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Old 02-26-2004, 06:35 PM   #15
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I have the older NT30 WITHOUT electronics, just a pilot light. Yeah, sure the pilot goes out once in a while, but I just re-light it.

BTW, Brett, I solved the CO problem. There were only 2 screws holding the exaust/intake plate on. After buying 2 more and holding the plate on with 4, no more CO!
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:21 PM   #16
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three things

1) I agree with Andy...don't use the gasoline for cleaning.

2) I too have problems recently with our furnace...it runs but begins to bellow (whoof...whoof...whoof) but continues to operate. Almost seems not to have full combustion or the like the burner is being blown out (even when not windy outside). Any thoughs on this would be great.

3) I was thinking it would be great if the MH suburban furnace had an option for ceramic-electric heat element in the duct work or in addition to the propane burner/heat exchanger instead of using propane while plugged into shore power at campsites. This would save on our propane but still use the duct work and furnace fan to push the warm air around the entire MH, (including tanks). Anyone done this or have suggestions?
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Brett, I solved the CO problem. There were only 2 screws holding the exhaust/intake plate on. After buying 2 more and holding the plate on with 4, no more CO!
Great! Nothing like the splitting headache without the fun
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I am paying $2.15 a gallon for propane here in the Gainesville, Fl area. CG charges .105 per KWH. This comes out to $30.75 per million BTU. Assuming 70% efficiency for the furnace, it come out to about the same cost as electric. However using the Cat heater gives the gas the edge by about 30%.

In a nutshell, don't be afraid to use propane, costwise, for the average user, it really doesn't amount to a hill of beans, which fuel you use.
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Propane vs. electric heat

I was referring to when out in a campground...not at home base. The electric is part of the site fee, the propane is not.
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Most any RV dealer can provide an Catalytic heater.

Probably the best one is made by "Olympian."

They run from $270.00 for an 2800 BTU unit to $575.00 for a 7000 BTU unit with features.

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Andy would that be a smart replacement for my SUB NT30 that I just removed from my 29' ambassador? I dont want a ducted system anymore, but i want heat for the majority of the trailer. Thanks for helping.

PS do you sell them? Recommend them?
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Andy would that be a smart replacement for my SUB NT30 that I just removed from my 29' ambassador? I dont want a ducted system anymore, but i want heat for the majority of the trailer. Thanks for helping.

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Albert, you are replying to an almost 2 year old thread. The dates are on the upper left-hand corner of the post, just above the user's name.
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I understand that. But does that mean that people are no longer subscribed to the thread? If that is so, how do I find the current version of the same topics?
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I understand that. But does that mean that people are no longer subscribed to the thread? If that is so, how do I find the current version of the same topics?
You can do a search of the forum, using the search button, and entering the subject you are interested in, in this case, just type in "catalytic heater", and you will get a list of results. You can then run through them to find an answer to your question. If you find your answers, then life is good. If not, you can then either try to revive an old thread, like you have done here, or start a new thread focused on your specific question.
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