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Old 01-18-2014, 07:34 PM   #1
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Dickinson Propane 'fireplace' installed

Webspinner and I gave ourselves and the Tin Pickle a fireplace for Christmas, and I finished putting in it today Pretty simple install - the only scary part was drilling a three inch hole in the trailer walls.

Nice and warm... the old furnace was one of those carbon monoxide generators; we took that out early in the remodel.

There is a small fan that draws less than 1 amp; this will work for boondocking for us. A small heater like this won't likely let us camp in less than 15 or 20 F - but that's not really our thing, anyway. Late fall trips to Yosemite can now go on the schedule...

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Old 01-18-2014, 07:51 PM   #2
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That looks cozy.

Smart choice.

Is it dvp9000 or dvp12000??
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That looks really nice, looking forward to seeing it in April at Casini.
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I really think I want/need that!
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:50 PM   #6
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That's the 9000. Heat output: 5,500 BTU - 7,500 BTU ... supposed to handle boats to 30 foot or so.

I want to be able to leave it at night on w/o driving me out of the trailer .

It's right next to the bed in front . I'll enjoy this at the Pinnacles in February.

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Beautiful Bart! I'll look forward to a demo at the Pinnacles!
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How is the warm air circulated to the rear of the trailer?
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:51 AM   #9
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Very nice! You will love it. I might suggest you put some flue guard on the bottom section. It is going to burn you if you touch it….
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Hey Barts, looks great. I've got one installed but not hooked up. How did you run the 12 volts, the wires on mine just stick out the bottom. Did you cover them somehow?
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How is the warm air circulated to the rear of the trailer?
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There's a small fan that blows warm air out and down from the fireplace. I've not used it in cold weather yet, but in tests the air circulates very nicely. We don't close the (fabric) doors in the trailer most of the time, so it's essentially one space about 23' feet x 8'.
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Beautiful. I love these. Very popular with the tiny house crowd.
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Hey Barts, looks great. I've got one installed but not hooked up. How did you run the 12 volts, the wires on mine just stick out the bottom. Did you cover them somehow?
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I soldered on some extension wires to reach power under the sink, and wrapped it in that white plastic loom, and tie wrapped it to the propane hose. It's all underneath the unit; the only time I see it is when I'm on the floor working on something . I still need to make a little trim piece to cover the splinter ((*&@) I made when i drilled the hole.

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