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Old 12-24-2014, 06:27 AM   #337
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Yo Frank,

As an aside to StreaminGuy, I never found a way to separate the pipes to the heater so the #$%@&&! thing would come apart. As the heater was junk, I finally just cut the pipes behind the heater. It came out then.
Bummer, I was hoping to fix and reuse the heater if I ever boondocked...which we haven't had the occasion to do in the past 15 years of camping in it. We were thinking of taking the Caravel to a local 800 car Sunday morning cruise in. It'd be nice to have some heat then. Oh well, have SawsAll, will travel.

Thanks for the response, G
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:54 AM   #338
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Streaminguy, I think if you keep working with it you can get it loose. We removed our furnace during our restoration and remember thinking it would not separate, but it finally did. If I remember correctly it took a little twisting. In my case though I was able to be a little more rough on it since I was not going to put it back in. I also remember using some PB Blaster on it. You might try that and let it sit a day or so to work in. Good luck!
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:10 AM   #339
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You need to be careful with these old furnaces as the burner cans can develop internal rust that create pinhole leaks, alloying CO into the living areas. I put a bore scope into mine and all of the pinholes showed up like the stars in the night sky.
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:41 PM   #340
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That's why an Olympian Catalytic is going back in mine.
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:55 PM   #341
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From my experience, the heat exchanger in these Duotherms heater gets very weak. I would never risk my liability insurance by allowing one to be operational leaving my shop.
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:34 AM   #342
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I will be doing a lot more research before buying one but it is what she wants!
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:00 AM   #343
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Lots of catalytic heaters seem to be used. I, personally, would like a furnace but space is a premium and I am not at the rebuild stage where I can physically judge the available furnaces versus the space available. Perhaps someone else has resolved the problem. I do plan to get the heat strip for the AC, but that is a 'park only' option.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:54 AM   #344
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I agree and lately research seems to be the bad weather work which I am beginning to enjoy!
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Hi Cliff.
Do you happen to have a picture or know what size 12v socket I need for my license plate light??
Mine was rusted to dust.
I bought one, but by the time you get the bulb in it there is no room to put the metal cover piece over it.
I have made every thing new for it, a backing plate and a urethane piece to replace the stone hard rubber piece that was there.
I'm doing some small stuff for the trailer as I wait for the snow to go.
Hey its only 2.5 months til April now!
Hope your research is proving fruitful.
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