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I preheat the freshwater tank on my van between jobs to up to 140-150° with a 20' ½" copper coil in the freshwater tank using the coolant diverted from the heater core. One of the best hacks I've ever done. I will do the same thing with my ETM build this spring, for less than $100 it's a forever mod.
Awesome idea. So simple.
 

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I preheat the freshwater tank on my van between jobs to up to 140-150° with a 20' ½" copper coil in the freshwater tank using the coolant diverted from the heater core. One of the best hacks I've ever done. I will do the same thing with my ETM build this spring, for less than $100 it's a forever mod.
Was thinking though... what if we ran solution through heater core (exchanger). That was submerged in engine coolant? I know truck will need be running. But for some of the snow fighters they may have to. To keep truck warm. Idk just brainstorming. I saw this is how my hot water is heated in my house using summer/winter hookup. And is freakin hot lol. 180* out of the faucet. So it got my gears turning.
 

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Was thinking though... what if we ran solution through heater core (exchanger). That was submerged in engine coolant? I know truck will need be running. But for some of the snow fighters they may have to. To keep truck warm. Idk just brainstorming. I saw this is how my hot water is heated in my house using summer/winter hookup. And is freakin hot lol. 180* out of the faucet. So it got my gears turning.
If you welded up a box to put the heater core in it you surely could. Definitely a little tougher but doable.
 
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Was thinking though... what if we ran solution through heater core (exchanger). That was submerged in engine coolant? I know truck will need be running. But for some of the snow fighters they may have to. To keep truck warm. Idk just brainstorming. I saw this is how my hot water is heated in my house using summer/winter hookup. And is freakin hot lol. 180* out of the faucet. So it got my gears turning.
If you welded up a box to put the heater core in it you surely could. Definitely a little tougher but doable.
I like the idea you went with.
 

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Sorry about the late reply, I don't get any notifications with my Droid on the new forum.

I used a standard 1/2" coil from the home center, threaded it in the tank and bent up the ends to attach the shark bite fittings then used 1/2" npt x ⅝ hose barb to attach the heater hose. All materials came from the Home Center, except the 30 foot box of heater hose from AutoZone and took one hour to completely install. Total cost $100
Cheers!
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Jim, at this rate you're going to wind up building a truckmount that does everything, including wanding and getting the guy running it a drink. Soon everyone will be out of business, and you'll be sitting at home merrily guiding your self-running van from one job to the next via drone.

YOU'RE SKYNET DAMMIT. STOP IT!!!!!!
 

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One of our trucks has a simple but really effective water pre heat feature. The incoming water from the customers spigot is fed through a coil like Jim's that wraps around the truckmount exhaust in many coils to pre heat the water before it enters the little giant.

saves a lot of money on propane in the winter months, gets the water up to about 130 before the little giant which is a big difference over say 40 degree water coming from the house
 
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One of our trucks has a simple but really effective water pre heat feature. The incoming water from the customers spigot is fed through a coil like Jim's that wraps around the truckmount exhaust in many coils to pre heat the water before it enters the little giant.

saves a lot of money on propane in the winter months, gets the water up to about 130 before the little giant which is a big difference over say 40 degree water coming from the house
For you that has to be a decent savings over the lifetime of the machine. I look at total cost of ownership as I get older.

It really shines for us when dual wanding because the heat exchangers can easily keep up with the demand.
 
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Dang. Some real ingenuity here.
 

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I preheat the freshwater tank on my van between jobs to up to 140-150° with a 20' ½" copper coil in the freshwater tank using the coolant diverted from the heater core. One of the best hacks I've ever done. I will do the same thing with my ETM build this spring, for less than $100 it's a forever mod.
Was thinking though... what if we ran solution through heater core (exchanger). That was submerged in engine coolant? I know truck will need be running. But for some of the snow fighters they may have to. To keep truck warm. Idk just brainstorming. I saw this is how my hot water is heated in my house using summer/winter hookup. And is freakin hot lol. 180* out of the faucet. So it got my gears turning.
Fit aftermarket transmission cooler
And then use the redundant factory trans cooler which lives inside the radiator to pipe solution through...
 
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