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Old 01-08-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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duo therm heater "fire"

Just this morning the Duo-Therm furnace in our newly retored 65 Overlander shot fire out of the extenal exhaust. The neighbor ran over, banged on the door and told us the trailer was on fire. We fortunatly put it out right away, and am now dealing with the after shocks of the morning. The furnace ran very good this morning, heated the trailer just fine. When we were comfortable we turned the heater off, and then the blower turned off. A few minutes later is when the neighbor alerted us to the exterior flame. So... we of course need to address this issue. What next? Replace the furnace, trouble shoot the problem and replace the part responcible? What recommendations do you airstreamer's have for us? Open to all feed back.
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Just this morning the Duo-Therm furnace in our newly retored 65 Overlander shot fire out of the extenal exhaust. The neighbor ran over, banged on the door and told us the trailer was on fire. We fortunatly put it out right away, and am now dealing with the after shocks of the morning. The furnace ran very good this morning, heated the trailer just fine. When we were comfortable we turned the heater off, and then the blower turned off. A few minutes later is when the neighbor alerted us to the exterior flame. So... we of course need to address this issue. What next? Replace the furnace, trouble shoot the problem and replace the part responcible? What recommendations do you airstreamer's have for us? Open to all feed back.
The original furnace was made by "International Oil Burner".

If it is, discard it "IMMEDIATELY" as they are famous for exploding. Parts have not been available for them for over 40 years.

If yours is a Duotherm, it had to be installed by a previous owner.

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Old 01-08-2011, 01:37 PM   #3
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hi,

wow! heck of a way to start the day!

am unsure from your post whether the furnace is also "new" from your restoration, or not.


presuming that it is new, I'd be heading directly to the installing dealer, another authorized dealer, or authorized service center for assistance.


if it's not "new" then I'd start with identifying the manufacturer and model number. if its a furnace that's identified here http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427...html#post19445, then it's toast....

if that's the case, then it becomes a matter of choosing and installing a complete replacement.


if it's not among the recalled, then a complete removal and inspection might be called for. unless you're completely comfortable with servicing the furnace yourself, I'd suggest getting some professional hands-on assistance. it's not worth someone getting hurt.

there's a CW in ALbuquerque that might be suitable for your needs.

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Old 01-09-2011, 04:33 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input,
The furnace is not new. I am in the replace with a new furnac camp. Untill we do that, the duo-therm furnace we have will not be used. What is a CW? Where in Albuquerque? My husband wants to check that out.
Thanks again, julie
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CW = Camping World RV Center

Camping World RV Center. It sounds like your gas valve didn't close completely. I would check a recall list for this furnace, there may be a fix that the OEM will pay for.
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Regulator maybe?

Just thought of something else. Check your stove top burners and see if they are putting out and abnormal flame, meaning like turbo charged. If so, you may have a bad regulator and it is putting out way too much gas pressure.
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Thanks agian for the advise. I will check the stove top burners. We did just have the valves replaced on both tanks. So that could be a possibility.
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I don't believe the valves would be the problem. If there is high pressure it will be a regulator failure.
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