Using the Webasto install manual as a reference, diesel heater warm air outlet can be pointed from 0° to 90°.
I cobbled together a spacer to get me from a negative angle to 0°, plus the spacer gives me height to get over the lower rear bar on the seat base.
If I remember correctly I just used long large sheet metal screws that went into the 4 countersunk holes.Great idea.
I wonder how did you seal it on the bottom and how did you secure the spacer on the floor (sealant/glue/fasteners)?
If I remember correctly I just used long large sheet metal screws that went into the 4 countersunk holes.
The smaller holes are where the heater screws into.
For a sealant I used https://www.gardnerbender.com/en/p/DS-130/Duct-Seal-Compound-1-lb-Pugs#, mainly because I was unsure of the temperature, I probably should have used silicone or something similar.
Temperature in the hole is a non issue with the 2k heater, the rubber fuel line is like .75" from the exhaust.
I don't foresee anything going wrong with the mount.
Thanks for the idea.When I installed my heater I used a deep weatherproof metal elec box. I just used a single gang but that needs a lot of gutting so a 2 gang would work better a deep box will raise the heater lust above the floor mat.
From underneath you would see a hole in the metal floor and the hole in the wooden block. Holes are the same size.Thanks!
If I understand correctly, looking from the bottom up (outside of the vehicle), we would see a small wooden box inside a metal opening with hoses going out(down) and it is exposed to the outside conditions (dust, water spray, fumes etc).
Did you somehow treat the "inside" of the spacer and the seam between the box and the edge of the floor opening?
I see the google pic's in my Barking Heater thread are gone. I'll look for copies but the standard box raises above the floor mat, the deep box will raise above the seat base bar. I used built up cork gasket material for the tapered shim and RTV as a sealant. Mount everything to the heater that you can and then drop through the floor like a sink install. How did I mount it, it wasn't good so your on your own there. The double gang gives you more mounting options.Thanks for the idea.
I have a few questions:
Do you have pictures of your installation or can point us to the box you've used?
Did you modify the box to "level" the heater?
How did you secure and seal the box?
Well, this took the cake for the most complicated project I've attempted on the PM so far. Thanks to everyone who posted so far, it has helped me through the struggle. The heater is running and it's getting over all its smells.
Went with a 8kw unit all metal on ebay for around ~$180. Shipped from Canada i think and arrived within a week in a torn up box.
I also paired the little keychain remote (for anyone stuck just hold the UP arrow on the main LCD for 5 seconds after putting in the A27 battery into the key fob remote) with the lock and unlock button (off/on).
How about that most complicated LCD panel ever?
It started off with error 06 i think. The fan would not spin. I opened up the unit and discovered a loose wire in one of the connectors. After that, I managed to make it work.
The plan was to put the tank behind the galley/cooktop drawers/cabinet. This took some work getting it to fit.
The main unit would fit snugly behind the main seat.
Only problem: I had to make it sit sideways because there's a giant support beam directly underneath the spot the main unit sits.
A few things I changed from the original kit: added 3m fire block sealant (FB136). beefier fuel lines from Advanced Auto parts. Nicer hose clamps from Lowes. Silicon RTV sealant for the fuel tank connector. and fiberglass header wrap from Amazon with metal zip ties for the heat sensitive areas. a little flashing tape where the emergency brake line runs 1-2" from the exhaust tube below.
That's a game changer for sure! My webasto dual top is super expensive and big (because it has a tank). This is cheap and small, but not sure how hot the water can get if it doesn't have a tank. Instant hot water requires a lot more than 7kw. You might get luke warm water.