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Old 27-09-2013, 09:36   #31
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Re: Diesel heater questions

Dickinson Newport.

I do not use the combustion air fan. I do not have a barometric damper. I use gravity fed fuel.

Never (yet) had a backdraft however I have not used heater while under sail.

Never had a bit of discoloration on the outside of the boat.

I have never cleaned the stack.

About 40 gallons of fuel have been run though this heater - mostly on the hard in quite gusty winter conditions.

Not sure who likes the fireplace window more - me or the dog.

Steve
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Old 27-09-2013, 10:08   #32
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Dickinson Newport.

I do not use the combustion air fan. I do not have a barometric damper. I use gravity fed fuel.

Never (yet) had a backdraft however I have not used heater while under sail.

Never had a bit of discoloration on the outside of the boat.

I have never cleaned the stack.

About 40 gallons of fuel have been run though this heater - mostly on the hard in quite gusty winter conditions.

Not sure who likes the fireplace window more - me or the dog.

Steve
I have the same stove on Delfin and the same experience, although I do have the fan. It seems to help getting things warmed up, and may help a bit with circulation once the unit is lit. And it puts out a lot of heat. Like Steve, no real problem with soot.
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Old 27-09-2013, 11:43   #33
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Re: Diesel heater questions

Ive been considering buying a planar, built in your home country. Heres the ebay link Im sure you can maybe find a better deal there.

Planar 4DM 12 Diesel Air Heater Truck RV Boat Cabin 30 Days Sale Start Today | eBay
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Old 27-09-2013, 20:27   #34
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Have a Dickinson in a 20 ft boat. Works well. I relaxed the obnoxious clicking solenoid pump with a small Carter rotary fuel pump. The trick is to get a pump with low enough output pressure so that the metering valve can handle it. Otherwise the valve will overflow, especially when it's rough weather and flood the stove with fuel or dump it all into the tank return. A combustion fan helps a lot if your stack isn't long enough. Think about ducting the outside air in instead of drawing cabin air in for combustion, it will heat better.

I light using a camping bottle of methyl alcohol with drop spout, pouring 15 ccs or so into the heater and igniting with a miniature snap start
Butane torch. The torch is also handy for melting backsplices, shrinking heat shrink and making creme brles!
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Old 27-09-2013, 21:29   #35
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Just a thought, no matter what type of drip diesel heater you go with, or diesel stove, be sure to have them install their water heating coils! It will heat all the water you need for washing bathing or heating areas not warm enough with bus type heaters with the water heated inside the stove !! worked for us on a 42 ft boat!
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Old 27-09-2013, 23:31   #36
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I used to use a Taylors Parafin heater underway in my 26 foot sail boat. I dont recall using it in heavy weather, but it was wonderful on the California coast. I did remove the original ROARER BURNER, and replace it with a standard Primus adjustable burner. I really liked it, but I dont know if I would ever go to sleep with it on, since it needed to be pumped every 2 hours or so. What a joy in a small boat to come off watch to a warm cabin.____Grant.
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I just noticed a Wallis stove in our (CF) classified section. It might be of interest. ____Grant.
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