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Additions to Motorhome pages:-
1.Fitting New Automatic Water System Pump
2.Winterising the water pump.
3.Water Tank Level Meter-modification to electronic circuit

4.Basin Mixer Taps - tip & how to repair a dripping tap.
5.Extending Fresh Water Drain Tap to Outside

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Our MH has now been sold so this web site will not be updated again

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Due to my age, 80 years old, and health reasons we are forced to give up the pleasures of a motorhome,  and has now been sold.

Description of the motorhome can be seen through out the pages of my web site here.

The MH has MOT until MAR 2017 and its mileage is 109224

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Contents:

1. Truma Heater 3000 Gas Consumption 2. The Carver 3600 STC Auto Convector Room Heater.


As CARVER have been taken over by TRUMA here is an useful address:

TRUMA (UK) Ltd ,Truma House , Eastern Avenue , Burton-upon-Trent , Staffs ,DE13 OBB . TELEPHONE : 01283 511092

Another "Gem" from Neils Web site:
http://www.motorcaravanning.co.uk/vehicles_f2/index.html

Truma Heater 3000 Gas Consumption

From: Terry

According to the web page, the rated output of the Truma is 3400 watts while consuming gas at 285 grams per hour (g/h). If it is on for a total of 4 hours and off for a total of 2 hrs in a 6 hour period, then it would use 4 x 285 = 1140 grams

If the heater is around 3 kilowatts and has three settings, its possible that high will be 285 g/h, medium is 230 g/h and low 170 g/h. Then 6 hours on medium setting could use 1380 grams.

Two days running would use 1140g + 1380g x 2days = 5.04Kgs, so your 6Kg cylinder would be all but used up.

Regarding the gas pilot blowing out, I have had that problem when the wind was blowing into the air intake or exhaust, just moving the Motorhome cured the problem.

The gas not cutting off when the pilot light extinguishes is serious, the gas should cut off almost immediately the pilot light goes out, so the flame failure device needs to checked and perhaps replaced immediately.

I hope the above is useful Regards Terry 

While the above relates to the Truma Heater, one could expect the same from the Carver Room Heater.


The Carver 3600 STC Auto Convector Room Heater in the Wanderer

There's not much one can do with the heater. Other than keep the parts clean and free from rust. 

Fault finding charts can be seen at Darren's site: www.faultfinder.freeserve.co.uk

While he does not cover the Carver 3600 STC, the fault finding charts will be the same for other heaters.

Testing and turning on the Heater:

1. Ensure the gas is turned on at the cylinder and the gas stop valve close to the heater is in line with the gas pipes .

2. Check the 12 volts are on at the Zig voltage control panel and 12 volts are indicated.

3. Turn the control knob anti-clockwise to the start position, this is before the maximum indicated heat control. At his position a clicking sound can be heard from the Piezo igniter, and the control knob Red LED will show a light.

4. At the same time press the knob down and monitor the gas alight viewing window. The Piezo igniter will click all the time this being done.

5. When the gas is alight, release the knob and continuew vlewing the gas flame.

6. It is now possible to place the control knob anti-clockwise to the heat required position.

If the burner does remain alight, repeat the above operation. IT IS ADVISED TO WAIT 3 MINUTES BEFORE STARTING AGAIN.  This is due to the gas parts are still glowing and could cause a gas blow back with it's inherent effects.

Heat Output

MAX>
MIN>

3.2 kWatts.
0.5 kWatts

Gas consumption>
[See above for estimated consumption.]

Butane MAX>
MIN>

274 grams per hour
29.3grams per hour

b

Propane MAX>

270 grams per hour

b

MIN>

29.3 grams per hour

Gas supply pressure

Butane
Propane

28mBar
37 mBar

Gas pipe feed to heater

b

8mm O/D

Ignition

b

Auto/Piezo

Heater Weight

b

12.3Kg

b

b

The 3600 STC Auto Convector Caravan Heater

The 3600 STC Auto Convector Caravan Heater

Convector Room Heater with cowling off

Convector Room Heater with cowling off

Closer view of the heater controls

Flame viewing window

Flame viewing window.

Here can be seen why it pays to do some DIY work sometimes. The Flame viewer was completely covered with dirt and rust.

Heater base, as seen below chassis

Heater base, as seen below chassis

www.arcsystems.biz The Carver Expert


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