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Old 20-05-2011, 11:30   #1
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Why Didn't I Think of This ?

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!
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Old 20-05-2011, 11:49   #2
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Sounds like a cool idea, would also add a timer to shut it off should you wish to cook a hotpot or similar for re heating later.
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Old 20-05-2011, 12:16   #3
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Re: Why didnt I think of this?

Brilliant. I hope the factory is listening, because that is too easy to forget. Actually, a button with a set value, perhaps 1 hour, would be fine for most of us. Just press again to reset.

Factory: for those of us that use propane for heat, we need a manual setting also.
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Old 20-05-2011, 12:40   #4
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Re: Why didnt I think of this?

Cheechako

THANKS A LOT
Something else for the to do list..

Great idea
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I've a simpler solution...
I don't get my knickers in a twist about it... leave the gaz on all the time...
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Old 20-05-2011, 17:33   #7
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I've a simpler solution...
I don't get my knickers in a twist about it... leave the gaz on all the time...

What do you mean, don't you shut the house gas valve in your home after using the stove?
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What do you mean, don't you shut the house gas valve in your home after using the stove?
Of course not... when your in a house do you turn the gas of at the mains when you finish cooking... whats different about a boat... (scratch head smiley)
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Old 20-05-2011, 17:46   #9
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Of course not... when your in a house do you turn the gas of at the mains when you finish cooking... whats different about a boat... (scratch head smiley)
Yeah!-he does. Right after he shuts off the water main, and disconnects the car battery.
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Of course not... when your in a house do you turn the gas of at the mains when you finish cooking... whats different about a boat... (scratch head smiley)

that was the point, I've always felt the boat soleniod valve part of boater parniod behavior
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that was the point, I've always felt the boat soleniod valve part of boater parniod behavior
I don't think your house gets slammed around in heavy seas putting stress on your gas line. I don't know why the manufacturers don't interlock the solenoid with the valves. Burner on solenoid on, burner off solenoid off.
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If you've a properly fitted gas line it should not matter... however if all you have is rubber hose swinging about...
get a gas alarm...
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I don't think it's paranoid to worry about the gas being on when not in use..and no my hose is not swinging around. Anyone with their hose out of place does need to worry about chafe and sharp objects such as cotter pins however. I turn the gas off at the bottle when not in use. Had a leak once, no fire or explosion but I would not want to risk it again. At a certain age the ol' hose becomes unreliable and is frequently replaced or discarded. Ya know?

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I don't think it's paranoid to worry about the gas being on when not in use..and no my hose is not swinging around. Anyone with their hose out of place does need to worry about chafe and sharp objects such as cotter pins however. I turn the gas off at the bottle when not in use. Had a leak once, no fire or explosion but I would not want to risk it again. At a certain age the ol' hose becomes unreliable and is frequently replaced or discarded. Ya know?

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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...
PS; have never mentioned paranoia..
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