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Camco Olympian Wave-3 Catalytic Heater
Item No. 19332
Camco Olympian Wave-3 Catalytic Heater is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
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Camco Olympian Wave-3 Catalytic Heater

Camco Olympian Wave-3 Catalytic Heater is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
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Item No. 19332
$213.69 $289.99
Save $76.30 ( 26% Off )
Additional Information
Designed specifically for RVs, the Olympian Wave-3 Catalytic Safety Heater is safe, efficient, and dependable. The self-generating piezo starter lasts for around 20,000 starts for consistent, long-term performance. 100% safety shut-off valve prevents non-ignition fuel discharge. Catalytic heating is 99.98% efficient, resulting in a low-cost heat. Its 1,600-3,000 BTUs are designed to heat an area up to 130 sq.ft.

The Wave-3 Catalytic Safety Heater is easy to operate with no flame, flue, or chimney to clean. No fan or blower means completely silent operation. Use the Wave Heater inside your RV as a portable unit or permanently mounted. Also serves as a portable device for your next outdoor adventure. For use in vented areas only. AGA and CGA approved.

• No flame, flue, or chimney
• Self-generating piezo starter
• 100% safety shut-off valve
• Silent operation – no fan or blower noise
• Heats up to 130 sq.ft.
• 1600 to 3000 BTUs
• For use in vented areas only
• AGA and CGA approved
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  • Self-generating piezo starter lasts for 20,000 starts
  • 100% safety shut-off valve
  • Catalytic heating is 99.98% efficient
  • 1600 to 3000 BTUs heat up to 130 sq. ft.
  • Silent operation with no fan or blower noise
BTU 3,000
Heater Type Catalytic
Unit Weight 8.00 lb
Brand Camco
MFG Part No. 57331
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead (E), which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer and Lead (E) which is [are] known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Heater I made the mistake of buying this on an auction site. I ended paying more than CW's sale price. I installed this heater myself, but I'm a very experienced installer for LP appliances. If you do not have the know how, tools, etc, have a professional do it. It's not worth the danger or pain of installing it wrong.------- This is a great little heater. I kept it on 'low' last night and it kept it about 55F while it was 25F outside. This little one uses the least amount of LP. It only consumes about 1/8 lb per hour, which if left on 24 hours will last 6 days on a 20lb tank. It does however take a few hours to heat up the area from 25F to get to 55F. I imagine that if I'd kept this on high it would be much warmer. I live in a 24' Class A and heat front/back separately which this works great. It heats approximately 100 sq ft effectively.------- I usually only use this when it's extremely cold outside or when I'm cooking in the front and need it to be a little warmer since the floor is tile.
Date published: 2011-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work very well and easy to install I was somewhat reluctant to pay out $200 for a backup heater but it was well worth the money. I have had to live in my 5th wheel this winter in New England. I was afraid that, with all the use my regular furnace was getting, I might need an extra backup heater. As it turns out my furnace has been up to the task ( 11 deg so far) but I am still glad I have this as a backup because it doesn't need electricity. It works axactly as described and gives off a warm glow that you can feel all the way across the room. It does not give off any odor even the first time we used it. We mounted it on it's side, which they say makes it harder to light, but it was still easy to light. It takes minor skill and trip to the hardware store to installI the pipe from your tanks to the heater. Once I got all the parts (copper pipe, fittings and pipe compound) I only needed a drill, a pipe flaring tool ,a screw driver and a cresent wrench to install it. I recommend this heater.
Date published: 2006-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for camper Got this little heater for our camper. Used on the floor with optional legs. Did not have the wall space next to a gas line for wall mounting. It saved the battery on a 9 day hunting trip! All past trips had to use generator (not used at all during trip) to keep battery charged due to heater use. Used almost every night on low all night. High setting to much except for those who like it very toasty. Not sure about gas usage.
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wave 3 First Exerience Purchased the Wave 3 specifically to save propane and offer a softer heat. I have a Mr. Heater, but it gets to hot for my intended use (I end up sweating, or freezing). The Mr. Heater also burns through propane quickly. The Wave 3 works perfect in providing a soft overall heated space. There is a slight smell which I am hoping will burn away as i use it more. I am using this in portable mode with the legs. I noticed very little heat on sides and bottom. Top gets warm, but the back was hotter than I expected. If I was mounting this, I would be a little worried about the back surface. Note on cover. Seams like the cover is still designed for the older Wave 3 model. It does not fit well over the new design with the buttons on the side.
Date published: 2019-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality small heater! Installed this heater in a teardrop trailer that was large enough to abide by all required clearances. I’ve run it several times to test and so far, it works great! Absolutely silent and starts easily with high quality construction.
Date published: 2020-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little heater, bring back older style. I have a 2018 Arctic Fox 1140 dry bath truck camper. If I could improve the heater, it would be self ventilated and the temperature control knob would have been located as shown on the website. Instead, the knob is located on the right side. This would have allowed it to be mounted on a small wall area in my RV next to a cabinet door. I was counting on mounting it there, but now I have to place it on the floor, where it gets in the way. Not a deal breaker, but I was really hoping to mount it on the wall. I can't because the knob gets in the way of opening the cabinet door. Ventilating with a window and ceiling vent slightly open really cuts down on condensation. In fact, it helps tremendously, even better than I had imagined. Of course, the downside of the open window and vent is that you get cold near that open window. On days colder than 40 degrees, this unit cannot keep up, especially if the wind is blowing and no sun. Above 40 degrees, the unit excels. In hindsight, I could have probably used the Wave 6, which is my fault for getting too small of a heater.
Date published: 2019-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 22 Yrs with out a problem In Dec 1996 I purchased an Olympian Catalytic Heater similar to the Wave -3 and used it as a main heat source in my small RV for 15 yrs.then part time 4 another 7 yrs until Now! Absolutely a reliable heater
Date published: 2019-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from About time I got the wave 3 Great product. Heats up quick and super efficient.
Date published: 2020-01-02
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Does this heater come with any kind of hose and if not, what is recommended?

