Originally Posted by Famous Mockingbird
Bump for cold weather curiosity...
Thanks for the reminder!
The Propex has been installed for over a year and works great....
The install starts roughly at post #237 of my build thread:
After much deliberation, I ended up mounting the heater under the "chaise" portion of my rear seat/bed inside the van. There are three floor penetrations..one each for the combustion air intake and exhaust and one for the 1/4" copper propane feed line.
I mounted the thermostat at the top of the "C" pillar for a nice central location.
I've had some problems with the propex not firing up and flashing a single red light error code, which means "no propane". I've had to whack the regulator with a screwdriver handle a few times to get the propane flowing....hasn't been an issue lately.
The regulator was purchased at Gowesty.com. I'm considering picking up a regulator from Karl at westyventures.com. That's where I bought the Propex heater and he's been quite helpful with getting things sorted out. I also bought another length of stainless exhaust duct and used it for the intake since the cardboard intake duct got quite hammered by the time the installation was completed.
I've used the heater about 12-15 times or so in 30-40 deg night time temps with the penthouse top up and down. Since I don't have a propane level gauge anywhere I recently filled the tank....it took 2.1 gallons, so I'm quite happy about that. The specs list the propane flowrate in grams/hour.