idex wrote:Pipeking, I and many others on this forum recognise and value the expertise and experience of both Minnie and mattn on gas matters. Their comments are well worth taking on board.
If you think differently I suggest that you go ahead but don't forget that it's your own safety which may be at risk. Your installation may well be OK if both air intake and exhaust are vented to the outside (ie. it is a "room-sealed" system) but to make sure your insurance cover is not compromised I would strongly advise that you have the installation checked and certified by a qualified gas inspector.
Just to be clear, I am not installing this califont
, from what I can work out it was fitted between 2011 and 2013 by the guy who sold it to us. In a camper van not caravan
Minnie, thanks again for your clarification of the laws regarding existing installs. Do you have any reference for that?
Minnie wrote:Date: 11/09/1998
Location: Wellington City
Gas type: Natural
Accident type: Incomplete combustion (CO poisoning)
Description of loss: Death of a young woman. Possible mild poisoning of another person.
Events summary: An instantaneous multipoint water heater installed in the bathroom supplied a bath/shower and hand basin in same room. The woman was found dead in the bath. The coroner’s inquest found death by drowning while unconscious from carbon monoxide poisoning, caused by faulty gas water heater installation. The room was poorly ventilated. Debris from the fibre cement flue had partly blocked the heat exchanger and allowed spillage of combustion products under light wind conditions. The short height of the heater’s flue and the small size of the bathroom had lead to a build-up of carbon monoxide. The coroner’s inquest also recommended a review of gas heater standards and more formal training in
their construction, installation and design.
Its really of no surprise to me this resulted in a death, poor ventilation and a blocked flue.
As I said, we only got 85L of fresh I hardly think we could be gassed out in the time it would take that to run out...honestly the only fumes I have ever smelt from any califont was an outside one when the winds blowing in the window. I can't smell a thing when the campers is running, so I will assume for the time being that its safe.
When I can catch up with my mate who is a registered gas fitter, I will get him to have a look over it and also verify the laws etc and I report back
thanks for your time Minnie, I appreciate it greatly, apologies for my tardiness I am a social misfit