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Old 02-23-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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Stove Heat Shields

Finally getting around to moving off the sailboat and onto the Mainship 36.
Until we started cooking, I hadn't really thought about a Heat Shield/Back Splash behind the stove and hood under the cabinet.
There is only about 21" clearance from the stove top to the cabinet above.
Logic dictates that the plywood bulkhead behind the cooking area and an unprotected cabinet bottom above the cooking area should be OK, or the manufacturer would not have done it this way.
Anyway, I will be replacing the electric stovetop with a propane stovetop for whatever that is worth in this question.
In the past, all my liveaboard experience has been on sailboats and I never had a cabinet above the stovetop.
Do any of you have a similar cooking arrangement and how well is that working out?
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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In my view thatís a real problem.

My Sweden Yachts 41, Tartan 37, and every other sailboat Iíve ever owned did not have anything above the propane burners.

Nor does my Jensen Marine (Cal sailboats) DeFever 40.

Hope you find a solution, and let us know.

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Old 02-23-2013, 11:37 PM   #3
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On the Force 10 website there is a drawing for propane cooktops, maybe it might give you some answers.
http://www.force10.com/files/3-Burne...Dimensions.jpg
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:39 PM   #4
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Do any of you have a similar cooking arrangement and how well is that working out?
I have a cabinet that also houses the exhaust fan, directly above my propane stove. When we use the stove, we unsnap the drape on the right and push it out of the way. (Far left.) The cabinet, however, is well above the stove.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:05 AM   #5
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Our IG has a metal plate on the deckhead, neatly teak framed, directly above, similar size, to the LPG stove top. There is also a teak boxed exhaust fan, venting outside.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:49 AM   #6
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Tony,
I would be inclined to get a stainless steel sheet with cook top cut out and stick or flush screw it to the counter top with all the suround space you can afford.
I would do the same for the top and any side surrounds.
This is a requirement here in Aus and not to difficult to achieve
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:16 AM   #7
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Finally getting around to moving off the sailboat and onto the Mainship 36.

Logic dictates that the plywood bulkhead behind the cooking area and an unprotected cabinet bottom above the cooking area should be OK, or the manufacturer would not have done it this way.
http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/a...1&d=1361669423

That looks to be an inconvenient place for a cooktop. I wouldn't assume a heat shield behind is not necessary. Especially since you plan to have an open flame there. And certainly above is. You can probably have the size you need fabricated in stainless steel.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:14 AM   #8
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Any chunk of SS that was spaced out from the cabinet above would do fine.

Congrats on installing the stove athwartships , rather than fore and aft.

With this selection you assure a pot departing the stove does not have the 50/50 chance at scalding the cook!
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:36 AM   #9
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I mounted a hinged butcher block directly on top of my propane stove. The underside of the butcher block has a sheet of stainless. When closed it provides needed counter space. When open and attached to the wall, it provides a stainless backdrop to the stove and protection to the window curtain.

I copied the idea from Grand Banks. Every GB I've seen has this over their stove top and I always liked it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:24 PM   #10
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With an electric glass to there probably is not a need for a shield. However with an open flame there is. Since the area is not big a couple of large cooky sheets might work cut to.size and fit. Have you look at a portable butan stove to set on top or just not use it. We have not lit the stove for years and we are a live aboard, micro wave, bbq and butane stove.

Have you thought about rearranging the galley?
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When I removed the electric stove and installed a Propane stove I had to go through the same exercise. I found Stainless to be very pricy so decided on a different approach. I put up a cement-board backing and installed 1"-square glass tiles. The result provides the flame proofing and adds quite a bit of color to the galley. I did have to remove two cabinets from directly over the stove since they were too low and installed a stainless exhaust hood. I am very happy with the results.

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Greetings,
P/F. What the heck is an electric glass?
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:59 PM   #13
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What the heck is an electric glass?
you really ought to get out more, RT. Is this what you have?
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Many S.S. fabrication shops should be able to offer a backsplash and undercabinet shield made of Quilted SS sheet.

Look into the existing stove mfgrs such as Dickinson, Force 10, restaurant fabricators if those don't pan out.

I would arrange some small standoffs so there is an airspace behind. The space needn't be large, maybe 1/2", just enough that the heat that does hit the shield is carried off by convection currents and is not transmitted through at a rate great enough to negate the shield. The shield will transmit heat but at a slow rate, you just want to reduce even that heat transfer .
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Quilted SS on a 1/4" insulating backing board. Also on the wall at the hidden side. Not expensive, maybe $200? all in.
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