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Old 10-12-2008, 04:28 PM   #1
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Are heavenly...now not trying to make you folks who don't have one jelous but we were just over fly fishing on the river with no hookups (yes I caught lots of fish) .....and apparently I have appeased the furnace Gods becasue my furnace WORKED all night long. If you don't have a furnace but you have an air conditioner well I don't have one so you can smirk and think of me next summer when it's blazing hot and I'm miserable. But for today my friends I have a woking furnace. *struts around like a peacock* yup all night warm, warm, warm. Ahhhhhhhh praise be the warming machine.......
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:52 PM   #2
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And the reason you knew it worked all night is that everytime it came on it sounded like you were parked at the end of a major airport runway and kept you up????
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:03 PM   #3
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And the reason you knew it worked all night is that everytime it came on it sounded like you were parked at the end of a major airport runway and kept you up????
As a matter of fact it did. At least mine did. I think it's like trains - you get used to them. However, I do have a miniature version of one of those oil filled radiators. It's only 600 watts, but it's enough to keep Toad warm, and I save propane. In the future, when at a full hookup campsite, I'll use the electricity.

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Old 10-12-2008, 07:21 PM   #4
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OR.. she didn't have to wake up and chip ice off her toes.

I love having my furnace, or heater...

It is a very distant memory.. freezing me tootsies off in a tent.

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Old 10-12-2008, 07:55 PM   #5
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My propane furnace doesn't have a fan, and I keep wondering why they don't make fan-less furnaces like mine any more.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:08 PM   #6
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My propane furnace doesn't have a fan, and I keep wondering why they don't make fan-less furnaces like mine any more.
wait untill you get up and place a foot on the hot face plate. most people will only do it once lol.
i think i still have vent marks branded in to the bottom of my foot
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:36 PM   #7
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Now I like the sound of our heater's blower motor.

We live in the middle of a high density urban area. We run an air cleaner in the bedroom at home for its "white noise" effect, to cover the neighbor who has a Garage Mariachi Band next door who likes to practice late into the night. We have become so used to this that the absolute silence we experienced on our 1st camping trip kept us up all night! The heater's blower motor lulls us right to sleep when we set it to run continuously... the starting and stopping and starting and stopping would bother us too.
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well here is the deal...it never shut off....just a slow hum and it never got blazing hot in the trailer but rather just right.....I kept the window open far more than neccesary to avoid the eternal sleep...sometimes it did sound like it was "slower" but it never shut off? I kept it on the lowest setting...and I also cracked the ceiling vent. Anyone want to give me the do's and don't of overnight furnace proceedures.


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Old 10-12-2008, 10:41 PM   #9
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I always run a fan at nights, a carry over from my days living alone....so the furnace noise was no big deal...silence however keeps me up all night long wondering whats lurking out there.


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Now I like the sound of our heater's blower motor.

We live in the middle of a high density urban area. We run an air cleaner in the bedroom at home for its "white noise" effect, to cover the neighbor who has a Garage Mariachi Band next door who likes to practice late into the night. We have become so used to this that the absolute silence we experienced on our 1st camping trip kept us up all night! The heater's blower motor lulls us right to sleep when we set it to run continuously... the starting and stopping and starting and stopping would bother us too.
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:05 AM   #10
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We disconnected our furnace fan - too noisy!
(But we have to be careful with touching the front cover)
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:48 PM   #11
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how did you do that?

I thought it had to be running for the igniter to actuate. A safety thang...

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there was an optional fan that could be added to the old trillium furnace. i stumbled across this when repairing my 78 trill
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:35 PM   #13
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My propane furnace doesn't have a fan, and I keep wondering why they don't make fan-less furnaces like mine any more.
They do-The Olympian Wave 3 $280
I threw out my Suburban, patched the big hole and am waiting for funding.
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The Olympian is not a furnace, it is a Catalytic radiant space heater.

I think Daniel may have a gravity feed furnace. Lots of older rigs have them. Not sure why they are not available anymore, I wish they were.

A propane safety guru can chime in here anytime.
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