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Old 22-05-2011, 17:00   #16
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Re: Why Didn't I Think of This ?

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Copper tube is very good... just need a short bit of rubber twixt gas bottle to deck fitting... then a short length at the other end to connect to cooker...
Having been a Gas Conversion engineer in one of my previous lives I know how to do a good installation... and if your running rubber tubes near cotter pins...
Man thats a wierd rig... cotter pins below deck... or even gas tube running above deck...
Boaty... methinks that one went over your head
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Old 22-05-2011, 17:10   #17
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And I don't turn the damn stuff off!!!!!





Somone quoted the amount of smell that is produced befor it gets to critical explosion level and its quite smell... if remembered properly its nauseous....?
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Old 22-05-2011, 17:12   #18
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Boaty... methinks that one went over your head
LOL... not the first... and likely not the last...
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Old 22-05-2011, 17:16   #19
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Re: Why Didn't I Think of This ?

Many boats use propane or butagas, both of which are heavier than air and will tend to collect in the bilge. Depending on where you purchase the fuel, it may or may not be odorized, so you may not notice the leak even if you are breathing the gas. Most boats have automatic electric motors and electrical switches in or near the bilge, which can ignite the gas no matter what your horoscope says that day. So not using a cutoff valve seems quite risky
The situation on a boat doesn't compare to domestic gas used in onshore U.S homes, which is lighter than air, tends to dissipate, and always contains an odorant.
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Old 22-05-2011, 17:42   #20
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Re: Why Didn't I Think of This ?

Could be a difficult trip in a small vessel at this time of year against winds and big tides between Mackay and Rocky.
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Old 22-05-2011, 17:53   #21
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You know the problem...you have the propane solenoid panel, but after cooking etc, every once in a while you forget to flip the switch shutting off the solenoid. Heck, once it was still on the next time I started cooking! I saw an easy , and cheaper solution recently: put in a rotating timer (like for your bathroom fan) When you start cooking, rotate it to 30 mins or 10 mins or whatever is appropriate. It turns itself off!
I thought of the same idea about 4 days ago, except for the inverter so it wouldn't be inavertantly left on indefinitely when AC is needed for short term uses.
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Old 22-05-2011, 18:26   #22
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Nothing to do with a shut off but why didn't I think of this. This is just to strange to not pass on. My cousin was telling me how his son put jalapeno pepper powder in the paint that was used on the bottom of his 44 foot sailboat. Two years later when he pulled it put of the water for maintenance the bottom of the boat was clean. I don’t know what to say but it is inexpensive enough to try. I guess jalapeno pepper power in the paint is just to hot for stuff to grow on.
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Nothing to do with a shut off but why didn't I think of this. This is just to strange to not pass on. My cousin was telling me how his son put jalapeno pepper powder in the paint that was used on the bottom of his 44 foot sailboat. Two years later when he pulled it put of the water for maintenance the bottom of the boat was clean. I don’t know what to say but it is inexpensive enough to try. I guess jalapeno pepper power in the paint is just to hot for stuff to grow on.
ROFL.... here we go... again...
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Just need to pass it on for those that think outside the box, what would it cost? I don't have any bad habits but I did have a concussion once and laying on the floor would not stop the spinning room, I would rather be seasick than have vertigo.
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Old 22-05-2011, 19:31   #25
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Re: Why Didn't I Think of This ?

If you get the right timer....it will lock on in the full twist position. i've mostly used copper tube in my installations, but it does get brittle over time. A sailboat changes shape alot when subjected to waves, rig load etc. Anything rigid needs to stretch or compress as this occurs. For that reason , I like having a solenoid. Although on a small simple boat I might just go for shutting the tank valve!
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Re: Why Didn't I Think of This ?

My procedure doesn't rely on timers or solenoids.

Open main tank valve
light burner
cook
Close main tank valve
close stove valve

Rinse n repeat.

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My procedure doesn't rely on timers or solenoids.

Open main tank valve
light burner
cook
Close main tank valve
close stove valve

Rinse n repeat.

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Old 23-05-2011, 11:39   #28
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Everyone has to have their own procedure. Just dont get distracted! Propane explosions occur regularly. Even the timer isnt failsafe....only takes a few minutes to cause problems.
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Everyone has to have their own procedure. Just dont get distracted! Propane explosions occur regularly. Even the timer isnt failsafe....only takes a few minutes to cause problems.
She did exactly what I would do... smell propane, and the first thought I would have is, "Hey, lets use this lighter to see where that shut off valve is!".


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Its really amazing how dumb what happened in the video is. I mean really.
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