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who has done this?..I did a search and only found one person..wonderin if anyone has done this since..
this is what I made..give me your opinions..
I took a piece of 2" and wraped it with 25'of 3/8 copper tubing,then I took a piece of 3" and put it over that..so the copper is completely encased in between the 2" and the 3"..I planing on putting it after the cat but before the muffler...so far I have about 18 dollars into this...so...what do you guys think?
 

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I assume you plan to heat water? It is normally done by routing coolant from the heater hose through the exchanger. I don't believe what you have come up with will be as efficient....Especially at idle. Good luck. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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Wheeldog there are a few that have done that way and it works better! The exhaust gets hot in about 60 seconds and the water in the cooling system about 10-15 minutes. The exhaust is +300F and the water only 180F! It works much better! So I guess the cold shower is on you! <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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thus the newbie status.hehe newbies are to been seen and not heard <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0">
 

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thanks for the "educated" replies....so is my setup similare to those you have seen work?I have heard it should be hot enough to need a cold water line also..thanks for the help
 

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I'm using a 3 gpm RV pump..1/2 "inlet 3/8"hot..3/8 cold..1/2 "outlet to low flow shower head...I should be able to take about a 4 minute shower with 5 gallons of water(on full blast)
 

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any thoughts on a mixer?I was planing on making one out of 1/2 "copper fittings and some small valves from the hardware store
 

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The mixer can be a cheap 20.00 Home depot one or I'm going with a marine one.
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http://www.whalepumps.com/

[ 09-16-2001: Message edited by: Old Scout ]
 

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those look too expensive for my low buck setup,but definately nice..thanks for the help
 
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