Originally Posted by porkchopsandwiches
That is a lot of $ in fuel for heating! If I was going to live in my bus during cold months I'd absolutely put in a wood stove. Glad to see it is keeping warm though.
All my steel supports are exposed and they have frost on them.
That is a lot because the bus its empty and I'm only heating air. I have no thermal mass in here to help hold heat. It is not fully insulated, I still have places where the steel is exposed. I'm also still using the bus heaters, one in back and one in front. I bet my front gets to about 75 before the heat gets to my thermostat.
Once I get the rest of the insulation up, I still have another inch to put in and all the steel will be covered. I will use ducted heaters to get more uniform heat and I plan to install cabinets, furniture, wood floor and things that will help hold heat.
I do not plan to live in an empty and not finished insulated bus, using very inefficient heaters in 0 degree temps. This is only a temp setup, I had limited time to get ready.
I'm happy at how well it is performing. It shows that when I get done it will work much better.
By the way, it is now minus 8 outside and a nice warm 70 inside.
12 min to heat, 8 to cook back down.
I can still walk on the floor bear foot. I did not expect the heater to keep up in this cold.