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Old 09-15-2015, 08:12 AM   #1
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Procedure - Using the Heat for the first time


Anyone know of an existing thread they can point me to regarding the best practice procure for making sure your heat is working correctly the first time it's being used for cold camping?



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Old 09-15-2015, 08:53 AM   #2
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One thing is blow the spiders out of the burner with a can of dust off. If there are webs in there they will cause your wiring to get burned.

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Old 09-15-2015, 09:09 AM   #3
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Good general info here,
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:56 AM   #4
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Be prepared for your smoke detector to go off. Ours went off the first 2 times we used the furnace. Scared the you know what out of me but I guess it was a good test of the smoke detector.
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Old 09-15-2015, 11:00 AM   #5
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I'd suggest opening windows since there may be a little smell from dust burning off. Not terrible but good airflow through windows or vent fans a good idea.

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Old 09-16-2015, 05:09 PM   #6
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But to answer your question, "the best practice procure for making sure your heat is working correctly", turn it on. See if it blows hot air.

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