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Old 07-07-2012, 07:25   #1
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Shipmate stove without thermo-couples

The stove on a boat we want to purchase has no thermo-couples on the burners. I can't find a source for a kit to retro-fit these. I hope I don't have to buy a new stove. I hope this is a common problem with an easy solution.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:59   #2
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Re: Shipmate stove without thermo-couples

To install thermocouples you need different burner control valves. Depending on the condition of the stove you may be better off buying a new stove.
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Re: Shipmate stove without thermo-couples

Shipmate stoves do not have thermocouples on the burners, only on the oven heating unit.
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Re: Shipmate stove without thermo-couples

I dont think I've ever had a stove with t'couples on the top burners....
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:51   #5
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Re: Shipmate stove without thermo-couples

Our Shipmate stove is going strong after heavy use for 33 years, about half of that full-time, everyday use. It doesn't have thermocouples on the top burners. I don't think that's a problem unless you leave a pot on the burner unattended -- not a good idea on a boat, IMHO.

It's nothing but a heavily built stainless steel box, so if you want to replace the top burners with modern ones, it should be well within the capability of the average do-it-yourself sailor.
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