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    Dec 2016
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    Hey not to get away from question but a simple search for heated wetsuits turned up a ton of options. I know the cost may be a factor but comfort and safety is important .

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    Dec 2013
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    The heater on my 4" appears to have been made similar to the ones shown in these instructions HOW_TO_BUILD_WET_SUIT_HEATER

    not listed in the literature is the plumping, I'll try to get a picture of mine, the water comes from the hose bib on the pump, first is an inline filter to get the fine sand n silt out of the mixing valve, following the filter is a T fitting, one line goes to the heater, the other goes as the cold water line to a thermostatic mixing valve, you roughly set the desired temperature and it mixes the hot water off the heater with cold water from the T accordingly, after that it goes to a steam tank which is a PVC pipe tank of about half a gallon volume that helps stop steam bursts should the mixing valve be clogged by fine particulates. From there it goes down a hose to your suit.
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    walk through of water heater system with Chris Handegard (RIP)
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    " A pessimist is an optimist with experience "

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    Make America Great Again

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    here's my water heater, I only use it early in the season.
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    " A pessimist is an optimist with experience "

 

 
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