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I-28 cabin heater

Excuse me if I'm writing over the top of another post already written & explained, but I'm looking for guidance from other Islander 28 owners on what cabin heaters they currently use. Please include whether you run the heater for extended periods of time in the cold (such as we do in AK).

Couple years ago I installed a Toyostove NS-2700 Cabin Heater and it puts out excellent heat but the heated air smells rich with exhaust, and I haven't been able to solve the problem.

So I'm looking at installing a Dickinson Newport diesel heater where the original Force 10 was located - on the bulkhead next to the mast transition post. The difficulty I see is getting the necessary exhaust height above the heater of 48", which would require putting an extra section of 22" flue pipe above the cabintop (exterior mounted). Anyone have this install and provide some insight?
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Let me know how you solve the install. I am thinking of the same heater. I think you can get away with a shorter stack. I have seen it done but have no reports on how well it works.


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Having worked the HVAC field or many years I would assume the length is arbitrary to allow sufficient pipe to warm and stop the threat of downdrafts a directional cap like this http://www.famcomfg.com/media/catalo.../w/d/wdc_1.jpg would eliminate the threat in a shorter pipe the alternative would be to lower the heater closer to the sole call Dickinson and ask the techs what they recommend 604-574-8641 in surrey b.c. Canada

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Thanks for the idea on the directional cap newhaul. And I really don't have the room to move the stove to the sole, especially near the bulkhead corner (where the original heater was installed). A floor mount here would block the deployment of the fold-out teak table (another original).

If anyone has mods for the fold-out table, please share.

As of now, I'm going to order all the parts from Defender and then plan on installing above the shelf of the fold-out table. To play around with different stack heights above deck, I plan on using plain sheet metal - cutting down as low as possible until the draft is compromised. What a scientific approach eh?
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