Asked by: CW Cindy
No, a hose is not included. This heater has a 3/8" male flare SAE fitting, the hose will need to have a female equivalent fitting. Length and connector on the other end will depend on where and how the heater will be connected to an existing, already regulated propane system.
Answered by: CW Steven
Date published: 2019-11-08

Can ventilation be just leaving a window in my horse trailer partway open?

Asked by: Patricia
Per the manual: This heater consumes air from the room in which it is installed. To assure complete combustion, an adequate fresh-air supply to the room is necessary. It is good practice to have at least two openings, one high and one low. The room must have a total of at least 24 square inches free-air opening(i.e. an opening of 4" x 6" = 24 square inches). Provide additional ventilation of at least 2 square inches for every 1,000 BTUs per hour of input for any additional fuel burning appliances used at the same time. If the room is tightly sealed or insulated so that natural infiltration is low, additional ventilation is required. For RV use (free open-air space: 24 sq.in.min.) - Open 14" x 14" roof vent 1/4" to 1/2" | Open 8" wide window 1/4" to 1/2" at opposite end, as low as possible. For home use (free open-air space: 24 sq.in.min.) - Open two 8" wide windows 1-1/2" at opposite sides[If possible open one window at the top and one at the bottom] For tent use (free open-air space: 24 sq.in.min.) - Open 8" wide roof flap 1-1/2" | Open entry door flap at lowest point by 8" x 1-1/2" wide
Answered by: CW Steven
Date published: 2019-09-02

What's the closest distance an object can be in front of this heater?

Asked by: Melora
<ul>Clearances from combustible material must be a minimum of:<li>4" from each side<li>4" from the floor(rug, tile, etc.)<li>18" from the top<li>30" from the front<li>0" from the rear</ul>
Answered by: cw_staff
Date published: 2020-01-27

What's the lowest btu setting?

Asked by: Dusty
Lowest BTU setting on this heater is 1600.
Answered by: cw_staff
Date published: 2019-03-08

What sort of ventilation does it need?

I have a 27 foot travel trailer bed in one end, kitchen on other end. that I want to add a backup heater so that I don't drain the battery on the trailer. I use a CPAP at night. What is the recommended placement since it will be on stand and not mounted on a wall.
Asked by: Red20
The Olympian heaters must have a total of at least 24 square inches free-air opening(i.e. an opening of 4"x6"=24 square inches). Ideally the heater should be pointing at the area, objects, or persons you wish to heat. Placement may be limited to the propane line that will have to be run to fuel the unit.
Answered by: cw_staff
Date published: 2019-10-07

What are the measurements

Asked by: Anonymous
Dimensions: 11 3/4"H x 10 1/4"W x 3 1/2"D
Answered by: cw_staff
Date published: 2019-10-07

is there more than 1 size?

Asked by: half2go
Yes, see the Olympian Wave 6 (SKU 19333) and the Olympian Wave 8 (SKU 19334).
Answered by: cw_staff
Date published: 2019-03-08

Would this be safe for a cargo van?

Asked by: Anonymous
As long as the van is properly vented, yes.
Answered by: cw_staff
Date published: 2019-10-07
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