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Old 07-27-2016, 05:33 PM   #1
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Diesel Furnace install

Hi all.

I just got a diesel furnace for the bus a Webastos 2000SC and I was trying to find the installation manual but I haven't be able to find it but I did found another manual for boat installation and I watched some videos and now I'm wondering about something....since I will be putting new floor in the bus I was wondering if is necessary to leave and are of the floor so that the furnace seal sits right against the sheet metal instead of being bolted against the wood floor ?

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Old 07-27-2016, 05:50 PM   #2
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i installed a different brand (Planar) and yes, i had to cut out the plywood to mount the heater. the bolts weren't long enough to penetrate anything more than the metal floor.

i used a router set at just the right depth to remove the plywood.

webasto maybe different.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:00 PM   #3
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i installed a different brand (Planar) and yes, i had to cut out the plywood to mount the heater. the bolts weren't long enough to penetrate anything more than the metal floor.

i used a router set at just the right depth to remove the plywood.

webasto maybe different.
I could use some way to make the bolts longer but I wonder if even recommended to attached in anything except metal ?
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:11 PM   #4
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Google your heater and find the manual. If you can't find it at least find the tech. Service phone number and call them to discuss your specific install?
I have done a lot of fuel-oil boilers and if the fuel piping isn't quite rite or the air intake/exhaust isn't quite right (1-extra elbow? Piping can only go up/down when leaving the fuel source) not enough turns in the intake/exhaust so you need to add dampers to set the proper air flow.
Diesel fired equipment is very particular to all of those areas just like a Diesel engine and if it's not right your the one suffering.
Find and call tech. Services and discuss your idea and follow there advice as best as you can. A small change isn't going to hurt a whole lot but a medium to major change could mean that your equipment never works properly and keeps shutting down on/with the internal safety switches that you have to troubleshoot and figure out as the owner and installer.
Yeah you need all of the manuals (most online) and to talk to tech support.
At least gain knowledge of what you have from the ones that built it.
Some are good people and some are arrogant? Hang up and call again cause you will 70% of the time get someone different if you get the same butthead again hang up and ask for management and say I want a real engineer cause bob has an attitude that doesn't work with mine?
You need to edumicate yourself about that heater you got before you stick it in there? Otherwise you gonna have problems with no solutions bubba.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:16 PM   #5
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I did do a search before I posted this thread and like I said only boat installation showed, I will be calling a rep for sure.

The heater is not going to be installed until I know exactly how to properly install it, but is good to know other people experiences.

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Old 07-27-2016, 06:25 PM   #6
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Wasn't trying to be a pain.
Talk to tech. Service.
Will save you down the road.?
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Hello Pepepito,

I am thinking that i would sleep better knowing my hot furnace was mounted to steel, rater than wood, but then i found this and goodness it is a lot to read and i am not even sure this is what you have but they do confirm

" Now mounting through a wooden/foam floor is rather oddly not mentioned at all in the Webasto manual, however they are obtaining info for us on marine installations and this article will be updated if anything startling comes to light. "

DIY Installing a Webasto Diesel Heater

Good luck!

Can you post a picture of the heater for us....and the bus too please!
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:53 PM   #8
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Wasn't trying to be a pain.
Talk to tech. Service.
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No problem I will
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:01 AM   #9
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I made my base plate, then attached to UNDER the steps, not inside the bus. The only thing in the bus is my one heat outlet and that's a short distance away on the vertical wall of the step well. In this location the hot air circulation can be felt near the back of the bus (26ft overall) and warms evenly. I set it to 22-23c and 17-19 all night. Ours is a Planar 44D.

The exh. exits under the front bumper, the int. is far away from the exh.
Very pleased.
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:19 AM   #10
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Took about 2 minutes to find installation manual. Not an SC, that didn't come up in any searches, all 2000 air tops are going to install the same.

https://www.butlertechnik.com/techni...top-2000st-d17

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