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Old 15-11-2013, 16:22   #31
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Re: Propane usage survery

9 kilos about 10 weeks, cooking and hot water.
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Old 15-11-2013, 16:23   #32
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Re: Propane usage survery

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Ditto.

Interesting, this usage seems pretty consistent throughout the responses.
Yup! Cooking, grilling, baking seems to average out to 20lb for 2-3, maybe 4 months.

I'd be interested in propane usage for heating the boat. We want to add a heater for higher latitudes, and we like propane/butane for it's clean burning. we are not ready to jump for a diesel heater.

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We go through about one 20lb tank every eight weeks or so. We use our (gas) stove for tea, coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner and occasionally use our (gas) force ten heater.
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Yup! Cooking, grilling, baking seems to average out to 20lb for 2-3, maybe 4 months.

I'd be interested in propane usage for heating the boat. We want to add a heater for higher latitudes, and we like propane/butane for it's clean burning. we are not ready to jump for a diesel heater.

Dirk
I have a friend with a vented radiant propane heater and he was very unhappy with how much propane it burned and wished he didn't install it. Sorry I don't know the specifics on the quantity burned. I have a small catalytic heater that sits on top of a 1 pound propane cylinder and runs for 7 hours it's good for when it gets really cold but I'm a Floridian so it's all relative. I saw someone combine a blue flame(wick type with catalytic converter) kerosene heater and a wood stove to make a vented clean burning efficient heater I think it might have been on YouTube. If I where going to sail somewhere where it was consistently cold I think this is what I would do. Or find one that's already made.
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