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Old 09-14-2009, 11:42 AM   #15
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Ok, so after receiving a note from Maryw164, I adjusted the balance of VooDoo Doll and low and behold-- the furnace worked !!!!!
I went to Walmart yesterday and bought a level assistant and will let you know if I have any other problems with the furnace. VooDoo Doll lost, this round.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:58 AM   #16
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Very cool!

Glad it worked. Thanks to Terry(overlander63) as well, because he originally diagnosed our heater issue.

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Old 09-14-2009, 01:21 PM   #17
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I doubt if the level of the furnace will have any effect on it.

A very common reason for intermittent operation is air in the gas line. When you change tanks without closing off the main gas line air will get in the line. The stove, hot water heater and ref. seam to be able to purge the air and fire. but the pilot orifice on the heater is Too Small to bleed off the air before the time out on the control shuts it off.

I have had to crack the flare nut just before the heater to bleed off the air. Just crack the nut until you smell gas and then try it again.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:33 PM   #18
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Well it worked for us and now for "macofpei". So there must be something to it. I know Terry (overlander63) wouldn't have suggested it for no reason. We haven't had any more problems since as long as the furnace is level, and we have changed/refilled the propane tanks twice. So I don't think that was the cause.

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Old 09-14-2009, 04:37 PM   #19
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We recieved our trailer 3 years ago with no furnace. The PO had removed it and installed a 3000 btu Olympic catylitic in the rear bathroom. We take 2 small electric ceramic heaters and a portable catylitic when we have no electric hook ups. Some day we'll get a wall mounted catylitic for the front but for now what we have works just fine. I do not want anything with a blower because we boondock a lot and blowers depeat the batteries too fast.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:47 AM   #20
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Voodoo Doll is still heating up perfectly. I don't know why being off a few degrees would make a diference but it seems to be that way. I purposly left the off side lower to assist draining the holding tanks. There must be a leveling shut off in the furnace.
We are leaving in two weeks for the Ptown Rally so I will let you know after we get there if the Voodoo hex is back or not.
I want to thank you, the members, and this form for the great help I receive. If it wasn't for this form, I think I wouldn't still love VooDoo Doll.
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for the experts.........

could moisture be in the gas line that either blocks the gas flow or plugs the line when it's not level? maybe blowing out the line with air might help?
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I reread the comments on the furnace having to be level left to right in order to work. While I still question this I can see a condition that might cause this problem. Quite unlikely but worth a test.

The sail switch. If there is excessive end play in the fan shaft that may keep the sail switch from making. A way to test this is to have the furnace running and jack the trailer up on the side in question. If the furnace stops as you lift the trailer this could indicate the sail switch is opening.
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Voodoo Doll is still heating up perfectly. I don't know why being off a few degrees would make a diference but it seems to be that way. I purposly left the off side lower to assist draining the holding tanks. There must be a leveling shut off in the furnace.
We are leaving in two weeks for the Ptown Rally so I will let you know after we get there if the Voodoo hex is back or not.
I want to thank you, the members, and this form for the great help I receive. If it wasn't for this form, I think I wouldn't still love VooDoo Doll.
Glad to hear the fix worked out. Like I said before, ever since we have made sure that the furnace is level we have not encountered any more problems. Hopefully you will have the same experience.

Have a safe trip!

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