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Posted: 11/03/11 09:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thinking about installing an Olympian Wave 3 heater in the TC. Looking for some suggestions on its hook up. I have good access to the frig propane line inside the rear access panel. Was wondering if I could put in a "T" connection and run the frig and wave heater off that same supply line? I assume since these heaters require a regulator, the factory installed pressure regulator at the propane tank connections would be suffice. Correct me if Im wrong. Also, does the Wave 3 heaters come with any hose or connections? Any suggestions or advice from you experienced users would be appreciated. Thanks


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Posted: 11/03/11 10:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First they come with no hoses nor the feet.

I connected mine to the outside BBQ connection and ran the line into a cabinet with a quick disconnect.

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Posted: 11/03/11 10:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I teed'd ours just before it went into stove. No extra regulator, just the campers regulated supply. I dont recall it coming with any fittings, possibly the flare fitting at heater but no lines etc.


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kerry4951 wrote:

Thinking about installing an Olympian Wave 3 heater in the TC. Looking for some suggestions on its hook up. I have good access to the frig propane line inside the rear access panel. Was wondering if I could put in a "T" connection and run the frig and wave heater off that same supply line? I assume since these heaters require a regulator, the factory installed pressure regulator at the propane tank connections would be suffice. Correct me if Im wrong. Also, does the Wave 3 heaters come with any hose or connections? Any suggestions or advice from you experienced users would be appreciated. Thanks


Kerry,
The Olympian Wave 3 propane heaters are terrific. I had one in an Airstream I just sold. They throw off a tremendous amount of heat, but the heat radiates in only one direction. But since they use no battery power I think they're worth it.

For safety reasons I believe code prohibits the use of a propane T-connector inside the camper. To be safe I'd run a separate propane line to your Wave 3 with it's own cutoff valve.

Good luck!


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I just finished installing one in my 1966 Avion TC. I bought the copper tubing at the local hardware store, with the fittings. I had a dual outlet barbecue regulator that I ran one to my stove and one end to my Wave 3. I am not aware of the code issue that Mike mentions above, but, the older rigs I have worked on had Copper lines with brass T's used throughout. I will have to hook up a T to my system when I add my Propane light back to the Camper. I hope that this helps!
Make sure you get the cover too, since any dust or dirt that gets on them contaminates the catalytic media.
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I set mine up the same as narcodog. Ran a line from the outside low pressure propane supply, up through the propane storage tank compartment and then into a cabinet housing my hot water heater. Terminated here with a quick connect. Attached a hose and quick connect to the Wave heater. Hook up and move it as desired during cold weather. Couldn't be happier with this setup. I've used it down to 5 degrees and it kept us warm enough.


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woodhog wrote:

Do these heaters have some way to get rid of the exhaust fumes?

They claim you have to open a vent or two during operation but other that that there are no direct fume emissions with the heater, from what I understand.

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Do these heaters have some way to get rid of the exhaust fumes?


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Posted: 11/04/11 06:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Heaters & Install KitsI installed mine as you described, "T"ed off the refrig line outside. Ran the copper tubing that came with it thru several panels to the quick disconnect mounted on the wall, near the entrance, under the refrig. I added 12feet of flexible hose to the OEM hose attached to the swivel connection so that I would move it around the MH. The refrig propane line has no problem supplying both. (mine is a wave 6")

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I just installed a Wave 3 about a month ago. I used the propane line that would feed the genny as the source. Works well. You need to open a roof vent a bit and also another window 1/4 " or so. I also have purchased a second carbon monoxide detecter for piece of mind. You can never be too safe.


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