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Old 11-06-2013, 21:59   #1
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Mariner kerosene oven questions

I have recently purchased a kerosene oven/stove for my yacht, I have some questions that somebody will have answers to as follows:

1. Mariner kerosene oven has a 2.5" hole at rear, I assume this oven requires a flue of some description?
2. The burners look like typical optimus burners, are they interchangeable with optimus burners from some stoves?
3. After many hours of internet searches does anybody know of where I could find some literature on this oven/stove?

Thanks for your thoughts
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Old 11-06-2013, 22:46   #2
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Re: Mariner kerosene oven questions

Honestly i'd set it up in your shed first, get it going and give it a good try, kero has it's own smell read airport, and it can flare/soot.

Be a bit of fun giving it a go, use some drain pipe for flue etc...

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Re: Mariner kerosene oven questions

I have a shipmate and there is no flu.marc
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Re: Mariner kerosene oven questions

I did have a kero oven similar to yours (but not exactly the same); FWIW the burners in mine were interchangeable and there was a 2.5 hole at the back but no flue.
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Old 12-06-2013, 20:24   #5
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Re: Mariner kerosene oven questions

Thanks for your input marc & wotname, based on your advice no flue should be installed. Cheers
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Old 12-07-2013, 00:56   #6
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Re: Mariner kerosene oven questions

I have a Taylors Kero oven - no, you don't need a flue. However, as with the kero stove, be very aware of the potential for carbon monoxide exposure.

If your oven has a metal plate which covers and is heated by the burner to create the oven effect, make sure you place it in the rack as close as possible above the flame so that the flame is completely covered. Also, keep the oven meticulously clean. Before I was in a position to able to offer this advice I nearly lost my life. I put in a couple of sausages to roast - the fat spatter caught alight then set the carbon deposits on the sides of the oven alight. The whole thing went up like a bonfire. In the smoke I fumbled unsuccessfully for a fire extinguisher but managed to throw a fire blanket. This contained the fire from the rest of the boat, but just as I tried again for one of my 3 fire extinguishers I felt overcome, which coincided with the shriek of the CO alarm. I just threw myself above-decks and heaved a few buckets of water at the fire. I'm still here to tell the story, but the mess was indescribable. Hope this helps!
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Re: Mariner kerosene oven questions

We have had one of those on our yacht for 25 yrs. They are an excellent stove. We still use it.
The oven vent is not a flue.
We normally hang a domestic oven thermometer in the oven, as the stove's temp gauge is not that accurate.
It is much easier to pump up the pressure with a bicycle pump.
From memory the burners are self pricking Primus type.
You can dismantle them for cleaning. There is a special tube spanner to remove the jets, but you can make one by filing a slot in an appropriate bolt.
If you remove the burners from the stove you will probably have to replace the metal washer under the gland nut. Also take note of the position of the pricker, as it has a particular setting in relation to the closing of the needle valve.
If you need to clean the tubes in a dismantled burner, I have found that a length of 3mm stainless multi strand wire, frayed at one end, and rotated in a battery drill against the lay will get a lot of the carbon out when inserted in the heater tubes.

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Some good maintenance advice there Boden 36, thanks.
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