Van heater

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by paul1, Aug 31, 2015.

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  1. paul1

    paul1 Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys hope you all well, things going great my end, busy

    can anyone recommend a good van heater and a heater for outhouse that comes on when gets to certain temp etc

    any tips for winter months and advice on keeping working and equipment running well etc

    cheers
     
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  2. Tuffers

    Tuffers Hero
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    I whack an electric radiator in the back of my van. WinproClean linked a good heater on here last winter.
     
  3. steve garwood

    steve garwood ginger lion
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    I use a small oil filled radiator with a timer, works a treat. I also bung a water heater from a fish tank in my water over night so my water is warm before it goes through my gas burner
     
  4. Jake

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    Yeah a mini oil filled rad is my choice, cheap from 'the range' did the trick last year,

    Thought about using a fish tank heater but water has never froze so haven't bothered yet...
     
  5. ALPINEYORKS

    ALPINEYORKS Active Member
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    so this fish tank heater i only have a 350 litre tank is it hot enough to melt the tank? just bothered about putting one in and it sitting on the bottom and melting it.
     
  6. steve garwood

    steve garwood ginger lion
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    I put mine through a round piece of foam so it floats. It never touch's the sides ( a bit like me with the mrs)
     
  7. monkeyman

    monkeyman Well-Known Member
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    This is going to be an issue for me. I live in a terrace house, had a look at night heaters, though it would be possible to run it off a leisure battery. But apparently not.
     
  8. spruce

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    Yours is solvable but a little more expensive.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PROPEX-HE...OME-CAMPER-BOAT-CARAVAN-GAS-12V-/262072452814

    There are a few cleaners who have fitted these into their vans who have been in the same position as you are. Two holes through the van floor will provide fresh air for the burner and the other for the exhaust. So it works the same as a combi boiler.

    Obviously positioning is important as both intake and exhaust need a spot where there is no obstructions below the van's floor.

    Thermostat can be set at just above freezing (say 2 degrees) and when the temp drops the heater will kick in for a time to warm the van a couple of degrees before switching off again. So it won't work continuously.
     
  9. monkeyman

    monkeyman Well-Known Member
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    Just the job. I don't mind the expense if it keeps me working, and it's cheaper than the night heaters I was looking at.
    Thanks.
     
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