On Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:56:00 -0800 (PST), trader_4
If the original post is from 07, why even bother posting help? That did
not show up on the original post here, or I would not even have bothered
As far as the guy calling others idiots, why dont you use facebook
instead of alt.home.repair. Facebook is loaded with people with your
lousy attitude.... You can find all kinds of new idiot friends on
Facebook to annoy!
think of it in terms of thermal mass, wind and
insulation, a well insulated building might be
able to maintain a near freezing temperature with
a small heater, but if you set it too close to
freezing and the temperature and wind changes
then it can easily go below freezing and the
small heater won't be able to keep up.
most electric heaters i've seen have an
adjustable dial that has no specific heat number
it's just dots.
the few i have here have Hi, Low and Fan settings.
i'd get a few of them, set them around the
building and then adjust them so that one will
work at the higher temperature and then set
another at a bit lower so you have an extra
cushion for when it gets really cold. the one
lower unit will run more and then the other
should only come on when the weather and wind
get particularly cold.
Why not just use the device that is "made for the job" The ThermoCube
is made to control a 1500 watt heater to prevent freezing. On at 35F,
off at 45F. If you want to work in the shop, unplug the heater from
the thermocube and plug it in directly, letting the built-in
thermostat do it's job.
Perhaps this one?
Dayton 1UHG6 Line Voltage Control, LCD , Outlet Plug
Line Voltage Control, Outlet Plug Thermostat
Control Range 41-95 F, Differential +/- 1 Deg F,
Temp Sensitivity +/- 1 Deg F,
Sensor Type NTC Thermistor,
For Use With Portable Heaters, Application Heating Only,
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
On Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 2:57:12 PM UTC-4, Mark wrote:
my best friend put a engine heater on his vehicle, with a heavy duty timer turning the heater on at 4am so his vehicle would be always ready to go at 6am for work.
perhaps the OP wanted his vehicle above freezing?
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