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Old 03-06-2014, 01:52 PM   #1
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Running Aqua Hot in enclosed garage overnight?

Just wondering, has anyone ever run their Aqua Hot in an enclosed garage overnight to keep their water lines from freezing?. No, no one will be in the garage or coach in case you were thinking in that direction. Thanks
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I sure would think it would sure stink things up........Why not run your Aqua hot on the electric side instead of diesel?
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Not a good idea!
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Not a good idea!

X2.
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X2.
X3. Unless you can run a rubber extension from exhaust pipe to the outside thru a hole?? (Just like they do at most auto mechanics.)
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Question do you have single or dual elect elements. With newer larger you can heat coach with elect just fine, inside and it will not be a problem. carbon monoxide can kill you if you let it run on diesel overnite when you come back in the boulding.
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Would you run your engine in the garage? If so go for it.

Have you ever been enjoying a nice grilled chicken diner when the neighbor's hydro hot started? If not, that may be a good test for you to conduct.

They should be outlawed at camp grounds.
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Would you run your engine in the garage? If so go for it.

Have you ever been enjoying a nice grilled chicken diner when the neighbor's hydro hot started? If not, that may be a good test for you to conduct.

They should be outlawed at camp grounds.
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Thanks for everyone's thoughts. To answer the one question, yes I can run it on electric with no problem but as you may know the diesel side is really tops in providing the heat to the basements.
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Would you run your engine in the garage? If so go for it.

Have you ever been enjoying a nice grilled chicken diner when the neighbor's hydro hot started? If not, that may be a good test for you to conduct.

They should be outlawed at camp grounds.
If nobody is sleeping in there, you will be fine. It could run for a week. People work in inclosed new construction every day with diesel fired salamander type space heaters running. Yes it stinks a little but nobody dies. Beats freezing your but off. Just open the RV door when you go in and it will air out faster then you could be overcome by co2. Diesel does not put off near the co2 that gasoline does. People die in gas vehicles quite often. Millions of truckers sleep in diesel trucks everyday and deaths from this are very rare.
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If you run it too long you will have soot and diesel smell in the coach. The electric should be fine in a garge but getter yet get a couple gell heaters and run those. I can keep my garage toasty with one or two of those. We got down to minus thee so I added a third gell radiator but did not need it. They are on a thermostats too.
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Run it on electric and get a small 500-700 watt electric heater and put it in your bay. I've do this with the coach outside and had no problems.

Remember, the AQ Hot burns more than 1/2 gallon of that expensive diesel per hour.
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I run our Oasis all the time on diesel... after I plumbed the garage for the exhaust. The coach is our life boat in the event of winter power loss so the garage is plumbed for both the Oasis and the Onan! It also keeps the Coach ready to go... no de-pickling!! See the photos:



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