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Converting Kenyon Stove to Propane

Anyone did that? It should be basicaly easy, replace the burners, and do the plumbing. Am i right?
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Why don't you just save up and buy a propane stove. It needs to be handled carefully !
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According to their webpage, you can have your stove converted by TASCO Marine Division
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Anyone did that? It should be basicaly easy, replace the burners, and do the plumbing. Am i right?
Yes. Check up the latest regs, though...you can't use flared ends on copper tubing anymore, I think. I started this job, but didn't finish it due to time constraints, but I've seen it finished on a sister boat with an old Kenyon Homestrand stovetop, once fuelled by expensive, cool-burning, flare-prone alcohol.

"Side burners" from barbeque supply shops are 10,000 BTU-rated and work well. Just make sure you have the requisite solenoid shut off and propane sniffer AND CO detector installed...propane requires respect. Also, propane is a pretty damp fuel...consider how you will vent the galley.
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never gave it thought about the propane being damp fuel.. Thanks for all the responses
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Anyone knows what costs are involved?
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Flair fittings for propane appliances

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Yes. Check up the latest regs, though...you can't use flared ends on copper tubing anymore, I think. I started this job, but didn't finish it due to time constraints, but I've seen it finished on a sister boat with an old Kenyon Homestrand stovetop, once fuelled by expensive, cool-burning, flare-prone alcohol.

"Side burners" from barbeque supply shops are 10,000 BTU-rated and work well. Just make sure you have the requisite solenoid shut off and propane sniffer AND CO detector installed...propane requires respect. Also, propane is a pretty damp fuel...consider how you will vent the galley.

Actually ABYC accepts long nut flair fittings for propane; the problem is with short nut flair fittings such as refrigeration fittings which can cause fractures with vibration. ABYC regs. are on line for review.
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Propane Flair Nuts

ABYC accepts long nut flair fittings for propane connections but not short nut flair fittings such as those used in refrigeration applications. These can cause fractures due to vibration leading to leakage.
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I converted the alcohol stoves on two of our previous boats to propane after my dad did his. All we did was pull off the little gas disperser dome thingys and double the amount of air holes by drilling another set of holes and then pull off the alcohol pressure tank and hook up a line to a little coleman camp stove regulator and tank. Worked great. I was young and poor back then, so didn't know anything about ABYC and didn't have the money to buy a propane stove.
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Re: Converting Kenyon Stove to Propane

Hi ray. Now I'm old and poor. Cindy and I just bought an old o'day 27 with an alky two burner with oven range. I'll have to give you a call to talk about your propane conversion. We are going up to Everett on Sunday to sail her down to port orchard where we will Moore her at Suldens. Regards to Sandy.....cuz Gene
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