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Old 21-10-2017, 14:10   #1
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Propane Dickson cabin heater

Working take out from my boat. No longer necessary in Florida).
Dickson Newport cabin heater. Includes 6 ft of flexible double wall stove pipe, twin bell exhaust and intake top cap, regulator and quick connector.
$500.00 pick up in Fort Lauderdale, or will ship at buyers expense for packing and shipping.
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Old 22-10-2017, 06:30   #2
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Re: Propane Dickson cabin heater

How many btu's is it?
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Old 22-10-2017, 10:04   #4
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12000 BTU's
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Old 22-10-2017, 12:29   #5
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My apologies, I just checked the operators manual and the btu's are not12,000, but 5,500 on low and 7,500 on high.
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Old 22-10-2017, 19:41   #6
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Interesting, so the propane version puts out less than half the maximum output of the Diesel version at 16,000 BTU's.
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Old 23-10-2017, 18:38   #7
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Interesting, so the propane version puts out less than half the maximum output of the Diesel version at 16,000 BTU's.
If you read Dickinson's sales brochures on the two different fueled heaters, they tell you which would be the appropriate heater for your size of boat. Properly selected, the Dickinson heater is a most excellent product and pretty hard to beat. Not only that, they have excellent customer service and support.
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If you read Dickinson's sales brochures on the two different fueled heaters, they tell you which would be the appropriate heater for your size of boat. Properly selected, the Dickinson heater is a most excellent product and pretty hard to beat. Not only that, they have excellent customer service and support.
No disagreement here, I'm in the process of installing one. After seeing that BTU number I just thought I'm glad I have a propane free boat and a diesel engine :-)
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Nothing wrong with propane if installed correctly along with a sniffer alarm.
The other benefit of diesel heat is, it puts out dry heat while the propane will produce condensation. But that's why the propane has the double flue stack eg: combined air intake and exhaust ... the exhaust is inside of the large intake flex pipe. Makes a pretty neat installation.

BTW, I have a spare s.s. heat shield for the bulkhead (unused) if anyone is in need of one. I decided to install a much longer one to protect my teak bulkhead and had one made up at a cost of $75 ... I'm open to offers on the original one. I live in B.C. near Blaine WA. so shipping may cost $$$ ... but it's here if anyone needs one.
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Nothing wrong with propane if installed correctly along with a sniffer alarm.
The other benefit of diesel heat is, it puts out dry heat while the propane will produce condensation. But that's why the propane has the double flue stack eg: combined air intake and exhaust ... the exhaust is inside of the large intake flex pipe. Makes a pretty neat installation.

BTW, I have a spare s.s. heat shield for the bulkhead (unused) if anyone is in need of one. I decided to install a much longer one to protect my teak bulkhead and had one made up at a cost of $75 ... I'm open to offers on the original one. I live in B.C. near Blaine WA. so shipping may cost $$$ ... but it's here if anyone needs one.
Nothing wrong with propane but safety systems do fail. I personally sleep better with nothing but biodiesel, alcohol and charcoal for the grill aboard.
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Nothing wrong with propane but safety systems do fail. I personally sleep better with nothing but biodiesel, alcohol and charcoal for the grill aboard.
I think most boat owners know that ANY system can fail if not properly installed and maintained ... but i'm sure you didn't intend this posting to become a p**sing contest did you?
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No I didn't. Did you intend to infer that all fuels are equally safe on a boat?
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No I didn't. Did you intend to infer that all fuels are equally safe on a boat?
IF PROPERLY INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED, . . . YES!
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IF PROPERLY INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED, . . . YES!
No. Even properly installed and maintained, propane carries more risk than a properly installed and maintained diesel system. Propane can be safe for sure but never as safe.
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No. Even properly installed and maintained, propane carries more risk than a properly installed and maintained diesel system. Propane can be safe for sure but never as safe.
Also, please don't shout. It doesn't make your argument any better.
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