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Martin McIntosh01/12/2018 18:20:41
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Devcon 1, you are just making me very jealous with a shed that size.

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap01/12/2018 18:41:20
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My wife said there are some drawbacks with having a larger shed - bigger means more plane you can get to fill it.

This was said with a sarcastic type smile - no mention that her craft cabin is bigger than my shed... Rough justice.

Edited By PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap on 01/12/2018 18:42:22

Josip Vrandecic -Mes02/12/2018 10:53:28
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Posted by PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap on 30/11/2018 12:42:01:

Hi Josip. Always a pleasure to hear from you and how about that heater for you as you get a lot colder there... Regards Peter

Here in the Adriatic is not a ''dangerous'' winter and it lasts for a short while, but I am an old man and avoid any weather shocks ,so during cold weather I work on models in the work-room and there is a airconditioner .When you are cold remember me and will be warmer, at least around of your heart.teeth 2

To you and your family, Happy Christmas and New Year cocktail

Jo

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap02/12/2018 10:57:31
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Always great to hear from you Josip. Short winters... wonderful. Regards Peter

Tim Cheal02/12/2018 13:59:16
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All been a bit delayed,

Santa (OK, its really SWMBO) is worried about diesel emissions into the garden, so all on hold and looks like I will just be cold in the garage until I can find an alternative solution!

No worries about actually arriving for Christmas Peter, just would be nice to get it working before the coldness of Jan/Feb. I have found the heater and a muffler on Amazon, so that would be my first port of call if I do go the Diesel heater route.

Thanks again for all your help.

P.S. Just about to get into my V6 Diesel and drive 200 miles, but thats different (apparently)!

Tim

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap02/12/2018 17:05:52
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Hi Tim. So sorry to hear your dilemma but the only time you get any whiff of diesel is just after it fires up as that’s how it ignites the fuel with the gloplug but it’s nothing and it’s gone straight away as when the combustion has started they burn clean and you can smell nothing. I have to say again that they use them in boats, lorries, vans & sheds so I have to say I’m sorry Santa won’t be calling... Regards Peter

Piers Bowlan02/12/2018 17:53:10
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Diesel is now the dirty word amongst eco warriors (never mind the facts, feel the emotion!). Tim, you could always suggest to your wife a log burning stove to heat your shed, as a green alternative (no diesel, just lots of lovely CO2 wink 2).

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 02/12/2018 17:56:17

conrad taggart04/12/2018 00:12:47
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You haven't read the latest reports on log burning stoves then  - apparently they make diesel look extremely clean ?

https://www.businesstelegraph.co.uk/the-silent-killer-in-our-homes-wood-burning-stoves-emit-six-times-as-much-pollution-as-a-diesel-truck-and-theyre/

wink

Edited By conrad taggart on 04/12/2018 00:13:23

Piers Bowlan04/12/2018 09:52:18
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Sorry Conrad, it was my (failed) attempt at being ironic! This whole 'green' argument seems to ignore what kind of pollution one is talking about. Particulate, NOX (carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide), hydrogen sulphide, nitric acid (acid rain). One might also argue that wind turbines pollute our landscape visually, although not affecting air quality, unless you are a migrating bird! Solar panels don't seem to have too much of a downside, unless you have lost your flying site to them!

conrad taggart04/12/2018 10:30:55
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It is crazy how much things shift in this area - what is best suddenly becomes worse and vice versa ! They seem to get it hopelessly wrong and then expect the public to do what is right - resulting in massive failures of leadership and effective communication and a very sceptical public

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap12/12/2018 21:43:30
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Wife?s craft cabin.jpegUPDATE FOR YOU ALL...

Wife came into my shed a few weeks back to bring me a cup of tea - that was all it took and she said “l want one of those” That was that so yet another diesel heater was ordered and it came in at the weekend. Much harder to install into the wifes craft cabin even though it’s a lot bigger than my shed there is very little room as it’s chocker block with her craft gear gear.

