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Old 09-12-2009, 11:26 AM   #1
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vent free propane heaters???

Has anyone installed /use heater such as the Olympian 8000....
I am trying to figure out where to install such a unit...just now beginning research on these units
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:04 PM   #2
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We installed an Olympian Wave 6 just inside the door on the wall that holds the fridge. That puts in directly across from our bed and does the trick pretty quick in the morning. Not to mention I barely have to get out of bed to light it!! It works well, although the instructions for lighting it seem to have very little to so with the actual method!

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Old 09-12-2009, 03:45 PM   #3
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On my trailer(s) they were installed on the bulkhead just as you came in the door on the left. That happens to correspond to the side of the stove cabinet. Neither of my units still have them installed, for whatever reason. But I do plan to put one back in when the time comes.

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Thats where our Cat-Heater is installed. Inside the door on the left which is the Stove and Oven bulk-head. We have used ours a few times, it works very well. ONE word of Caution. While advertised as ventless,any appliance while burns anything gives off CO2 /Carbon Monoxide. So make sure you open a top vent or window for fresh air.
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:14 PM   #5
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ONE word of Caution. While advertised as ventless,any appliance while burns anything gives off CO2 /Carbon Monoxide. So make sure you open a top vent or window for fresh air.
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I second that. Anything that's burning fuel needs to be vented, so at least leave a top vent open.

Adding a CO2 detector would be a good idea as well.

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ONE word of Caution. While advertised as ventless,any appliance while burns anything gives off CO2 /Carbon Monoxide. So make sure you open a top vent or window for fresh air.
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CO detector a must, ventless heaters are safe while showing a blue flame.
Another problem ventless heaters create is moisture as part of the burning process, requires an open vent, especially in a tight skinned AS.
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My '65 Safari came with an Olympian catalytic heater installed on the left side of the door next to the range. I've been reading up on it and evidently it should be covered so dirt doesn't get into the pad. Also you're not supposed to touch the pad. I had a little trouble lighting it the first time but used a match and it lit...may have to buy an ignitor part for it. Will definitely install a CO2 alarm as I am a little afraid of this device.
Does anyone know where to purchase this piezoelectric part? I've done some searching and cannot find this particular part for sale but did find a portable piezoelectric lighter.
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