Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Comfort At Nite

7:23 am:
My little Olympian Wave-3 Catalytic heater is the smallest heater in the Wave series. Even so, it kept me comfortably warm. I did not have to keep my nose inside the sleeping bag when the outside temperature descended to 52℉ early this morning.

When the Wave-3 is only warming my living quarters, it will be fine warming the smaller area. Also, Wave-3 will be aided by insulation!




7:45 am:
My wood construction method is Gorilla Wood Glue and brad nails.

In assembling the first drawer that I Blogged to you about yesterday, I first put glue on the parts about to be joined. Then brad nailed the joint to keep it together while the Gorilla Wood Glue set.

This construction method will be the same for framing the floor and walls of my living quarters. Although the image below is using 2 x 4 lumber and I will be using 3/4 x 2, the construction basics are the same.




9:18 am:
Reader Phil in Phoenix reminded me that I had not yet published pics of the completed propane installation!



This is the propane line coming from the tank. 
The line will have a shut-off valve and will provide 
the propane for my living quarters.




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17 comments:

  1. You're right 2 x 4 is overkill however but a suggestion instead of using three-quarter by two why not use 2 x 3
    If you were planning on putting any paneling up,
    it's easy to hit a 2 inch wide than a three-quarter inch wide piece of wood if you're going to use wood glue you have that much more gripping
    If you're going to put the foam paneling up for installation liquid nail is Ideal for that gorilla glue is not

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  2. Your ‘ 3/4” x 2”’ will most likely measure out as 5/8” x 1 5/8”. Really, really flimsy. You have lots of space and weight carrying ability. Why not go with a 2” x 4” which is really a 1 5/8” x 3 5/8”?

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    1. EdD,

      Thank you so very much for taking your time to help me!

      George

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  3. Hey George,
    When you say you were warm last night, how critical is the insulation? Could a person do without?

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    1. Hi Phil,

      Insulation becomes more a factor when the temperature drops below 50℉.

      It's been my experience that when the temperature drops below 60℉, heat is a very happy thing to have!

      George

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  4. Olympian Wave 3 LP Portable Gas Catalytic Heater by Camco (3000 BTU )- Can Warm Up to 130 Square Feet of Space

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    1. Larry,

      I wonder at what outside temperature that 130 SqFt was calculated?

      George

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    2. "square feet".... Aren't cubic feet more appropriate when measuring air heated?

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    3. That's a good question. I emailed Camco and ask about it. info@camco.net

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    4. Think your answer is approximately 964 ft.³

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    5. You don't want to argue with Mrs. remember she used to be a schoolteacher
      When you're measuring a house it's usually in cubic feet if you're measuring a commercial building it's usually cubic yards because of it's sheer volume

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  5. I hope by the time you read this you will have a shutoff valve installed in the inside propane pipe. Do not procrastinate about this.

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    1. Why is an inside shutoff so critical? RVs don’t have this.

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    2. Matt,

      An inside propane shutoff valve is not critical.

      However, it is a good idea. And, it costs so little.

      George

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    3. Squire,

      I ordered the inside propane shutoff valve yesterday.

      George

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    4. Matt, in a rv the propane lines are not exposed. In Georges case it is and construction work can cause accidents.

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