Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-10-2019, 13:30   #16
Bailing as fast as I can.
 
GILow's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Boat: Swanson 42
Posts: 5,503
Re: Water heater device, what is it, is it mandatory?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Calif.Ted View Post
That's the high point on the engine coolant circuit and it's a place to bleed off any air when replacing the coolant. I had a similar set-up on a previous boat with the water heater mounted well above the engine.
+1 This.
__________________

__________________
Count-down has commenced.
GILow is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2019, 13:40   #17
Registered User
 
Bill O's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2015
Boat: Bruce Bingham Christina 49
Posts: 745
Re: Water heater device, what is it, is it mandatory?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Calif.Ted View Post
That's the high point on the engine coolant circuit and it's a place to bleed off any air when replacing the coolant. I had a similar set-up on a previous boat with the water heater mounted well above the engine.

+2 as an air bleed.


Bill O.
__________________

__________________
Bill O.
KB3YMH
http://phoenixketch.blogspot.com/
Bill O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2019, 17:11   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 37
Re: Water heater device, what is it, is it mandatory?

Thank you for the reply. I like your concept; however, the upright tubing is simply a tube with no spring or valve aspect. From the other responses, I believe it is a high point filler point for the system. I will finish the project tomorrow with the filling operation. I appreciate your consideration.
Gregg927 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2019, 17:37   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Southern Calif.
Posts: 630
Re: Water heater device, what is it, is it mandatory?

Your welcome,
One of mine came from the factory with a butterfly valve and it was in a lazzarette with poor access. You must have better access if you want to fill the cooling system thru a 1/2 pipe.
Calif.Ted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2019, 17:59   #20
Registered User

Join Date: May 2015
Location: Muskegon, Mi
Boat: Columbia 36
Posts: 288
Re: Water heater device, what is it, is it mandatory?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Calif.Ted View Post
Your welcome,
One of mine came from the factory with a butterfly valve and it was in a lazzarette with poor access. You must have better access if you want to fill the cooling system thru a 1/2 pipe.
That's why I put in a header tank. The cap just barely peeks out from under the lazzarrette so I can easily fill it.
capt jgw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2019, 18:15   #21
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Boat: Island Packet 40
Posts: 2,881
Images: 7
Re: Water heater device, what is it, is it mandatory?

Water softener??
RaymondR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2019, 14:47   #22
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 37
Re: Water heater device, what is it, is it mandatory?

You got it!
Gregg927 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2019, 04:56   #23
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2
Re: Water heater device, what is it, is it mandatory?

Looks like it might be a heat trap -

Used to keep the hot water from backing back into the feed line (and beyond).



MK.
__________________

mpkoontz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
heater, water

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raymarine device attached to water heater--what is it? raingolfer Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14 10-12-2018 09:31
Hot Water Heater / Block Heater? - 3GM30 BareProductions Engines and Propulsion Systems 9 23-02-2013 18:12
Gas Water Heater or Combined Calorifier / Immersion Heater ? simonmd Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 5 30-12-2010 07:50
Life raft. Mandatory or not? areso70 Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 3 04-07-2006 01:50
Mandatory requirement for anti-fouling Talbot Pacific & South China Sea 17 29-01-2006 20:51

Advertise Here


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:58.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.