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Jonathan Salter

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Nov 21, 2021, 9:54:21 PM11/21/21
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Can anyone send me pictures of their diesel heater setup. I just ordered a webasto kit, and am going to try to run most of it myself.

Thanks in advance!

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bill pittore

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Nov 22, 2021, 4:09:10 PM11/22/21
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I don’t have anything to offer but I am interested which unit you decided to go with. If I went with one of the air units I was thinking of plumbing it into the existing air ducts from the electric A/C-heat unit.

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Jonathan Salter

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Nov 22, 2021, 9:27:39 PM11/22/21
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More to come, but here is the kit that I’m getting Bill.

Hoping to do most of it by myself. Also looking for hoots of vent locations, and existing duct runs. So if you have any photos of your air duct that would be great too.

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bill pittore

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Nov 23, 2021, 3:36:18 PM11/23/21
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Thank you Jon for the info. Next time I’m at the boat I’ll take some pictures of the existing A/C duct work. I have this one picture from the aft starboard storage area where the fuel fill line and fuel vent line are located. The smaller gray duct feeds the aft cabin. The larger gray duct squeezes between the hull and the starboard side of the aft cabin sleeping area under the shelf just below the starboard porthole. The duct goes through the aft cabin closet then behind the stove and just above those storage cubby-holes in the starboard salon behind the seat back cushions.  There is a vent on the shelf on the starboard side above the seat back cushions. The duct continues forward through the bulkhead and into the forward cabin closet and a vent on the forward side of the closet wall.

Bill

 The viewpoint of this picture is I’m facing forward and slightly right with my back to the transom inside the starboard aft storage locker. The blue vent line is 3” diameter. The gray ducts go back to the transom, then over to the port side where they connect to the A/C unit mounted on the back wall of the aft cabin, port side.


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More to come, but here is the kit that I’m getting Bill.

Hoping to do most of it by myself. Also looking for hoots of vent locations, and existing duct runs. So if you have any photos of your air duct that would be great too.

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I don’t have anything to offer but I am interested which unit you decided to go with. If I went with one of the air units I was thinking of plumbing it into the existing air ducts from the electric A/C-heat unit.

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Jonathan Salter

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Nov 26, 2021, 1:30:17 PM11/26/21
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Thanks Bill!

This was a big help. I was able to get most of my 4” duct ran through that same space. I tried to go down the port side instead but the aft tank sits right in that passageway so there is no room for ducting.

So I ran mine down the stbd side similar to the ducting you showed. There’s a nice access in the aft cabin closet for routing, and then in the furthest aft storage compartment (cubby).

That’s as far as I’ve gotten so far. Looks like if I run all they way to the fwd berth, I will need to cut some holes through the sides of the middle cubby. 

Here’s some pictures for reference:


Stbd passageway as seen from the aft cabin closet access looking aft. Small section of 4” duct shown for reference. 



Stbd passageway from aft cabin access looking fwd.


Stbd passageway from (aft) cubby looking aft. Partially run duct visible. 

Now I need a vent for behind the settee. I believe this is similar to what came from the factory:


Thanks for everyone’s help, I’ll keep you updated on the status as I go.



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On Nov 23, 2021, at 12:36 PM, bill pittore <bill.p...@gmail.com> wrote:

Thank you Jon for the info. Next time I’m at the boat I’ll take some pictures of the existing A/C duct work. I have this one picture from the aft starboard storage area where the fuel fill line and fuel vent line are located. The smaller gray duct feeds the aft cabin. The larger gray duct squeezes between the hull and the starboard side of the aft cabin sleeping area under the shelf just below the starboard porthole. The duct goes through the aft cabin closet then behind the stove and just above those storage cubby-holes in the starboard salon behind the seat back cushions.  There is a vent on the shelf on the starboard side above the seat back cushions. The duct continues forward through the bulkhead and into the forward cabin closet and a vent on the forward side of the closet wall.

