Heat exchanger exploration

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  1. 4xFletch

    4xFletch

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    Wondering if anyone has experience with a heat exchanger plate like this:
    30-Plate 3x8 Water to Water Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger, 3/4" MPT, 316L St Steel | eBay

    My idea is to remove the heater under the passenger seat in my 80 and hook up one of these to the existing heater hoses. Then I would run lines with quick hose connects with mud covers over them. While camping connect one side to a hose that goes in a bucket of water and the other side to a pump and shower sprayer. Leave them capped when not in use.

    I am wondering if it would warm up the water enough to have a decent shower. Seems like that would be a good spot for an exchanger once the heater is gone.
     
  2. HomerOz

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    Thanks for posting the link. I remember now reading through your thread. Very helpful. I’m going to give it a shot.
     
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  4. TonyP

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    Don't get anything less than 30 plate. I had a 10 plate, despite other forums saying it was enough, it wasn't remotely big enough.
     
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    G'Day Fella's,

    As TonyP states, the 30 plate H/Exchange unit, makes the shower water warm but Not Hot.

    D'oh!
    Homer
     
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