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Old 08-16-2023, 12:47 AM   #41
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Are you using a Dickinson P9000 or P12000? If so, I have to caution you about the minimum safety clearances. As mocked up it does not appear to meet the minimum overhead safety clearance requirements of 20 inches. You can get around this requirement by using a fire resistant material and standoffs.

I have used this heater in a boat and there is considerable heat above it, certainly enough to be a fire hazard to the overhead cabinets.

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Old 08-16-2023, 11:50 AM   #42
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Thanks,Ron. I’ve ordered the P9000. I noticed the clearance requirements in the manual - I was planning to do as you suggested, but it’s good to hear from someone else about the importance of the clearance specs. I checked with the manufacturer about the fan air flow direction and path, and sent them the same picture - with heat protection under the cabinet and around the exhaust pipe, it should work. I would never operate the heater if I left the camper. Over confidence in my design or workmanship has proved to be wrong most of the time.

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Old 08-16-2023, 12:09 PM   #43
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Over confidence in my design or workmanship has proved to be wrong most of the time.

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I call that situation "learning experience" and I have a lot of experience.

That's a good location from a distribution of heat point of view. The fan does blow the heat out a bit but having the heater in a central position will help ensure the heat reaches both ends of the trailer.

The heater is virtually silent which is a plus for overnight use and the cheery glow is nice also.

Post photos of the finished installation.

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