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Old 14-12-2013, 06:36   #31
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When your doing your cooking stick 4 red bricks in the oven... then when you've done leave the oven door 1/3rd open... when they cool give em another 10 min blast
they also make great foot warmers wrapped in a tea towel and shoved in the bunk
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Old 15-12-2013, 06:32   #32
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Re: House Heating Ideas

Using the stove for heat is dangerous. Carbon monoxide poisoning is cumulative, it takes about 2 weeks to clear from your blood so 3-4 times a day for two hours at a time will lead to significant concentrations. The Cat Catalytic heaters are dangerous for the same reason and they draw combustion air from the space they are in and don't have an oxygen depletion sensor.

I was in Kingston Ontario on Friday and saw this liveaboard. Guess what he was using for heat
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Old 15-12-2013, 09:08   #33
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Re: House Heating Ideas

S/v Rapture 40,

We have a Fab-All diesel heater, very similar to a Dickinson, but what really helps with it are two small computer fans, one to provide constant draft, the other hung from the overhead, aimed to blow down to the cabin sole, and "stir the air". Having that warm air blown towards our feet is a really good deal, inexpensive and soothing.

I'd tend to agree with the post above, that there must be something wrong somewhere if your diesel heater is using that much fuel, you might want to seriously investigate that, as well.
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