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Old 04-30-2016, 08:06 AM   #1
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Olympian Wave 6 Heater Installed Pic!

I know everyone likes pictures, so here's a pic of my new heater intalled.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:08 PM   #2
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Looks good!
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:23 PM   #3
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... here's a pic of my new heater installed.
I have a Wave 3 (the six would be overkill) and did not permanently install it for a few reasons, one of which is the problem of the catalytic element getting contaminated, shortening it's life (see page nine). I wonder if you can build a cover for it to protect the element from dirt, dander, pollen, etc.

I keep mine covered and in a box when in storage, which is almost all the time. When setup, I still keep it covered when not in use.
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Very nice install.
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:28 PM   #5
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I have a cover for it, they sell them separately. This heater will keep the trailer around 21 degrees (70 F) on high when the outside temp is close to zero (32 F) with a window cracked open. I probably will never camp when it's that cold so the low setting will probably do on a cool summers night.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:00 AM   #6
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I know everyone likes pictures, so here's a pic of my new heater intalled.
Roy where did you install it in the camper - looks great! Thanks, Mike
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Old 05-03-2016, 05:03 AM   #7
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Hi Michael, I installed it right below the closet where the the original furnace was.
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It looks like you have put a trim piece on the front, did that come with the heater? Since you put it in the same place as the original furnace, is there a vent in the compartment? Does the casing of the stove get hot?
I have a Ventura and am looking for a heater. I was thinking of just mounting it on the wall but your installation looks better and the vent for the original furnace is still in place. Have you been happy with it so far?
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Hi Patricia, the chrome ring around it comes with the mounting kit sold separately from the heater, the heater doesn't need to be vented and yes it gets hot so you do have to be careful around it the same as the original furnace. I am very happy with it so far, it really warms up the trailer quite well, even at cold temperatures. It easily heats the trailer up to around 20 when the outside temp is at 0. I left the original vent in place in case I ever sell the trailer and someone wants to put a furnace back in that needs venting.
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Thanks

I have been going back and forth on which heater to get so it is extremely helpful to hear your firsthand experience. Thank you.
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I have been going back and forth on which heater to get so it is extremely helpful to hear your firsthand experience. Thank you.
As I mentioned, I have a Wave(3) and I do think its a good heater for occasional use but you should know the pros and cons. There are endless discussions about the Wave (and similar) heaters but briefly:

PROS: Uses NO electricity at all. Very efficient use of propane. Is silent (no fan).

CONS: Uses the Oxygen in the room and releases water vapor so requires ventilation (open windows). Catalytic pad will eventually need replacement and if contaminated to excess then the combustion will be incomplete releasing carbon monoxide. Surface can catch things on fire if they touch the pad. I think the consensus is that it should not be used when sleeping.

The Wave is a radiant type heater and many people prefer the hot air from a traditional furnace. It is different from a vented hot air furnace in other ways also. Plenty of info is at your fingertips via Google.
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