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Old 12-19-2005, 12:08 AM   #15
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It finally went. Knowing the power is blipping where I am, I tried REALLY hard so I had a back up for the cube in the abscence of AC. Took about 45 mins of the burner going.

Kurt, yes...I have the black cat with me. I never forget that!
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:21 AM   #16
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Stay warm Gina. It's -3 here this morning with a -14 wind chill! Keep that in mind as you enjoy going where it's warm enough to camp!
Have a safe trip and a Merry Christmas.

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Old 12-19-2005, 09:21 AM   #17
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Gina,
Ah, the sweet, sweet smell of success, er...propane. Now that you've achieved most of the comforts of home, We pray you can get through the rain easily. Enjoy the freedom.
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:55 PM   #18
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I have discovered, quite by accident, that the fan can be disconnected and the thing will still heat up. I have one faston connector that is broken, and it jostled loose from the fan assembly. Bumpy roads.

I had heat coming from the surface of the heater, with no blowing, or I should say, sucking out.

Is it safe to run it like this? It sure would be great when boondocking. (Yes, I use proper ventilation, even with the fan going.
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:02 PM   #19
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Hello Gina, sorry about the weather. One of the functions on my heater, the fan comes on for a moment before the flame trys to light. This exhaust any gas outside before before the sparker turns on. Just a safety issue. MikeB
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:04 PM   #20
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Hi Gina
My Boler has a heater without fan,BUT it is vented to the outside.It was made this way.The option on this as I understand was a fan.To date I have not found a need for a fan.
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Gina,
While I've no experience with your particular furnace, many wall furnaces for homes are available with an optional fan which is installed above the heat exchanger. Usually with both an automatic thermostatically controlled switch and a manual switch. They tend to be rather noisy, so many folks just don't use them. It might be wise to try to locate a set of actual operating instructions, just to be on the safe side. I'd also monitor wall temperatures around the heater. I'd be a little leary of going to sleep with it operating until reading OM instructions.

Stay safe...we don't want to hear about any red/white .."toasted marshmallows". Particularly not "The Shady Bush II"!
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Gina, what's the BRAND of furnace? I MAY have a manual for it.
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It's a "The Cat". I do have a manual, actually, but it's.. at home.
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Old 12-20-2005, 03:27 PM   #24
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Gina, I've been curious about your vented catalytic heater since you mentioned it in an earlier thread, so today I did some searching. Is it the one mentioned in phred's Sources and Resources page as the "CAT brand", and now apparently supported by A&L Enterprises? The A&L site has pictures and specs and service information.
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:15 PM   #25
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Gina,
From The CAT troubleshooting guide found on Donna's reply, it would appear that you might damage the circuit board if used without the blower. Best to double-check using the model # of your heater.
By now you may have fixed the broken connector, but I wouldn't try to save power by operating it without the fan until you are sure it's OK.
Thanks for sharing your progress with us. Not quite the same as personally taking the trip, but sure beats staying home wondering what life is like travelling over the holiday season. A bunch of us are vicariously travelling along with you.
Enjoy, (He's stuck again, as of this post. Well he did twitch twice?)
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