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brslagle

Removing drivers side floor heater question?

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brslagle

I recently removed the floor heater from my 05 Wakesetter VLX. I live in Texas and the heater is not really needed. I removed the heater to be able to mount a Subwoofer enclosure behind the foot panel on the drivers side. There is 2 - 1" hoses attached to the heater and I was wondering if I can combine the hoses together with a connecter and clamps? Any issues that I need to be careful of since I am mounting a sub and amp in this area? Is there a shut off valve feeding the heater?

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txwakejunkie

If you dont plan on reinstalling the heater then remove the hose's from the motor. Thumbup.gif

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99response

No shut off valve, you could either loop the hoses at the engine or near the sub, but any connection point is also a leak point.

or as wakejunkie said, just get a new hose and a block plug and loose the hoses all together.

BTW if you're getting rid of the heater I would be very interested in buying it from you, it gets quite a bit colder up here in New England than down in TX.

-Chris

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DIE2SURF

before you plan on pulling the hoses out completely, make sure that you will never want/used the heater again. Those hoses can be kindof a pain to run back through. I've had to replace mine before...and I did install a good check valve for when I don't want water getting to the heater to minimize water corrosion.

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brslagle

Thanks for the info. I am not absolutely positive that I want to sell the heater yet or remove the hoses. I will look into the check valve to avoid any leaks. Thank you very much for the replies. This site rocks!

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schaefy

Leave the hoses because if you sell it the next person can just hook it back up. Undo the hoses from the engine, remove the brass hose fittings and then replace them with a bot and it is sealed off. or you can just hook the two ends together and it runs through like normal.

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