vintage heater!

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  1. BillyMc

    BillyMc Well-Known Member

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    If you use propane with a natural gas orifice it's going to burn hotter than designed for, put out too much emissions, or both.
     
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    well!
    good ol Lloyd to my rescue again! he has all the tools.

    he got the pieces apart, we both looked at the orifice. it had tiny hole, was black, so we think that IS the propane fitting. after we hit depot, & a propane grill place with no luck, united RV looked it up & ordered one for me.

    im using a regular prpane hose with regulator on end that attaches to tank.

    i took the whole heater apart, cleaned off 75 years of dust & rust, including a mouse nest.

    i used paint stripper to get that ugly orange off & repainted it coleman red with silver accents

    while banging it around, i knocked out a cup of grit rust from inside the burn chamber. wow.

    after i reassembled it, it has a better flame, with air valve wide open.

    sure looks better!

    it will help keep me warm !
     
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    Any place that supplies propane for home heating will have a large assortment of
    orifices
     
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    Pictures of the newly painted unit!!!!!
     

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