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ronnietucker

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About ronnietucker

  • Birthday 08/24/1971

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    Glasgow
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    Linux, art and boats. In that order. :)

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  1. ronnietucker

    Diesel heater - the voltages and amps used

    I have some fire rope wrapped between the exhaust and the chimney to stop fumes coming back down into the boat. I also have a CO monitor nearby just in case.
  2. ronnietucker

    Diesel heater - the voltages and amps used

    I had a stove with flue on the boat. I'm routing the exhaust up that flue. After almost an hour of constant heater use, the CO meter on the boat was still showing zero. You could, in theory (and with a longer pipe), put the exhaust out the window or some such (making sure the fumes don't blow back in said window), but the exhaust pipe does get very warm.
  3. ronnietucker

    Diesel heater - the voltages and amps used

    Yep. Wired the heater directly to the leisure battery and it worked first time. My only concern is that after about an hour the battery had dropped to about 12.3 and the heater cut off. It cutting off drained the battery further. Hopefully, my solar panel hooked to the leisure battery (rather than the starter) will keep it topped up enough to keep going? We'll see maybe next weekend.
  4. Unfortunately, I can't get time off work then, and I've no easy way of getting to the Falkirk Wheel/Auchinstarry. It does sound like a grand old time though. Don't forget to take us all some photos. Will you be boating up to the festivities?
  5. ronnietucker

    Diesel heater - the voltages and amps used

    Plan B is to wire the heater directly to the battery. It has its own inline fuse.
  6. ronnietucker

    Diesel heater - the voltages and amps used

    So, you reckon I should measure the voltage at the heater? Yeah, that was my next thought. Either the cables aren't up to it, or maybe it's too long of a cable run. I think it was about water pressure or something...
  7. ronnietucker

    Diesel heater - the voltages and amps used

    Yep. Same cables. Only difference is that rather than hooking straight to the battery I'm taking a feed from a nearby 12V socket.
  8. ronnietucker

    Diesel heater - the voltages and amps used

    Well, this is weird. Took the heater and both my freshly charged batteries (one of which I used in my testing) down to the boat. Plumbed the heater in and fired it up. Error code E-01 which means the batteries are too low for the heating to start and continue. It's the exact same setup I had working at home, except it's on the boat. Once the unit switches off the batteries recover back to about 12.6V. Just like in my video. Weird!
  9. From late December '18:
  10. Forth & Clyde canal completely frozen over as far as the eye can see...
  11. ronnietucker

    lastpass

    Can recommend BitWarden. Covers Windows, Mac, Linux, Android/iOS app, browser plugins, etc.. http://bitwarden.com Open source too, so less chance of it having a nasty back door. Did used to use LastPass but had a bad run-in with them when I needed my account reset. Took days to even get a single reply from them. No good when I need my passwords pronto! BitWarden seems to have a better reset system.
  12. ronnietucker

    Diesel heater - the voltages and amps used

    On this model, the exhaust pipe is a single solid piece of metal (held on with a jubilee clip) with a ribbed shape (for your pleasure) for bending. Still a bugger to bend though...
  13. ronnietucker

    Diesel heater - the voltages and amps used

    The unit INSIDE the case might be hot, but I can't get to it. The outer case is cool to the touch. The reason for the bricks is to lift the unit more (off the stone slab that it'll be on) to give me more space under the unit for bending that metallic exhaust pipe without breaking/kinking it. The exhaust pipe touching my carpet burned the carpet (see end of video). So it is definitely hot.
  14. ronnietucker

    Diesel heater - the voltages and amps used

    Yes, this version has one plastic air intake pipe, and one metal exhaust pipe. Both come from the base of the unit. I have the intake going from the back of the unit to the input. This pipe bends nice and easy. The exhaust I have coming from the side to the unit. The unit is on two brackets that raise it about two inches, but with the exhaust pipe being metal it's hard to get a good bend in it without breaking/squishing it. I'll just keep the unit on two bricks or something to have more space for the metal pipe.
  15. ronnietucker

    Diesel heater - the voltages and amps used

    I haven't used mine on the boat yet (hopefully will next weekend) but from using it indoors it chucks out a lot of heat for very little battery usage. My battery started at about 12.6-ish and after a power up, run for an hour at full pelt, then a power down, the battery ended at about 12.59. I left the unit hooked to the battery to see what it would drain with no heat, just the LCD screen, and after about 6hrs the battery is still at 12.59! I'm impressed.
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