- Oct 31, 2012
- Real Name
Hey Robb, can we open this 5 year old thread again.It seems to me that oil fired would be the best of both worlds. Is there a suitable oil fired heater that would work with our industry? One that runs off diesel or kero?
What are your feeling about diesel units now? I don't know if I was misinformed, but I was told your new unit does not have one... I know you had an El diablo / Diesel fired unit in the past.. Is your current unit diesel fired, LP or HX?
I had a Northstar diesel unit before, but I found the raw steel coils to let out black water daily... I had to de-lime the unit every few weeks. Every morning I had to spend 10-20 minutes flushing out the black rust
Unless someone could afford an all stainless coil, I suppose Diesel would be nice again... My Northstar unit used to spike up 290-300 and then get cold.. Fluctuation.
I really feel the culprit of most of the fires you mentioned in the Thread were due to HX systems exploding or Gasoline being poured onto the fire by the fuel pump.
Because if you took a blow torch and tried to light your TM on fire? it would be difficult... There is nothing to burn.. But if you had a petrol fuel leak and the pump continued to pour out more gas feeding the fire or pouring fuel on the red hot exhaust.? it would melt everything inside the van, and eventually exploding the LP tank.... The only proof is a bystander reporting an explosion... No investigative conclusion as to what fuel source really started the fire on these vans you mentioned..... But I do understand you concerns about having careless employee's run the LP systems. But for an owner/operator LP is a very good choice in my opinion.
The reason I am asking is because I am going LP little Giant. But my unit will be on an open air trailer.. so no chance of fume accumulation explosion...
I got the 4HT-HP Little Giant, and will be pairing it up with Mytee Escape ...
This will be a great set-up in my opinion. Truck Mount power in a Portable and unlimited Steam from the LG.