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« on: September 29, 2006, 10:52:45 AM »
Hi all!  Please help...... I have recently had a 1975 bus join my family, but as i live in B.C. Canada I am looking for ideas for heating her. I work  mostly night shift and am always cold. Any ideas you may have would be very welcome. Thanx, Inga Klaus
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Re: seeking ideas
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2006, 12:53:04 AM »
I use a small propane powered catalytic heater. It's an older Sears model that fits right between the front seats in the walk-thru. This heats up very nice and quick, but you should leave the windows open a bit for fresh air intake.<br>Here it is. <br>http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/184788.jpg<br>The pad under the metal grate is what burns a very low flame. I've used it for years.<br><br>I also have installed gas heaters in buses and those can be very effective at generating some heat. They can be a lot of work to install it correctly though.<br><br>Here's a Stewart Warner gas heater in the engine comptartment of my '65 panel bus.<br>http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/164971.jpg<br><br>Stan Wohlfarth<br>
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2006, 09:49:45 PM »
See this page for ideas - making sure the heater boxes and valves are working, then insulate that duct going to the front. McMaster Carr (www.mcmaster.com) has insulated tubes that will fit over the exisiting tube.<br><br>http://www.type2.com/library/heat/heat-soundproof.html<br><br>John
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2007, 10:33:45 PM »
I concur with Red Baron, in my 78 Westy I have a factory gas heater mounted right under the middle of the bus. It gets the bus quite toasty, actually have to turn it down sometimes. Good heater boxes and valves will get you a little more.



Good Luck.
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