Re: When it rains it pours

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Posted by Island Mike on October 01, 2017 at 12:23:11 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: When it rains it pours posted by dave#1 on October 01, 2017 at 10:43:37:

I fill the water tank in the rolling condo, then drain the hose. I put a small 500 watt oil filled heater, and a thermometer, next to the RC water tank. And I leave the small door open that is next to the tank.
I ran a 4 inch ducting pipe, directly from the furnace plenum, into the main area of the RC.
The regular household fridge was not happy when it went below freezing. Was only thin tin between the works and the cold air. So I filled the area behind the fridge with insulation, and the fridge is happy.
I tried different types of insulation around the base of the RC, but did not notice much difference. The floor stays cold. I use an electric heated floor mat where I sit and use the computer. Rugs and carpet and mats help. The lino is chilly on the tootsies.

I also have a propane blast furnace in reserve. The type used at building sites.
I am also going to experiment with the diesel heater from my boat. It quit this year. But when I get it working I will run a pipe thru a wall for the heat. It should be more economical than the propane heater.
I usually fire the propane furnace in the morning, and use the electric heaters the rest of the time. Sometimes I fire it in the evening as well.
The magic switch for the furnace did quit, but I found a replacement.
The circuit board for the water heater quit but I found a replacement.

I think my rolling condo is a 95 vintage. Too much money for slide out models.

Island Mike


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