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Old 02-25-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Gas appliance location

Hi, all. Been hard at work building some of the interior of the bus. I'm at the stage of placing the gas appliances. I have the stove, fridge in place. I was thinking of having the water heater, and furnace in the same area. Is it ok to have the fridge, furnace and water heater share the same space or should I isolate them from each other?
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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Re: Gas appliance location

I've got all my propane appliances in the same cabinet. Makes all those gas connections way easier. If you're fridge is also propane you'll need to put it in its own enclosure with proper venting. They're pretty picky about that. If it came with installation instructions you want to follow them closely.

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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Re: Gas appliance location

I agree that it's easier to have like appliances grouped for easier connections & plumbing. However I would give priority to locating appliances that use water & waste plumbing. Waste needs gravity to flow (unless you want to use a macerator pump) and having water supply lines cross from one side of the bus to the other may require routing the lines outside, which could mean freezing pipes, depending on your location.

Gas & electric supply lines are pretty easy to run. No need to worry about freezing or gravity
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:55 PM   #4
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Re: Gas appliance location

We placed our gas appliance in the locations where they belonged. We have no problem running an iron pipe down the length of the bus to use as a gas supply line We have a LP heater planned for next to the entrance and an LP fluid heater (for the hydronic heat system) mounted on the same side, all the way at the back of the bus.... about 25 ft between the two. In between but on the opposite side (drivers side) will be the LP tanks under the bus, the LP range inside as well as a small self regulated LP heater. The little LP heater has the regulator built into the heater so we will need to pull a line off before the "house" regulator. We also need to pull a non-regulated line off for the LP grill on the entrance side. Like I said, we have no problem running LP lines.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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Re: Gas appliance location

I did the same a Lorna, used black pipe under the bus to the different locations... I set up my galley like you would in a house, a triangle shape from the fridge, stove and sink... The water heater and furnace are toward the back, wanted the furnace closer to were the sleeping will happen...
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:27 PM   #6
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Re: Gas appliance location

Thanks for the input, I.ll be puting the gas appliances together, isolating the fridge for venting.
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