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Awning flooring and heating 11 months 4 weeks ago #445981

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Thingy wrote:
True Vapalux arent efficient light producers, but the heat they give of is fantastic.
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That statement is a scientific total oxymoron. :huh: An efficient light producer will produce very little heat - like an LED for example, :) So a "fantastic" heat producer when you really want light makes it a very inefficient light :( producer.

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Awning flooring and heating 11 months 4 weeks ago #445982

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ProfJohnL wrote:
Thingy wrote:
True Vapalux arent efficient light producers, but the heat they give of is fantastic.
:woohoo:

That statement is a scientific total oxymoron. :huh: An efficient light producer will produce very little heat - like an LED for example, :) So a "fantastic" heat producer when you really want light makes it a very inefficient light :( producer.

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Prof, I think you are misreading Thingys post. I remember having a Chinese made version of the Vapalux, and Wow it was Explosive when you lit it up. :P
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Awning flooring and heating 11 months 4 weeks ago #445993

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Think prof just misread my statement. Simple mistake, I blame age :)
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Thingy wrote:
Think prof just misread my statement. Simple mistake, I blame age :)

OOPS - I should have gone to specksavers :oops:
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Awning flooring and heating 11 months 4 weeks ago #446031

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ProfJohnL wrote:
Thingy wrote:
Think prof just misread my statement. Simple mistake, I blame age :)

OOPS - I should have gone to specksavers :oops:

I see what you did there :whistle:
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Awning flooring and heating 11 months 4 weeks ago #446035

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Before caravanning we, like many other vanners, started with a trailer tent. It had a gas kitchen which you took into the trailer tent. I believe that modern trailer tents have the same arrangement.
Clearly there have been horrid tragedies when folks have taken barbecues into tents, but there must be a safe way to burn properly serviced gas under canvas, because it is still being manufactured.
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Yes Mel with proper ventilation.
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Mel wrote:
Before caravanning we, like many other vanners, started with a trailer tent. It had a gas kitchen which you took into the trailer tent. I believe that modern trailer tents have the same arrangement.
Clearly there have been horrid tragedies when folks have taken barbecues into tents, but there must be a safe way to burn properly serviced gas under canvas, because it is still being manufactured.
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I think Mel has a very good point here, as we go to our local tent and trailer tent, dealer, I now remember that all of the kitchens are under cover. So must have good ventilation. And as I have mentioned before , our porch awning has permanantly open vents at the top corners.
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Awning flooring and heating 11 months 4 weeks ago #446056

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At the minute we have plenty of ventilation in our awning as my wheel is is on show as my awning skirt was damaged and ripped so I've cut it for one bit to fit the back bit behind the wheel and one bit of skirt bit in front of the wheel , went to price a new length of awning skirt , over £5o.oo !!! shocked :ohmy:
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Craigyoung wrote:
At the minute we have plenty of ventilation in our awning as my wheel is is on show as my awning skirt was damaged and ripped so I've cut it for one bit to fit the back bit behind the wheel and one bit of skirt bit in front of the wheel , went to price a new length of awning skirt , over £5o.oo !!! shocked :ohmy:

Hello Craig,
Your ripped wheel cover only provides low level ventilation. The hot fumes from what ever is burning or smouldering as in a charcoal BBQ will collect at high level where you breath.

The point about cookers in trailer tents, I remember well becasue there was a mesh window just behind the cooker.

Like it, or believe it or not the use of any burning appliance inside a tent or awning is potentially unsafe not only from teh fire hazard but also the products of combustion, which area actually more dangerous becasue you can't see or feel them.
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