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So the van I am currently using is a cold one man system.  Two things are in my mind. 

 

1: winter's coming

2: I have some schools over half term that are minging and hot will be a big advantage. 

 

Now I know nothing about diesel or LPG  conversions so please don't ask. What I do know is that cheap portable Propane shower heaters work really well. So that's the plan. Fit a DIY unit.  

 

Now this will be the 3rd one of these I have done so when all the parts arrive in the next few days i will do a real time video to show how simple it is to do in 30 min or less. 

 

For now here's the shopping list. 

 

Heater 

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Hose. 

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Regulator (this time I went with one with a guage to make any potential trouble shooting easier. 

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Big azz  spanner - you need this size to fit the regulator. 

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With the exception of some PTFE  tape and a couple of jubilee clips that's pretty much it. Including the propane bottle all in under £150. 

 

Video to follow as soon as parts are in stock. 

 

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Eviestevie

Watching this something I'm looking into green

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tench0771

i love my gas heater its been fultless so far mine is the l5 , i think i hurd that the 8l ones are very good and dont blow out on windy days wich is my only bug bare with the l5

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when the wind blows through the van it can blow the flame out the gas then turns off as safty but it wont reignight till you turn water off and back on again , if your on a big job u will be using hot then if your flame blows out you wont no till cold water starts coming through again its a pain with this happends  , i park my van facing the wind so its not blasting in the back doors now to stop it blowing out 

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High-tower

What’s the gas usage like with these heaters?

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steve garwood

Fitted my old fogwash heater into my new van yesterday. Took me about an hour. Piece of doddle 👌

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On 13/10/2017 at 22:01, Green Pro Clean Ltd said:

So the van I am currently using is a cold one man system.  Two things are in my mind. 

 

1: winter's coming

2: I have some schools over half term that are minging and hot will be a big advantage. 

 

Now I know nothing about diesel or LPG  conversions so please don't ask. What I do know is that cheap portable Propane shower heaters work really well. So that's the plan. Fit a DIY unit.  

 

Now this will be the 3rd one of these I have done so when all the parts arrive in the next few days i will do a real time video to show how simple it is to do in 30 min or less. 

 

For now here's the shopping list. 

 

Heater 

Screenshot_20171013-214725.png.eaecf065fa6a94621457175301c2fe08.png

 

Hose. 

Screenshot_20171013-214739.png.cf062faaf4561af941fbfcc9da89e429.png

 

Regulator (this time I went with one with a guage to make any potential trouble shooting easier. 

Screenshot_20171013-214752.png.60e51f015d992843dfdc8b83f323c7a6.png

 

Big azz  spanner - you need this size to fit the regulator. 

Screenshot_20171013-214807.png.0b565eb2b8ef1882e8eddfb163fd2bae.png

 

With the exception of some PTFE  tape and a couple of jubilee clips that's pretty much it. Including the propane bottle all in under £150. 

 

Video to follow as soon as parts are in stock. 

 

The one thing I will give my humble opinion on @Green Pro Clean Ltd, is I bought one of those gas level pressure gauges and found it to be very inaccurate 

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So all the bits are in. Just a quick vid on fittings you need from a plumber.  

 

Raining too heavy for install today so will finish tomorrow. 

 

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5 minutes ago, PersilPete said:

Im using one like yours. Really good but doesn't always come on at the moment you ask it. But brilliant for first cleans etc. You defo use less water too

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Are you using a Uni Valve? 

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24 minutes ago, PersilPete said:

No not yet should l?

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No.  

 

With these heaters they need a couple of seconds of cool water flow to cool the hearing element slowly.  

With an instant tap or univalve the cooling stage does not happen and the safety cuts in and causes ball aches. 

One shot controllers are more suited here and will cause the safety to cut in less often. 

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GSS Window Cleaning

What's a one shot controller?

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GSS Window Cleaning

Can you also provide some additional info on gas consumption? Placement of the heater due to toxic gas. Any other items you will need for heated water like do you use different hose? Or a specific brush for heated system. What temp do you use it on? As much details would be great as I also would like to convert mine. Also what happens if you don't want heated water all the time? 

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On 13/10/2017 at 22:01, Green Pro Clean Ltd said:

So the van I am currently using is a cold one man system.  Two things are in my mind. 

 

1: winter's coming

2: I have some schools over half term that are minging and hot will be a big advantage. 

 

Now I know nothing about diesel or LPG  conversions so please don't ask. What I do know is that cheap portable Propane shower heaters work really well. So that's the plan. Fit a DIY unit.  

 

Now this will be the 3rd one of these I have done so when all the parts arrive in the next few days i will do a real time video to show how simple it is to do in 30 min or less. 

 

For now here's the shopping list. 

 

Heater 

Screenshot_20171013-214725.png.eaecf065fa6a94621457175301c2fe08.png

 

Hose. 

Screenshot_20171013-214739.png.cf062faaf4561af941fbfcc9da89e429.png

 

Regulator (this time I went with one with a guage to make any potential trouble shooting easier. 

Screenshot_20171013-214752.png.60e51f015d992843dfdc8b83f323c7a6.png

 

Big azz  spanner - you need this size to fit the regulator. 

Screenshot_20171013-214807.png.0b565eb2b8ef1882e8eddfb163fd2bae.png

 

With the exception of some PTFE  tape and a couple of jubilee clips that's pretty much it. Including the propane bottle all in under £150. 

 

Video to follow as soon as parts are in stock. 

 

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steve garwood

The spanner shown is a 27mm. Little warning for those about to order, a lot of these regulators are 30mm 👍

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Iron Giant
8 hours ago, PersilPete said:

 Really good but doesn't always come on at the moment you ask it 

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Maybe your not asking politely enough, Does Abracadabra not work !! or maybe you should just turn it on :1f602::1f602: , Sorry couldn't resist 

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1 minute ago, Redditch windy said:

and this works fine going onto a reel loaded with micro/minibore 6mm id?

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The initial heat is from the heater to the reel, so I use anti torsion hose for this section. 

Apart from that, I use standard microbore 

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18 hours ago, Redditch windy said:

and this works fine going onto a reel loaded with micro/minibore 6mm id?

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you'll not get the flow on a mini bore hose to ignite the burner mate,you can buy a flow switch to suit which would sort it but its just easier to change the hose to 8mm

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1 hour ago, kevinc250 said:

you'll not get the flow on a mini bore hose to ignite the burner mate,you can buy a flow switch to suit which would sort it but its just easier to change the hose to 8mm

This is not right Kev. I run 6mm micro with no problems at all. 

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4 hours ago, kevinc250 said:

you'll not get the flow on a mini bore hose to ignite the burner mate,you can buy a flow switch to suit which would sort it but its just easier to change the hose to 8mm

Simply not true. I’ve had my fogwash heater for years and always used microbore. 

I have my controller on around 60 when using the heater, never had a problem 

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GSS Window Cleaning

What do you do if you want cold water? 

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steve garwood
Just now, GSS Window Cleaning said:

What do you do if you want cold water? 

Just pull off the hot hose and click on the cold hose.

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