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Old 18-11-2006, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default Drunkenbum's how i fitted a Propex heater (with pics )

Mods move this to tec when its finished please ?

Right then where do i start ?

propex heat sorce >>>>> a gas powered blown air heater..

I purchased a Propex heatsorce 2000 for 350 from ebay recently for the simple fact that i have to pick my kids up in my 69 bay kombi and its my daily so heat is a big issue ... I am sure if you r reading this you know what i mean..



Right then down to business ... When you buy one of these heaters it comes with everything you need to fit it into your van so dont worry as long as you order a vehical kit you will get the basics of what you need out of the box with full fitting instructions ..

And this is whet one looks like

the top

The tools r in shot for scale

Underneath

The 2 pipes r the exaust and inlet

This is a list of tools i usedin my instal

Philips Screew driver
Flat head screwdriver
Grinder
drill
30 mm hole saw
75mm hole saw
center punch
marker pen
3mm drill bit
tape mesure
13 mm spaner
zink primer

The above is what is in most peoples shed/garage so if yer dont have these Blag em of some one else
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Default The fitting position

My van is a 8 seater Kombi and it aint about to change so i had to look for a suitable position to fit the heater ......I wanted to try to link the heater into the bays OE heating system so the position was crucial

The Preferd positions

first choice under the rear bench


As i said this was my prefered choice BUT the mor i tryed the mor dificult it became .. it will not fitt and thats that !!!!!!! not without alot of pipe work to the OE heating system so it was not ideal



You would have to remove the OE heating ducts shown adove then run a pipe down the old center tube witch incidently is bellow the gear shift tube so you would have to mess about right to fit it hear and then have heat traveling 5 foot without even starting to heat the van


So inconclusion

"not Ideal"
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Old 18-11-2006, 09:21 PM   #3
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My second choice

My van is a none walk through so i thought under the front bench where the spare wheel sits


Again looked and looked and looked again

But again A no go The exaust and inlet of the propex would come out directly over the shift rod under the van and you could not link the outlet pipe into the main OE heat tube

So that idea was out the window
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Old 18-11-2006, 09:25 PM   #4
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So after most of the afternoon looking for a suitable place


This is it ....Looks and odd position but it is the best IMO



Only 1 foot , of pipe need to link in to tube that runs to screen and cab Nothing in the way underneathe Purfect
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So it's down to business

The heater comes with a nice full size drawing of where the holes need to be


So just lay it where you need and punce the center of the holes with a .........Well with a punch

Then drill yer holes


The big hole is where the heat outlet pipe is going to link up with the OE heat pipes i had to bend the hand brake and rest of cable tubes a bit so the 3" heat tube goes through


When yer drilled all yer holes dont forget to zink em or you will be sorry in a few months

the finished drilling


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Next i had to cut the cab mat

And i mean the mat is 37 years old but it had to be done

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And this is the heater fitted





It took about 1/2 an hour to get to here and About 2 hours to find the purfect position....


I f you think it was the Wrong place ...Staytuned for the sunday edition and you will see

No more till sunday ...As you where


Any questions up to now please ask
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??? is it gas powered

are you allowed to run gas appliances whilst driving ????

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??? is it gas powered

are you allowed to run gas appliances whilst driving ????

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Yes and yes
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good work

cant wait to see it finished
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