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Hi Guys need a bit of help . I need a Heater fitted to my system , but unsure what is best , Either a diesel Facelift fitted one or a LPG instantaneous , Obviously the Diesel one is More expensive but I just want to to anyone who has either and can help me please ...Thanks 

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If it's just the requirement to use hot water whilst washing then the cheapest way is using an immersion heater.  

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2 minutes ago, Part Timer said:

If it's just the requirement to use hot water whilst washing then the cheapest way is using an immersion heater.  

Hi thanks for the Reply . I just need it for some Conservatorys I got coming up as they are green 1 has not been cleaned in 5 years and under trees  . I don't stand a chance with cold water on this  . And he is a new customer with 2 houses .  Also I just think it be a lot easier to have hot water with the colder weather in a few months time . 

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There are a few posts regarding this and I believe Squeaky Clean has a video on YouTube on how to do it yourself. Personally wouldn't go down the LPG route and I have a 9kw Webasto heater and given what I know now I would go the immersion route, assuming you can plug the van in overnight.

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Just now, Part Timer said:

There are a few posts regarding this and I believe Squeaky Clean has a video on YouTube on how to do it yourself. Personally wouldn't go down the LPG route and I have a 9kw Webasto heater and given what I know now I would go the immersion route, assuming you can plug the 

ok I have a look at Dave . Why do you say not LPG Route . Just asking 

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1 minute ago, Mark75 said:

ok I have a look at Dave . Why do you say not LPG Route . Just asking 

Just the safety aspect and potential hassle of insurance, sure there are some that think it's perfectly safe but I'm not in that camp. 

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LPG ones tend to have a safety cut out - kicks in after 15-20 minutes of continuous use. In my experience (I had two and both caught fire) the flame kept blowing out, I mounted mine on the back door which kept blowing shut in the wind - and nearly cooking the inside of my van. LPG was expensive to re-fill (local marina).

I have a webasto diesel heater as back up now and I run an immersion heater daily for my hot water. 

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On 03/07/2020 at 20:39, AGlassAct said:

LPG ones tend to have a safety cut out - kicks in after 15-20 minutes of continuous use. In my experience (I had two and both caught fire) the flame kept blowing out, I mounted mine on the back door which kept blowing shut in the wind - and nearly cooking the inside of my van. LPG was expensive to re-fill (local marina).

I have a webasto diesel heater as back up now and I run an immersion heater daily for my hot water. 

Thanks for the advice . I have to.have a rethink now for sure 

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On 03/07/2020 at 20:39, AGlassAct said:

LPG ones tend to have a safety cut out - kicks in after 15-20 minutes of continuous use. In my experience (I had two and both caught fire) the flame kept blowing out, I mounted mine on the back door which kept blowing shut in the wind - and nearly cooking the inside of my van. LPG was expensive to re-fill (local marina).

I have a webasto diesel heater as back up now and I run an immersion heater daily for my hot water. 

Gotta be honest, if you fit something like an lpg heater on a door that moves all the time I'm not surprised you had issues. Definitely needs to be in a not moving (not including the actual vehicle before anyone says it) location and mounted using rubber bushes to absorb any vibration/movement. Used mine everyday for a year and not had any issues

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It was on rubber mounts. The door was always wedged open (with a ‘prop’) can’t see what happens when you are working away from the van so I don’t actually know if a passer by decided to close the door or whether a gust dislodged the door stay. Thanks for the input though. These little LPG heaters were seen as the ‘saviour’ to quick hot water at one point. I tried it - didn’t like it. Back to an immersion heater and a webasto as they are much simpler (IMO)

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1 hour ago, AGlassAct said:

It was on rubber mounts. The door was always wedged open (with a ‘prop’) can’t see what happens when you are working away from the van so I don’t actually know if a passer by decided to close the door or whether a gust dislodged the door stay. Thanks for the input though. These little LPG heaters were seen as the ‘saviour’ to quick hot water at one point. I tried it - didn’t like it. Back to an immersion heater and a webasto as they are much simpler (IMO)

To be honest they are great, I use mine all the time, and have also fitted a gasit cylinder so that I can refill at the petrol station. Wouldn't want to be without it and the fact its on demand means I dont use what I don't need 👍

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1 hour ago, Baldmonkey said:

To be honest they are great, I use mine all the time, and have also fitted a gasit cylinder so that I can refill at the petrol station. Wouldn't want to be without it and the fact its on demand means I dont use what I don't need 👍

As long as they don't comprehend the van's insurance then I see it as a cheap hot water system. I have the 9kw Webasto but have to pay £600 a year for service to my system. I must be nearly £2k now for insurance and service a year for van, system, liability and tools (£15k cover). Today I took delivery of a Branch chipper machine and now £3.6k lighter but can always sell it second hand and get more than half back.

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