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conversion gas stove?

I have a propane system on my Kelt 25. The propane tank is located in the stern in a compartment opened to the air and salt water.
The problem is the tank is rusted, the selanoid valve is rusted and I am unable to locate a stainless steel tank that small to fit in the compartment.

I have been thinking about converting it over to a small bottle, such as coleman grill type that screw into the appliance itself. These are those small green bottles that you unscrew when finished. I would need to adapted it into the existing hose line now connected to my stove. This way I no longer need the selanoid valve etc. However I am not sure if it is even possible, and what adapters, regulators etc would be needed. Can''t figure it out in the West Marine catalog.

The stove fits well and I''d rather not replace it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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conversion gas stove?

What you are contemplating would not be a legal installation and at least in the US would probably invalidate your insurance policy.

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did you look into aluminum tanks?
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conversion gas stove?

You got me on the legality part. I thought I had heard that the use of these type of Coleman gas cans were now ok.

Also, I never heard of aluminum gas cans.
Who carries them?

Thanks for the inputs. I''ve gotten alot of help on this page.
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west marine stocks aluminum propane cylinders in a number of sizes.
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conversion gas stove?

I had the dilemma with a german boat, that the bottle was not "standard"and nobody could fill it over here.
Bought me a new bottle at a gas place in town( due to smaller than regular size, quite expensive 80.00 $ ), than i got me a barbecue gas line from walmart with shutoffvalve $ 16.00 and finally had the gas people connect the new line to the stove line. My bottle is "outside" in the storage compartment, with a drain hole to the outside of the boat. So the heavy gas, if ever leaks, can flow outside and not into the bilge ...

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was the tank that came with the german boat propane or butane. I am having a boat made in france and it comes with butane.

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