Hi, I'm thinking of using a water heater with heat exchanger for engine hookup but connecting a computer water cooling system to it to use it as a furnace also.
Something like this:
water heater: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Water-He...d/AT96136.html
Pump+ reservoir: XSPC Laing DDC Reservoir Pump Attachment w/ MCP-350/355 (No Fittings) - FrozenCPU.com
Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta Dual 120mm Radiator (14181) - FrozenCPU.com
Plus a couple of low noise fans and a speed controller
-The location of the heat exchanger in the water heater is ideal to give energy to the water on the tank and not to take from it, water would be cooler at the bottom.
-Custom setup, may run into issues.
-¿Performance? ¿low heat output?
-Way cheaper than a truma, espar or anything like that.
-Less noise and space than a tradicional furnace.
-1 hole less in the van.
-Simpler to fix or replace than other options.
I have owned a truck camper with a furnace before, i was the smallest furnace in the market, i think it was 12.000 btu and it was way to much for where i camp, i hated the noise it run for just a couple of minutes every hour or so and it always woke me up.
Has anyone tried this?