spent the day contacting propane places and no one wants anything to do with metric fittings....
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Re: fitting European stove to American parts

To start with, Butane and Propane burners work fine on Propane, one of the gases burns hotter than the other, forget which, think propane is hotter. About connecting up the metric to inch, just cut the fitting of the end of the pipe exiting the stove and slide the hose over it and use a hose clamp, have done this more than once and i believe there is no issue with a survey using a hose clamp.
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