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Old 06-02-2014, 02:37 PM
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The Holy Grail is a works truck with a diesel heater/dryer.... Also pays divedens for drying ratchet straps/ropes.
Good idea Rory. I've been toying with getting a welfare cabin- I'd love one, but we move site so frequently it would be a ballache.

How much diesel does a small heater consume? If I bought one for the Transit, we could hang clothes up and it could always be moved into a site cabin if I got one.
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:36 PM
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From what I've seen so far next to nothing. I am talking about the type that is fully fitted in a van. Mine heats a 1x1x2m box, does a pretty good job and seemingly is very frugal. If it was bad i'd plumb a red tank for it.

Don't use it often however just when needed. But does throw some heat out.
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i had an inline derv heater in a camper van, was awesome, it had a timer you could set for 10 mins before you started your morning. getting in to a toasty warm van in the morning is a total pleasure
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I wnder if we bought sets of Guy Cotten between us in bulk, what we could get the price down too
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I think Eberspacher are the leader in the market for diesel vehicle heaters. My sister has one in her camper and it keeps it really warm and uses so little fuel it doesn't even have its own tank, just plumbed into main fuel tank.

This is the one she has:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EBERSPACHE...item3384643d63

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i do not bother with the jacket ,end up just as wet with them on ,but do wear bib and brace trousers

had some of these once very strong, bib and brace cant comment on the jacket as i never wore it ,but if made of the same its strong


http://www.elkarainwear.dk/katalogva...id=1375&page=1
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:46 PM
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These look quite good.

http://www.totalworkwear.co.uk/hi-vi...ll-sa7000.html
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I have a pair of these,really good,car'nt fault them,lots of pockets and the legs have zips running top to bottom so easy to put on and take off,they also do a Non Hi Viz version,exactly the same but a fraction if the cost
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:33 AM
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I've got helly hansen waterproof suit in orange with bib and brace trousers, fairly tough but I have ripped a few holes in them but they don't breath that well and make you sweat plus they are 65 for bib and brace and 100 for jacket.

Unfortunately you get what you pay for a cheap tough proper waterproof suit doesn't really exist for 20-30 a man that'll last day in day out
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:34 AM
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Snickers Gear all the way for me and it really lasts the distance.

Just thought I'd throw this in as I was thinking of getting one? I offered Greg one for Christmas but he refused it, as he likes a lot of very thin layers whilst Chainsawing, as it really is a job where you're steaming one minute and cold the next.

This is pretty much becoming a default garment for the tree guys who need hi viz and to keep warm and dry?
It is a smock not a jacket, which is unusual, but does have a decent long back for run off, and it gets great reviews.

http://harkie.co.uk/smock.html

I picked up what has now got the unfortunate nickname of 'Brokeback cabin' for 280, being a genuine towed rovacabin, and it's been a lifesaver!
It really makes such a difference to projects having somewhere warm and dry, with cooker water etc, and Greg won't go anywhere without it!

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