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Old 08-18-2015, 12:53 PM   #1
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Catalytic Heater... thank you Norcold

Sometimes I think men were created for the sole purpose of keeping women warm. As soon as the temperature dips below 70 the DW is freezing. Thanks to Craig - CrazyKnight - showing us his catalytic space heater at Quartzsite this has been on the "must-add" list.

And, thanks to the removal of the Norcold I had a capped-off propane line easily accessible just below my now fabulously cold resi fridge, which was just waiting to be used for something better than an appliance that used to excel at ruining groceries. A short length of copper tubing, some flare fittings and a quick disconnect/shutoff valve and we're in business.

Considering our abundance of propane with a 45 gallon tank and that we currently only use propane for the stove... she now has a high efficiency heater and when boondocking don't have to use power to run the HydroHot. Just crack a window and the bath vent and turn up the heat... the DW is dancin' in her seat .


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Old 08-18-2015, 04:32 PM   #2
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I worry about people who use this type of heater.. Now I know it has an O2 sensor that is SUPPOSED to shut it off in the event it takes all the oxygen out of the air before it kills you.

But every day I read of technology that fails.. In fact I'm sitting on top of aroudn 7.000 worth of failed technology.. I just did repairs to this computer and had to send one of my other computers to the factory for repair.

In short.. I do not trust that o2 sensor to save my life.

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Old 08-18-2015, 04:50 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:28 PM   #4
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Great little heaters. We've used the Wave 3000 for years.

Did something similiar to you, I "T"ed off the low pressure line, installed a valve and a quick disconnect 10 ft hose.

When we run the heater , we make sure that nothing can fall on it and nothing sits in front of it.
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Old 08-19-2015, 06:47 AM   #5
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Like everything else in life, a bit of common sense provides a good safety cushion from the millions of dangers that lurk around us daily just waiting to maim and kill. Open a window and roof vent, multiple fire detectors, multiple CO detectors, a propane detector, multiple fire extinguishers, not sleeping with a propane heater turned on, inspecting all plumbing joints with soapy water solution, keeping flammable materials away from the heater are just a few common sense items.

Technology is not responsible for injury or death, it is the user that has the power to make the decisions and use it wisely. Thank you for concerns, we'll enjoy our toasty convenient heat.
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We also use one it's the 6k unit. Just for safety sake I added a second co2 detector in the coach.
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