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Old 07-05-2012
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Converting stove from alcohol to LPG

Good morning:

All right . . I've had it!!! This is the last weekend I will every monkey around with my alcohol stove. grrrrr. Yep, I'm pretty familiar with how they work and all. I have the exact same stove model on my power cabin boat and its "ok" there. Please don't try to talk me into keeping the alcohol stove - I am truly done with it.

So, I'd like to convert this over to LPG. I've read up on the various safety things (locker, solenoid, etc.) and understand what needs to be done there.

I'd like to keep the same basic "stove body" in place. It has a great setup with moveable fiddles/pot holders, integrated cover/cutting board. In other words I like that part.

I simply want to replace the burners and control knobs.

I've been looking at various LPG camp stoves and think that it "should" be fairly easy to do the replacement. Just wondering if anyone else has done this approach? what stove did you end up using for "parts"? Any tips or suggestions?

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Re: Converting stove from alcohol to LPG

Well I would like to replace the electric stove top on my boat.
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Re: Converting stove from alcohol to LPG

Mark, unless the same company sells a conversion kit, I'm thinking that replacing the burners, running the plumbing, doing everything right, is going to be two months worth of futzing around and not being able to use the stove.

I'd look for a simple replacement and resign myself to making a different counter/cover afterwards if that's what it took. Just making a gas locker and installing the lines properly will take up enough of your time.
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Re: Converting stove from alcohol to LPG

Two words: KA BOOM!!!!

Do you really want to mess with this? Solenoids and all that are fine, but do you really want a mickey mouse stove? What if you go put water on to boil, then go to use the head for a couple minutes? If that flame goes out, your boat fills with propane. Do you really want to trust your life to a retrofitted stove that wasn't designed to do what you're using it for?

If the mfg makes a retrofit kit that is specifically designed and tested to do this with your exact stove, then fine. Anything sort of that, and I just hope you're not in my marina.
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Re: Converting stove from alcohol to LPG

this would be a good choice.. thermocouple protected also. it's under $300

Brand: Force 10
Model #: 43234 / 4320

I'm sure there are others.. thermocouple protected
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