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Old 09-21-2019, 07:59 PM   #1
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Furnace vent in waste dump compartment?

I'm new to RV ownership. 1997 Four Winds 31N. Still looking it over and learning all about it before I take it out. I noticed the furnace has some 2" flex ductpipe coming off it. One piece goes thru the wall and just ends in the side of the waste dump compartment. Just a jagged edge of vent pipe hanging out into the compartment. What is the purpose of this piece of flexible duct? Thanks.
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To provide heat for the wet-bay in freezing temperatures.
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Nice and toasty poop valves/lines when you use the furnace
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:24 PM   #4
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Yup, preventing iced poopsicles is pretty important; esp. do not want cracked/ leaking black tank piping :-)
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Pretty much the same in my vintage coach , provides heat for all three tanks , return air comes up under the shower pan , that's what I have a problem with , colder than .... when you have the furnace on for a shower.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:54 AM   #6
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colder than .... when you have the furnace on for a shower.
I can picture this. So every time you shower it's "What in the HECK were you people thinking?"
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HAVE AN OUTSIDE ACCESS to inspect/repair the furnace 2-inch flex-duct; you may have some loose (somewhere), losing airflow to directed areas?
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It's called basement heating. It's designed to prevent your pipes from freezing during the cold winter months. It turn on anytime your furnace kicks on.
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