Diesel cab heater

  1. WorkshopChris Forum Supporter

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    Just go for it, the internet was designed for stealing ideas.
     
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  2. wookie Member

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    Nicely done but rather unnecessary, the only part of the heater that gets hot enough to worry about is the exhaust pipe and that should be lagged. I've fit plenty of these on boats at work and we've never needed anything more than the standard L shaped bracket they come with and we usually fasten them to the wooden structure of the boat.
     
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    I've had 2 ebay sellers cancel, maybe it's just not meant to be :doh:
     
  4. daedalusminos Member

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    Go for it!

    Now I just need it to stop raining so I can drill the exhaust hole in the wall.
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  5. owas

    owas Member

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    Snug fit :)
    Love the remote, works from bed
     
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    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    Hmm, what's that flickering orange glow I can see through the bedroom window? :laughing:
     
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  7. indy4x

    indy4x Forum Supporter

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    What power supply are folks using to run one of these in their garage?
     
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  9. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Mine is waiting at my work to be picked up. Also need to arrange a company to drill through the granite wall for the exhaust.
     
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    jerrytug Forum Supporter

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    It might melt or worse..Perhaps powering it off a car battery, on permanent trickle charge, might be a good idea?

    The possibility of a heater melting, giving off flames, burning paraffin, toxic smoke and dripping melted plastic is not a jolly one, specially in a camper van or boat.

    (I have a 1960's or 70's Webasto HL 3003 12v blown air diesel heater, no cool down cycle or anything, and preheat on a clockwork timer!
    But that's made of thick metal, I think it's from a German panzer or something..)
     
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  12. supaimpy Member

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    you won't do any damage if it stops due to power failure , as long as its not the usual method of turning off the heater , the usual fault is heat transfer to the blower motor due to the lack of cooling airflow ,
     
  13. owas

    owas Member

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    No issues so far :ashamed:

    I tidied up the wiring, tad bit too much of it for me.
     
  14. captain-destructo

    captain-destructo all the gear no idea

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    could be of interest to some of you?

     
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  15. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Also I understand if you use Kero it’s less likely to happen.
     
  16. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Yes nice tear down and service video.
    I had read somewhere this can happen - not such a problem with ours - using Kero and always flat out.
     
  17. wookie Member

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    That's not all that you should clean and nowhere did he mention about fitting new gaskets to ensure combustion air can't leak into the environment that you're trying to heat, mind you I didn't see any gaskets either. I'm beginning to see why these cheap Chinese heaters are cheap. The more I see of these cheap Chinese heaters the less I like them.

    IF ANYONE IS PLANNING ON USING A CHEAP CHINESE HEATER PLEASE FIT A CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM. End of public information announcement, sorry to shout.
     
  18. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Yes I have 3 - very paranoid about it.
    Mind you with the draughts we get you would be quite safe.
    I have seen a youtube video testing the actual exhaust itself and the CO level isn't enough to cause you any harm anyway - at least under normal combustion conditions.
     
  19. owas

    owas Member

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    I cringe when I see people put them back together with old gaskets
     
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  20. jerrytug

    jerrytug Forum Supporter

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    IMG_0697.jpg Your better off getting one of these bad boys..I cant see a Chinese one lasting long enough to go rusty ;)
     
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