Heater Saga. No End In Sight.

So this is part of the pipe that was in the exhaust system for my beloved Hurricane heater. Clearly, a problem. The pipe and insulation had both sort of crumbled into the opening, blocking any flow at all. While the guys were at it, I had them just cut this part of the pipe out, as it added 2 completely unnecessary 90 degree turns (and as Floyd says “Nine 90 degree turns make a plug”). Well, we had five in the system, which strikes me as extra ridiculous. This photo is the two turns we’ve now eliminated.

Unfortunately, I’m still getting the “Flame Out” fault, so I think Jeff’s next move is to cut into the 90s in the engine room to see if they’re clogged. At the same time we’ll probably add a cleanout, because if we’ve got the setup we currently have, it may as well be serviceable. ****LATER. That’s all done. The exhaust is clean and the d*mn thing still won’t run. Back to the engine room.

No Responses to “Heater Saga. No End In Sight.”

  1. Jamie
    December 3, 2007 at 9:42 am #

    Aaron: My “learned self” (and I thank you for the compliment ~ really, it’s still the “learning self” ~ don’t think that will ever be done around here!) would be happy to offer up random opinions and feedback to you. I wasn’t able to contact you, but if you email me at theadmiral at mvkatherinejane dot com I will respond further!

  2. Aaron
    December 3, 2007 at 12:13 am #

    propane heaters work well as long as you vent the storage area well and are carefull in your installation practices. its nice to heare that someone else likes the snohomish area i have some questions for you if you wouldnt mind im thinking of buying a small marina in the area and would like some feedback from your learned self!

  3. bowiechick
    November 6, 2007 at 2:54 pm #

    Well I am glad these issues are finally being addressed. With diesels it always seems to be ultimately a fuel delivery issue.

  4. rob
    November 6, 2007 at 1:33 am #

    ask them (politely of course)why they don`t disconnect the flue from the heater and try it without the flue just briefly to see if it ignites! also why they don`t appear to have tried to save the flue insulation to be used again? the possibility exists that you may end up with a new flue and insulation and a heater that still won`t work? might be worth checking it out.Rob