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Old 11-25-2022, 11:53 PM   #1
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Coolant/heater lines question (see video)

In my van conversion I want to add a Kuuma water heater that uses the coolant lines to heat the water (heat exchanger) and I'm not sure where to cut the existing lines to add Tees + valves and the new lines.
I have to find a Supply and a Return line.
Here's a short video I made with a view from the doghouse:
https://youtu.be/Kv4_2sK8BtI





Thank you for any help!
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Old 11-26-2022, 08:20 AM   #2
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Old 11-26-2022, 08:21 AM   #3
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Does your van have rear heat/air? If so it's very easy. Tap the lines under the van close to where you want your unit mounted.
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What Scotty said.... And if you don't have rear factory heat, you can buy the tee assemblies from RockAuto or NAPA, and extend your own hoses from there.
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Old 12-02-2022, 07:08 AM   #7
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SMB installed such tees for a heat exchanger on our unit. The tee did not seem to have torque/stress imposed on it by the hose, however, after the second plastic one failed, I replaced it with a metal one. I suggest the message is to use a high quality metal tee and mount it such that it is not exposed to stresses or undue vibration.
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