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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-11-2019, 21:09
Replies: 77
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Posted By wingssail
Re: Tankless water heaters

No, it's like the Russians say only liquid fuel boosters are safe, and the Americans say only solid fuel boosters are safe.

The rocket scientists can't make up their minds, so I get to choose.
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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 12-11-2019, 21:57
Replies: 77
Views: 6,683
Posted By wingssail
Re: Tankless water heaters

The various standards are not compatible.

What a mealy mouth way of saying that the bureaucrats can't agree on what is safe and what is not. It's more than "not compatible". The various standards...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-11-2019, 16:20
Replies: 77
Views: 6,683
Posted By wingssail
Re: Tankless water heaters

I follow ABYC rules when they make sense. I am not slavish about it.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-11-2019, 18:14
Replies: 77
Views: 6,683
Posted By wingssail
Re: Tankless water heaters

They told us the same thing in 1986. The dealer put on the receipt, "Not for use in a boat" however he was only a boat equipment dealer. However he could not say what exactly were the reasons....
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-11-2019, 15:20
Replies: 77
Views: 6,683
Posted By wingssail
Re: Tankless water heaters

That is what you came up with? One instance in 20 years? And it seems to me that the propane locker was not properly sealed and allowed gas to run down to the gen-set space. Is that allowed in UK?...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-11-2019, 14:53
Replies: 77
Views: 6,683
Posted By wingssail
Re: Tankless water heaters

One of our mottos on board Wings is that we arrive clean, well rested, and first.

The clean part usually means a shower (a hot shower) in the last hour or so before arrival at a port after a long...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-11-2019, 13:48
Replies: 77
Views: 6,683
Posted By wingssail
Re: Tankless water heaters

Dockhead, You are certainly entitled to your prejudice but I disagree with it.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-11-2019, 13:12
Replies: 77
Views: 6,683
Posted By wingssail
Re: Tankless water heaters

This is another case where a rule is blindly followed regardless of whether or not it makes sense.

A propane water heater is no less "an attended appliance" than a stove. In fact it is probably...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 05-11-2019, 16:00
Replies: 77
Views: 6,683
Posted By wingssail
Re: Tankless water heaters

We have 34 years experience with propane instant water heaters on board WINGS. They have been reliable and generally trouble free. We are on the fourth one. We use it every day for dishes, showers,...
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