Replacement heater hose

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Replacement heater hose

Postby jagnut66 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:50 pm

Hi,
Little discovery I've made, which some will already probably know about, is Landrover heating duct hose.
So this is really aimed at those who don't and are looking for some suitable ducting hose.
Readily available and a perfect fit for Moggy heater vents.
It also seems to reinforced with a kind of flexible white resin (picture below), rather than wire (which rusts and snaps) like the original.
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Be warned though, it is a very snug fit, which while it is what we want, may require some perseverance (as I found) to get over the nozzles on the vents / the heater hose directional splitter.
It is supplied in two lengths, of which the shorter one is ample to do one car, so you can do at least two Morris Minors with one kit! :D
Link below for anyone interested.
Best wishes,
Mike.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-S ... 2749.l2649
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Re: Replacement heater hose

Postby Sleeper » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:23 pm

Twenty Quid !!!! I think I'll have to take a look at the wifes hoover...

John ;-)

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Re: Replacement heater hose

Postby jagnut66 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:28 pm

Looked at Hoover hose before John, found it to be too big. (Captain Skinflint brain on at the time...... :wink: )
Best wishes,
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Re: Replacement heater hose

Postby Sleeper » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:15 am

Mike
Good news, not exactly Hoover but Bissel Easyvac and it's a perfect ( tight ) fit , and I've got loads of it :D
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The story...
A few years ago the Euracrats decided that we couldn't have powerful Vacuum cleaners ( over a certain wattage ) and Bissel had just put on the market this model , so they turned up at Newark Autojumble and at £10 I had to buy one...
Took it home expecting it to be a dud , but no , it is excellent , so next visit to Newark found me seeking out the same seller and bought one for upstairs , no more lugging the " hoover " upstairs , one for the shed and one as a spare..( one always has to have a spare )..

I expect the heatgun or a bowl of hot water will aid fitting.

Next project is seeking out a 110mm fan to replace the feeble Smiths unit...

John :wink:

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Re: Replacement heater hose

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:44 pm

Good news for you there then John, just don't tell the missus............ :wink:
I thought standard Hoover (Electrolux, etc....) hose was too big though. The ones I tried were.....
How tight a fit is it? I whinged a little that the Landrover hose was very snug but then again better that than blowing out the sides.
Best wishes,
Mike.
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Re: Replacement heater hose

Postby Sleeper » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:18 pm

How tight? ...I can push it on while twisting , but to fit it in situ I think a little warmth is required..

John :) :wink:

P.S. do you recall someone fitting a different fan in the case??

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Re: Replacement heater hose

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:16 pm

P.S. do you recall someone fitting a different fan in the case??
Yes, that was Declan, link below.
However, with the 'closing panel' in place I got a good blast of air up the screen vent, so I want to wait and try it as is, before I go all the bother of pulling it all apart again to change the fan.......
I've just re-read your earlier post and, if I'm reading it correctly, there is only a limited supply of this size vacuum hose then, because the EU effectively stopped the production of this model because it was too powerful for their liking :roll: ...............
Best wishes,
Mike.


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Re: Replacement heater hose

Postby Sleeper » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:04 pm

Mike
Correct....

have just ordered one of these...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dual-Ball-12 ... 2851327656

looks like it will be an easy fit in the case , and at 0.45 Amps and 3000 rpm should get the warm air flowing...will let you know when it arrives/ is fitted.

John :wink:

EDIT
Sorry Mike , this is the one I was looking for....

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John :wink:

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Re: Replacement heater hose

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:43 pm

Take a look at this John, you may need one to get the fan running on 12 volt car electrics.
Best wishes,
Mike.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PC-Computer- ... 1438.l9372
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Re: Replacement heater hose

Postby Sleeper » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:29 am

No , it's OK Mike , the fan is 12V and will be controlled by the rheostat , and taking maximum 0.45 A will give the rheostat an easier life..

John :wink:

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Re: Replacement heater hose

Postby StillGotMy1stCar » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:50 am

It might be worth considering Mike's idea or some other form of speed control. The computer fan is going to draw about a tenth the current of the original fan and as the rheostat is just a variable dropper resistor I think it won’t drop any voltage/current at 450mA, so your fan will run flat out on all positions.
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Re: Replacement heater hose

Postby les » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:26 pm

Referring back to the ducting hose, similar stuff is sold at fish pond outlets, for pumps and filters. The size could well be ok, at least worth investigating if needed.


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Re: Replacement heater hose

Postby Sleeper » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:56 pm

les wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:26 pm
Referring back to the ducting hose, similar stuff is sold at fish pond outlets, for pumps and filters. The size could well be ok, at least worth investigating if needed.
Ahhh.... but not if I'm running a second water pump in parallel to the fan..

Will let you know when it arrives..

John :wink:


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