I am not putting all the blame on the kit regarding the length issue, but unless you are starting from scratch and can place the house gas pipe in the exact position needed to use a 1ft pipe, 1ft flex gas pipe in most cases will be too short. Also, I bought new fuel filters to try to fix the problem and changed the side it was hooked up to because I thought maybe the built-in regulator was damaged. F271803 which includes a quick disconnect fitting and a 11 W. This removes the regulator and connection to the 20lb tank. Then, you'd have to go to a propane accessories store and have the fabricate a new hose with the two pieces. I'm going to test the heater core this afternoon.
I just replaced the core but I don't know how to route the heater hoses. That one should be connected to the hose with the valve on it the inlet. Never really thought of running a hose to the big propane tank outside and using the Buddy heater from it. Unfortunately when it arrived, I realized that the description of the kit, did not include the length of the pipe. So what I did was disconnect the spliced hoses that bypassed the heater core.
Anyways Welcome to the forum and glad its working as planned. Material may not be copied or reprinted without written permission. Makes installing a hot water heater in your Model A a breeze! Heater Big Buddy quick disconnect hose to get the female part that goes into the heater. Interrupted spark ignition system coupled with adjustable height controls ensure you get the heat you need when you need it where you need it. Rated 3 out of 5 by trower12 from Kit did not meet my needs The quality of the fittings were fine but the flex gas piping was too short 1ft. Nice kit, but they should list the length. Then cut it off when the chill is out of the air.
Any device that uses the disposable propane bottles requires tank pressure to operate. I ended up buying another flex section at local store that was 3'ft. But having it connected to the large tank eliminates the question - when will I run out, how long will it last, will I need to change bottles before breakfast. Note, this is all theoretical. Buddy heater, it did not have a quick connect fitting and no internal regulator bypass.
Sometimes, when the heater core leaks, an owner will just skip the heater and bend the hose from the intake right around into the water pump. The heater hoses in my 63 have been disconnected from the heater core and spliced together. Also some of the forums talk about valves and shut offs is any of this necessary when reconnecting? Now, once you find your heater hoses on the motor, look for the the one that comes out of the block i don't remember which one that is, but just take a look. I needed a pipe length of 5 to 6 feet. I have an S14 You will need to do some trimming of the hoses.
As fittings came with the 3ft flex piping I did not use any of the kit. My question is: A the 2 heater hose fittings on the firewall, as one is standing looking aft, right or left, which fitting takes the hose from the intake manifold and which one takes the hose from the water pump? I don't believe that that is strictly true. Adequate combustion and ventilation air must be provided. Has a nipple for the original petcock as well as a nipple for the return hose with the fitting. They will be very close to the back of your motor and like i said, one above the other. About the Author Allen Moore's career includes awards in poetry and creative fiction, published lyrics, fiction books and nonfiction articles as well as a master certification in automotive service from the Ford Motor Company. Another item to make life a bit easier.
B I don't find heater maintenance data in the 58 shop manual. The hose that attaches to the thermostat housing is the out flow from the engine to the heater core and should attach to the left drivers side pipe at the firewall. I had already tried to operate several grills via this hose with both good and so so results. No where on the box does it say not to sleep with the Buddy heater on. You must use a filter and change it regularly. The hose coming from the front intake goes through the carb and exit at the back of the engine, this hose I connected to the bottom part of the core. Without that option which appears on the Big Buddy , you do have to have high pressure either from cannisters or from a bulk, unregulated 20lb tank.
I know this is an old thread, but does anyone have a great picture or link to heater hose routing and support for a '64? Even tho I vent two of my windows, I can't bring myself to trust it. It was a bit of a knuckle buster getting it all back together but in the end I'm happy with the result. I may be wrong, but the way I understand it is that The Big Buddy heater uses disposable propane bottles for high pressure. Which hose goes to the bottom? There is no picture in my service manual, and I have been looking at the Greg Donuhue catalog and checking the web, but without much luck. It has solid brass and a quick connect fittings for easy installation. I had the hoses from the rb and ka to work with, so i just used the ones that fit best, with trimming. Assuming I'm correct about this and I may not be , the big buddy heater would be an example of a device that uses propane bottles and can be run off low pressure.
And no doubt about it, if there were the first instance of a MrBuddy heater causing a fatality the news would be upfront and widespread. I do use a similar hose as linked above by wileetoyote to supply by backyard baby Q We use it with the small bottles of propane. It made hooking up my 20 gal propane tank to my Big Buddy heater much easier. Wanting to replace, what is the correct way to reconnected. A lot of propane stoves and furnaces uses the flexible line for input.
Pool Filter Connection Hose is the most popular filter connection hose for in-ground pool owners. I read a similar thread years ago. If so, then it wont work even with the proper adapter. My particular buddy heater would sputter and never light correctly. F273701, F273702 or F272702 and fuel filter F273699. You got my curiosty up so I went out, dug thru our camping supplies and found my Buddy heater. However, in my use of the MrBuddy heater with the p'up, opted for an 8' MrBuddy connector hose that connected to an extra 20 lb tank.