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Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:02 am 
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Why not get a Dodge Caravan and be done with it?



...there I fixed it for you.


YOU wouldn't like that and you know it! :roll:

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Ghetto Gethro and Fungi sure can be a BPITA!!

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not to scare the crap out of you Ivan but I saw this and thought of you...

http://www.kesq.com/news/fire-in-cathed ... /702829103

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Ok, so it took me quite some time to report on this project since after punching holes, routing ducts, ordering and receiving the correct “2-stage regulator and connecting the power…

The $800 forkin heater did not work!!! :-x

Ended up contacting the supplier and hooking up with technical help. Through emailing back and forth I finally figure out what the issue was and it is finally working! 8-[

So here is some of the work:

Was missing this piece so I had to make it…
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This one is going from the heater into the original ducting forward…
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The black duct is the “intake” for the combustion side of the heater.

Here is the “exhaust” for the combustion side…
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I used fiberglass insulation and aluminum tape on both the rear and front ducts…
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The bottom holes for the intake and exhaust…
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And finally testing it…
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So, the issue turned out to be "low power". :roll:

The unit requires power to be between 10 and 15 volts to work. Since the OCTO outing and during the install, the Dormy has been sitting in the garage. Battery power was around 11 volts standing, the fan in the unit turns on first in order to "vent out" any possible left over gases, but once the heating unit kicked in the power would drop just below 10 volts and it would shut itself off. So once I started the engine and got good voltage it started working just fine. :roll:

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Congrats Pyro!! glad it is working.

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and Ivan shall never have an excuse to complain about being cold ever again

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Don't go speaking too soon! :roll:

I drove it in this morning... though the heater did come on, apparently the 13 minutes it takes me to get to work wasn't enough to really warm up the cab. :sad:

Measured the output and it is still hot but it will take a good drive to get the cab warmed up. Not to mention more insulation and covering up the many holes and air leaks still remaining under the bus. 8-[

Maybe I'll also need to either acquire a splash pan or make one myself. :-k

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Looks like you already decided on the propane tank, but FYI, Josh has a bay window unit he wants to get rid of, holds gas, has the shielding, came off a belly pan fat chick, think he wants $90 for it?


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Well sh!t, thanks for the very forkin late notice on that! :roll:

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pyrOman wrote:
Well sh!t, thanks for the very forkin late notice on that! :roll:



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Finished insulating the “exposed” ducts. Can’t get to the log inside the belly pans so it is what it is. :neutral:

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In an effort to at least try to keep the cold going right into it, I made my own front splash pan. :razz:

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After a bit of driving this is what it dished out! :shock:

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However is wasn’t all that cold outside yesterday. 8-[

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but was it hot inside the bus like you want it to be?

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Alright, most installs I've seen pix of, have the intake and supply fairly close together. Mine has the intake by the side doors with the supply running all the way to the front. So, I'm thinking it will take a good while to "suck" all the cold air from the back before it starts sucking the warmer air. Once it gets to that, then it should maintain a good temperature throughout. :cool:

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pyrOman wrote:
Alright, most installs I've seen pix of, have the intake and supply fairly close together. Mine has the intake by the side doors with the supply running all the way to the front. So, I'm thinking it will take a good while to "suck" all the cold air from the back before it starts sucking the warmer air. Once it gets to that, then it should maintain a good temperature throughout. :cool:



so time for a long drive to see if it works correctly right?

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der58SC wrote:
pyrOman wrote:
Alright, most installs I've seen pix of, have the intake and supply fairly close together. Mine has the intake by the side doors with the supply running all the way to the front. So, I'm thinking it will take a good while to "suck" all the cold air from the back before it starts sucking the warmer air. Once it gets to that, then it should maintain a good temperature throughout. :cool:



so time for a long drive to see if it works correctly right?


Hey Pyro, let's do what William said, go for a long drive and drive to YOSEMITE next Sunday the 25th,
hell we could leave late Saturday night. Plus you will be retired by then. How about it?? :grin: :cool:

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Indeed! :grin:

What time are we leaving? :???:

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pyrOman wrote:
Indeed! :grin:

What time are we leaving? :???:


Depends on what time you want to get there. :smt026
How long of a drive is it, I don't remember if it is 8,9 or 10 hrs by bus. :-k

11-12ish Sat night?? or?? :cool:

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Slayer wrote:
Hey Pyro, let's do what William said, go for a long drive and drive to YOSEMITE next Sunday the 25th,
hell we could leave late Saturday night. Plus you will be retired by then. How about it?? :grin: :cool:


Ah the 25th is Palm Sunday....the start of Easter week and for many schools in California that is their Spring Break. If you don't already have reservations for Yosemite it might be a little tough.

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