Furnace Woes - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-20-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Name: Joe
Trailer: 1989 17 ft Bigfoot Deluxe / 2004 Ford Ranger
Ontario
Posts: 115
Hi All

Problem started last Fall, when our Duo Therm furnace was removed to fix a fan problem;to do the fix, and to get at the fan, the furnace was turned upside-down. Checking the operation of the unit last week, after re-installing it, it was discovered that pilot won't stay lit for more than 20-30 minutes.
Did we disturb some soot or rust particles by turning it over, and if so, what needs to be cleaned out, and using what to do so?
Any help/advice would be appreciated.

Joe
__________________

__________________
Joseph Olajos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 04:00 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Chester Taje's Avatar
 
Name: Ches
Trailer: 1992 Kustom Koach 17 FT
British Columbia
Posts: 4,897
Possible thermole coupling problem.
__________________

__________________
Retired Underground Coal Miner.
Served in Canadian Army (1PPCLI)
Chester Taje is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 11:05 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
John Perry's Avatar
 
Name: John
Trailer: 1996 13 ft Scamp
California
Posts: 471
Send a message via AIM to John Perry
Quote:
Possible thermole coupling problem.

I agree. You do not need to go to an RV store for the thermocouple. Go to your local hardware store and pick one up. You will save a lot of money over the RV store.
John
__________________
John Perry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2007, 04:53 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: Gerry
Trailer: Boler 13 ft / 31 ft Holiday Rambler
Maine
Posts: 1,140
Quote:
Possible thermole coupling problem.
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Yes possibly but a few months back my thermo coupling on my duo-therm was bad and my pilot would stay on just the burner wouldn't light.
Got new thermo-coupling after blowing out gas lines and everything worked
I think but am not sure that the thermo couplin has nothing to do with the pilot light staying lit.
Make sure your gas lines are free of just air by purging lines and try a few times waiting the recomended time between tries.
Also make sure you hold the button in for at least 1 minute I usually count to 100.
Hope it all works.
Gerry the canoebuilder
__________________
Gerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2007, 03:50 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: Joe
Trailer: 1989 17 ft Bigfoot Deluxe / 2004 Ford Ranger
Ontario
Posts: 115
Thanx for the replies, suggestions...we'll get back at the unit to see what needs replacing, or just blowing out the lines.

Joe/Peterborough
__________________
Joseph Olajos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 04:23 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Name: Gerry
Trailer: Boler 13 ft / 31 ft Holiday Rambler
Maine
Posts: 1,140
Quote:
Thanx for the replies, suggestions...we'll get back at the unit to see what needs replacing, or just blowing out the lines.

Joe/Peterborough
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Joe, Remember to disconnect all appliances, fridge. stove top and furnace and water heater if you have one and the regulator too. these gas valves have pressure sensitive parts in them.
I have had a 50% improvemnt. by the flame on the stove top after I blew out my lines.
Gerry the canoebuilder
__________________

__________________
Gerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
furnace


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Interior Electrical Woes Chris73 Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 5 10-10-2016 06:06 PM
water heater woes Dan B Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 16 08-01-2011 07:40 PM
Scamp Converter Woes Adrian W General Chat 15 09-08-2010 10:12 AM
Propane woes Legacy Posts Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11 11-05-2002 04:50 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.