Had a fire on my kerosene stove the other day - sealing gasket
blew out on the oven
burner, causing yellow (raw) kero flame in addition to the vaporizrd burnet. I killed the feed to the stove, but it kept burning for 10 minutes, and in fact started getting LARGER! Once flame started going up the back side of the stove, instead of containing itself near the leaking burner, it was time to pull an extinguisher and douse it. Only the hot burner kept re- igniting the fire. Ultimately I had to dump a pot of water
into the oven
immediately after dousing the flame with a second extinguisher (went though the entire first one).
While the fire didn't kill me, the cleanup after almost did ;-)
In any case, the experience has seriously put me off kerosene, as you can imagine. I'm not too fond of the idea of LPG, either, due to the need for sniffers, risk of explosion, etc.
I've seen posts here putting down Cpg gas as a real pain to get hold of, but most of those posts are somewhat old. With the current
push for Cpg powered vehicles, has this become easier? I ran across a gent here in block island the other day who said Cpg can be mailed, had a nice littlen2 burner unit.....
My plans are for coastal cruising in the us northeast - no tunesia for my foreseeable future.