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Old 30-04-2012, 13:12   #1
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Gas stove

I currently have a CNG gas stove- yes CNG- and it works extremely well, is safe, and I can get it filled locally. However, if I decide to go south along the ICW, there may be some problems in obtaining a refill. So, has anyone converted from CNG to propane? Please advise- especially advice about the gas nozzles if possible.
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Old 30-04-2012, 13:17   #2
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Re: Gas stove

Been some threads before. There is a google search button in cruisersforum that works better than the regular search.

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Re: Gas stove

This is going to be an extensive conversion. It is not just a matter of converting the stove; the entire system needs modification. First, you will need to store the propane in a vapor proof locker. The locker itself runs $600+.

Unlike CNG (which is lighter than air), propane will accumulate in low parts of your hull and will present an explosive danger. You also need to replace the CNG regulator with a propane regulator.

Here is a link to the AYBC regulations regarding LP installations on boats.

http://www.abycinc.org/committees/A-01.pdf

If your boat has a CNG system, it is likely going to require extensive modification in order to be compliant.
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Re: Gas stove

I've done it the other way. Propane to CNG. You will need to change out the burners on your stove as well as the tank/regulator. It's only slightly less expensive than replacing the entire stove, but not all that complicated if your stove manufacturer has both sets of burners. B
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Re: Gas stove

Further on your CNG stove - you may not need to replace it if you can refill the tank up & down the ICW. My brother-in-law works for the local gas company and gave me a pigtail that is supposed to aid local CNG types in recharging my CNG cylinder. I haven't tried it as CNG is readliy available in my location. B
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