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Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:46 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Just a thought, but in inclement weather does anyone think to cover up their vans chimney whilst on the move?


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RE: Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:07 pm
by Agger (deleted)
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We never have and to be honest i've never seen anyone else do it, someone has to be first though with anything


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RE: Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:25 pm
by Eribanut | 2.025 Posts

No as it has its own cover/cap which does the job


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RE: Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:56 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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Are you concerned that water will get through the vents into the tubing?

I've driven through some real hard core downpours and it's never been an issue.

There again no rain has ever got through the top and bottom vents in the door and they just seem to have chicken wire to stop water ingress.


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RE: Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:03 am
by Deeps (deleted)
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Quote: Steamdrivenandy wrote in post #4
Are you concerned that water will get through the vents into the tubing?


I wouldn't say concerned exactly - it's just that when I asked a while back what purpose the chimney extensions served the reply was that without them there is a good chance of the heater pilot light going out in windy conditions. So I thought - well if wind can blow down the exhaust pipe so to can rain especially when thumping along 80-100km/h.


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RE: Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:59 am
by Aaron Calder | 3.738 Posts

Quote: Steamdrivenandy wrote in post #4
no rain has ever got through the top and bottom vents in the door and they just seem to have chicken wire to stop water ingress.
More likely to be there to stop insects getting in I'd have thought, Andy, but after the legendary 'Invasion of the Ants' (May 2012), if the little sods want to get in they most certainly will! We even had mice nesting in the gas locker once.


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RE: Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:01 am
by Agger (deleted)
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The main purpise of the extension tube is to take fumes above the pop top. Nearly all other caravans have the normal small chimney and don't suffer from the pilot light going out in windy conditions, indeed a lot of vans are actually vented below the pilot light, hence you get a blast of chill air when you walk past!


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RE: Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:04 am
by hob (deleted)
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Zitat
The main purpise of the extension tube is to take fumes above the pop top



That was my understanding too.


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RE: Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:10 am
by Agger (deleted)
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I think its covered in the manwell (that taking the mick out of my spelling above) do you have a skool of purpise?

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RE: Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:17 am
by Randa france | 12.855 Posts

Which Manuel did you mean Mate? Was it this one???

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RE: Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:31 am
by Piccolo (deleted)
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I know nurthing . .


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RE: Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:00 am
by Agger (deleted)
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I like the humour on THIS forum! Tickles me pink


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RE: Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:15 am
by Aaron Calder | 3.738 Posts

Humour? What humour?

We'll have no humour here.


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RE: Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:18 am
by Agger (deleted)
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I love it, self depracating (makes you go blind) sarcasm, wit, the whole lot it's so good to see it still exists amongst Eribaista''s


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RE: Covering the chimney

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:10 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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You're supposed to have that sort of thing beaten out of you upon purchase you know.

My six pen'orth is that Eriba Touring chimneys are a good foot or so shorter than 'normal' caravans and strong winds can exploit the shorter flue and blow out the flame. Adding an extra foot of flue seems to pass a critical point at which the blasts no longer reach the flame. It also happily takes the flue gases slightly above the height of the canvas side covering of the roof. However it certainly doesn't take the gases as far away as current gas regs insist, if it was an openable window.


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