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Old 10-12-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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Lets talk heating again.......

Looking for stationary heat, not sure where to turn. Was going to use the Webasto and bus heaters. The fans draw 5a each and there are like 8 of them. Plus the circulator pump, etc....too many amps. I dont want to drill holes really and I want something I can yank out in the summer time. So, my options are?

I put a oil radiator in last night, on medium, as a reference point. Didnt even take the chill off and it was 25 last night.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:15 PM   #2
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Re: Lets talk heating again.......

http://econo-heat.com/za/ I am going to mount on of these on the inside of the lift door. I haven't measured yet.... but I think it will fit. I have several of these in my house. Nice and quiet. Leslie
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:02 PM   #3
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Re: Lets talk heating again.......

Not sure where you reside but I would probably need one every 5 ft. We have long, cold winters. Dont think electric heat will cut it for me. They do look pretty slick though. I might be thinking along these lines: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... _200332739
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:43 AM   #4
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Re: Lets talk heating again.......

We are going to use the Bus heaters (Hurri-hot) and plumb a dedicated 6 gallon vintage Atwood LP water heater (to heat the coolant) into the system. We will add a Hott-Rod to the water heater so that we can use electric when we are in a site that included it in our site rent (like here). We will add valves to prevent the heated fluid from flowing thru the engine when we are parked. We will also be able to use the system to preheat the diesel engine when needed. The rear heat exchanger will be moved under the bus and a plenum will be built to duct the heat thru out the bus (air conditioner will also use the same ductwork). I plan on using computer fans from discarded computers to help disperse the air in the ductwork. I am also installing either a blue flame or radiant LP wall mount/direct vent/vent free (we would add a small vent for the "vent-free") into my fireplace mantle in the living area. Possibly add an Olympic Wave 3 in the bathroom area (for heating the shower area). For us... we tend to stay in campgrounds with water, electric and sewer hookups. But it's starting to look like we will be pavement parking a couple times a month related to our food vending business. It's a PITA to get up at 4AM so that we can get up to Albuquerque and get breakfast going for an early morning auction after prepping the cart until midnight (David sells on the street and finishes up by 5 or 6PM). So we need to be able to heat the bus in the parking lots.



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http://www.adventurerv.net/hott-rod-...al-p-1163.html
Pro's/cons on the after market heating elements
http://www.rverscorner.com/hott_rod.html

LP Blue-Flame http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...2161_200442161


LP Radient Heater http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...2428_200442428


Wave 3 http://www.adventurerv.net/olympian-...er-p-1679.html
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:44 PM   #5
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Re: Lets talk heating again.......

I like the look of a "flame" so a blue-flame would be neat. It would look a little more like a "fireplace"... well, sorta.
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Re: Lets talk heating again.......

Im sure I preaching to the choir, but make sure you have fresh air coming in even with a depleted O2 sensor plenty of fresh air. once done they should work real good.
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Re: Lets talk heating again.......

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We are going to use the Bus heaters (Hurri-hot) and plumb a dedicated 6 gallon vintage Atwood LP water heater (to heat the coolant) into the system.
Hmmmm.....

If I tapped into a coolant line, place a 6 gallon water heater, added a circulator pump. Why wouldnt that work? Who can think of details I am missing? I have 5 heaters worth a billion btu's....lol.
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Re: Lets talk heating again.......

why not just get a propane furnace like a manufactured rv has? It would be less headache to use instead of trying to reinvent the heater.
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I already have all those heaters that I will be using, might just as well keep them hot all the time. I dont like hot air furnaces and I would probably need 2 in this country.
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I have used them Smitty, I can leave them on and not worry about killing myself, or overheating the place. How many times have you guys talked about your stoves running you out cuz they put out too much heat? More power is not always the answer...... Leslie
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