Diesel cab heater

  1. doubleboost

    doubleboost Member

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    It is starting to get a bit cold in the shop.
    Are any of you using a self contained diesel cab heater.
    Banggood are sending me one to play with.
    It looks like a direct copy of a "Wabasto" unit
    At a fraction of the price.
    It needs the exhaust to be outside the building runs from 12 volt
    Could be ideal for a small shop like mine
     
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  2. Ruffian Member

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    I know there was a topic about one a while back, can't remember who it was though.
     
  3. dcocks

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    I have a Ebber D2 in my Land Cruiser, the are 2KW and it is only just big enough
     
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  4. doubleboost

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    This one is rated at 5 KW be interesting to see how it performs
     
  5. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    My Touareg has a webasto built in, Purely for helping the engine to heat the coolant when the temp drops below 4* According To VW, the engine is "so efficient" it doesn't put a lot of waste heat into the water, so in the winter needs the webasto to help to heat the water more quickly.. Driver has not got any control over the system at all and there is no indication that it is working. If anybody has any further info, I would be very interested,
     
  6. Kayos

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    I’ve seen a few videos as I want to stick one in the Disco
     
  7. jerrytug

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    I have used plenty of blown air heaters on boats, they often give problems.

    The traditional makers have been Eberspacher, Webasto and Mikuni, all grossly over-priced, (yacht prices..) and fitted with ECU's which can shut the unit down, sometimes needing a dealer to re-boot! (Which is not much use at sea..)

    Fairly recently, some Russian Co. started selling Planar branded ones, the same but simpler and much cheaper, gathering a good reputation among sailors.

    Then the Chinese got in the market, they are the ones you can find on eBay.

    I'm guessing the Bangood is Chinese like the drills etc they gave you.

    All such heaters draw a fat current on start-up, using a glow-plug, *don't skimp on the wiring thickness*.

    *Follow the instructions for the ducting*.

    In general they will run on diesel, paraffin or jet fuel.

    Let us know how you get on!
     
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  8. 8ob

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    Swmbo has one in her horsebox, thats about 40` long and it keeps the whole thing toasty even when its minus plenty.

    Bob. No the vets not mine

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  9. J1nx

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    Julian ilett also got one from BG, Big Clive commented saying he was about to do a video too which would of probably been a bit better...

     
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  10. ronan

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    Whats the fuel consumption like ?
     
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  11. Rig Pig

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    Looks interesting, any reason why you went with BG? Looking on there and comparing prices to fleebay there didn't seem too be any difference in price or product. I've not seen banggood before, is it another Alibaba type site?
     
  12. doubleboost

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    They are quoting 0.2 litre per hour
    Running on red or kerro should be OK
    Be better than the electric fan hearer i have now.
    At least you can see how much you are using
     
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  13. doubleboost

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    Banggood are a import company.
    I have done a few video reviews for them.
    I get to keep the items i review & get a small commission.
    It will never make me rich but it all helps
    The items i have reviewed have been mostly metal cutting tools
    In sort i get the heater for "nowt"
    Saying that if it is no good i will say just that no holds barred at all
     
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  14. ronan

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    I don't have any problem with that, its fair enough.
     
  15. Rig Pig

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    Ahh I see thanks, I'll have a root through there website, they seem to have a lot of tooling.
     
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  16. doubleboost

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    I always like things nice and clear cut
     
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  17. maz0

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    If you ran one of these from it's own little fuel tank, would you be ok using red diesel with a vehicle?
     
  18. AdrianH Forum Supporter

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    I have a propane one somewhere in the rafters of the garage, i guess it would be an expensive thing to run, I think it's 12 Volts. I will have to see what make/model it is and see if it still works.

    Adrian
     
  19. ronan

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    I wonder would it run on veggie oil ?
     
  20. doubleboost

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    From what i gather they will burn anything .
    I get a fair bit of diesel petrol mix at work.
    From people putting the wrong fuel in to vehicles.
    We used to run the jet kart on it.
     
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