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ramdough

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You could also leave the temperature set high and then plumb in a tempering valve. That way you have an anti scald protection and increased overall capacity.


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ckouba

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What is funny is it is on both sides hot and cold ?
Are you saying you get hot water from both spigots? I'm guessing the reason for this is that, per this drawing, you feed your bypass loop of heated water back into the cold water tank:



This would suggest you're heating all the water in your system.
 

1951M1078

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No it just better flow both hot and cold.

And yes the by-pass water will bring the temp up in the main water tank.
With luck I will only need to run the by-pass for a short time.
 
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1951M1078

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Thanks

The steel is 3/16" and must weight 60+ lbs.
Almost more than I can pickup ! LOL

I wanted it to be able to take the tire coming apart.
 

1951M1078

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Got the heater running,all be it a temp setup.

WOW ! just WOW.

Its just a little power house. At 5:45 pm I started it and ran it till 7:15. Back door was opened for part of that time ? My BAD!
From 55 deg. to 72 deg. No roof insulation (its Alum )and only 1/2 of the walls done with 1 1/2". Walls are 1/2" Glass and plywood and glass ( glass is.045 to .065 +- ). Outside temp 56 deg.

Inside (heater is mounted their ) little to no sound on low. Out side very low exhaust sound. Little to no smell. Funny the exhaust does not smell like DIESEL ? Their is something but ???
On low I can here the pump more than the the fan ? Thump-thump-thump. With a different mount I can get that down to nothing. Just used what my heater came with.

Need to do more testing but it looks like 5.3 oz. per hour. Tank is 10 Lt. (= 2.641 Gal. ) that's about 63.78 hours . ( 2.65 days at 24x7 ) We will see. My plan (until it changes ) is to use the tow kick (under the cabinets ) to pass the heat to the mid and rear part of the truck box. ?

More to do.

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Ohiobenz

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Since this has its own fuel pump, I'm curious why you didn't run off the main fuel tank?
If the pump has enough lift capability, the tank return line is a safe place to T into. The pickup is about 4" off the bottom, that way it can't run the tank dry.
 

coachgeo

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Since this has its own fuel pump, I'm curious why you didn't run off the main fuel tank?
If the pump has enough lift capability, the tank return line is a safe place to T into. The pickup is about 4" off the bottom, that way it can't run the tank dry.
at 7mpg..... heck don't look a gift horse in the mouth LOL.... use the tank provided. though can see a small pump and a sight glass or guage to fill it from main tank before you fill your tanks at fuel station
 

1951M1078

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It will burn (on low ) 5.33 oz's per hour.
The tank holds 2.64 gal's (10 Lt's )
Running 24 / 7 ,that's about 2.64 days
With a spare 5 gal can that would be about 7 1/2 days.

Being in AZ the only time is would run 24/7 would be in the winter up north.
Need to find a timer control that can be program-ed for on and off times.
Not sure what the number of on/off events can be set on what's out their ?
My control is on or off and Low to high only.
 
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