Jonathan Salter

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Nov 27, 2021, 3:43:17 PM11/27/21
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On either a heater or AC system, can anyone tel me if they have a return grill, and if so, where’s it’s located?

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bill pittore

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Nov 27, 2021, 4:32:05 PM11/27/21
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On the A/C I have and from what I’ve heard is the standard procedure, the A/C unit is mounted in the transom storage area under the propane tank. It is accessed from the aft cabin. If you go into the aft cabin, the return is on the back wall of the cabin on the port side. If you take the grill off then you have access to the whole A/C unit. Here’s a pic from the sales website for my boat. It’s not very high res though but you can see the grill in the far corner on the back wall. 

Bill


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On either a heater or AC system, can anyone tel me if they have a return grill, and if so, where’s it’s located?

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On Nov 26, 2021, at 10:30 AM, Jonathan Salter <jonn...@gmail.com> wrote:


Thanks Bill!

This was a big help. I was able to get most of my 4” duct ran through that same space. I tried to go down the port side instead but the aft tank sits right in that passageway so there is no room for ducting.

So I ran mine down the stbd side similar to the ducting you showed. There’s a nice access in the aft cabin closet for routing, and then in the furthest aft storage compartment (cubby).

That’s as far as I’ve gotten so far. Looks like if I run all they way to the fwd berth, I will need to cut some holes through the sides of the middle cubby. 

Here’s some pictures for reference:

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Stbd passageway as seen from the aft cabin closet access looking aft. Small section of 4” duct shown for reference. 



Stbd passageway from aft cabin access looking fwd.
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Jonathan Salter

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Nov 27, 2021, 5:00:12 PM11/27/21
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Great info Bill, thanks so much!

I’ve seen that black area on pictures before and always wondered what that was. I figured it was an access but never saw it clear enough to know it was a grill.

You guys are all great, thanks again!

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On Nov 27, 2021, at 1:32 PM, bill pittore <bill.p...@gmail.com> wrote:

On the A/C I have and from what I’ve heard is the standard procedure, the A/C unit is mounted in the transom storage area under the propane tank. It is accessed from the aft cabin. If you go into the aft cabin, the return is on the back wall of the cabin on the port side. If you take the grill off then you have access to the whole A/C unit. Here’s a pic from the sales website for my boat. It’s not very high res though but you can see the grill in the far corner on the back wall. 

Marvin Isgur

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Nov 27, 2021, 5:12:17 PM11/27/21
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It is located on the back wall of the aft cabin towards the port side 

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On Nov 27, 2021, at 2:43 PM, Jonathan Salter <jonn...@gmail.com> wrote:

On either a heater or AC system, can anyone tel me if they have a return grill, and if so, where’s it’s located?


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On Nov 26, 2021, at 10:30 AM, Jonathan Salter <jonn...@gmail.com> wrote:


Thanks Bill!

This was a big help. I was able to get most of my 4” duct ran through that same space. I tried to go down the port side instead but the aft tank sits right in that passageway so there is no room for ducting.

So I ran mine down the stbd side similar to the ducting you showed. There’s a nice access in the aft cabin closet for routing, and then in the furthest aft storage compartment (cubby).

That’s as far as I’ve gotten so far. Looks like if I run all they way to the fwd berth, I will need to cut some holes through the sides of the middle cubby. 

Here’s some pictures for reference:

<image0.jpeg>

Stbd passageway as seen from the aft cabin closet access looking aft. Small section of 4” duct shown for reference. 



Stbd passageway from aft cabin access looking fwd.
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Jonathan Salter

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Dec 2, 2021, 10:20:12 PM12/2/21
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I am still struggling with where to locate my webasto diesel heater. Just wanted to check again if anyone has that for their boat.

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On Nov 27, 2021, at 2:12 PM, Marvin Isgur <kir...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

It is located on the back wall of the aft cabin towards the port side 
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