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    Default The things seen on Facebook

    Sig 180 calls for 18" clearance.
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    To be fair Denise I'm pretty sure that's 18" from an uninsulated flammable surface. I think it's actually 2" from a shielded surface, same as the diesel stove I installed in Skookum Maru. Of course I have no idea what sort of insulation and/or air gap is behind that metal shield. From the Dickinson instructions "combustible material closer to the heater then the specified safety clearances must be lined with insulation or millboard and a metal liner with a .5” standoff for air movement behind."
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    To be fair Denise I'm pretty sure that's 18" from an uninsulated flammable surface. I think it's actually 2" from a shielded surface, same as the diesel stove I installed in Skookum Maru. Of course I have no idea what sort of insulation and/or air gap is behind that metal shield. From the Dickinson instructions "combustible material closer to the heater then the specified safety clearances must be lined with insulation or millboard and a metal liner with a .5” standoff for air movement behind."
    Nothing radiant like that should ever be installed in a three-sided enclosure it's the same as having a four-sided enclosure just...it's notta in my boat so it's noneofada my business... I do have the specs I PDF I posted it to him it doesn't even show a three-sided enclosure.
    Denise, Bristol PA, Oday30, Anchor Yacht Club, On tidal Delaware River. my current project; http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...0-Ducker-Resto

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    I'm with you there - it looks pretty scary to me as well. The part that would worry me the most is what is going on with that stack robber behind the wood paneling at the top. Looks like kindling to me.
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    Guaranteed he has a door to put in front of it to!
    Denise, Bristol PA, Oday30, Anchor Yacht Club, On tidal Delaware River. my current project; http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...0-Ducker-Resto

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    What if there were a fan ,hidden in the works, at the top ,that drew the hot air forward to the focscle?
    These Dickinsons do not get as red hot as a small woodstove.

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    That type of heater is really made for an open room type situation because that's how they make convection currents, when enclosed like he has it it will have to run longer and hotter, but it's not my boat, enough said on that. Fans and grilles would help,
    Denise, Bristol PA, Oday30, Anchor Yacht Club, On tidal Delaware River. my current project; http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...0-Ducker-Resto

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    Denise
    Having seen the complete post. There is a door for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce johnstone View Post
    Denise
    Having seen the complete post. There is a door for it.
    And I don't doubt he's going to try and use it with the door closed lol
    Denise, Bristol PA, Oday30, Anchor Yacht Club, On tidal Delaware River. my current project; http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...0-Ducker-Resto

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    Another thing to keep in mind with all heater installations near wood... A heat source doesn't need to be hot enough to reach combustion temperatures in order to start a fire.

    That's because prolonged exposure to below-combustion - but elevated - temps slowly degrades the wood... which LOWERS its combustion point. So an installation that seems fine for years can unexpectedly catch fire.

    That's why I tend to be a bit over-cautious for such installations.
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    Thing is there are heaters that are made to fit in a cabinet
    Denise, Bristol PA, Oday30, Anchor Yacht Club, On tidal Delaware River. my current project; http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...0-Ducker-Resto

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    Needs a guard to prevent the galley slave from falling against in a sea.

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