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Old 12-25-2005, 11:08 PM   #21
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The 3-burner stove with oven is also the heater! It is a Duette brand unit. The 5th knob (to the left side) controls the blower motor for the thin (short? narrow?) heater vent below the oven door. The oven temperature control is also the heater thermostat. 250* = Low, 350* = medium, & "broil" = high settings for space heating. You can use the heater functions and the cooking functions at the same time. It is vented to the exterior, with a lower intake (combustion) vent and a shielded upper (exaust) vent located just below the kitchen window and above the electric cord hatch.
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I decided to add to this re-release previously edited out photos (extra footage)!

When I bought the Fiber Stream the most glaring fault was a completely rotted wood panel at the top of the refridgerator/pantry cabinet. When I crawled up on the roof, I found that the 3 screws through the shell that secure the cabinet to the top had completely rusted out leaving gaping holes for water to enter! I first replaced the screws, and re-sealed them with "C-10" a caulk in an Orange tube made specifically for fiberglass I found at Camping World.

Then I removed the rotted panel.
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Once the panel was gone, I saw that there was a LOT of room on the top shelf. The panel covered up the factory installed electric box (origonally blanked off) that would provide 110 volt power to an optional roof mounted air conditioner. I installed an outlet there, and mounted a 700 watt Microwave in the top shelf area.

After taking these photos, I attached the new panel to the top of the cabinet door.
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The 3-burner stove with oven is also the heater! It is a Duette brand unit. It is vented to the exterior, with a lower intake (combustion) vent and a shielded upper (exaust) vent located just below the kitchen window.

The Duettes were a very good idea, I had one. They were discontinued a long time ago, as quite a few trailers, and motorhomes, caught fire, from the Duettes.
The exhaust pipe through the wall, got dislodged, accidentally, due to road travel, or by mistake, or was too near the wall for such a hot exhaust pipe !
Also the vent didn't need to be anywhere near a window, that might be open. It needed a lot of non-flammable insulation.

Please be very careful with it.
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They were discontinued a long time ago, as quite a few trailers, and motorhomes, caught fire, from the Duettes.
Please be very careful with it.
Thank you for your concern. I kind of figured that they had been problematic since they were [b]not installed in Fiber Streams after about 1982. Benita does not have one and neither does RJordanX2. I believe that they have separate (furnaces) mounted next to the water heater, under the streetside bunk. Ken Hildner removed the oven portion of his and installed his microwave in that space.

I will keep an on mine.
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