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#1 HarleyT

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:23 AM

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The following is recall information on catalytic heaters. Just wanted to pass this along to everyone.
_ About 54,500 propane convection heaters, manufactured by DESA Heating Products, because fire can burn inside the burner tube rather than out the end. This can cause the lower portion of the burner tube to get hot enough to ignite combustible material under the heater. DESA has received 40 reports of incidents possibly caused by the hazard, including six reports of fires. The other 34 reported incidents involved minor property damage, including scorching of the flooring under the heater. The following DESA heaters have been recalled: Reddy Heater, All-Pro, MASTER, Universal, and Dayton. The heaters were sold at home centers and hardware stores nationwide from August 2005 through December 2005. For more information call the company at 866-279-3225 or visit http://www.desatech.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.
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#2 RON

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 12:56 PM

SORRY---But I don't understand what concern this is of ours. This is not something we would use in our Casita's, or any other brand for that matter. unsure.gif
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#3 Pickle-ette

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 01:03 PM

Actually, some folks have mentioned using this type of heater in their Casitas, in place of a furnace or electric heater.

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#4 roge5

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 02:44 PM

[quote=Pickle-ette,Feb 1 2006, 01:03 PM]
Actually, some folks have mentioned using this type of heater in their Casitas, in place of a furnace or electric heater.


Having looked up the photo of this unit and size ( 40,000 - 80,000 Btu) there is no way anyone is using this in a Casita - let's hope!
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#5 Carol Christensen

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 05:24 PM

One of the heaters on the recall list, "Tank Top", fits on top of a small propane tank. I don't see the BTU's mentioned, but it looks like a size that could be used in a trailer.
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#6 HarleyT

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 12:00 PM

Sorry for any confusion on this. I did not mean that these heaters were used inside of the casitas. But, i do know a few people who these types of heaters in their garages or workshops. Also, have seen a few using the tank top model while sitting outside, in campgrounds to keep the chill off in the evenings.
Just trying to pass along some info that I though might be useful.