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Old 05-13-2018, 12:25 PM   #31
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Thanks, Twigg, for your apt description. Yea, I'm seeing listings on eBay for those scholastic heaters at $2500 new.

For me, I would be installing it in a coach bus, so some of those directions aren't quite applicable to me. However, I do need to follow the spirit of those instructions to "stay safe".

rwf71, I'm interested in buying it, but I don't have $2500 (or even $1500) for it right now. You'd probably do better selling it to someone else or over eBay.

And cadillackid - just install it already....
To MarkyDee and any one else interested. I want to give the most accurate description I can of things. My bus came from a rural school district in Illinois where it spent a large portion of it's life on gravel roads. I know they hadn't been using the webasto for a while because the bus has an electric block heater and the webasto was not working when I purchased the bus. The boiler unit and water pump were installed in a compartment under the bus together on a common "mounting base/platform" made of steel, (I hope some of you familiar with these units will understand what I'm describing). Gravel dust (limestone dust) had filtered into the compartment and was an inch or more deep on the mounting base and had drawn enough moisture to be set like weak concrete. A quick visual inspection revealed one of the wires running from the 12v water pump to the control module had corroded off and was hanging loose. I repaired this wire and after reading the manual pressed the button on the programmable controlled for instant heat, boiler came on and lit right up, a few seconds later the water pump came on and began circulating coolant. I went outside to check boiler unit, all looked fine and by the time I got back in the bus the heater cores were already getting pretty hot. Things ran a few minutes then shut off, ( I presume it satisfied a Hi temp set point ) after a few minutes of "off time" it restarted on it's own as it had when I first pressed the instant heat button, ( I presume the system had cooled enough to drop temp to the "turn on" point again.)
After this test run I determined the system to be good for someone wanting one of these systems so I set about removing it as intact as possible so the next guy would have a complete system he could get up and working a easily as I could make it.
The only thing I think needs further description is the steel mounting base the boiler and water pump share. Remember the gravel dust concrete in the webasto compartment ? Apparently the paint on this base (if there was paint) must have been crap because the yellow bus paint on the compartment floor is almost perfect but the webasto base is rusty and pitted fairly deep (it was buried in the lime dust). I my opinion it is plenty usable as is but the next owner may want to repaint or replace the base plate. Every other part of the system is in good shape, I don't see the rusty base as a problem myself but I want anyone interested to be aware of it.
I would let this complete set up go for $500.00 cash and you pick it up.

Thanks , Rick
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:47 PM   #32
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I would let this complete set up go for $500.00 cash and you pick it up.

Thanks , Rick
That's a very good price. Good luck with it.
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:53 PM   #33
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That's a very good price. Good luck with it.
Thanks Twigg, I would be tickled if I could give a fellow schoolie person a deal on something they want and I could sure use the cash towards batteries for my solar system,(I have most every thing else). Rick
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:35 PM   #34
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my mistake

I just checked out MarkyDee's build thread and I see he has a coach and not a schoolie. But I also see he calls himself a "bus nut" so he's probably got it bad as me Rick
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:09 PM   #35
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Haha, the "bus nut" part is because I've posted quite a few messages.

I wouldn't mind a crack at making that webasto work properly. I'll PM you to set everything up.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:29 AM   #36
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Haha, the "bus nut" part is because I've posted quite a few messages.

I wouldn't mind a crack at making that webasto work properly. I'll PM you to set everything up.
MarkyDee and I worked out plans to meet up this weekend and transfer ownership of the webasto set-up. I'll soon be battery shopping ! Rick
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:30 AM   #37
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:39 AM   #38
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Same to you Sir !
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