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Rbertalotto

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I'm on a February cross country trip and needed a quiet way to heat my 20' Toy Hauler.

I wrote a short article with photos on my web site.

You can read it here:

http://rvbprecision.com/rv-projects/solar-install-grey-wolf-19rr-toy-hauler.html

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Never did see anything about a heater


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Posted: 02/10/18 01:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

http://rvbprecision.com/shooting/olympian-wave-6-propane-heater-review.html

The CO Police will chime in soon!


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my issue wasn't as much with CO, it's the fact that with these type of unvented heaters your dumping almost a gallon of water in the air for every gallon of propane burned. If it's dry out, may not be an issue, but if humidity is high, that much water really agrivated window condensation etc.

a vented heater isn't an issue for water, it all goes outside.


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technically correct

but

100,000 BTU per HOUR will produce 0.98 gal, propane contains 94,000 btu per gallon

a 3000 btu wave heater will need 32 hrs to produce that 'gallon' of water by burning a gallon of propane

a 5000 BTU heater will take 20 hours at full output to produce 0.98 gal of moisture

http://www.constructionheatersinc.com/catalog/combustion-moisture.html

naturally if you sleep with no heat, wake up cold, and light up a heater like a wave or buddy, the bit of moisture produced is going to condense on every cold surface in the camper, especially the windows

but if you keep a warm camper and the ventilation is sufficient, you are going to see very little as it will be exhausted with the warm air thru the ceiling vent

* This post was edited 02/10/18 04:16pm by MrWizard *


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Not one drop of condensation this morning. I've ben using a Big Buddy heater in various campers for years. So far I've not witness any of these condensation issues.
And the issue is not CO it is usually the depletion of O that will kill you. These wave heaters will automatically shut off well before the O level is too low.
But best to keep new batteries in the CO detector.....

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Don't see review of Wave 6 in the link, but... depending on location, 5000 BTU model can be too much for some places and not enough for some other.

Wintering in BC Mexico in poorly insulated 26ft trrailer, with night temps rarely below 45, I resorted to running it only in the evening and on the Med-Low. It gets cold after sunset at 6pm, too early to go to bed. If I leave it overnight, I would wake up in sweat. They suggest leaving N square inches of open window per BTU, don't remember the number because my one or two windows are usually open more than that. Wave 6 is permanently installed on the wall.

There is practically no humidity from this heater. It would take a few days to burn 1 gallon of propane and produce 1 gallon of moisture with Wave 6, even if I had left it on High for 24 hours. It barely sips propane. Much more efficient than open-flame heater or furnace. I only wish it could cycle by itself.

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I run 2 of the Wave 3 when needed.
In Quartzsite AZ, not a drop of condensation, windows are dry on a freezing morning after running the heaters all nite.
Here on the Oregon coast, a whole nother story, lotsa condensation, but it don't hurt nothin, I still luv'm. And I don't use much propane, and I don't use any battery !

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For places line Quartzsite AZ don't discard clear plastic bag that Wave came in. With a piece of Scotch tape I made a cover, to protect it when not in use. Reportedly, catalytic pad is sensitive to dust. A loop of bungee cord keeps cover around the edges.

Wave sell some $20 vinyl covers, but with my wall mount it wouldn't work. Doubled clear bag has translucent appearance, better than black vinyl.

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"Reportedly, catalytic pad is sensitive to dust."..........Good advise

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