Re: [RC] [RC] take 2: Camper shell heaters? - Jim Holland
Go down and look for "Hot Vent Series" heaters.
Jim, Sun of Dimanche, amd Mahada Magic
Nancy Mitts wrote:
> Heaters that burn with an open flame give off carbon monoxide and consume
> oxygen. A carbon monoxide detector should catch the CO, but they are still
> not recommended in small areas like campers, & you would also need to have a
> fresh air opening.
> Catalytic heaters do not burn with an open flame and WORKING PROPERLY will
> not give off carbon monoxide. A CO detector should still be used with these
> in case the catalyst pad is damaged. These heaters DO consume oxygen, so you
> need to have a partially open window for safety. The heaters manual will
> tell you how many sq inches of opening are necessary for that size of
> The gas leak detectors are useful in case of gas leaks, but the danger is
> accidental combustion, and they don't catch the CO. (although there may be
> dual detectors made that do both.)
> The safest is electic heat, but it isn't practical off any type of battery
> set-up because they draw 900-1500 watts. You need to be plugged in or
> running a generator. The little honda 1000 watt super quiet one would run a
> small heater on low. Your cold neighbor might kill you though.
> The key is really not to have a totally closed environment, no matter what
> type of heat you use.
> Nancy Mitts
> >From: rides2far@xxxxxxxx
> Would someone who understands the idiosyncracies of fatal gasses please
> explain what types of heat are safe in closed environments and do those
> alarms that are for gas leaks in your home work for the unsafe ones?
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- Re: [RC] [RC] take 2: Camper shell heaters?, Nancy Mitts