Gas fire

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  1. Mick James

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    Hi all, my Carver 3000s fire is knacked and I was wondering if it was easy to take out and replace with another heater. I was looking at a Thermx on eBay a few weeks ago, what do you experts think?
     
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    i have used thermex catalytic heaters for years . great bits of kit .
    i also have used blue flame thermex heaters . not so keen on using them over night though .
    my mate does he says its ok . they do have all the cut out bits on them .
     
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    thanks

    Thanks for that VWAlan. Just need to know if the fire is easy to take out or is it a chew on, and is it easy to fit a Thermx in its place :)
     
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    My only concern would be with potential fumes. I like to be able to leave the heating on when it is cold. The Carver unit was designed for the task and fitted in such a way as to be safe with, presumably, good ventilation of any fumes. Would you feel confident about an alternative unit matching the safety aspects of the original Carver.
    EBAY = Carver Caravelle 4 Gas Fire + Thermostatic Control Caravan Campervan Conversion
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    also had them in several caravans.. as Alan said.. good kit..

    they do not produce CO gas, but do need adequate ventilation as they consume O2 and also produce a fair amount or condensation..

    also bear in mind.. they are not approved for use in new build motorhomes or caravans..so that may affect you insurance.. worth checking..

    personally I would have the Carver repaired or looked at.. there's not a lot to go wrong with them and IMO better and safer than a catalytic heater
     
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    Catalytic heaters don't produce CO if they're working properly and have adequate ventilation. They will produce carbon monoxide if ventilation is inadequate and are usually fitted with a safety device that turns them off if this happens.
    I would much prefer a properly vented heater, as you have now. If it can't be repaired, replace it. Catalytic heaters can also be a bit smelly, and if anything flammable touches the inside (catalyst bit), it will set fire to it. Not safe to leave on if you're asleep or out.
     
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    Would the Caravelle 4 fit in place of the 3000s Alan?
     
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    remember if you do fit a replacement heater you must replace the silicon rubber flue O ring seal with a new one, they are not re useable.
     
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    My main concern would be the radiant heat from a gas fire. In a very small space radiant heat from the fire can easily overheat surfaces opposite the fire with the possibility of the surface catching fire.
     
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