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Old 01-11-2008, 15:03   #1
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force10 propane heater

has anyone had any problems keeping their force 10 heater working properly? mine is hard to keep working properly. it will not go to high and spits and sputters. thanks
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Old 01-11-2008, 17:04   #2
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The only two issues I have ever had with these are they use allot of propane, and I had the thermal couple fail. Easy part to replace.
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3ringmike - I've installed several of these units in the boatyard and we have one in our Newport 33. My suspicions: check the pressure in your gas line, it's possible that your LP regulator just isn't keeping up with the demand from the heater. As Kai Nui mentioned, these units can consume alot of fuel, (about 1lb every hour) but they heat like the dickens! I believe the line pressure should be .5psi while the heater is in operation. I'm assuming that your gas line IS the required 3/8" ID. Then there's the remote possibility that you may have contamination in your tank, lines and/or the heater valve. Have you tried running the heater from a different tank? These are good little heaters, especially since they don't use electricity or make soot and smoke!
Good luck! Bob
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The Force 10 “Cozy Cabin” Propane Heaters are now manufactured by SIG Marine.

Their Owner’s Manual has excellent trouble-shooting instructions.
Goto:
http://www.sigmarine.com/manuals/sig...ropman2007.pdf

See also the SIG Marine:

Direct Vent Propane Heaters:
http://www.sigmarine.com/manuals/SIGP9000man2007.pdf

Diesel Heaters:
http://www.sigmarine.com/manuals/sig...rodman2007.pdf

Solid Fuel Heaters:
http://www.sigmarine.com/manuals/sigCCSFMAN2007.pdf


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