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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.
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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.
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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?

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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.
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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.
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Well written, boatpoker. Nice work.
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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.
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Very good, and clear! Thankyou ..Dale
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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.

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Nice post and thanks for the info!
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