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truck bed radiant???

Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
go large :) think semi trucks :)


  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,040

    Any way with a mixing valve to use the water pump of the vehicle to pump hot water through hpex to the bed for heat? Not sure what pressure the engine hot water sits at or the temp of engine water, but it sure seems doable...does it not??? Wouldn't the water pump move the water through the loop?

    Just a guy running some pipes.
  • mtfallsmikey
    mtfallsmikey Member Posts: 765
    Also used by

    Auto windshield installers. There is a heated box they keep their windshield sealant in to keep it pliable for wintertime installs.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,147
    Also DHW from vehicles

    in the RV industry they sell small heat exhangers for generating DHW from the trucks cooling system.

    I had an Iszuz in Utah that we wrapped the diesel lines and fuel filter to prevent the fuel from gelling. It had Entran 2 in the loop :)

    hot rod
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Kevin O. Pulver
    Kevin O. Pulver Member Posts: 380
    So Timco

    Are you going to use Gyp-Crete for the bed, or something like Warm-Board or Gypcrete? Make sure you don't gas yourself sleeping in the back! Another application: I know a guy who does foundation water-proofing. The stuff he sprays has to be heated up in a large tank. The truck cooling sytem becomes the tank heating system.
  • Bob Gagnon plumbing and heating
    I hooked up

    about 8' high output baseboard in a 1963 Chevy van in the late 70'S. It worked good, I just hooked it up to the 7/8" heater hose and added more anti-freeze. I had a lot of fun in that van. Bob Gagnon

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  • ALH_4
    ALH_4 Member Posts: 1,790

    A Webasto sleeper heater might work.
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