.THE DAVEY ‘HOT POT’ CABIN HEATER
Please read &
understand these installation notes thoroughly before attempting to install the
HOT POT stove.
If in any doubt, seek expert assistance.
a set is supplied with the stove, no charge.
HOT POT stove is designed to get hot on all surfaces, including the flue pipe,
therefore the installer must satisfy himself or herself that all possible
protection is provided in the area where the stove is to be situated. We
recommend that the stove should be sited at least 50mm from any bulkhead or
fixture, with heat protection used as appropriate.
Thought should also be given to some form of guard to prevent accidental
touching of any hot surfaces if the boat should lurch suddenly.
HOT POT must be securely fixed to the boat.
As all boats and their owners are different we have left the stove ready
for drilling and tapping in the best place to suit any particular installation. Two possible methods are:
is usually achieved by drilling and tapping the base of the stove in four places
and bolting down on the floor (which should be re-inforced where necessary). The
stove should sit on heat resistant material, such as ceramic tiles or cement, to
prevent heat transfer downwards.
As an alternative, the
HOT POT stove can be mounted on the bulkhead by drilling and tapping the back or
sides in four places. In this case
it is important to install the heat shield with a 19mm air gap behind, and
stagger the bolts to impede heat transfer.
In both cases, a heat
shield should be installed on any surface that is within scorching distance of
the stove or pipe. This should be metal, with either a heat resistant material
behind, or an air gap, to prevent heat being transferred.
Sheet steel can be used for this, which can then be coated with black,
heat resistant paint.
stove has been designed to suit BLUE BAND mild steel gas pipe, 2.1/2”
diameter, which is available from any good plumbers merchant, together with
a straight flue installation would be used, however gentle bends would be
acceptable if necessary. A minimum
flue height of 1.2 metres is needed to give sufficient draft for good
combustion. The fire cement should be used at the joint between the stove
and the pipe to prevent smoke escaping and to improve the draw.
the flue pipe goes through the deck head, we recommend that it passes through
our bronze water well deck collar (3126/GM/COLLAR).
The gap between the pipe and the inside of the collar should be filled
with fire cement or high temperature silicone to prevent water ingress.
As a solid fuel stove,
the HOT POT will burn most fuels, however, it should be noted that in terms of
heat, you get out what you put in. Therefore
small pieces of smokeless fuel are far more effective than wet driftwood!
doubt everyone will work out the best method for lighting their particular
stove, however we recommend the following is tried first.
a) Put a fire lighter on the bottom grate.
b) Put on a small amount of smokeless fuel.
c) Put another fire lighter on top of the fuel. d) Light the top fire
lighter first to warm the flue. e)
When the flue is warm, light bottom fire lighter. f) When the fuel is alight
slowly add more fuel.
HOT POT is fitted with a front opening door which, when open, gives maximum
draft, and with the door shut, there is a ventilation wheel for fine air
control. With small pieces of
smokeless fuel it is possible to fill the HOT POT to the top and, as the fire
burns, the new fuel drops down in its place ‘hopper fashion’.
Each installation will produce different burn characteristics of the
stove, as will the prevailing weather conditions, however, with experience it
should be possible to set the HOT POT to stay alight overnight. As a guide, a
fully loaded stove on maximum air inlet will take about 3 hours to burn away,
therefore when closed down it will burn for much longer.
extinguish, simply close the door and ventilation wheel fully.
AS WITH ALL FOSSIL FUELS, CARE MUST BE TAKEN TO ENSURE THERE IS NO
LEAKAGE OF CARBON MONOXIDE FUMES INTO THE BOAT.
THE CABIN SHOULD ALWAYS BE VENTILATED WHEN THE STOVE IS ALIGHT AND THE
FITTING OF A CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR SHOULD BE CONSIDERED.
courtesy of Davey & Company