Van Diesel Heaters.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 21:27
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Hi all, Just received a new 2Kw heater yesterday by courier.

Ordered it last Wednesday on line and it took less than a week to come from the manufacturer in China.
It is identical to the Planer 2Kw model, right down to the bag of bits and pieces.
and the best part is it only cost $546.00 delivered.

What is missing???
Well I do need to find a suitable tank. Plenty of them to choose from.
And it doesn't seem to have a muffler. Once again if required shouldn't be an issue to find something suitable.

Has no clever digital display, but a simple wind up knob and a couple of LEDs to let you know whats happening.
Hope to install the unit over the next month and will keep all posted.

The unit has been designed for a steel floor similar to a motor vehicle.
So a little thought/design is required to ensure the holes in the timber floor are not too close to the exhaust heat.
Maybe fit the unit to a SS or Ally plate and have a little more clearance between the hot and the floor. Sealing a larger hole will be a bit easier as well.

The website for the unit is :http://www.xrglobal.com/e_products/
The website also has the Webasto diesel heater in its heading. Interesting

As I do the install I will add photos of the work, cutout and general mounting.

I do not think there is any rocket science involved.
Just plain old common sense and a bit of thought will have it in and going within a day.

Regards

Geoff



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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 06:53

Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 06:53
Hi Geoff. I fitted a similar unit called Snugger last year and it has worked well. It came with a metal mounting plate which allowed me to cut out a larger hole in my timber floor. Mine also came with an exhaust muffler. I found a guy in Turkey that sells on ebay is really good for accesories. I bought extra tubing and outlets and made a T piece to extend mine to two outlets. He also has flat 10l tanks and intake muffler along with lagging which I covered my exhaust with. The other thing I found crucial was to insulate the pump (I mounted and wrapped mine in rubber) to reduce the ticking noise. As you say, time and thought, think I spent around 20 hours on mine. Cheers,Bob.Heater Parts
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Follow Up By: Geoff in SA - Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 08:55

Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 08:55
Hi Toy
Thanks for the link and your views
It all helps and I see they have mufflers and silencer/filters.

Good site
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Reply By: Member - J&R - Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 14:38

Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 14:38
Just curious...
Wouldn't you need a licence/certification to install it?
Would it require inspection/certification after install?
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Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 16:17

Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 16:17
J&R many members of this and other forums have installed diesel heaters in their vans and have not had to have them inspected.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

Cheers Dodg.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 18:56

Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 18:56
No not for a diesel one but for a gas one, yes. More restrictions on a gas heater instalation than diesel.
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Reply By: Member - Ups and Downs - Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 19:14

Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 19:14
Webasto installation

Geoff,

You might find some useful information at this site.

Paul
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