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Post by inspiredron on Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:59 pm

Today I thought that I would remove the drawer under the wardrobe to see whether it might be feasible to run an extra heater outlet towards the cab.  Not really.
Once I had got the drawer out I groped around to find the outlets - there are two at the front which go straight to the two outlets just below the wardrobe and two at the rear, the lower of which carried the bathroom heating pipe but the upper one was just open with no blanking plug!   No wonder the wardrobe drawer has always got rather warm!  I don't think it has fallen out because peering with a torch and mirror disclosed nothing.
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It's going to the Service Centre on Monday next so I will ask Mark to insert a plug.  It's a 4E so can have one outlet plugged.

The other thing that I have discovered is that the connections and presumably the fuse and reset button are at the rear of the heater.  Looks like a mirror job if the reset clicks out!  Perhaps I should ask for a Y on the bathroom outlet so that both rear outlets can be usefully used for that and open!

By the way on 12V the heater takes 67W, ie about 5.5 amps which does not give much scope for using the heater on gas with no EHU or solar panel!

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Post by Cymro on Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:27 pm

I've noticed that my drawer under the warbrobe gets very toasty when the heater is on. I might pluck up courage and follow Ron's lead to see what can be found. I don't suppose, by any chance, that hte system is designed to pump some heat down there, to discourage the dump valve from doing its worst?
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Post by pjkxpjkx on Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:34 pm

Therare a nunber of threads about blanking plugs and ducting falling out.  The best solution is to use self tapping screws.  Three outlets is permissible for a 4E but it will work better if you can find a way of installing a fourth outlet.  See Improvements To The Warwick Duo thread.  This shows how to use the Truma elbow to fit the fourth outlet in a confined space.  Power consumption according to the Truma download:  5.6 Amps for short periods 1.1 amps on average.
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Post by pjkxpjkx on Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:37 pm

Cymro.
There is a thread somewhere on the forum where the hot air due to the missing blanking plug caused the water pipes to melt...
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Post by Cymro on Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:53 pm

pjkxpjkx wrote:Cymro.
There is a thread somewhere on the forum where the hot air due to the missing blanking plug caused the water pipes to melt...
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Oh my goodness!  I retract my offering as totally twp (as we say around here). !
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Post by inspiredron on Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:00 pm

Cymro wrote:I've noticed that my drawer under the warbrobe gets very toasty when the heater is on. I might pluck up courage and follow Ron's lead to see what can be found. I don't suppose, by any chance, that hte system is designed to pump some heat down there, to discourage the dump valve from doing its worst?
Dump valve is in the offside locker with the gas locker between wardrobe and dump valve!  Perhaps it's A/S's way of helping prevent the inaccessible reset button tripping!  Truma elbow sounds a good idea.  Might put an outlet somewhere on the wardrobe wall.  I don't really want to lose space by having the pipe in the locker.

While exploring I also noticed that I can see daylight at the corners of the gas locker inside the bed locker!  Square cut hole with slightly rounded gas locker wall corners!  The felt does not cover the corners.

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Post by Cymro on Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:36 pm

"Truma elbow sounds a good idea." - that's what you get if you try to reach that inaccessible reset button! biggrin 


The configuration on the Nuevo is different as there's no gas locker, so the dump valve is under the forward-facing rear seats next to the wardrobe. Hence my musing - but evidently it wasn't left unblanked by design.
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Post by inspiredron on Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:53 pm

Had my habitation service today at Willersey. £157 after 10% discount.
Mark looked at the missing blanking plug (or at least the hole!), said that it should be the bottom outlet that should be plugged and got it sorted for me.
Thanks to A/S Service Centre up!

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