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Old 07-30-2021, 07:26 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I did a search and could find no discussion regarding this stove in a skoolie, has anyone used this in their build?

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Probably not the best heat source for a skoolie. In general, propane heaters are dangerous and they produce water as a byproduct of combustion, greatly increasing the humidity in your living space and causing major condensation problems.

Look into diesel air heaters instead, they're very effective and popular with the skoolie crowd, and a lot cheaper than this thing.
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Yes, that's true for ventless heaters. This heater is vented to the outside via a stack. It does take air from the inside of the vehicle but exhausts outside. Do I understand this to mean no moisture is released via this method?

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Yes, that's true for ventless heaters. This heater is vented to the outside via a stack. It does take air from the inside of the vehicle but exhausts outside. Do I understand this to mean no moisture is released via this method?

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I'm not sure. I know one of the good aspects of the diesel air heaters is that their entire combustion cycle is external - air is drawn in from the outside and combustion products are also vented to the outside - and I think propane heaters intended for RV use work the same way.
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A true direct vented heater acts as you say, intake an exhaust are in a double walled pipe. I've looked at RV furnaces which are direct vented, but it takes power to run the fan. The Nuway appears to be a comprimise in my eye. Doesn't need power, exhausts outside, elimination moisture problem. Using space intake air doesn't bother me much as I'll have a window open a bit to allow constant fresh air as per Nuways instruction and common sense. Thanks for the input it's appreciated
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I just looked at a YouTube video of the nuway 4000 and the guy in his fishing hut opened the door to show you the flame so to me thatís not a sealed combustion chamber and will introduce lots of humidity. Looks like a good heater for that application but not in a metal bus.
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Propex HS2211 is the propane fired equivalent of the external fired units.

Gasoline versions of the parking heaters exist as well as diesel.

And water-heating ones too, get HWS out of it as well as hydronics space heating via calorifier exchange

tie into the engine block to capture waste heat while driving
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