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To comply with safety regulations on inland waters a gas cooker must have flame supervision devices (FSD's) on all burners. These are cut-outs which cut off the gas when the flame blows out.
Which domestic LPG cookers have these cut-outs?
 
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PBO January advises that al domestic cookers have to comply to the same regs. I f you havent seen the Jan issue I suggest you get a copy. Basically since the regs are the same, why arent the prices?. The short answer is " boating" If you have sufficent space on board, and dont intend to cook at sea/ in bad weather, why pay hundreds of pounds more, get a domestic cooker. If by any chance you have done some research on size of cookers, and have found a small cooker that will work with Calor, can you please pass the information on. I need a new cooker and have been looking at the current models available, but as my wife pointed out, apart from the odd occasion when you are caught out by the weather, why would any one want to cook during a rough sea passage anyway?. Ok so Blue water sailors will view this differently, but then they wont mind paying £500 for a cooker that is outperformed by a domestic version at £300. Any info on cooker sizes you have, can be sent to me on a private message if you wish, which will avoid the attentions of the wannabe comedians.
regards spits.

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You are right some people need to lighten up, lets be helpful but not get over serious if you want to talk to a corgi engineer this is the wrong site!

Anyway for the serious minded my wife tells me our Bosch stainless hob has flame failure control, the double oven is electric so unless I get a long cable its no good in the boat woops sorry, there I go again not being serious.

I think I prefer my boat cooker fits perfectly, is designed to run on bottled gas and has gimbels which is not only safer at sea but also at anchor when some joker goes by with complete disregard for the 8 knot limit.

In any case I think the point Ann was making was why am I subjected to the rules regarding cookers on my boat but not in my house. Ann if you saw a fire on a glassfibre boat with a good supply of petrol, you would know your answer.

Keep safe!
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Hi Trevor..Cant corgi engineers afford boats then ?..or are they just banned from this site? ..queen likes corgies maybe thats why she dosent post here ..then again she hasnt got a boat anymore..

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A good place to start the search might be a caravanning supplier or one of the caravan mags. Ask the newsagent to put it in a plain paper bag, though, or you'll find yourself walking slowly down the middle of the pavement, with a queue of impatient pedestrians forming behind you.
 

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Yes my water heater will only light if the pilot is on and I think it has a pressure sensor to stop it if the water pressure supply fails. The fact that it has this probably means its covered by some regulation.
Hi Bill
Its always the exception that proves the rule in fact I do know a corgi engineer with a small one, but can't imagine he frequents this site. How about all corgi engineers with a boat put your hands up, thought so point proved.
PS I thought the Queen was getting a replacement, maybe she could let us know?.
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On the subject of gas water heaters, I have just installed a new one in my boat, it doesn't have a pilot light as such, it senses the water pressure drop on opening a tap, lights rthe pilot with a little battery operated gizmo and then the main gas. It saves up to 2 13 kg gas bottles a year on a liveaboard boat, which is a massive saving, even in shoe leather trying to find replacements in the med! Now means I can go 3-4 months on the gas I carry! Cookers, OI have a domestic one with flame failure on all burners, big oven, seperate grill, four rings! Great unit and domestic prices! I cook in port and micro at sea! If I want hot food.
 
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