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Re: Planar Heater Install advice

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A Wallas will reliably start on 12 volts. If the house bank is large as low as 11 volts actually. Once started - 10 amps for about 4 minutes - they will run reliably as low as 10.5 volts.

As far as longevity we regularly service heaters a decade old. And our customers are often heavy heater users. In the interior of B.C. many are out on aluminum sportfishing boats as soon as the ice on the lakes melts. It makes good heat mandatory when the water temp is just above freezing.

The warranty is time - 3 years - or 2000 hours, same as Espar I believe.

I have both installed and sold Wallas products. I am currently employed by Wallas Canada. I am installing a Wallas in my own boat as well.

But my main reason for posting was to warn about the Russian products.
My main reason to post was also to warn about the Russian made products too.

The Wallas actually has 1 year more warranty than the Espar but both limit the warranty period to 2000 hours. Espar does not limit use of live aboard or commercial but does require service to be done by an "Espar Certified" installer.... As I said none of them are perfect and the warranty small print is pretty poor on all of them..

Personally I don't think the ultimate heater for boats has been built yet.

Perhaps you can help me with the issue I had with the Wallas that would not start with low battery power? Feel free to PM me.
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Re: Planar Heater Install advice

Hi all I am new to the site but have browsed it and others a lot when I was looking for a heater for my tug. I just wanted to chime in here as I went for the Russian made heater and found everything to be just fine. The hardest part for me was cutting the holes in the boat for the ducting. Not the labour of it but the thought of it. I cannot believe the heat it produces,and the amount of air it moves. I have not been in a boat with a diesel heater before, so I can not give you a comparison but this makes more then enough heat for my boat.I have a Ranger Tug R29 and it has started getting cold up in Ontario, and it warms it up very quickly. Being my first install I had a lot of questions, and all my emails were replied to quickly and gave me the answers I was looking for. I have done a lot of research and I found the biggest problem with any of the heaters is running them at a low setting and having them carbon up. There really isn't a lot to these heaters to go wrong and I of course hope nothing does. I just wanted to let everyone know they do work and make lots of heat..and I am a very satisfied customer
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Re: Planar Heater Install advice

Wallas diesel heaters do not carbon up when run on low - their burner design solved this problem. It keeps the burner just about as hot on low as on high.
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Re: Planar Heater Install advice

Carbon buildup happens in burner when the combustion temperature is not high enough to burn the fuel completely.
Combustion process in air heaters Planar organized such a way that fuel/combustion air RATIO is kept the same at any regime. Thus, the internal combustion temperature is constant (which prevents carbon depositing) but AMOUNT OF THE HEAT is controlled by varying fuel supply and processed air flow.
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Re: Planar Heater Install advice

Well I actually thought about looking into a Planer for next winter, but there spaming appears to be too much.
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