[tcb] Re: Heat in a late Bay... can it be done?

  • From: Neil <nbmdude@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 11:52:00 -0800 (PST)

I wuz wonderin' about the bilge pump...they're designed to pump water not 
air...would there be an overheatin' issue within the pump?  I've worked around 
sump pumps that got pretty warm, but the water kept them from gettin' too 
hot...jus' wonderin'...

--- On Mon, 12/14/09, James Dwan <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: James Dwan <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [tcb] Re: Heat in a late Bay... can it be done?
> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Monday, December 14, 2009, 8:06 AM
> Well I
> spent a couple of hours insulating the front of the Bus with
> the solar bubble wrap, original fiber glass insulation and
> the foil backed butyl rubber sheets for sound deadening so I
> didn't get a chance to try the fan installation
> yet.
> Lowes also has a small bag of fiber glass
> insulation pretty cheap for small places like under the
> dash. I had some serious drafts under there now they are
> gone
> I did find that a 12v computer fan is 3.75
> inches and is a bit cheaper than the bilge fan. Not sure
> which one I'm gonna use yet.
> 
> --- On Sat, 12/12/09, Will
> <evil.scientist.boo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> From: Will <evil.scientist.boo@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [tcb] Re: Heat in a late Bay...
>  can it be done?
> To: "tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx"
> <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Saturday, December 12, 2009, 10:49 PM
> 
> That's because of the bullet holes.
> 
> 
> -- Sent from my
> Palm Pre
> Neil wrote:
> 
> True!  Believe me, mine is too well venilated!
> 
> 
> 
> --- On Sat, 12/12/09, Edward Maikranz
> <maikranze@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> > From: Edward Maikranz <maikranze@xxxxxxxxx>
> 
> > Subject: [tcb] Re: Heat in a late Bay... can it be
> done?
> 
> > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> > Date: Saturday, December 12, 2009, 1:58 PM
> 
> > One thing to remember when burning propane
> 
> > in a vehicle is the amount of water vapor produced.
> Just
> 
> > another reason to make sure you are well ventilated
> when
> 
> > doing so, or you may find yourself with an indoor rain
> 
> > forest!
> 
> > 
> 
> > Ed
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 1:48 PM,
> 
> > Neil <nbmdude@xxxxxxxxx>
> 
> > wrote:
> 
> > 
> 
> > Mine is somewhat similar to Mike's...its a
> ProCat...the
> 
> > battery powered fan is weak, but it does put out
> enough heat
> 
> > to keep ya toasty, drivin' or sleepin'...
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > --- On Fri, 12/11/09, Mike Hayes
> <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> 
> > wrote:
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > > From: Mike Hayes <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> 
> > 
> 
> > > Subject: [tcb] Re: Heat in a late Bay... can it
> be
> 
> > done?
> 
> > 
> 
> > > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> > 
> 
> > > Date: Friday, December 11, 2009, 8:06 PM
> 
> > 
> 
> > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > This is what I use when it gets below
> freezing.  You
> 
> > 
> 
> > > just have to crack a window.  I bungee cord
> it 
> 
> > 
> 
> > > under the dash  so it doesn't fall over.
> 
> > 
> 
> > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > >
> http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200307957_200307957
> 
> > 
> 
> > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > James Dwan wrote:
> 
> > 
> 
> > > > I think I'll mount it at the front of
> the
> 
> > heater tube.
> 
> > 
> 
> > > I called West Marine by my house and they have
> the
> 
> > 4" for
> 
> > 
> 
> > > $35. After X-mas decorating tonight I'm gonna
> 
> > finish
> 
> > 
> 
> > > wrapping the front tubes, insulate the front skin
> blow
> 
> > out
> 
> > 
> 
> > > the whole thing with compressed air and install
> it.
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > > If I don't have too much egg nog...
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > > --- On *Fri, 12/11/09, Denis Dodson
> /<coocoo@xxxxxxx>/*
> 
> > 
> 
> > > wrote:
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     From: Denis Dodson
> <coocoo@xxxxxxx>
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     Subject: [tcb] Re:
> Heat in a
> 
> > 
> 
> > > late Bay... can it be done?
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     To:
> tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     Date: Friday,
> December 11,
> 
> > 
> 
> > > 2009, 1:07 PM
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     James, I have a Fan
> from some
> 
> > 
> 
> > > guys that advertise in Hot VW. You
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     have to cut in to
> the heating
> 
> > 
> 
> > > channel and put an in-line fan in
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     there. West Marine,
> or any
> 
> > 
> 
> > > boat supplier has them as bilge fans.
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     You need to mount it
> pretty
> 
> > 
> 
> > > far forward or they will melt. And
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     yes, they are noisy,
> but they
> 
> > 
> 
> > > blow really good strong hot air. I
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     have a divider
> behind my seat
> 
> > 
> 
> > > and it will get too hot in my bus to
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     run it non stop. I
> have
> 
> > 
> 
> > > friends up here who have done it in a Bay
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     and they were amazed
> how much
> 
> > 
> 
> > > heat it gives off.
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     Do it today!
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     *From:*
> tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> > 
> 
> > > [mailto:tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     *On Behalf Of *James
