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  1. It's not a gas fitting as such, it's usual use is for high pressure air brake pipe connections, 2000psi! You'll find them then at your local branch of Pirtek
  2. Hi again. I should have mentioned that I have replaced the pcb switch which was cream crackered. 

  3. Hi Gary. I’ve tried emailing you but I guess you have thousands to cope with. I have a fanmaster 4000 which won’t play with me. It’s fine on gas but when on electric it works for 10 minutes then trips the house electrics. If I let it cool down then reset the trip it’s fine for a while then does it again. I suspected damp between the elements but running it on gas hasn’t helped. Any thoughts? Element faulty? 

    Thanks for your time 

    1. Jaydug


      Gary doesn't seem to get on the forum as much as he used to.   You'll stand more chance if you give him a ring on 07901 544431 - but only Monday to Friday, 9-5pm

    2. daveand elaine

      daveand elaine

      hi, sorry for the delay in replying to thank you. Been away in french France. i'll try ringing him.

  4. Good or bad, the picture does not show the thermocouple, the copper 'bulb' or cigar as I call it, is infact the gas fires room thermostat, the fires electric heating remotethermostat in this case being clipped too it The thermocouple 'bulb' referred too I'd assume is what I call the hot end, this is sighted on the burner inside the fire, the other 'cold' end being screwed into the gas valve under the van ☺️
  5. I well remember the clubs recommending 5yrs when the manufacturers said 7yrs, people on forums then getting down to three and even two!! At the time and in responce to this silly state of affairs, the manufacturers removed reference to age, substituting 'regular inspection,' (from day one), as the only way to ensure tyres remain fit for purpose. How then this silly argument still exists today is totally beyond me?!
  6. There's a manual you can download and print on my website, www.arcsystem.biz
  7. Well i can help determine that for you, give me ring 9 till 5, 07901 544431
  8. George the original Metz service has retired, however he passed the firm to a guy who George tells me is doing very well and he recommends. Phone number remains the same 07940 593673
  9. Seems not enough air is being pushed through the element castings, this could be for several reasons but as ive seen it before, first thought is fans on motor shaft wrong way round, or same problem connected reverse polarity so fans still going backward. Next is someones cleaned the fan and the mucks now been chucked on to the elements by the fan, this then blocking them directly behind the overheat stat. Third would be a fault on control board. Lastly, I fully agree with previous post
  10. My last and current van both used the same heater and I didn't notice any draught at all from it, so first question would be if it's fitted correctly? For instance the gap at the front and to each side of the air intake should be cloaked by a shaped metal plate which stops anything excessive coming out directly into the living space. That in itself is more than other fires. My guess though is the vans 98/2000 so at the beginning of the change to what was only motorhome standard low level ventilation, this removed a great deal of the previous standards draughty floor ventilation around the van. I would first then check the floor for these sources of draughts, particularly around the front seating area?! Your looking for anything other than reasonably considered a small gas drop hole ie, under or very close to gas connections.
  11. The replies are not meaningless if op now armed with other people's experiences is better aware, therefore make a more informed judgement as to his dealers demands being fair or not
  12. Oh! You've stopped Surfing then Mr Durbanite? how the devil are you these days? All I seem to remember about that new year at Newark, was it was minus 7degs and I had a busmans holiday fitting remote temp stats to truma electric heating systems. .. including your own to your good ladies delight 😁 PS, one of my daughters was in your homeland several weeks ago filming an advert, just started showing on television
  13. Hello peeps and yes I'm still kicking Steve! also still hard at it with advice and fixing Carver problems, as well as later Truma gas fire and it's endlessly problematic ultraheat electric heating!. Difference nowdays, (getting on a bit), is I've backed away from repeating the same advice on various forums over and over again. Case in point is the recent Truma Ultraheat question on this thread, obviously not read the pinned ultraheat post at the start of this section!! As for this question, very simple fire to fix plus, if needed, a new gas valve is still available and I've even got some new burners! so feel free to give me a call ☺️ 07901 544431 weekdays 9 till 5
    1. Hi Gary, i've seen a lot of people recommending you for info etc about carver water heaters, mine was working fine until we came back from a trip, now it will not light, i have tried the "wait 3 minutes and try again" but the red light just keeps coming back on. the blower heater works, the fridge works the oven works, so i know the gas is getting through to them, is there an easy/safe way to purge the line to the carver or can you suggest anything? thanks for reading 🙂
  14. What year vans are we speaking about?, thing is this fault can be caused by several things and some dependent on year. Generally though expensive replacements are the least likely solution, before you do then, hopeffully a sale or return deal or even borrowing one to try should prove it either way
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