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Old 09-01-2011, 07:49 AM   #1
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Please help me settle an argument with the red-headed wife. She swears that if all power is dead that you can not light stove top burners, furnace or hot water with a match or lighter. We have a 94 Winnebago Vectra 33' and have npt yet made our maiden voyage.
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Depends. You should be able to use the stove without a problem. However, anything that uses power for controls or fan won't work.
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The stove no problam, even the rotary igniter will work.

The water heater and furnace need 12volts for the control boards,not sure what u mean by "no power" if you have battery power they will run.
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A 1994 vintage rig probably has a LP detector that shuts off the gas flow if the LP goes off or has no 12v power. That might prevent the stove from lighting too.

Easy way to figure it out - turn the battery disconnect off and see what happens to fridge and water heater. They won't light. But to check the LP detector and gas valve, you would probably have to physically disconnect both chassis and house batteries because the LP unit is usually wired direct and often powered from both sources in parallel.
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The stove perhaps

The wter heter, Fridge, Furnace all need 12vdc to open the gas valve.

And as for the stove.. Many RV's have an electric (12 v) operated valve in the main gas line hooked to the explosive gas detector to turn it off if a leak is detected. So even that may not work (Mine will however)
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The stove perhaps

The wter heter, Fridge, Furnace all need 12vdc to open the gas valve.

And as for the stove.. Many RV's have an electric (12 v) operated valve in the main gas line hooked to the explosive gas detector to turn it off if a leak is detected. So even that may not work (Mine will however)
He is right on the money. You owe your wife a dinner out.
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The Redhead wins!! Again?
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