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    Cart for jump start and diesel heater

    I have a little self-contained heater that runs on diesel and uses 12v as a power source. The heater is designed to be mounted in something like a school bus or box van or under the bunk in the sleeper of a semi Actually I have 3 or 4 of them but this is the only one that is fully self-contained plus it is new. I had been wanting to construct a cart to hold a couple of batteries for use as a jumper or testing lights and things on trailers without the tractor, I also needed a cart to make the little heater portable.
    This is what I used 3 lawnmower handle assemblies s metal tray out of something 2 child's bicycle tires a few bolts and a piece scrap metal
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    Thanks Frank S! We've added your Heater and Jump Starting Cart to our Storage and Organization category,
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    I think I've seen this type of heater used for extreme camping to heat a tent. It looks like it has a built in tank for kerosene or diesel. Is that about right what I'm thinking of Frank? And the 12v is for a blower motor. A mini furnace, I'm guessing 3KBTU/Hr.
    So does this warm the engine compartment by just blowing the hot air.
    I grew up in North Dakota, where tank heaters were connected into the coolant lines of a gas engines. And many places had a power source for them. Starting an engine at -45F can be fun. I figured out when Mobil 1 came out that it was worth the $2.90/qt (vs $0.65/qt conventional oil ~1969). As my V8 389 Pontiac would always start. That and use a huge battery meant for a Cadillac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metric_taper View Post
    I think I've seen this type of heater used for extreme camping to heat a tent. It looks like it has a built in tank for kerosene or diesel. Is that about right what I'm thinking of Frank? And the 12v is for a blower motor. A mini furnace, I'm guessing 3KBTU/Hr.
    So does this warm the engine compartment by just blowing the hot air.
    I grew up in North Dakota, where tank heaters were connected into the coolant lines of a gas engines. And many places had a power source for them. Starting an engine at -45F can be fun. I figured out when Mobil 1 came out that it was worth the $2.90/qt (vs $0.65/qt conventional oil ~1969). As my V8 389 Pontiac would always start. That and use a huge battery meant for a Cadillac.
    Yes it has its own tank for diesel the 12v fires the igniter and the blower its max output is 9KW or 30K BTU/hr, it has a Key fob remote to control the output, on the bottom of it a hose for fresh air intake for combustion can be installed as well as a tube and an exhaust resonator this enables it to be mounted in the storage compartment under the bunk of a sleeper or under a seat of a school bus there is also provisions for ducting of the heated air to be circulated as desired.
    the booklet says it can run for up to 10 hrs on a gallon of fuel , probably on a lower setting I would imagine.



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