More Heat - Little Giant

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  1. Carlo Pro

    Carlo Pro Well-Known Member

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    Did you modified your Heat Exchangers
    How many of you guys are using any kind of Propane/Kerosene to boost the heat/Steam of your Truck Mount.

    PRO's and CON's
     
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    I have diesel burners in both my trucks have used them in my trucks for years..
    Although they burn "cleaner" generally I'm not a huge fan of propane... way to volital for my taste.
    In my experience and opinion a properly set up diesel burner will burn just as clean and is safer to use. All the heat you would ever need.
     
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  4. Carlo Pro

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    thanks for your comment, which one are using or recommend? name or Link?
     
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    #5 Kingdomcome84, Jan 25, 2017
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    Pro: Consistency
    Fuel fired heaters will not dip a slight bit, and in many ocassions it reaches Max temperature during water flow. The exact opposite with built-in TM heat exchangers

    Heat exchangers reach max temp during standby, As soon as you pull that trigger, Water flow would make temperature drop considerably.

    I currently use a north star
     
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    Yea northern tools .....i hve 2...kero heaters
    1500$ for electric
    2000$ for dc
    I use kerosene as it will burn hotter use less and cleaner...
    All you will need to do from north tools is to change out theuel swich to burn to a lower gpm..
    Also deisel heaters will only burn when trigger is pulled unlike propane which has a continual flame
     
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    ^^
    the newer north stars models come standard with low gpm flow switches. no need to change flow switches like before.

    mine fires up at 0.5 gpm. that's is as low as it can get. it could fire up cleaning upholstery at that setting
     
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    What about all the soot and smoke? How do you vent it?
     
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    like this below

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    If the burners air/fuel flow is properly adjusted there isn't any soot and smoke
     
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    I'm thinking of bypassing the HX on my TM and have the Little Giant on my radar but the Northstar seems an option also. I just don't like that it takes up so much space.
     
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    Yea same ones i use...
    I have mine bolted right to the edge of van so less venting...
    Just get venting from lowes...it all its oretty well
     
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    How is the escape working for you? What temps are you achieving at the wand with the north star, and how long of a realistic hose run are you getting with good recovery on the Mytee? I was looking into this same set up myself.
     
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    Loo at measurements online...
    I would go with the dc as it is less weight..
    It may be lessbulky than propane if you figure the tank...
    You will never have to worry about heat again...
    No heat spikes....i run a zipper full trigger for 20-30 minutes on some big jobs...
    Also i am turning my temp down 30-40 degrees with kerosene and gettng the same heat..
     
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    Northstar for me too. I went with 110V as I use an extension cord for lights inside the van. I took mine apart (cut the frame down) mounted the fuel tank by the side door for easy refueling and the control consul to the TM dashboard.
    I have black stove-pipe for exhaust and made it to slide in and out like a telescope when in use.
    It keeps up, I can get 240 with my turbo spinner all day long.
    BTW, I run a Nomad RV water softener also to stop the coils from scaling.
    I totally removed my H/E, along with all the safety switches, solenoids and other crap. Much less complex system now.
    Fresh water to softener, to water box, to pressure pump, to burner, to duel output QD's on dash. Love it!
     
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    Maybe? I am still @ the porty stage, researching for future transition to TM possibilities. Was looking @ the SS 370 for TM but also considering the Escape only due to price point.
     
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