> Dwan
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     *Sent:* Friday,
> December 11,
> 
> > 
> 
> > > 2009 12:16 PM
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     *To:*
> tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     *Subject:* [tcb] Re:
> Heat in a
> 
> > 
> 
> > > late Bay... can it be done?
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     Thats a lot more
> expensive!
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     I have read that the
> plastic
> 
> > 
> 
> > > tends to melt on those and they are
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     loud. Someone
> suggested this:
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     
> 
> > 
> 
> > > > 
>    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/itemDetailsRender.shtml?ItemId=1611630889
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     But I have no idea
> how I would
> 
> > 
> 
> > > mount it inline. Any ideas?
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     --- On *Fri,
> 12/11/09, Dan
> 
> > 
> 
> > > Martin /<danandkatrinamartin@xxxxxxx>/*
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     wrote:
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     From: Dan Martin
> <danandkatrinamartin@xxxxxxx>
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     Subject: [tcb] Re:
> Heat in a
> 
> > 
> 
> > > late Bay... can it be done?
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     To:
> tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     Date: Friday,
> December 11,
> 
> > 
> 
> > > 2009, 11:15 AM
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > > 
>    http://www.vwheaters.com/
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     (bilge blower)
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     On Dec 11, 2009, at
> 10:36 AM,
> 
> > 
> 
> > > James Dwan wrote:
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > Yeah the window
> felts
> 
> > 
> 
> > > that are on there allow cold air in and
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     the jalousies do
> too. What is
> 
> > 
> 
> > > the correct way to replace the
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     felts? Start in the
> corner or
> 
> > 
> 
> > > at the vent window?
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > Would a bilge
> blower be
> 
> > 
> 
> > > better? Cheaper? There is a West Marine
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     closer than a
> Fry's.
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > --- On Fri,
> 12/11/09,
> 
> > 
> 
> > > Edward Maikranz <maikranze@xxxxxxxxx>
> 
> > 
> 
> > > wrote:
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > From: Edward
> Maikranz
> 
> > 
> 
> > > <maikranze@xxxxxxxxx>
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > Subject: [tcb]
> Re: Heat
> 
> > 
> 
> > > in a late Bay... can it be done?
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > To:
> tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > Date: Friday,
> December
> 
> > 
> 
> > > 11, 2009, 10:22 AM
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > A bilge blower
> from a
> 
> > 
> 
> > > boat mounted in the tube will really make
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     a difference.
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > Also, the best
> thing to
> 
> > 
> 
> > > do to a bay to stay warm is to really
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     work on sealing it
> up and
> 
> > 
> 
> > > keeping the cold air out.
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > Ed Maikranz
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > On Fri, Dec 11,
> 2009 at
> 
> > 
> 
> > > 10:16 AM, James Dwan
> 
> > 
> 
> > > > 
>    <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx>
> 
> > 
> 
> > > wrote:
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > So I plan on
> taking the
> 
> > 
> 
> > > family to the Prairie Lights next
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     weekend (should be
> about 3 hrs
> 
> > 
> 
> > > in the Bus) then up to Grandma's on
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     OK for X-mas so i
> need a
> 
> > 
> 
> > > heating solution.
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > So far I have
> wrapped the
> 
> > 
> 
> > > main tube with solar bubble wrap
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     twice, tightened the
> clasps
> 
> > 
> 
> > > around the heater blower motor where
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     they attach to the
> tubes.
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > I was planning
> on
> 
> > 
> 
> > > rebuilding the accordion tubes but that
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     involves ordering
> parts and
> 
> > 
> 
> > > dealing with asbestos rings. Which is
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     no big deal but I
> have a
> 
> > 
> 
> > > another idea.
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > Why not mount 2
> computer
> 
> > 
> 
> > > fans (12v) to either end of the tunnel
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     to push more air?
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > Has anyone
> tried this?
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     > When I put my
> hand on the
> 
> > 
> 
> > > dash the air is hot enough but it just
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     doesn't seem to
> be in a hurry
> 
> > 
> 
> > > ya know?
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >     
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > > >
> 
> > __________________________________________________
> 
> > 
> 
> > > > Do You Yahoo!?
> 
> > 
> 
> > > > Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam
> 
> > 
> 
> > > protection around
> 
> > 
> 
> > > > http://mail.yahoo.com
> 
> > 
> 
> > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > >
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> > 
> 
> 
>       
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>       




Other related posts: