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Old 09-23-2015, 09:59 AM   #1
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Gas heat vents

By the side of the bed I have a long floor vent with two heat duct hoses to it. The one on the left side blows heat and the one on the right side does not. I have a vent in the bathroom with the lav and stool that does not blow heat. I wondered if those two were tied together to provide heat to the bathroom without blowing it. There is a return vent right over the bathroom door and figured that it is keeping the heat moving through the bathroom. Anyone looked into this yet?
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:04 PM   #2
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Normally RV furnaces can't stand any closed vents, it can cause overheating or shut down. Are you sure the vents not blowing air aren't return vents? Hold a streamer at the vent and see if you notice any movement in or out.
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:59 AM   #3
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I know the vent by the bed can't be both a heat vent and a return or it would just recirculate in that box and not heat the room. I may have to call Tiffin on it. When we got this rig I tried the heat and found one under the sofa not blowing. We found a hole in the vent hose with a mouse nest inside of the hose blocking it. So I have been trying to make sure all is in good shape before we really need it.
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Tiffin ducts a furnace hose to the wet bay from the rear furnace. The duct you see may be going to the bay. they try to divert 20% of the rear furnace to the wet bay.
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You most likely have one or more hoses that have disconnected from the furnace. You are going to have to get access to the back of the furnace to confirm/repair.
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So far what I have found out is that the vent in the bedroom by the bed is both a heat and return vent. The hose going across the basement goes up through the floor by the fridge. It goes over the main beams and on one side was mashed almost flat by a copper water line. I rerouted it under the beam. It blows out at a vent under the fridge. That vent hose has a huge hole in it behind the fridge and the breaker panel under the fridge. My next project is going to be to cut an access hole in the wall to get to that vent to seal the hose. It will be on the flat wall by the table and chairs. I am going to steal the door off of the storage compartment under the washer and dryer to put over the hole I cut and just put a vent over the storage hole. Then I can get back in there behind the breaker panel to clean. Hopefully I can see if there is any problem with the hose going to the bathroom if there is any. Maybe when I get the hose sealed up I will get more air to the bathroom. I will update with what I find out. Right now I can feel a little air coming out of the bathroom vent if I wet my hand. I hope to get a little more air when I get all done.
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