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Old 02-03-2013, 02:39 PM   #15
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I have been reading all the recent posts about heaters. I miss having a heater. I could get a portable one for much cheaper, but then have to leave windows open and worry about carbon monoxide buildup.
Even if you purchase a permanent, built in propane heater.. you will still need to have ventilation and carbon monoxide can still be a concern.

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Old 02-03-2013, 02:58 PM   #16
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I have an #8012 in my Escape, I'll let you know when I go get the manual and tell you what is in it. Maybe after the game...
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:28 PM   #17
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Say, that would be great, Jim. Need the spark gap on the electrode or igniter. I think it's 3/16 or 1/4". I'd sure like to have a copy. Absolutely n need to look today--the holy of holies.

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Old 02-03-2013, 06:42 PM   #18
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Thank you Tom for a much simpler explanation for those of use who are electrically challenged & little interest in changing that.
Tom is correct, and it is simple because it uses the correct units. Say the same thing with random extra words (such as "hour") in it and it makes less sense.

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That is what I thought and if it ran for an hour, 2 amps.
No, the idea is right but the words are wrong. See Tom's correct version.

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I think Brian and I were saying the same thing, you say tomato and I say tomato
More like I say tomato and you say cherry, but I somehow figure out that you really mean tomato.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #19
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As in, my boat travels at 6 knots, not 6 knots per hour.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:03 PM   #20
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Even if you purchase a permanent, built in propane heater.. you will still need to have ventilation and carbon monoxide can still be a concern.
Yes, you still need some ventilation with a furnace, but not enough to get rid of the propane combustion products... because they are not produced in the trailer interior. It's still a concern, but a vastly smaller concern.

The ventilation difference is not temporary/portable versus permanent/built-in; it is an unvented burner in the interior versus a furnace with a heat exchanger between the combustion and the interior air. Of course, while you can get a permanently mounted unvented heater (same air quality risks as any unvented propane heater), it's tough to find a portable heater with vents to the outside!
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As in, my boat travels at 6 knots, not 6 knots per hour.
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... although I doubt that makes it any more clear for most members.
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Don't fathom it myself. <_<
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Don't fathom it myself. <_<
coming from a professional background in the marine industry I can Fathom it just having troubles putting a calculation factor to the amount of back wash thats seems to be on the seas here.
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As in, my boat travels at 6 knots, not 6 knots per hour.
And yet we say, I drive at 60 miles/kilometers per hour, not at 60 miles/kilometers.
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furnace

Wow you guys have fancy equipment

My furnace makes its own power with a thermocoupler

I had it checked out and it is still in good shape.......i am keeping it as long as i can
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Good call Alan, The older gravity furnaces are not as efficient, but they are simple and can provide enough heat for three season camping. If you don't camp in the winter, why have a furnace with noisy fans and large electrical demands?
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I camp in the winter and have fan-forced heat by way of having added a self-power-generating Ecofan to the top of my catalytic heater.

And it's stone quiet, too!

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