The installation took longer than planned, mainly because of the unclear instructions -- I suspect a literal google
translation of the Russian manual at play here, resulting in "RussEnglish".
The colour coding of wires for the controller was the worst offender, because both ends had different coloured wires and the instructions were of little help.
The orientation of terminals to be placed within the connectors also needed sleuthing.
The air outlet as mentioned has one or two too-many 90 degree bends, first from the heater and down towards the floor, then into the bulkhead, then at the very end into the cabin. This I suspect is causing backed up heat over the exchanger.
looms looked very long...about 6 metres. So I drilled holes for the controller at the opposite end of the cabin, thinking its cabling was the same length.
Unfortunately, the controller wiring is very short, about 1.5 metres. and it wouldn't reach. So for the moment it had to be relocated over the dining table. I could splice some computer cable to join it, but sounds too fiddly.
In any case, we don't plan to run the heater according to the controller's inbuilt thermostat, so the position is irrelevant.
standpipe is for the moment just sitting in the main diesel
tank until I decide whether to have a separate tank which allows for occasional mixing with kerosene, or take fuel from the diesel filters handily located near the heater fuel pump
With my mouth I prime-sucked fuel through the heater's fuel line to the little heater pump and connected the line to it.
Pressed some buttons on the controller, and away it went, fired up right away.
Then...lots of smoke outside. Just like an old thumper diesel. Then, unexpectedly, lots of smoke from the heater itself, which was being picked up by the air inlet and blown into the cabin.
I quickly evacuated my wife and self suspecting carbon monoxide.
But it wasn't...just something that happens on a new installation until the oils are burned off.
So, as mentioned previously, all went amazingly well for three days until the rewiring of the battery
When we return we'll wrap the hot exhaust outlet in heat-proof tape, see about a separate fuel tank
and switch the 12V supply from the batteries.