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Old 06-29-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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36 Aft Cabin LPG Question

I would like to convert my electric stove to LPG and the electric hot water tank to Ďon demandí LPG.
I am considering keeping 2 40 Lb bottles on the sun deck of my 36 Mainship AC motoryacht.
Should these be kept in some kind of bottle rack? If not, how did you mount yours?
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Yes, they should be restrained. Here's a little light reading that will help you to make these decisions:
http://www.abycinc.org/committees/A-01.pdf

My boat has an ABYC compliant propane system including a propane locker.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link, RW.
I am trying to avoid losing any kind of interior space with a locker. that is why I want to keep it outside on the lower deck. I was wondering what kind of exterior set-ups others have used.
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Tony, I have 2 standard 20 lb bottles mounted vertically in a rack in my flybridge console which is vented port and starboard. They are plumbed through a solenoid shutoff which is controlled with indicator in the salon. No propane sniffers installed, but I plan to update that in the near future.
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My 20 lb tank is well secured on the fly bridge under the "dashboard" but not in a "proper" locker. I do have the correct sniffer, solenoide valve, etc.
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Switch to propane , and with some work you might fit a propane RV fridge.

30 days of silent ice cream and cold beer on the hook , for a 20 lb refill monthly.

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This is my propane locker in the cockpit. It's a factory installation.

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Thanks for the link, RW.
I am trying to avoid losing any kind of interior space with a locker.
While "locker" is probably the correct term, it doesn't have to be inside the boat. Actually, I believe it cannot be inside the boat.

A propane locker is a box with a lid and a drain that drains from the bottom directly overboard above the waterline. This allows and propane gas to exit safely.
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For many boats the storage box located outside , but above the galley will allow a hand wheel on the overhead to open the propane supply.

This will save the amperage of a remote operating solenoid , about 1A per hour while on.

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