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Old 02-21-2019, 06:39 PM   #1
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Temporarily remove rear heater while working on flooring?

Just started the bus project!

Removed the seats, pulled up the rubber layer, and now ready to get the pre-existing plywood layer up to asses the metal.

I believe I need to temporarily remove the rear floor heater in order to get the ply layer up/off. I'm pretty sure we we plan to keep the heater system, as it works excellently.

Any advice for a safe and temporary removal without causing damage to the system? Any opinions on whether I should keep, or ditch the heater unit ?

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Old 02-21-2019, 06:45 PM   #2
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They are just bolted to the plywood with self tappers IINM. Remove the screws and they are only attached by the 1" fluid lines contained under the metal shields up the side of the bus. You can fab a 1" "U" cut the line forward if you delete them. You should be able to finagle getting the plywood out without disconnecting them. If you do disconnect, there is a gallon or more of coolant in the lines. Or disconnect the line s and plug them while you remove the heaters and then replace them after.
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