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dalehollow
02-22-2013, 06:07 AM
We are going to shop for a new stove, stainless, ballpark setting aside roughly 11/12 hundred.
Leaning toward gas. For the past 6 years our electric stove has been very doable on an off dock no issues there. But obviously running the big gen isn't ideal.
Questions: Do you see possible issues with going from natural to propane on long term use? Do most manufacturers have tag info on this switchover.
What is normally involved in switching over?

If I do go this route what are we looking at to have installed for sensors alarms?

Amelia
02-22-2013, 06:50 AM
We are in the market for a stove, as well, hoping to have an actual galley sometime in the next x months. We'll want a 3 burner propane one. User reviews most welcome!

OLD HOUSEBOATER
02-22-2013, 07:53 AM
You have to switch out orfice. Propane burns hotter. $1100 buys a lot of generator time.

dalehollow
02-22-2013, 07:26 PM
You have to switch out orfice. Propane burns hotter. $1100 buys a lot of generator time.
HB doesnt stand for houseboat

OLD HOUSEBOATER
02-22-2013, 07:43 PM
HB doesnt stand for houseboat

???? Don't get it.

dalehollow
02-23-2013, 05:32 AM
???? Don't get it.
HB Hundred bucks, Most all of us IM sure you included started out camping, then HBing came along with a starter boat, some will stay in a efficient no frill mode but most will move in a different direction. I'm moving on yet......
IM the one who will put a Honda 2000 on the bank and not run the big generator, but tell the cabinet maker put granite on em, go figure. We all look different at where we spend the next HB,

Back to the new stove, so when u say orifice, this is a simple switch I assume, and is it safe to assume your major brands all are adaptable?
any suggestions on be sure to do this when installing a new system (LP) especially safety features u wouldn't leave the dock w/out. Things in general as time draws near, I will get a better understanding of my responsibility of meeting the rules an regs. (saftey first for my family, freinds an neighbors then the insurance carrier.

Stmbtwle
02-23-2013, 07:13 AM
You'll want a stove with auto-shutoff in case the flame blows out; otherwise BOOM sooner or later. You'll also want a gas detector/alarm, you can get one at any RV place.

OLD HOUSEBOATER
02-23-2013, 09:25 AM
Most Marine stoves today are set up for propane and have all current protection devices. Most house hold stoves are set up for natural gas. Propane is usuallyy a no cost option.

42gibson
02-23-2013, 06:19 PM
i was just at hh gregg tonight a local appliance store. a good(not chef quality) gas stove was 699 then 35 to convert it to propane.

dalehollow
02-23-2013, 07:37 PM
i was just at hh gregg tonight a local appliance store. a good(not chef quality) gas stove was 699 then 35 to convert it to propane.

thanks ill check it out

GJSmith
02-28-2013, 11:42 AM
You can get really good stuff on Craig's List or even a used appliance store. I don't mean old just about dead stuff either, it's crazy how many people change appliances just because of colour.

Frantically Relaxing
02-28-2013, 03:01 PM
The last 2 stoves I bought were for our last home about 15 years ago (a gas JennAire) and our mobile home about 3 years ago ( a gas plain-jane Maytag) -- I remember both stoves CAME with all the gas line, regulator and burner orfices needed to run either NG or LPG...

For what it's worth, our boat was built with an RV type Norcold fridge and Atwood stove..

boatlover
02-28-2013, 07:22 PM
Remember You can't just go buy a stove it has to be "MARINE" and IGNITION PROTECTED. ( sarcasm)

Stmbtwle
03-01-2013, 04:08 AM
Right.... so an open-flame stove can be "ignition protected"????

boatlover
03-01-2013, 05:40 AM
Stmbtwle

Post was meant to be sarcastic if reference to a discussion about electrical panels and the hipocrisy of how you need all (Marine) ignition protected switches, panels, breakers, etc in the cabin of the boat but a propane or alcohol stove is OK.

Stmbtwle
03-01-2013, 07:39 AM
Sorta figured that...

boatlover
03-01-2013, 08:50 AM
Sometimes it's difficult to interpret the " tone" of a written statement. lol

42gibson
03-01-2013, 11:37 AM
my rule of thumb is....if i can use it in my house ,i can adapt it for my "house"boat

dalehollow
03-03-2013, 05:10 AM
after being on here for perhaps 5 years the site has taken me from how to get the chain off the buoy for our first boat, an old 58ft James Towner, rental, which we gutted and refurbished. With lots of questions on here. With answers that took an assortment of solutions.

Keep in mind the site contains a lot of solid info, and some like myself stretch our literary license, all in all you wont find a better site for the issues dealt with here.
On the stove issue sticking w/ele range, but getting a camping stove w/oven and using it on the front deck in the open, no large tanks to deal with no inside issues. Figured we can neatly handle wk end breakfast w/out going topside for the big grill. Now tell me about the new flooring