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Old 09-22-2011, 05:05 PM   #15
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Generator exhaust is very different than burning propane.
Hi, Mark

My point exactly!
Lots of folks worry about getting their generators stolen, and set them up close to their rigs so they can keep an eye on them.
I'd never recommend running a freestanding (gasoline/diesel) generator all night if it was anywhere close to an RV with sleeping people in it.

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Hi, Mark

My point exactly!
Lots of folks worry about getting their generators stolen, and set them up close to their rigs so they can keep an eye on them.
I'd never recommend running a freestanding (gasoline/diesel) generator all night if it was anywhere close to an RV with sleeping people in it.

Francesca
Just as I won't run my MH genset all night long. When it's time for bed everything goes off. I'm thinking of one of those Venturi exhaust extensions .

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Cool fans, thank you.

If you don't mind a little background; are you using a Wave heater, and if so, (or if not) how do you have the fan mounted?

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Hi, Chief

It's not a "Wave".
It's a French brand, made for RV installation. It's out of production now...
It was a real score- I bought it unused and still in the original box for $35.00!

Here's a (not very good) pic of the install...
Fortunately for me, the heater has a flat metal area for the fan to sit on and "suck up" heat for electricity production. That's important- it won't work on a heater that has insulated sides...
The fan has a bi-metallic strip that "tilts" it forward if it gets too hot: that prevents damage to the unit, I guess. To allow that still to function, I attached it by means of a hinge at the front.
Truth be told, I was probably worrying about nothing- it's never gotten into that "danger zone".
The "shroud" (angel food cake pan ) prevents people, stuff etc from getting tangled up in the fan...

You'll notice that this fan is the two-blade model.
This model is the first of the fans Caframo produced- they were originally designed for woodstoves.
I robbed this one from my house just as an experiment, which worked!
Woodstoves get hotter, however, and the hotter it is, the faster the blade turns. Caframo now produces 3-blade models specifically for gas stoves- supposedly they give peak performance at lower temps.

If this fan ever quits on me, I'm going to replace it with the 3-blade model.

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Thanks for your installation pix, Francesca.

Our Wave 6 is mounted in such a way that your fan probably won't work for us, but I'm keeping it in mind for our hoped-for next rig (a big-arse bus conversion).

We bought a ShurFlo Comfort Air fan (similar to the Fantastic Vent Fan) strictly because it will run with the vent dome down and act like a ceiling fan to circulate the warm air. When it works, its great, but its been ultra glitchy- we've replaced just about every moving part in it. All for free, of course, but a big pain, nonetheless.
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