I've spent the last few hours trying to find some clearly written laws, but all Ive found are references
to other laws & unsearchable google-books that should have the laws but don't, or sites with some groups recommendations on how a propane
system should be installed (but not necissarily the minimum legal
I'm not interested in group's recommendations. I'd like to know the cheapest, minimum legal
requirements that I can use my propane
tank to cook with in my sailboat & not get a fine? Similar to the liability insurance
version of an LPG setup.
As far as I can tell, there is no such info in an easily intelligable & readable website online. It's really a big spaghetti mess & I'm no lawyer.
I've heard from other boaters that the Coastguard is OK w/ your setup as long as your tank is not stored inside. Other boaters say you can have a tank inside if you're at anchor
, just don't go cruising with the tank inside. Do boaters not get inspected while at anchor
? I've read that they get inspected while at the dock
From what little of the US laws that I could find, it looks like I'd have to have a remote
shutoff valve set up (money), and the switch has to be near the stove. Is it OK to have a 20' flexible rubber hose, or do I need to install copper tubing. All this stuff is important - to not get a fine. I know, it's all about safety
& not blowing up my boat, but manually shutting off a tank every time really doesn't seem all that unsafe, but what do I know? Anyways, I just want to avoid fines so is there a good website that doesn't just reference code-books w/out links or quoting the actual codes?