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post #2 of Old 10-20-2004
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portable propane stove


You can install the stove but any propane or butane container shouldn''t be stored belowdecks for fear it will vent, the gas collect and ignite (aka: explode). You can store the cylinders in a suitable locker outside the hull of the boat (perhaps where you store your gas can?), in which case you''ll have to accept in inconvenience of fetching the cylinder each time you want to light the stove BUT also the risk represented by using the stove, where the burners probably do not have heat sensors and won''t shut off the gas flow if the flame blows out.

In risk analysis, you look at what are the potential failure points and what are the consequences of each failure. The likelihood of gas flowing and then collecting should a flame blow out may be small, but the consequence could be fatal.

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