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peterandpam
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diesel furnace replacement

I'm wondering if there is any advice as I replace an Ardic 432-DL furnace.  I'm considering either a Wallace 30G or an Espar D4 furnace.  There are two warm air outlets on the boat (galley, salon) and I'm hoping to use the existing ducting, using some sort of 90 mm to 70mm converter to make this happen.

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LeslieTroyer
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Wallace makes a great heater.  If I could have afforded it that is what I’d have.   I just installed a Planar furnace (4D equivalant).  Happy so far,and much cheaper than espar.   Planar is a German knockoff of the Espar and they mostly market to trucks and vans in Russia (cold there). I could have saved even more and got a Chinese knockoff but was dubious of quality (Planar had good reviews even in marine forums).    My only complaint is the thermostat wires ar a bit short, and a bit confusing to set mode of operation ( temp or %output and temp source(heater,tstat,remote sensor))

les

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LeslieTroyer
Last seen: 1 day 8 hours ago
Joined: 3/13/16
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Wallace makes a great heater.  If I could have afforded it that is what I’d have.   I just installed a Planar furnace (4D equivalant).  Happy so far,and much cheaper than espar.   Planar is a German knockoff of the Espar and they mostly market to trucks and vans in Russia (cold there). I could have saved even more and got a Chinese knockoff but was dubious of quality (Planar had good reviews even in marine forums).    My only complaint is the thermostat wires ar a bit short, and a bit confusing to set mode of operation ( temp or %output and temp source(heater,tstat,remote sensor))

les

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Les & Trish Troyer
Mahalo 
Everett, WA
1983 C-36 Hull #0094
C-36 MK 1 Technical Editor. 
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