Originally Posted by Tillsbury
That’s an air switch, not a gas solenoid. Seriously, don’t cheap
out on this stuff, or if you do make sure you have a large sign saying “boat likely to explode without warning” that people can read before boarding or mooring
If "cheaping out" is not using a branded marine
item then yes I am considering it.
The specifications of the Solenoid I listed above seem to say it is gas as shown below:
Model Number : 2ACK-1/4-12VDC-G
Valve Type : 2 Way Normally Closed (Valve opens with energized)
Media : Air, Gas, Liquid, Water
Operation Model : Direct Acting
Yes, I am fully aware of the problems with gas, It will be fitted by a professional BUT I am not willing to pay for the inflated costs that gas engineers sometimes charge for parts
when I can buy it myself for 10 euros.
pointed out one for around 35 euros also which is for RVs
So yes I am buying
myself and then getting it sorted out by a qualified gas engineer
already has a gas shut off point on the regulator
on the gas bottle it also has a secondary turn off point on the pipe under the stove and It is not a required item for the civilized country I sail in - So I think even if I was to add this solenoid myself to the canister in the well ventilated external locker. I really don't believe it could make it any less safe than changing the gas bottle and not screwing it on tight enough. All it is is an extra barrier on top of what is already present.. again, of course, I would carry on turning off all of the other valves as normal.
But thank you for your brash input.