Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Rafael, CA
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I have a 1972 Euro Build boat with the Valiant instant hot water heater. I just had it checked out by a propane professional and used it for the first time last night. Absolutely love it with one night use and confirms i will use one with my next tank replacement at home.
yes propane explodes, it will if it is firing a stove or a room heater. Fumes can kill, so will kerosene or diesel or gas fumes, if not vented properly. Do the installation right, don't take short cuts.
see my thread about powder coating for more comments from me, with my 1 hour experience.
I would rather warm water on the propane stove, store it in a thermos for later use than use one of those counter top instant water heaters, unless I had unlimited electricity aboard.