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Gorram's RS Heater
« on: October 07, 2009, 12:39:27 pm »
There she is, my umo heater in my wall tent at hunting camp!

The "manifold" on top allows me (when filled with kerosene) to purge fuel metering valve (a 1/4 ballvalve) and final delivery line each time I start and shutdown heater.

Cheers,  G.  ;D


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Re: Gorram's RS Heater
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 10:14:18 pm »
Beautiful!

You will be toasty warm in the tent.  Arent you scared it will start on fire?  I would imagine that your heater throws out some serious heat?

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Re: Gorram's RS Heater
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2009, 01:15:44 pm »
Hi Russ,  no, not worried about a burn-down.  The wood burning airtight that is now on backup duty ran at least as hot as my oil burner.  My tent is 15x14, lots of uninsulated space to heat.

Ya, she heats up real good.  So far it's been fairly warm when I've been at my tent camp, so I've not had the chance to "open her up" in a real world situation.  She runs nice 200-300F when needed though.               
                                               
 It's 1.5hrs from home, so I don't get there as often as I'd like.  But on my driveway at home (test run) she easily ran 450F.

My own touch is on the "manifold" and a few other places, but the real star is RS's great burner pot design. it. just. works!

Cheers,  G.   :D

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Re: Gorram's RS Heater
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2009, 08:25:03 pm »
Yea, I suppose with the uninsulated space you need a fair bit of heat to keep it warm.  I am sure colder weather is on the way so you will get a chance to open it up.

Looks great.  Thanks for sharing your project!

Russ

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Re: Gorram's RS Heater
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 07:13:24 am »
Your unit looks great. From last year to now my Roger Sanders unit still works great. I started her up again a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Gorram's RS Heater
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2010, 07:34:41 pm »
how does the oil get up from the oil tank?

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Re: Gorram's RS Heater
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2010, 01:17:36 am »
Nice looking heater. Why the filter?
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