Houseboat Refrigerators - are dual LP Propane Gas electric fridges approved?
(Dale Hollow, KY)
Houseboat Fridges - dual LP propane gas electric refrigerators
I'm looking into houseboat refrigerators, and are LP propane gas fridges approved for house boat use, or are they being banned or illegal?
I was just at the houseboat show in Louisville and during the marine surveyors seminar, he said that having a dual propane LP gas/110 electric refrigerator is now illegal on houseboats.
I have a Norcold dual gas/electric refrigerator on my 1969 Sylvan boat, and would like to know if I should be concerned?
Thanks, Frank Reply - Answer
Well Frank, glad that you were at the Houseboat Show
, and am pleased that you share this information with us.
I am presently unaware that they are illegal, and would love to know what the marine regulations or requirements are?
I would imagine that older, factory installed Propane Gas LP fridges are still allowed, but I would imagine that any "new" or factory installed refrigerators, may no longer be the dual LP/electric models.
I see that they are being used and installed in RV's and motor-homes, so it would be nice to hear from a Marine Surveyor what the new regulations exactly are. It has always been a grey area in the boating industry.
I also wonder if the new law / regulation affects pontoon style, or full hull houseboats, as a propane gas leak can accumulate in an enclosed full hull, or lower bilge area.Lastly
, hopefully some of our readers and visitors will share and post comments about their dual LP propane gas electric houseboat fridge installations and experiences.
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Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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