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Old 08-26-2015, 10:03 AM   #15
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augh... turns out I can't use the 1/4" copper tube from home depot to plumb the furnace. It must be Type G for propane use. Off to Mutual Propane...Better safe than sorry.
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:39 PM   #16
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I have a working furnace

It was a commedy of errors, losing bits, finding bits, losing them again but it is in and working. The G type copper tube is much much thicker than the home depot variety so I am glad I waited untill I had the right type.

I like the hairdryer analogy for sound and volume of hot air. It is not silent by any means but I don't think it will be objectionable in the least. The only other furnace I have ever used was in my first Trillium 20 years ago and it had no blower. Nice and quiet....except when it cycled off and cooled down, there was always a few very loud bangs as parts shrank in size.

Job done.
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Nice! Staying warm is a good thing...we take our Westy out to serviced campsites in November in Montana and it's all made possible by the Propex heater. An excellent upgrade!
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Old 08-26-2015, 03:17 PM   #18
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Nice! Staying warm is a good thing...

Too true. We have had 2 westys, an orange breadloaf one and a later squarer one. Have you seen this build on a Syncro... VW Syncro Westfalia - Build Log with Pics | Adventure Rider

They are getting more and more rare all the time. Keep yours forever
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:52 PM   #19
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But wait, there is more...


I made these rings out of a welders blanket made of silicone impregnated fiberglass and guled them in place with the red high temperature silicone for mufflers. The excess silicone will be trimmed when it has cured ( or seeing as no one will ever see it , it might remain forever)
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:57 PM   #20
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Now to stop the propane tank from falling off. The tank is a 10 lb one that is much skinnier than the 20 lb BBQ tank which means it fits next to my battery.

So 2 brackets were bent up and bolts welded on the ends and the big nuts will be welded to the trailer. The bolts will slide straight through the big nuts and will have a smaller nut to secure them.
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Nice install Colin. Where did you purchase the furnace from?
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:29 PM   #22
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Thanks Clayton.

I purchased it online from Products - Propex Propane Heaters and they shipped it ASAP.

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Here is the regulator and the hold down straps...
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That is a cute tank. 10 lbs?
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:42 PM   #25
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I could not fit the 20 lb BBQ tank next to the battery on the tongue. According to the info that came with the furnace, 10 lb should last for about 30 hours of burning.
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Hey Colin, wondering if you have had the trailer out overnight since the furnace install. Thinking about the 6500 BTU in the colder fall weather.
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:25 PM   #27
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Hi Clayton.

The test will be this comming weekend in Jasper. Night time temps will be a few degrees above freezing. I will post my findings.

P.S. Everytime I see your signature picture, I think its mine

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Hahaha. Have fun in Jasper!!!
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