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Kayteg1

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Posted: 11/15/20 07:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:

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Yes, but they produce lot of CO2, who will kill you as well.
With LED lights simply sipping electricity, why so much hassle?
Are you trying to kill yourself Specta?


Guns, power tools and all kinds of stuff will kill you if they're not properly used.

so why did you dodge 1st question?





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Posted: 11/15/20 07:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I bought this truck and camper back in 2005.
The camper is a 1963 Gold Coast 49er.

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The arrow is pointing to the gas light that was installed by the camper manufacture.
The globe was already broken when I got the camper.

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I bought the truck to tow my 1969 Excel TT.

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I liked the idea of having a light that did not require electricity so I bought a new globe for it and installed it on the trailer above the kitchen sink.

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I tapped into the propane line for the fridge.

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Then I ran to copper tubing thru the cabinets to the gas light.

I liked it soo much I installed a second one. [emoticon]

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This time I tapped into the main LP line under the trailer.

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I ran the tubing along the frame and up thru the floor.

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Then thru the wall to the bathroom.

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The trailer had a radiant heat furnace that didn't supply heat to the bathroom, the gas light provided light and heat for the bathroom. It worked excellent.

I'd get up in the morning, crack open the jalousie window and light the light. Within 10-15 minutes the bathroom was toasty warm.

I used those gas lights for over 5 years and I'm still here.

On cool fall nights it will keep the camper warm without running the furnace or needing and power to run an electric heater.

i'm looking forward to having another one in my camper.


Kenny
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Posted: 11/15/20 07:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kayteg1 wrote:

specta wrote:

Kayteg1 wrote:


Yes, but they produce lot of CO2, who will kill you as well.
With LED lights simply sipping electricity, why so much hassle?
Are you trying to kill yourself Specta?


Guns, power tools and all kinds of stuff will kill you if they're not properly used.

so why did you dodge 1st question?


I didn't "dodge" anything.

For me its just not a concern.

However, I would not recommend you getting one.

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Those were in almost every camper made years ago...Can't tell you how many of the glass domes I have broke because I forgot to secure them for washbordy roads..lol..Nobody died that I know of from using them for many many years...I wish they were an option as well as the old hand water pump by the sink and the forced air furnace without a blower...

Nice Specta...


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Posted: 11/15/20 07:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old school cool!

Look forward to the follow-up mounting location pictures and long term feedback.

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Yup I love the nostalgia part. I think I would make it the main light vs just over the dinette.
Something about that warm glow gives a certain comfort in the world.
All good either way. [emoticon]


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Posted: 11/15/20 08:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jaycocreek wrote:

Those were in almost every camper made years ago...Can't tell you how many of the glass domes I have broke because I forgot to secure them for washbordy roads..lol..Nobody died that I know of from using them for many many years...I wish they were an option as well as the old hand water pump by the sink and the forced air furnace without a blower...

Nice Specta...


Thanks

I'm looking forward to lighting it up. They are awesome.

Roughly the same light as a 70w bulb.

I bought an extra globe too. LOL

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d3500ram wrote:

Old school cool!

Look forward to the follow-up mounting location pictures and long term feedback.


I'll update the progress for sure.

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time2roll wrote:

Yup I love the nostalgia part. I think I would make it the main light vs just over the dinette.
Something about that warm glow gives a certain comfort in the world.
All good either way. [emoticon]


It will be perfect in the camper.

I should look to see if there's a place for another one over the sink. [emoticon]

I boondock 99% of the time and these gas lights provide an atmosphere more like camping than a light bulb does.

At least for me it does.

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Posted: 11/15/20 11:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was curious how these compare to LED's. I've never seen one of these in use before, I've only seen the coleman propane camping lanterns (and haven't seen one of those in use in years).

I found product page for the lamp that says it's equivalent to a 70W light bulb, in comparison, 12W LED bulb is roughly equivalent to a 75W light bulb. My RV recessed ceiling lights are rated 3W and the main lights are wired so 4 are on at the same time, so I guess this propane light would give around the same amount of illumination.

So it'd take around 1A of battery current to run equivalent LED lighting (i.e. 24 hours = 24 amp-hours of battery drain).

This lamp is rated to burn around 2000 BTU/hour, or around 2 pounds of propane for 24 hours, which is around a half gallon, so a bit more than a dollar's worth of propane to run it for 24 hours.


Not really something I'd be interested in, but it's an interesting product, I didn't know they still sold them.

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