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Old 08-20-2014, 12:31 PM   #1
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Using furnace for 1st time?

I just tried my furnace for first time in my driveway to make sure it works for upcoming camping trip. CO detector went off. Is this normal, is there just some initial burn off of residue? Alarm went off after I turned on fans to clear air and furnace still running.


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Old 08-20-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
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Yes, that's normal. You may want to fire up your oven if you have one, it will smoke abit as well the first time.
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Perfectly normal. Most folks will open all windows and vents when they fire it up the first time. It is burning off the manufacturing oils. Let it burn for at least 30 minutes, let it cool off and then fire it up again for another 30 minutes and you should be good to go. Set the thermostat to at least 80 and let it shut off by itself, cool to about 60 if possible and then turn it on again.
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:32 PM   #4
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Sweet! Thanks for the info fellow Roo owners.


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You should have been informed of this, during your PDI.
Another example of a dealer not passing on important info.
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You may want to heat up your oven also. First time always sets off alarm.
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Good to know. Wasn't told this during our PDI either.
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I just tried my furnace for first time in my driveway to make sure it works for upcoming camping trip. CO detector went off. Is this normal, is there just some initial burn off of residue? Alarm went off after I turned on fans to clear air and furnace still running.


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I had to check where you were located, checking out the "furnace" it is 95 degrees here today, I don't think we need a furnace today. Have a great camp out
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