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Old 24-11-2005, 22:11   #1
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Heater

I need to install a Espar heater on Board . has anyone done this.
i would love to chat.
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Old 25-11-2005, 02:22   #2
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Installed an airtroic D4 a couple of years ago into my catamaran, with 5 outlets.
give me your questions and I will do my best to answer them.
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Old 25-11-2005, 20:13   #3
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espar heater

we already have a forced air system on board so i guess i can plumb the espar into the system.
how long do you guess the install would take?
is it very involved?
how hot does it get around the heater?
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You would need to check whether the tubing and the outlets were suitable for very high temperatures. The hot air coming out can melt normal plastic. The heater unit itself does get hot, but has a cover over it to prevent burns.

The exhaust is the most dangerous area. normally this is made of flexible stainless steel (similar to that used in exhausts) covered by abt 0.5" asbestos substitute and then covered by another tube. It still gets hot enough to make you keep your fingers clear of it!.

Impossible to tell you how long it would take to do the full install cause it depends on the boat.

One of the most important parts of the install is the exhaust, as it needs to be clear of the water when in use, and also to have sufficient of a swan neck so that water cannt get at the heater via the exhaust. It also needs to be less than 6 ft long.
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