Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-13-2012, 09:47 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
Taylormade's Avatar
 
1978 31' Sovereign
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 790
Images: 23
Blog Entries: 2
Surburban Furnace Fan Possessed!

I went to visit my 'stream at our storage lot a few weeks back and was surprised to find the furnace fan blowing when I opened the door. I've cut the thermostat off at the wall so there's no chance it's being "told" to come on by anything there.

After a few minutes of having the door and windows opened, the blower turned off.

I went back yesterday to take some measurements and found both new deep cycle batteries to be completely drained.

Does anyone know why my fan is coming on in the middle of summer?
__________________

__________________
Taylormade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
1974 Argosy 20
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Kooskia , Idaho
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,591
That is really unusual, but about the only thing I can think of is that the furnace fan switch that holds the fan motor on when the burner is off (to cool down the furnace when the thermostat is satisfied) is defective and operating at a low enough temp so that the heat inside the trailer has it activated. This internal klixon switch operates independently of the wall thermostat settings, even the "off".

You say you "cut the thermostat off at the wall". Do you mean actually removed it, or just shut it off with the off switch at the thermostat itself? I suppose there is a possibility that the switch in the thermostat itself is defective, but that would only make the fan come on if it were cool in the trailer, not warm.
__________________

__________________
idroba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 10:40 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Taylormade's Avatar
 
1978 31' Sovereign
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 790
Images: 23
Blog Entries: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by idroba View Post

You say you "cut the thermostat off at the wall". Do you mean actually removed it, or just shut it off with the off switch at the thermostat itself? I suppose there is a possibility that the switch in the thermostat itself is defective, but that would only make the fan come on if it were cool in the trailer, not warm.
Thanks for the feedback! I mean I literally cut the wires off and there's no thermostat on it right now. For the record, it was in the off position before I cut the wires as well.
__________________
Taylormade is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.