Just go for it, the internet was designed for stealing ideas.
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.
I've had 2 ebay sellers cancel, maybe it's just not meant to be
Go for it!
Now I just need it to stop raining so I can drill the exhaust hole in the wall.
Love the remote, works from bed
Hmm, what's that flickering orange glow I can see through the bedroom window?
What power supply are folks using to run one of these in their garage?
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.
I bought the
same one running very well
The only concern is what if you have a power cut
The heater needs a run down cycle
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..)
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 ,
No issues so far
I tidied up the wiring, tad bit too much of it for me.
could be of interest to some of you?
Also I understand if you use Kero it’s less likely to happen.
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.
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.
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.
I cringe when I see people put them back together with old gaskets
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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