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andyman



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

unclebazwold wrote:
You used to keep warm by farting in ya sleeping bag.
Bazza Wink

Another safety reason for retiring my naked flame gas heater!
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Bizmarty



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 22:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one of these Chinese diesel heaters I'm about to fit. They do seem really popular at the moment.
Looking to see if anyone else has fitted one of these recently. If so, interested in where / how they mounted it?
Would like to make it a removable should the need arise, if not I will fit it permanently.

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Bizmarty. I eventually fitted mine under the floor , next to the torsion bar adjuster, driver's side (L300). I used a suitable sized hole-saw to cut a hole in the floor, immediately behind the engine hump, and next to the captain's seat for the hot air vent, fuel pipe and wiring to the controller and battery. I protected the cut edge of the hole with slit plastic piping to prevent fraying. The tank, (I †am using a 5L cooking oil container with a 5mm hole drilled through the lid, for the fuel pipe, and a pin hole to eliminate vacuum) is fastened to the back of the engine hump next to the sliding door with 2 screws, washers and a short bungee. The warm air tube extends to the top of the engine hump, and the terminal can be rotated to face forwards or rearwards. In recent frosty weather, when my daily car was at the MoT station for a week, awaiting parts, it was great to have warm air directed into the cab, long before the Deli's own heater started producing any heat. They do use a lot of battery power on start-up, and if you intend running it for more than one night without recharging the battery, you had better get a deep cycle leisure battery, or risk damaging your regular battery, and being unable to start the engine! Despite going through a lot of deep puddles at speed, it is working fine, and it's position high up behind the bellhousing, seems to shelter it from thrown-up spray, but probably not so good for deep wading. The only real downside with this arrangement, is that all heated air is coming in from outside, at outside temperatures, which also means that internal, previously heated air is being forced out by the incoming air. Having both input and output air internal means greater efficiency with fewer air changes (but a greater risk of condensation build-up if you are sleeping in it.)
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