Post by paminareunion on Jan 23, 2006 10:07:02 GMT
I`m planning to install air heater in my S.O 34.2 - ebarspächer D4 or Mikuni, not decided yet. Anyone out there in the Jeanneau world who can provide me with some help regarding installation, tips, hints and maybe some pictures of details in the installation. It will be highly appreciated.
The main burner unit is in the starboard end of the lazarette which is normally wasted space. Connections for wiring and diesel are simple to access from here as well. The exhaust can then go neatly out the stern.
The heat pipes run through the port locker then through the heads (under the sink and exists in the main saloon. The D2 just has 2 outlets, we have one in the stern cabin and one in the saloon. If I was doing it again I would also go for the D4 and have 3 outlets - the extra one being in heads, which would be great for drying oilskins etc
I think you will find the main problem will be getting the ducting to the forward cabin - which I guess you will need in Norway , and you will need to make the decision on either routing via the port or starboard side. the starboard side would mean you can go behind the saloon dinette and into the forward hanging locker, but getting the pipe neatly around the chart table and the head of the aft berth will be challenging.
Finally you need to think about getting adequate air supply for the heater intake, the heater can be set up to either recycle or drawn in fresh (cold) air, the former is warmer, but can recycle stale air from the engine , so the latter is much better in air quality, but will be colder .
Just spotted this, sorry this is late. I have a D3, installed at the stern of the starboard locker on a S/S bracket fix to the wooden end peice. I think that it should have gone on the table that you can see behind the hatch in the aft cabin.
The pipes go down the starboard side. In the aft cabin it is behind the horizontal wood trim under the shelf with the first outlet in the hanging locker. Then goes thriugh the chart table seat against the hull, through all of the lockers with an outlet in the second locker to the saloon and then a 50 mm pipe to the forecabin hanging locker. It is okay but you loose space in the lockers. Between the chart table seat and the vertical locker wall forward I used the space created by the pipe to fit a pocket.
Do you want photgraphs?
BTW at 3/4 power the heat is very strong. Iwth zero outside you are hot. At full output it creates a sauna.