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Thanks Brian. Member At Large made me laugh when I wrote that. I am my favorite comedian, but then I like really bad jokes... I owe you a beer.
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I installed a CO detector and propane sniffer prior to installing the stove. There is a sniffer under the stove and one in the laserette in the bilge area close to the engine in case of a hose issue. (lowest point).
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I also have a sniffer and plan a co detector as well. Also important to make sure the flex hose from locker to stove is protected where it goes through bulkheads and properly supported along the way.
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I have one more conundrum. The supply hose I am purchasing has a 3/8" Female Swivel Flare. I measured the pipe the hose is to connect to and it's OD is just over 1/2" Almost 9/16" Am I measuring wrong?

Sniffers, one in the bilge, one under the stove is a darn fine idea. I already have CO detectors.

This is the system I am going for. It's a PDF file...
[url]http://www.fireboy-xintex.com/manuals/Single Tank Illustrated Diagram.pdf[url]
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The link didn't work but I found the manual on the fireboy site ok. Do you mean the fitting on the stove is a different size? Or are you referring to the fitting on the solenoid?
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The fitting on the stove. Its an old Richmond Ring Co. Shipmate Propane Stove if that helps...
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Whow! Fireboy-XinTex has nothing under a hundred bucks! How are you going to mount the carbon monoxide and propane detectors? Neither one looks like they have a remote sensor (I too, was thinking of mount sensors in the bilge area.) Is the propane sensor the same thing as a propane solenoid in newer boats? I was hoping to buy new spinnaker sheets and guys and would like to avoid spending a couple of boat bucks on sensors.
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Gilstump, Make sure you're using all gas fittings. There is a difference, the bigger may be 5/8-18 thread and is a 45 deg. 3/8 SAE flare fitting (gas). The smaller one may be 9/16-18 thread and is a 37 deg. 3/8 JIC flare fitting (hydraulic). It is possible that the 'hose' you mention is a hydraulic line not a flexible gas line.
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I'm guessing Shipmate is long gone as I could find nothing on the net. On the stove it a flare fitting? And is it a continuous piece or a pipe with a fitting on the end? If it is a fitting it should be easy to change.
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Some propane sensors are self contained and some have remote sensors. Most of the remote sensor type come with one and have the option for a second sensor. Generally you don't mount them in the bilge but under the stove just above the cabin sole. Try and place them where they won't get kicked. When a sensor gets wet it is ruined. One of the more popular types is combined with a solenoid control.

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As long as Gil bought everything at a propane supplier it will be the proper fittings for propane. The supply hose is normally 3/8" female at each end. Any stove I've had is a 3/8" male flare, both my current Force 10 as well as previous stoves.

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One more thing. The flare fittings are to go together without teflon tape but the straight pipe thread fittings on the solenoid should have teflon tape on the threads (yellow for propane not the white)
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