Installed a 220 volt heater in the garage -

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Offline goodfellow

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Installed a 220 volt heater in the garage -
« on: December 17, 2010, 06:00:22 PM »
Over the last several years I just seem to notice the cold more than I used to. So it was time to install a heater. I hate propane and natural gas heaters and definitely didn't want kerosene; so the only option left was electric.

By chance I saw this little gem on sale at Amazon for $119 - incl. shipping; SOLD!!!

It arrived this morning and I installed it this afternoon.





I've seen these heaters before and always liked the way they worked -- quiet and efficient. For my small space it was perfect. First thing to change was the plug. It had a different 30A plug than what I have in my garage, so I changed it over -- fairly easy.





I also wanted to mount it out of the way, so I used some scrap metal to build a wall bracket and positioned the heater towards my workbench area.



A few welds later and some paint -- we're good to go!!







Work real well. It's 30 degrees F in the shop and I was nice and comfortable at 55F within 20 minutes -- Nice!!!!

« Last Edit: December 18, 2010, 04:56:59 PM by goodfellow »

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Offline rusty

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Re: Installed a 220 volt heater in the garage -
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2010, 06:45:52 PM »
Those are nice little heaters. They can usually at least make it comfortable in the garage.
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Re: Installed a 220 volt heater in the garage -
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 12:17:15 AM »
You must have much better electric rates than I have to even consider an electric heater.  I'm close to 16¢/kwh here with delivery and all the bullcrap extra charges so no electric heat is considered.  Now if I was in one of the municipal electric areas it would be a completely differnet story since I have a few of those milkhouse heaters in storage.

I think I even have a bit of Govern electric infrared stashed away which would be real nice.

Meanwhile I'll just continue to ponder using a few ton of coal for a thermal battery inside of a solar collector.  It gives me a reason to be nice to commercial glass guys.
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Re: Installed a 220 volt heater in the garage -
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2010, 03:41:40 AM »
Does that heater have a built in fan?

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Offline Heiny57

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Re: Installed a 220 volt heater in the garage -
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2010, 09:37:34 AM »
Those are nice I use one something like and it to keep my 2 car garage 70 degrees when it's 25 out. AND EASY just turn it on, no wood ,or fuel to fart with.   :beerdude:   
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Re: Installed a 220 volt heater in the garage -
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2010, 10:44:36 AM »
Does that heater have a built in fan?

Yes Fins; a very powerful fan and a huge stainless heater element --

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Offline rusty

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Re: Installed a 220 volt heater in the garage -
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2010, 11:13:40 AM »
Ray that was Vance not Fins.

Electric here is 18 cents and going up 12%  on the first or the year.
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Re: Installed a 220 volt heater in the garage -
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2010, 12:28:33 PM »
Sorry -- wasn't watching close enough. 

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Re: Installed a 220 volt heater in the garage -
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2010, 01:45:33 PM »
I figured you were just so used to answering fins it came out automatically.
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