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Old 22-07-2017, 06:05   #1
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Shipmate propane gas stove

To keep or not to keep.

I have a Shipmate stove and one of the knobs doesn't turn the burner off completely when in off postion. It has to be in a spot just before the off position. Hard to get sometimes. We do have a switch on wall that shuts off propane to stove.
How reliable are these switches?
Ship mate a good brand?
(They are out of business)
Can the faulty knob be fixed or not?

Definitely a scary subject and need answers.
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Old 22-07-2017, 06:31   #2
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Re: Shipmate propane gas stove

The Shipmate also doesn't have thermocouples on the burners, which are much safer. I dumped mine, got a new oven. Ok, it's expensive, but it's a once in a lifetime expense.
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Re: Shipmate propane gas stove

The replacement is a Seaward Princess which I like very much.
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Re: Shipmate propane gas stove

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We do have a switch on wall that shuts off propane to stove.
How reliable are these switches?

Definitely a scary subject and need answers.
Your suppose to have a pressure gauge on your bottle, or between the bottle and solinoid swithch so you can monitor your system. When you turn off your switch the gauge should hold position. If not, then you need to replace your solenoid valve or fix the leaks.
Common hardware stores now carry adaptors to splice in a gauge.
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Re: Shipmate propane gas stove

You have a leaky needle valve. Remove the top of the stove and fix it, maybe. I would sure like to pick up one of these old Shipmates for parts as our is slowly corroding away and a new stove is not in the budget.
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Re: Shipmate propane gas stove

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To keep or not to keep.

I have a Shipmate stove and one of the knobs doesn't turn the burner off completely when in off postion. It has to be in a spot just before the off position. Hard to get sometimes. We do have a switch on wall that shuts off propane to stove.
How reliable are these switches?
Ship mate a good brand?
(They are out of business)
Can the faulty knob be fixed or not?

Definitely a scary subject and need answers.
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We have a solenoid, a LP detector, etc. - but still physically shut our LP bottles off whenever we are not using them. Mechanical stuff and electrical stuff fail, regularly. And when it involves potentially being blown to pieces and/or burned to death, we'll take the modest inconvenience of shutting off the bottles.
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You have a leaky needle valve. Remove the top of the stove and fix it, maybe. I would sure like to pick up one of these old Shipmates for parts as our is slowly corroding away and a new stove is not in the budget.
It could be something as simple as tightening the nut around the needle valve. Lift the top. It is usually a bronze nut right inside on the shaft where you turn the burner on. Tighten it a little at a time time until leak stops. Check for the leak with soapy water and a brush. Bubbles will form where the leak is. I hope this works. Have a nice day.
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We have a solenoid, a LP detector, etc. - but still physically shut our LP bottles off whenever we are not using them. Mechanical stuff and electrical stuff fail, regularly. And when it involves potentially being blown to pieces and/or burned to death, we'll take the modest inconvenience of shutting off the bottles.
First of all, Don't throw it out. They are the best marine stoves ever built. I had a back up for spare parts that I just scraped and I couldn't believe how well they are built. If you need spare parts I can help you out.
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Re: Shipmate propane gas stove

I really appreciate your response. Thank you. I'll look into another stove
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First of all, Don't throw it out. They are the best marine stoves ever built. I had a back up for spare parts that I just scraped and I couldn't believe how well they are built. If you need spare parts I can help you out.
My old '79 model is failing. The oven won't light but the pilot fires up ok. Is the unit on the top (red button) had and can it be replaced?
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First of all, Don't throw it out. They are the best marine stoves ever built. I had a back up for spare parts that I just scraped and I couldn't believe how well they are built. If you need spare parts I can help you out.
The best stove ever built would have thermocouple protection on the burners.
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Re: Shipmate propane gas stove

The Shipmate Stoves were well made by the Richmond Ring Co. They are out of business. I have replaced most of the components. The push button safety switch is a robertshaw from a hot water heater. . The oven control is also a Robertshaw and available. The only issue was the thermocouple in the oven. I simply bought a $9 thermocouple at the local hardware store and silver soldered it in place of the old one.

I I had an extra $1600 laying arouns I would buy a new stove because I want a broiler!
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First of all, Don't throw it out. They are the best marine stoves ever built. I had a back up for spare parts that I just scraped and I couldn't believe how well they are built. If you need spare parts I can help you out.
We need a replacement stove top gas valve for our Shipmate two burner...the model is 882GM I think. Any ideas? Sure wouldn't want to have to replace this stove. Thanks!
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All the parts in the shipmate stoves were made by Robertshaw . you may be able to find parts on there site .

https://www.robertshaw.com/Products/...ies=2147484248

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Great...Will check that out.
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