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hi is it ok to have the gas fire on all night

to keep nice and warm

 

thank's cavman

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Hi Cavman, Im not to keen on the idea, as we use the front beds as two singles rather than a double, and the end of my duvet hangs over the gas fire, but if yours is positioned away from the beds then then i dont see why you cant leave it on low all night, the fumes are vented to the outside but id get a carbon monoxide detector installed just to be safe

 

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Hi caveman,

 

Provided the gas fire is installed in your caravan/motorhome and the flu is directed outside, then it is perfectly safe to run them overnight. There should be enough fixed ventilation allowed for in the caravan design, but it is always recommended that a couple of windows are cracked open to maintain a supply of fresh to the occupants, even in winter.

 

Some older caravans used to use a free standing gas fires that employ an exposed flame in the caravan, with exhaust gasses remaining within the caravan and these are definitely a no no for overnight.

 

Obviously you must take common-sense precautions, such as allowing free air circulation around the heater and preventing bedding etc from touching the hot surfaces. Install a carbon monoxide detector/alarm as a precaution.

 

Regards,

Gordon.

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We have done it in the past, but only on very cold nights. You have to ensure that none of the bedding can come in contact with the fire. We set the fire on the low setting and left a window open on the night latch.

 

We prefer to add a blanket and snuggle up together :o and sleep!! :D

 

Macspot

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If you use electric hook ups get an electric oil filled radiator. They are brilliant. We leave ours on all night. No more cold mornings when we argue as to who is the first out of bed to put the kettle on while the other snuggles under the duvet.

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If you use electric hook ups get an electric oil filled radiator. They are brilliant. We leave ours on all night. No more cold mornings when we argue as to who is the first out of bed to put the kettle on while the other snuggles under the duvet.

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Try the new type halogen electric heaters ther are brilliant cost about £20. 00 they are low wattage give out plenty of heat, they cannot set anything on fire and have a cut out if you touch or move them while they are on we put ours on about 7pm when we arrive at the van on a friday night and dont turn it off until we leave the van on sunday.

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Hi Caveman,

 

We always have an electric hook up and in the cold Winter months we normally keep the fire on a low electric setting.

 

Yossa

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I would have no hesitation in using the gas fire as long as it is properly serviced!? . .it will be at least as safe as electric.

Modern gas fires are 'roomed sealed' and incapable of spilling carbon monoxide or other gasses into the living space unless damaged in some way. .they have their own air supply and do not require any air from inside the caravan. Those fitted close to beds should be prevented from becoming blocked by bedding however brushing against would not be a problem if the fire surround was cool enough to the touch, ie, not taking the skin off your fingers and consequenly the fire would be set to a fairly low heat. Blown air again set low will reduce the temperature of the fire front considerable if you are in any doubt.

You should of course not 'drape' cloths to dry over the fire as this would cause overheating and quite possibly damage to the fire.

It's worth pointing out because of the way roomed sealed gas fires work, they produce a dry heat the same as electric heaters and this can be a problem as it dries the air which is not the best conditions to sleep in for some people.

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I would have no hesitation in using the gas fire as long as it is properly serviced!? . .it will be at least as safe as electric.

Modern gas fires are 'roomed sealed' and incapable of spilling carbon monoxide or other gasses into the living space unless damaged in some way. .they have their own air supply and do not require any air from inside the caravan. Those fitted close to beds should be prevented from becoming blocked by bedding however brushing against would not be a problem if the fire surround was cool enough to the touch, ie, not taking the skin off your fingers and consequenly the fire would be set to a fairly low heat. Blown air again set low will reduce the temperature of the fire front considerable if you are in any doubt.

You should of course not 'drape' cloths to dry over the fire as this would cause overheating and quite possibly damage to the fire.

It's worth pointing out because of the way roomed sealed gas fires work, they produce a dry heat the same as electric heaters and this can be a problem as it dries the air which is not the best conditions to sleep in for some people.

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Use an electric blanket - 180w max - toasted or poached - wonderful.

 

Mike

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I would have no hesitation in using the gas fire as long as it is properly serviced!? . .it will be at least as safe as electric.

Modern gas fires are 'roomed sealed' and incapable of spilling carbon monoxide or other gasses into the living space unless damaged in some way. .they have their own air supply and do not require any air from inside the caravan. Those fitted close to beds should be prevented from becoming blocked by bedding however brushing against would not be a problem if the fire surround was cool enough to the touch, ie, not taking the skin off your fingers and consequenly the fire would be set to a fairly low heat. Blown air again set low will reduce the temperature of the fire front considerable if you are in any doubt.

You should of course not 'drape' cloths to dry over the fire as this would cause overheating and quite possibly damage to the fire.

It's worth pointing out because of the way roomed sealed gas fires work, they produce a dry heat the same as electric heaters and this can be a problem as it dries the air which is not the best conditions to sleep in for some people.

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It's great having an expert on the forum, thank you for all you contributions.

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Bought an oil filled radiator today from Morrisons, same as this one:

 

http://www. argos. co. uk/webapp/wcs/stores/s. ..&clickfrom=name

 

but £19. 99 ! :)

 

 

Regards

 

David, Callum and Connor (NRF)

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