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boatpoker 01-24-2012 07:00 AM

Dangerous propane systems
 
I just posted Safe Boat Propane Installations on my website with lots of photos of the most incredible stupidity. Thought you guys might find it entertaining.

BubbleheadMd 01-24-2012 08:28 AM

Love the article, but it's totally convinced me to never install a propane system aboard my boat. Origo, un-pressurized alcohol and reduced BTU's be damned. I'll wait the extra 5 minutes for my water to boil, thanks.

JimMcGee 01-24-2012 09:04 AM

Boatpoker,

The system on my boat seems to comply with everything here except for a sniffer under the range. With prices from $50 to $300 any thoughts on choosing a detector?

Thanks
Jim

RobGallagher 01-24-2012 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boatpoker (Post 820490)
I just posted Safe Boat Propane Installations on my website with lots of photos of the most incredible stupidity. Thought you guys might find it entertaining.

Hilarious and terrifying and informative.

chuck53 01-24-2012 09:46 AM

Not that I would ever let my system go to pot like some of those pictured, I'm glad I've got CNG. Leaking CNG is not nearly as worrisome as propane.

bljones 01-24-2012 10:04 AM

Well written, boatpoker. Nice work.

PBzeer 01-24-2012 10:54 AM

One of the first things I did after buying my boat was rip out the propane system. It consisted of rubber hose, with hose clamps and a T-valve under the range. Even though it meant I had no connection to run to the bulkhead heater, the only connection outside of the propane locker now is at the range itself.

Lake Superior Sailor 01-24-2012 11:10 AM

Very good, and clear! Thankyou ..Dale

jackdale 01-24-2012 12:08 PM

Your propane post led me to your web site and I started surfing around. You have found some great stuff and some very scary stuff. I could "waste" several days here.

Bookmarked.

Thanks

Jack

cb32863 01-24-2012 12:27 PM

Nice post and thanks for the info!


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