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Old 07-29-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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Hi all,

We just pulled the hunk of junk heater out of our 13' Scamp.
How do we terminate the end that was once hooked up to the furnace?
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:32 PM   #2
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We just pulled the hunk of junk heater out of our 13' Scamp.
How do we terminate the end that was once hooked up to the furnace?
If you're comfortable with a crescent wrench, you can go to your home depot, canadian tire, or what have you and get some flare to NPT fittings, and an NPT plug... This is the 'really low pressure' side of the propane system so you have to try pretty hard to end up with a leak.
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:16 PM   #3
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Trace it back to where it junctions and eliminate or cap the junction and remove the furnace line completely. If it junctions in a T fitting remove the T and make a straight through connection to wherever else it goes.
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:35 PM   #4
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I agree with Greg. Go back to the junction and remove all of the extra gas line. Was the furnace one of the convection units that does not require any electricity? Several people here are looking for them to use while boondocking and they would be very tahnkful to get one to use.
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:35 PM   #5
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wanna sell your "hunk of junk heater out of your 13' Scamp?"

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Old 07-30-2007, 09:43 PM   #6
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wanna sell your "hunk of junk heater out of your 13' Scamp?"

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I have a heater from my 13' Burro. I don't know if it works, but it looked pretty clean to me.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:32 PM   #7
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thats great, could you send me a pic or two to :

redr2 at telus dot net


thanks!

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Old 07-31-2007, 08:22 AM   #8
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Kurt-The convection furnaces are great. No electricity required. PM me if you have any questions on how they work.
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:21 AM   #9
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It's yours for the taking. I don't think it works at all.....
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:44 AM   #10
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sounds good, Can't imagine these things are too hard to fix? Where is Sonoma County?
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:42 AM   #11
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sounds good, Can't imagine these things are too hard to fix? Where is Sonoma County?
We are in Petaluma, about 40 miles north of San Francisco
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:03 PM   #12
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I don't suppose you would be wil;ling to ship it to Canada?

Do you know it does not work or just nnever tried it?

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Old 08-02-2007, 09:47 PM   #13
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Here are pictures of my heater. I never tried to use it, but like I said, it wa pretty clean inside. I'm not 100% sure I want to get rid of it yet as new ones cost $400.




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Do you know it does not work or just nnever tried it?

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Thats the same heater I had in my 13 footer when I bought it.

It worked well, but it has a fan and needs to be vented. Power consumption.....
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:11 AM   #15
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Do you know it does not work or just nnever tried it?

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I have no problem shipping to Canada, but let me take some pictures and post them (tomorrow)
I do not believe it works, it is fairly rusty and old.

Take a look at the pics and decide!
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Thats the same heater I had in my 13 footer when I bought it.

It worked well, but it has a fan and needs to be vented. Power consumption.....
Power consumption? Did you replace it? If so, what did you replace it with?
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an Olympian Wave 3

If you are looking at these, I have seen the prices vary up to 100 bucks either way!

Shop carefully (I got mine from an rv part salesman friend, so I got the good old boy discount)
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Greg A and Bob Cupp!
Could you be a little more specific as to parts needed to terminate the gas line. My Casita has a tee connection and I'm removing the heater. Could I install a quik disconnect of some kind for the catalytic heater? ANY simple instructions would be greatfully appreciated!!!
Thanks in advance, chuck h.
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:35 PM   #19
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There are two schools of thought about these heaters. Some believe that when ever there is an unvented heater indoors it is unsafe.

Others believe these catalytic heaters are totally safe.

This is a good read.
http://www.rvsolarelectric.com/heaters.htm

Aslo: http://vagabonders-supreme.net/olympian.htm
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thanks Kate, pics would be great.
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