R23 PLANAR 2 kW DIESEL HEATER INSTALL

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R23 PLANAR 2 kW DIESEL HEATER INSTALL

Postby oneeyedjackass on Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:21 pm

Finished up installing new PLANAR 2 kW diesel heater. Put it in the same place as the factory, under the port passenger seat. One vent to V-berth and one under the table. Controls are back in V-berth next to sink so they can be adjusted without getting out of bed :D Crazy drilling a big o' hole in the side of the boat. :shock: If anybody has any questions hit me up. BTW, gets nice and toasty.
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Re: R23 PLANAR 2 kW DIESEL HEATER INSTALL

Postby baz on Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:03 am

Mark:

1) I take it you have a Volvo stern drive R-23, right ?

2) When the heater is running what kind of noise do you hear standing outside of the boat from the Planar's exhaust port ?

3) Does the heater unit make any disturbing noises (from the fan and/or the fuel pump) inside the cabin at night time ?

4) Was the "big o' hole" for the Planar's thru-hull exhaust port ?

5) The fuel pickup you had to make in the boat's fuel tank will not drain the main tank, right ?

6) Well done and is such a fantastic job you've done. :D for you.
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Re: R23 PLANAR 2 kW DIESEL HEATER INSTALL

Postby Irish Mist on Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:11 am

Love our Planar... nice job. Like the thermostat close to the bed idea :)
Enjoy .. out of the 4 heat sources we have the Diesel heat is the nicest.
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Re: R23 PLANAR 2 kW DIESEL HEATER INSTALL

Postby oneeyedjackass on Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:07 pm

baz wrote:Mark:

1) I take it you have a Volvo stern drive R-23, right ?
YES, We got the Diesel :)

2) When the heater is running what kind of noise do you hear standing outside of the boat from the Planar's exhaust port ?
I'll have to get back to you on that, I was just inside enjoying the sweet warmth.

3) Does the heater unit make any disturbing noises (from the fan and/or the fuel pump) inside the cabin at night time ?
We have not overnighted in her yet. Fuel pump is in the engine compartment. During my testing, fan was not super loud. I'll get back after a overnighter

4) Was the "big o' hole" for the Planar's thru-hull exhaust port ?
Oh Yeah Pretty crazy drilling that

5) The fuel pickup you had to make in the boat's fuel tank will not drain the main tank, right ?
No I kept the pickup about 1'' off bottom of tank

6) Well done and is such a fantastic job you've done. :D for you.

Thanks!
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