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#2624986 - Thu Mar 22 2012 01:16 PM Re: Heating Camp [Re: Whitetail57]
wis bang Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Mon Mar 20 2006
Posts: 2831
Loc: Eastern PA
I was too young to see the pot belly stove but I do remember the Kero 'pot burner' and the hassel of pouring those 5 gal containers of Kero into the storage tank.

We replaced that with a vented propane heater. Worked great for years but slowly started to rust inside due to the dampness. It started going 'boom' each time the thermostat kicked in. The sound got louder and louder until we figured it had to go b/4 it exploded.

Dad had a line on a mobile home furnace when someone suggested the electric baseboard, memories of Kero smelling clothes, etc. made us think twice. One long electric [8'] strip in the 18 x 16 front room and (2) short strips in the 18 x 12 bedroom.

We already had the wood stove and it does help warming up a cold building but once the place is warm it maintains 65 degrees w/ out the wood stove. Flintlock season it can be chilly when I get up maybe 60, especially if the outside temp is less than 15 or so.

Normal hunting seasons don't affect the billing. We need to have a few work days running multiple power tools or someone staying there for an extended time in cold weather to pay more than the 'vacation home' minimum electric bill. We've only gone over 2 - 3 times in the past 12 - 15 years.
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#2624987 - Thu Mar 22 2012 01:17 PM Re: Heating Camp [Re: Whitetail57]
Pine-Creek Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 02 2011
Posts: 2490
Loc: Pa Mountains, Life Member NRA
Whitetail,
Before you panic, have the old furnace checked out,
it just might need some small maintance and cleaning.
Pine Creek/Dave
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#2625206 - Thu Mar 22 2012 05:59 PM Re: Heating Camp [Re: Whitetail57]
Ca Lunker Offline
enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 21 2009
Posts: 587
Loc: Montco - Tioga/Potter
I'm with Pine-Creek on this one. Get it checked out first. Could be just a t-stat, hi-limit or similar control.

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#2625552 - Thu Mar 22 2012 10:18 PM Re: Heating Camp [Re: Ca Lunker]
Whitetail57 Offline
journeyman

Registered: Thu May 09 2002
Posts: 67
Loc: Mercer, PA
I am definately hoping it is something simple believe me. That little unit has done a tremendous job for me for the past 25 years and with all the money I just sank into the addition I am not left with much back up cash. Having a tough time finding someone to come out and look at it. The camp is in between Kane and Marienville, if anyone knows of anyone in that area please let me know. Thanks for the advice and ideas guys, I sincerely appreciate it.
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#2625608 - Fri Mar 23 2012 12:16 AM Re: Heating Camp [Re: Whitetail57]
Danesdad Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 22 2005
Posts: 12677
Loc: Westmoreland county PA
Why are you ruling out a woodburner?
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#2626249 - Fri Mar 23 2012 08:55 PM Re: Heating Camp [Re: Danesdad]
smage1 Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 14 2007
Posts: 1420
Loc: Delaware 4A
Whitetail,
Guy on here in classifieds has a MOBILEHOME oil burner 4 sale!!


Edited by smage1 (Fri Mar 23 2012 08:59 PM)
Edit Reason: terminology correction

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#2634073 - Sat Mar 31 2012 10:34 PM Re: Heating Camp [Re: Whitetail57]
sammysam Offline
newbie

Registered: Sat Feb 18 2012
Posts: 3
Loc: PA
You really should have it cleaned, inspected and tested for safe operation. I can give you some ideas how to rule out the basic problems. PM me if you still need help.

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#2634239 - Sun Apr 01 2012 09:26 AM Re: Heating Camp [Re: sammysam]
Whitetail57 Offline
journeyman

Registered: Thu May 09 2002
Posts: 67
Loc: Mercer, PA
Thanks Sammy,
I am heading up next Wed. I may shoot ya a PM
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#2635395 - Mon Apr 02 2012 06:28 AM Re: Heating Camp [Re: Whitetail57]
winchesterbob Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Sun Oct 27 2002
Posts: 4855
Loc: forest county, pa
Call Richgas in Kane 814 837 7670 and see who they recommend.....Good people...

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#2636230 - Mon Apr 02 2012 08:22 PM Re: Heating Camp [Re: winchesterbob]
Whitetail57 Offline
journeyman

Registered: Thu May 09 2002
Posts: 67
Loc: Mercer, PA
Bob,
You were spot on with the reccommendation. Made the call, they suggested a couple guys. Someone is coming on Thursday morning to meet me there and check it out.
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