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Old 08-23-2005, 07:17 AM   #15
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I had mine done at Coachlight in Carthage MO. This is a great facility and they have a nice RV park on site. It took about an hour to complete mine. Mine was the worst one they had seen. It is my understanding that only 200 defective burners are out there. They just don't know what units they are in. But at least 1 bad unit made it to WRV(mine). At the time they serviced mine they had done about 75 units and had only seen 1 other that was bad.
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Old 11-10-2005, 01:35 AM   #16
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Well we finally, FINALLY, got our hydro hot diesel combustion chamber replaced today. Quick job. Evergreen RV in New Braunfels TX seemed like a very professional shop. Vehicle Systems (who makes Hydro Hot) told us they were replacing ALL chambers in all units under recall.

The warm fall weather really held out for us. It's regularly been getting up into the upper 80s in Central Texas (at least in the "low-lands" near San Antonio). We've been running all electric since July.

The tech said - "you had only 7 hours on your burner!". He said there was almost no build-up at all. Yep - as soon as we heard about that notice the burner was never used again.

Now we'll get to use it! I learned from another RVer that it's a good practice to leave it on both electric AND diesel. That way the smelly diesel burner will only fire due to a surge in demand. Apparently John had already figured this out but it was news to me. I look forward to trying this mode out.

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Old 11-10-2005, 08:10 AM   #17
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Audrey very wise decision not to use it after receiving the recall notice. Mine had totally failed. When I got the recall Letter I was just over 400 hours.

I find if I leave the diesel side on with the electric. The Diesel burner will fire off about once an hour at night even though we not using the heat. I prefer to just use electric unless we need the heat.

If you have not seen a failed combustion chamber, look at the pictures of mine in the photo gallery, do a search for Hydro Hot.
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Here is Wayne's combustion chamber:


WOW! That is pretty awful!! Did they have to do any other repairs to your Hydro Hot? Obviously it had already burned through.

Well we'll experiment with how the burner works. But yep we are unlikely to turn on the diesel switch unless it's pretty cold. That diesel is kinda smelly!

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Just cleaning took about 45 minutes including testing, but as you can see it could have easily led to a catastrophic fire.
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