I'm almost certain that Refleks are available in a variety of heat outputs, 1.6kw being at the lower end..I looked at them but settled on the Glembring as it seemed identical but was considerably cheaper, it even uses the same fuel controller. I opted for a 8kw model for my 40x12 GRP cruiser, that way I figured it would be running a bit over tickover and have plenty in hand. I was not disappointed kept the whole boat toasty despite the lack of insulation and at night turned down to tickover to keep us plenty warm enough overnight. I opted for a black finish rather than stainless because I felt black would radiate heat better. Phil
For the tank i just fitted a little stainless steel square tank on the roof so plenty of head and if there is a regulator fail there is max 10 litres of diesel to get in. It is annoying topping it up regularly so am going to experiment with a beer keg on back deck (50 litres) but I'm not certain if 3ft head is okay. Hopefully it will be. Diesel.
Can those stoves run off veg oil? Just a thought. Just put a fish n chips sign on the boat.
I reckon the way to do veg oil is to adapt s multiguel or wood stove to accept a controlled input rather then messing with and clogging up a Toby regulator made for 28 or 35 sec heating oil.
One of these simple DIY drip arrangements might even suit naughtyfox methinks as they can burn old engine oil if done right.
"Use common sense and don't be an idiot" good advice in this little video
Fairy nuff, re oil thickness etc. A mechanic I know has converted a woodstove to burn engine oil in his garage. Copper pipe through a hole in the side of the stove dripping into a small tuna tin. He has a 12v fan assisting the burn. Works well, no black smoke but it does stink downwind.
NB Bittern's Boom, 32ft Narrowboat reg'd 1968, moored on the highest mooring on the network.
dogless: Just put new batteries in my whisky bottle lamp ... looks great
Aug 22, 2021 19:18:09 GMT
JohnV: Been a nice sunny afternoon here, made a nice change to sit outside with a bottle ot Timothy Taylors
Aug 22, 2021 19:38:17 GMT
dogless: Lovely day but the rain arrived at about 7pm ... the nights are certainly drawing in now
Aug 22, 2021 19:44:56 GMT
naughtyfox: "A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him saying, 'You are mad, you are not like us'"
Aug 23, 2021 9:40:56 GMT
dogless: Bird feeders are busy at Braunston ... certainly getting through seed and fat balls
Aug 23, 2021 10:42:06 GMT
JohnV: 3 X kingfishers this morning !!! do hope they are now round here to stay, I love seeing that flash of blue even if I don't get a good view
Aug 24, 2021 6:59:09 GMT
dogless: Something magical about seeing them ... like hares and owls ... privilege to observe close up
Aug 24, 2021 8:12:08 GMT
naughtyfox: If you look in the mirror and say COVID-19 five times, it appears.
Aug 24, 2021 14:40:23 GMT
dogless: I give up ... let him do his worst
Aug 24, 2021 18:29:12 GMT
naughtyfox: The problem with today is that the government is not restricting our movements and activities enough. We need more restrictions, harsher, and for longer, so people really start taking this virus seriously.
Aug 25, 2021 12:19:27 GMT
dogless: I haven't got a problem with today ... healthy, comfortable, happy, and fortunate ... one of the lucky ones
Aug 25, 2021 20:25:29 GMT
JohnV: If this had been an ordinary thread I would have posted CCR "Fortunate Son" for Ross
Aug 26, 2021 5:28:02 GMT
naughtyfox: "I am not COVID positive but I am positive we can still beat COVID if we just stay home and lock down hard."
Aug 26, 2021 5:34:32 GMT
dogless: Laundry done and off to the massive B&M in Rugby (even though ... ) we want three things ... I wonder how many bags full we end up with
Aug 26, 2021 10:49:56 GMT
naughtyfox: I see photos and videos of people enjoying themselves and think: Don't you know there is COVID? You must wait to gather!
Aug 26, 2021 17:52:21 GMT
dogless: Can't wait to get moving again in the morning ... two days on one mooring and I'm itching to cruise
Aug 26, 2021 19:18:01 GMT
metanoia: Two days on THAT mooring and I'd be more than itching! Happy travels ....
Aug 26, 2021 19:55:54 GMT
dogless: It's convenient ... but very noisy. Water, elsan and rubbish in the morning and off for some peace
Aug 26, 2021 20:00:57 GMT
JohnV: Sheep are ok ...... I'm just worried in case I ever meet any of these "Sheeples" that the Fox keeps harping on about they sound scary
Aug 28, 2021 6:28:07 GMT
metanoia: I hope you never have to; trust me, they really ARE quite scary indeed ....
Aug 28, 2021 18:22:57 GMT