Managed to find a space and in it went and after it was fitted and fired up it got nice and cozy inside the 12x10 craft cabin. Wife came in and the smile was worth a 1000 words. Best thing I’ve done for ages.

Regards Peter

Wifes craft cabin 12x10

 

 

Edited By PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap on 12/12/2018 21:44:20

Edited By PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap on 12/12/2018 21:45:32

Gary Manuel12/12/2018 21:54:20
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Peter - what are you using as a 12v power supply?

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PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap12/12/2018 23:43:26
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Hi Gary. In my shed currently using an old car battery and a smart charger but in the craft cabin I have reluctantly used a 20 Amp switch mode power supply. I say reluctantly because we do have power cuts where we are - most are only short together with more common blips of just a few seconds which could cause the diesel heater to go unto melt down as it has to cycle when it’s turned off. I hope to get hold of an old car battery shortly so I can dispense with the switch mode power supply and hence the possibility of a meltdown. Please be sure the meltdown I refer to is only of the plastic case as the combustion chamber is totally encased aluminium so never a chance or risk of fire. Hope this answers your question. Regards Peter

Gary Manuel13/12/2018 00:25:25
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I made an assumption that you wouldn't have a car battery in the wife's shed. That's why I asked. I was planning on using THIS switch mode power supply. I chose it because of the adjustable output.

We don't have many power outages and the heater won't be on when unattended but you've got me concerned with your talk of meltdown. What is meltdown? All I can think is that if the power fails when the heater is at full heat, the fan will stop turning and the residual heat could be an issue. I assume that the heater would stop burning when the power is cut as this would stop the diesel pump.

Is anyone else using a non-guaranteed (no battery) power supply?

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap13/12/2018 09:36:06
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Hi Gary. In your situation a power supply would be OK however in the unlikely event of a power failure the fan would stop so would the pump so the burning in the combustion chamber would stop but without the fan the heat would have to go somewhere and the close fitting case which channels the air would melt and I suspect so would the air impella. This is a situation that could not happen with a battery. Also for interest it takes about four minutes after you press the stop button to actually stop as the heater goes through a set process before it stops to ensure all the fuel is burnt and the fan keeps going till the case temperature has reduced to a safe level. They are extremely safe when installed correctly so I am now trying to get hold of a small old battery I can smart charge which may have to go outside the craft cabin such is the lack of space. Me and the wife are now even more convinced this is the way to go to heat a shed or outside building fast and efficiently in a cost effective way. Regards Peter

Josip Vrandecic -Mes13/12/2018 09:54:10
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''Wife came in and the smile was worth a 1000 words. Best thing I’ve done for ages.''

it's my friend wiseman... known as Peter...face 1

All the best

Jo

Shaun Walsh13/12/2018 09:55:19
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Best heating option for hobby shed? Large single malt, but don't expect what you build to fly straight!

Mike Etheridge 113/12/2018 12:36:41
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Some good responses here Pete and I must admit that one of those heaters would be ideal in my garage where i build / repair my planes. There is a concrete floor in garage and when the weather is cold it's usually my feet that suffer first despite warming the garage up with electric radiant fires. With regard to the 12 volt DC supply for the Diesel heater I wonder whether the Car starter / tyre inflater I have got with a 12 Volt socket would have sufficient capacity to do the trick, but it's only 12 ampere / hour rated ?

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Edited By Mike Etheridge 1 on 13/12/2018 12:51:33

Piers Bowlan13/12/2018 13:05:16
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Peter, instead of 'trying to get hold of a small old battery' why don't you get a small deep cycle leisure battery, the sort of thing used in a ride-on mower. I saw a 30AH battery on the Halfords website for £47. I tried to make a link to it but their website wasn't having any of it. If you google, 'Halfords Yuasa U1 Specialist and Garden Battery' you will probably see what I mean. It should be man enough to get your diesel heater started at any rate.

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 13/12/2018 13:16:47

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