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Daf and calorifier 08 Jul 2018 13:42 #99698

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Hi Peter
Yes we purchased it before we came over also the matrix heaters as well. As yet not fitted 2 months work done this year so we need to cruise now,just arrived in Groningen ,we will be on the boat until Oct so we think at the moment
Ken

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Daf and calorifier 08 Jul 2018 13:22 #99697

Hi
Have you already got the eberspacher? Will you be onboard in winter?
Peter

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Daf and calorifier 06 Jul 2018 11:40 #99667

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Cheers guys sounds a good idea we are going to install eberspacher and run matrix heaters from that as well as heat the water we have a 3 way calorifier so will look into a heat exchanger or bypass valve

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Daf and calorifier 04 Jul 2018 08:17 #99640

I like your shiny clean set-up, Colin!
I agree with Colin, we have a similar system, it's great! If you still have the opportunity, I'd recommend to go for it. Ours heats the 2 wheelhouse radiators which is fine for us, it's where you and crew particularly need some warmth on those cooler cruising days. I guess it could be adapted to heat the cabin / saloon too and might look into that (though once moored up we like our cosy wood-burning stove forward and a cool-ish cabin aft, with normal boiler CH as backup).
Pete Clark
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Daf and calorifier 03 Jul 2018 11:23 #99627

With the large connections you have, as with my engine, and if you have a boiler and water central heating circuit which already heats the calorifier, or can readily plumb the calorifier into, there is a useful modification you can do.
Instead of taking the hoses from engine to calorifier, take them to a heat exchanger installed in the domestic boiler out pipe.
Then with the engine running and CH pump switched on, you'll be able to heat the entire central heating system. Simply brilliant in spring / autumn / winter cruising with toasty and dry interior. My radiators have TRVs, so in summer remain closed and don't heat the boat. Although when I thought I had an engine overheat alarm with an airlock in the keel cooling system, I used the radiators as engine cooling.
Turns out it was the GPS lost satellite beep, which was remarkably similar to the engine panel alarm!
In the pic, I used a Bowman tubular heat exchanger, but I would think a standard combination boiler exchanger would do - as long it is rated for the pressures.



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Daf and calorifier 29 Jun 2018 14:06 #99566

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Hi guys calorifier update finally got the plugs out of engine to discover the thread was 1 1/4 18 UNEF so called in a favour from old work mate and had 2:made and posted over
Happy now
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Daf and calorifier 11 May 2018 15:56 #98551

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Thank you all for your help and advice hope to catch up with some of you in the Netherlands this year promised we will be floating today fingers crossed time is ticking
Karen and ken

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Daf and calorifier 11 May 2018 12:47 #98547

Hi,

Just a reminder that if the upper calorifier heating tube is lower than the level in the engine header tank you won't need to bother installing ( a messy ) additional/external tank to provide a higher level. Obviously, it will depend on the space and the existing arrangement as to whether this simple arrangement is possible. I hope that this helps, Brendan

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Daf and calorifier 11 May 2018 12:03 #98545

Hi Karen
Hope you don't mind me butting in.
Available from any Plumbers Merchant, Some DIY stores, most Builders Merchant, or on line, ASAP Supplies carry a huge choice.
You will be looking for Reducing Bushes. Probably BSP (certainly on the smaller diameter for the "Hose Tail Connector".
BSP stands for British Standard Pipe. If possible you want to look for BSPT (The T stands for Tapered), so when you wrap "Tread Tape" around it before screwing in, it will tighten to a waterproof joint).
From the Photo it looks like you will be looking for 1" x 1/2" BSP. If you take the plugs out you can meassure the outside diameter of the threads, then look up "BSP Thread" sizes on Google and read off from the list to see what size you are working with. 1" BSP is approximately a 1.25" thread diameter.

Hope this makes sence.

Paul Hayes
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Daf and calorifier 11 May 2018 11:30 #98542

Mine were provided by the engineer who fitted the hosetails for me, so the right threads were used (metric/BSP/whatever) . Googling "Threaded Adapter Pipe Fittings" gets a choice.

Pete

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Daf and calorifier 11 May 2018 10:56 #98538

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Thak you sorry im a pain where to get them
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Daf and calorifier 11 May 2018 09:05 #98531

The big plugs are replaced by adaptors to reduce the thread to fit the hosetails.

Pete

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Daf and calorifier 11 May 2018 08:34 #98526

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Daf and calorifier 11 May 2018 08:04 #98524

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Cheers pete I will look in a bit think ours may be slightly different I will get a picture
Thank you just looked its the big plugs then do thry have to be drilled and tapped for the hosetails
Thanks again

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Daf and calorifier 10 May 2018 21:01 #98518

See where the red tabs are on the attached photo.

Pete
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Daf and calorifier 10 May 2018 20:45 #98515

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Hi all
New here so please be patient ,we now own our first steel boat it had a gas boiler we are changing over so where is best on a DAF575 to tap in for the calorifier please ? Last boat had a volvo so was strait forward enough cheers in advance
Arctures 2 (karen and ken in the netherlands )

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