Carver cascade water heater

NeilyG

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Something tells me the Carver cascade water heater on our recently acquired Autosleeper hasn’t been serviced for a while, if ever.
(Was smoking like a coal fire!)

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mikejay

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Wow looks very dirty no wonder it was smoking looks like a good blowout and brush might sort it. The burner looks like its starting to rust quite badly on the left might want to check its not split.

Mike
 

NeilyG

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Cleaned it up & tried it - belching out yellow flame.
In my photo above, to the right of the igniter you'll see some loose bits of rusty burnt away strips of metal - think something needs replacing?
 
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Mine literally blew up on Christmas day one year. Someone stupidly put a bolt in the pressure valve. Went off with a proper bang. Mrs D was sat on the seat above it. :D water everywhere. We fixed it by chopping the hoses to bypass it and bunging the cap of a biro in the ends. There was a huge long thread about it on Facts. Gave all the blokes a welcome distraction I think.
 

NeilyG

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Removed the burner unit & everything inside has just corroded to bits:

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NeilyG

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Reckon previous owner’s left it on with no water in the tank for rather a long time at some stage?
 

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Cleaned it up & tried it - belching out yellow flame.
In my photo above, to the right of the igniter you'll see some loose bits of rusty burnt away strips of metal - think something needs replacing?
Yes just a new fridge and water heater :)
 

channa

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Truma bought carver a few years ago and stopped supporting making the brand hence part availability sketchy and expensive
 

NeilyG

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We ordered a new burner piece from eBay - £60.

I’ve heard Mr Brown lives in a rather exclusive gated community where our national dish can fetch these kind of prices? Maybe they’re roasted individually on a spit over these kind of burners? :)
 

NeilyG

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Got a gas leak on the main fitting. Tried wrapping ptfe tape around the bit that slides in but no progress yet.
These things are sent to try us - maybe need to replace it.

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