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Old 06-03-2012, 18:35   #16
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Re: Converting CNG to LPG

I had a Shipmate propane stove on my old boat. It was the first thing I got rid of as it did not have thermocouples. Thermocouples shut off the fuel supply if the flame blows out otherwise you flood your boat with propane. Check your old Shipmate.

You will also have to build a proper propane locker (among other things) or carry the tanks outboard. I am a fan of propane if installed properly and suggest that if you are not thoroughly familiar with the requirements you take a look at my Safe Boat Propane Systems

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Old 06-03-2012, 19:57   #17
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Re: Converting CNG to LPG

Ok...I just lit it up outside and I expected a 6" flame shooting out of the burner. Instead it was just normal like you would expect. Even though someone write Nat. Gas on the back, I guess it had been changed.
boatpoker:- This stove does not have thermal-couples. So I will be careful until I have a spare $1000 for a new unit or it blows me to my final cruising grounds...

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Old 06-03-2012, 20:03   #18
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Re: Converting CNG to LPG

Older stoves had a fitting in the regulator that you reversed to go from Natural Gas to propane. There was a plug on top of the regulator that you removed and then turned this little thingy to the right orientation for the type of fuel. Assume that you would just have to change the regulator on the stove to the proper type if it didn't have the built in capability.
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Old 06-03-2012, 20:06   #19
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Do you know how many btu's each burner is? You can work it backwards if you know what pressure the natural gas was at. Here is a chart

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