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Kerosene cooking stove questions

I have what appears to be a Force 10 Kerosene cooking stove on my newly acquired sailboat. Burners have little cups under them which are apparently used to preheat the burner by burning denatured alcohol. Reminds me a little of my MSR backpacking stove which uses a similar preheating but with white gas / coleman fuel.

Anyways, previous owner never used the stove, but did buy a tank for it. I was wondering if any of you have this or similar kerosene stove ? How technical is it to hook it up to the tank ? Do I need special hoses ? Where do I keep the tank , in the cabin or in a cockpit locker ? Does it need to be mounted in a specific way ?

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Junaid, it should be quite similar to your MSR stove. You would buy "fuel hose" rated for that service. I expect there would be pros and cons as to where you mount the tank but why not ask the source directly?

FORCE 10 - Cooking Without Compromise

You can also use commercially made "stove jelly" insteaed fo alcohol, the advantage is that you squeeze it out of a tube like toothpaste, so there's no spillage and no invisible flame to play with. Or make your own jelly by dissolving paraffin in stove fuel or naphtha, it will take a week or two sealed in a jelly jar but the wax will become "jelly".
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I have a shipmate kerosene stove.Tank located under birth in cabin.I use alcohol from dish washing bottle with funnel at dock,paste at sea.Hose should stand 20 lbs pressure,usually runs aprox.12 to 15.Pita to light,parts hard to find.marc
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