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Posted: 12/04/20 09:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One diode on the fan power wire made mine quiet enough to sleep. It slowed it down just enough to stop the rumbling that it used to give off when running full rpm. The factory tech told me that I could do this w/o creating any problems prior to adding the diode.

The diode will reduce the voltage somewhere around a half of a volt. Even batteries are running low it still functions fine, but you need to call a company tech to be sure it's okay to do this modification.

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I use 2 olycat waves unvented, w oxy sensors on them. sips propane and uses no power perfectly safe. Been using these for 40 years. Something like 10 million sold. All vented heaters are just wasting propane w/ 50% of the heat going out the vent. A little condensation yes, no problem


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I’m using a big buddy heater for the first time this fall. I cracked a window open too far the first night and the heater still worked great on low but it got a little cool sleeping by that open window. Then I went to cracking two windows open about 1/4 of an inch, one front and one rear of the five, and that works perfectly.
I put the heater in the middle of the trailer and the first couple of nights when I only had one front window cracked open, I noticed a slight odor at the rear of the trailer and that’s what prompted me to also crack a window at the rear. That illuminated 100% of the odor. We’ve had windy nights and two windows being only slightly cracked open has very little effect on the heating.
I used to wake up every time the roaring Atwood furnace came on, but not anymore. Besides getting a good nights sleep, now... The propane last about three times as long. Craig


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Because we dont like the constant noisy cycling on and off of the furnace while sleeping i lower the thermostat to 50 ish at bed time. This way the furnace usually doesnt come on until early morning depending on the outside temp. Then in the morning i bump it up to 70 ish and go back to bed for an hour.


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Posted: 12/12/20 01:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

C Schomer wrote:



That illuminated 100% of the odor.



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Darn dictation… That was supposed to be eliminated. Sorry

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Monaramblee wrote:

Because we dont like the constant noisy cycling on and off of the furnace while sleeping i lower the thermostat to 50 ish at bed time. This way the furnace usually doesnt come on until early morning depending on the outside temp. Then in the morning i bump it up to 70 ish and go back to bed for an hour.


ditto, but we have a setback thermostat set to come on at 7am. Furnace coming on is our "alarm", wakes us up, then wait a while to get up, trailers warm.


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