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Old 16-12-2017, 09:32   #1
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Force 10 heater

I'm looking for a diesel cabin heater, and I came across this on craigslist:
https://skagit.craigslist.org/bpo/d/...424400302.html

It doesn't say what model it is, or if it's the vented or un-vented type. Anyone know anything about these?
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Re: Force 10 heater

They are vented types and they work reasonably well offer him 200 for the diesel unit . Be sure it includes the Charlie noble ( deck fitting in the 4th picture)
edit the model is just what they say on the front of them a force 10
http://www.go2marine.com/docs/8/3/1/0/83101F-mi.shtml
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Re: Force 10 heater

"Force 10" is the brand. Now part of "Dickinson." I believe that particular model is called the "Cozy Cabin Heater." (I have a Force 10 heater that is completely different, as well as a galley range.)
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Re: Force 10 heater

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"Force 10" is the brand. Now part of "Dickinson." I believe that particular model is called the "Cozy Cabin Heater." (I have a Force 10 heater that is completely different, as well as a galley range.)
became cozy cabin when Dickenson stopped making all but the propane units.
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Re: Force 10 heater

If I m not mistaken, this heater uses a modified Primus burner, mods being supposedly to allow burning diesel instead of kerosene. I built my own heater years ago using such a burner, and it was a PITA in many ways. First, the requirement for preheating... fill the built in cup with alcohol, light (if it hasn't slopped out) and wait just the right period before opening the valve and letting fuel in. Of course, you had remembered to pump up the pressure in the tank, hadn't you? If not, damn thing went out with a belch of soot. Often the diesel simply wouldn't vaporize well, and it smelled, well, diesely as it burned, smoking away. It did a lot better on kero, and eventually that's w hat I did.

Anyhow, compared to the various pot burners (older Dickensons and FAb-Alls)it was a mess. We've now got a Fab-All and it is a far better unit.

All FWIW...

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