Friday, 1 January 2010

In line heater

While on campsites / other quiet places I need a way of heating the van without using the diesel powered heater. Most people use a portable fan heater. I wanted my system built in so I could effectively use the diesel heater primary circuit silently. No product existed on the market so I built my own. I used a 900w Tubular heater for towel warmers and fixed it inside a length of 22mm copper pipe. I then made 2 15mm ends to allow the heater to fit in line with the flow of the diesel heater. The 240v supply is activated from a switch on the control panel that also tuns on the 24v water circulating pump attached to the diesel heater. I have fitted this system and it is currently under test. Below is a picture to show the idea.


Clive said...

Kenlowe, do 240 volt preheaters for vehicles from 1 to 2.7 KW. Been thinking of using one myself.

Just wondered are you living in the van or just using it for wild camping.

Looks Good!!

Conrad said...

How is this working out for you?