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Old 02-11-2016, 02:25 PM   #113
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That should not happen. Check valve bad in your water pump. If the pump still works you could add a check valve in line after the pump so that city water can't flow backwards through the pump into the potable water tank.

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Old 02-11-2016, 02:50 PM   #114
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That should not happen. Check valve bad in your water pump. If the pump still works you could add a check valve in line after the pump so that city water can't flow backwards through the pump into the potable water tank.

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Thanks Piker. Pumping fine pressure, so inline check valve it is!
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:07 AM   #115
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Taking the furnace back out today. It's still sooting up, worse now than ever! What's so confounding is that the flame is BLUE! You can look through the sight glass and see a beautiful flame. Then you look at the exhaust and see it blowing black smoke and soot deposits. It stinks, burns your eyes and nose. Best to let the pros handle it at this point.
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:30 AM   #116
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My guess is critter nests in the chamber.

Good hot flame plus critter nest is bad stuff out.

If you take the unit out then look inside heat exchanger to see what is there.

Another option is electric leaf blower at the heater ports on outside of unit to blow lots of air through it.
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Old 02-12-2016, 05:33 PM   #117
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Went ahead and took the furnace back out and to an RV specialist. They're going to clean it out real good, then hook her up and see how she's firing. Barring needing parts, should be back to us by Tuesday.
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Old 02-12-2016, 05:36 PM   #118
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I wish you lots of luck on the furnace. That + being forced to buy a 120 gallon propane tank from the propane company after they refused to lease me a tank was the biggest expense I put into my MH. It's a total must have here in Missouri though so I did everything I could to get it done before winter set in.
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Old 02-17-2016, 02:20 PM   #119
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Good news and bad news. The furnace does have a faulty valve. Not enough pressure to burn right. Bad news, valve no longer available. Good news, there is a retro fit valve. Just have to find the correct fittings to adapt it to the Hydro Flame. More bad news, water pump doesn't put out enough pressure to shower. Does fine with all hot or all cold running. But if you run both, pressure drops and you can't get warm water. Does fine while hooked to city pressure. Sinks are all leaking, need new kits installed. But, every problem has been reasonably priced to repair. So, good and evil balance out again.
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Old 02-17-2016, 02:39 PM   #120
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Some things are to be expected, it's good to read it seems to be coming together with out a small fortune involved.
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Cool about a workaround for the furnace. Sorry to hear about the problems with the water pump and leaky sinks. I haven't had to worry much about the shower case but I would imagine it's possible to get a more hefty pump or even some kind of pressure tank to add to the pump to make fresh water work better for you.

Sounds like you are pretty much ticking off the last practical things on your list to me which is great. once all this stuff is out of the way you can just start enjoying things and know for sure what works and exactly how it works and how everything fits together.
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Sounds like you are pretty much ticking off the last practical things on your list to me which is great. once all this stuff is out of the way you can just start enjoying things and know for sure what works and exactly how it works and how everything fits together.
Knowing how things work? NEVER! Lol There are so many switches and buttons that, so far, do nothing as far as we can tell. We've got all the manuals for the RV, but none show fixtures and lighting controls. We've figured out a couple, like the instant hot water heater, but most are a mystery.
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Well, no furnace as of today. Maybe Monday. On the other hand, life in the tiny house is GREAT! We're down to 8 dogs. My sister took in one, my son took in one, and my foster dog moved to another foster home. I'm enjoying cooking and the fact that in 15 minutes or less, I can clean the entire house, dishes and all!Click image for larger version

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Glad too hear you in it and enjoying it. Have you done anything too the exterior?
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Glad too hear you in it and enjoying it. Have you done anything too the exterior?
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Nothing besides the roof seams being sealed. Awnings are still in great shape, she could use a fresh coat of paint, but that's just cosmetic.
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Another dreary day here in Northeast Louisiana. Rain and chilly yesterday too. Still no furnace. The good news is it only takes one small electric heater to keep the bus warm. We're going to move to Cheniere Lake RV park in a few days. We're parked in front of our old trailer, my son and daughter in law have moved in with their 3 children. Time to give them some space. Looking forward to getting this girl on the road!
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