Gas heating & hot water

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  1. Norrie

    Norrie Read Only Funster

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    One by one we're getting the hang of our '06 Scout but my most recent mystery is the use of gas to heat water and the interior.
    For starters there's a covered vent on the driver's side adjacent to the (electric) hot water under the rear dinette seats. I assume it's a vent for a gas heat exchanger but can't work out :-

    a: How to get the bl**dy cover off.
    b) If it's the heat exchanger for water AND heating.
    c) How to switch both heating & water to gas - I'm ok with hook-up power for both.

    I'd be grateful for any pointers. :thumb:
     
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    Hi Norrie,

    a) with left hand push down on top of vent cover and at the same time pull back and away at botom with right hand, they can be quite hard to remove, give it a good tug!

    b) vent is for hot water heat exchanger and will not work unless removed

    c)to turn on water simply turn dial (situated above habitation door on our van) to gas symbol and set temperature dial as required. To turn on heating, turn dial at fire holding down until you hear the gas ignite and look for flame through inspection hole. Switch on fan and adjust speed as required. Remember to check that both gas valves are set to open (situated in storage cupboard)
     
  3. Norrie

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    Dave,
    Many thanks for that - I'll give it a bash when we (hopefully) go away this weekend.
    What a wonderful site this is.
    Norrie

    PS I'm looking forward to retiring and trying full timing too. Spain probably.
    PPS What the hell is a paramotor and can it really fly? :Eeek:
     
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    oh yes...they certainly do fly...check out you tube for paramotoring videos
     
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    Had a peek at paramotoring on YouTube.:Eeek:
    For one who doesn't like heights much - I think I'll stick to motorbikes.

    I'm feeling old now.......
     
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    Doesn't work like that Norrie. No one is more fearful of heights than me. But when you are not in contact with the ground i.e. as opposed to being on a ladder, roof or top of Blackpool Tower, the sensation is not the same. You don't fear heights when flying in a commercial jet do you...being three thousand feet up sat in a paramotor is just a pleasurable, especially when you don't have to worry about the thing crashing!!!
     

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