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Offline Gumb

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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2019, 03:38:24 PM »
Sorry Phil, I've only just seen your previous post

I run the duct in from the flap under the bed and the heater sits out of the weather in that space too. Be careful of the long leads you get with it, making sure one isn't touching the exhaust pipe which will melt the insulation around the cable if it's touching.
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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2019, 10:32:33 AM »
Thanks Gumb. I thought that looked to me like the obvious thing to do also. The pipe I got was a fairly stiff one and I was wondering if there was a more flexible option??? Also the guy from DHA advised me to trim what cables were too long. Great heater though...
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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2019, 07:45:31 PM »
Yes, the cables are miles too big but I wasn't sure if I could trim them. Thanks for the info, I'll look in to that. One thing I did which made things a bit easier was to tape them together where I could, just using some electrical tape. 

The exhaust gets so hot that I doubt there's any flex cable you could use but it stores OK in the triangle hatch near the RHS front box so I don't worry about it. I put the air hose in there too, which I did cut to length. I doesn't like being bent though.
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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2019, 08:07:17 PM »
A series a install vids on the Chinese heaters for those interested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvwmU_CcmGI

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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2019, 08:34:54 PM »
Hi Ian and Sylvia, we met you at the Bay of Fires a few weeks ago.  I can vouch for the set up you have, certainly taught us newbies a few things.  The heater Ian has installed is impressive.  As are the rest of his gadgets and set up.  Cheers, Fiona and Peter