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Old 05-14-2009, 05:32 PM   #11
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Re: Diy wood/water furnace?

It was just an idea.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:23 PM   #12
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Re: Diy wood/water furnace?

its a good idea if your planing on fulltime living in your bus, i would do it. but just for camping, nah north worth the effort.
The quickest way to hook something up would be, build your boiler and then use regular heaterhose and hook them up to one of your existing onboard heaters that are already in the bus. What i have seen done also befor is the guy just hooked up a radiator out of a pickup had the water circulate through there and put a regular houshold fan 110v behind it. worked pretty well to heat his little ca. 800sqft house
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:24 PM   #13
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Re: Diy wood/water furnace?

I was reading a site where a guy did the same thing for AC in his Skoolie/bus. Only difference was that he had a heat exchanger on the roof and a pump to get the water from the inside radiator to the heat exchanger.

I wonder if you could put a valve or two in there to switch it from the AC described to just the inside radiator hooked to the engine. Heating and Cooling in one...

Probably a dumb idea, but its something...
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