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Old 01-26-2015, 04:45 PM   #1
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Running heat in TT with cover on

So I have a frozen pipe in my TT https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...555#post264555 that I plan on tackling this weekend. The plan is to turn on the heat for a few hours and then get a hairdryer on the pipe that is frozen.

I have an ADCO cover on the TT which has about a foot of snow on the roof. As long as I pull the cover back from the vent that displaces the heat from the TT are there any other concerns with running the heat with the cover on?
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Old 01-26-2015, 05:00 PM   #2
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Somehow that just doesn't soound like a good idea. I was thinking more along the lines of an electric heater, something that you wouldn't have to worry about producing toxic exhaust.
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Somehow that just doesn't soound like a good idea. I was thinking more along the lines of an electric heater, something that you wouldn't have to worry about producing toxic exhaust.
The vent for the cover is only about 3" off the bottom of the TT. I can have the cover away from the vent and clear so the exhaust should go out and away from the TT as it would if there was no cover on it or am I missing something?
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As long as your cover is safely away from the furnace exhaust I don't see you having a problem. You have a working co detector right? You have to get inside so door will be unzipped?
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As long as your cover is safely away from the furnace exhaust I don't see you having a problem. You have a working co detector right? You have to get inside so door will be unzipped?
The door is on the opposite side, and yes I have a working detector. I planned on just pulling the cover about 4 feet higher than the vent. My only concern was if there was anything other than the vent that would be touching the cover, but I can't think of anything. I will be switching the fridge and water heater off so there is no other heat being emitted from the TT.
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You should be fine as long as it is vented and stays clear
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A small electric would be more efficient. Plus the freeze was accessed from the bathroom? Or some other closed area like under a cabinet? A nice steady heat from electric ceramic would get it done without any worry of the cover "slipping" over the exhaust.
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