Frost protect small heater info please

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  1. traveller

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    Hello Members

    Our small flat low wattage frost protect thermostat control electric heater needs replacing but finding a suitable replacement is proving difficult. They all seem to be 2 or 3 kilowat which is far too much for some hookups which can be as little as 6amps. We do have a low wattage oil filled radiator we use in the back of the van but this is not suitable because of available space to use up the cab end.

    We only have a panel van so space is at a premium.

    Any recommendations would be welcome. What do you have?

    Thanks in advance

    Traveller
     
  2. DESCO

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    We obtained a small radiator from B&Q a while ago I think about 500watt, it fits between the front seats.
    We have found this ideal for background heating in the cab area, obviously the coldest part of the van, even with external screens.



    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    TJ HUGHES have a 2kw one for £9.99 (1 or 2 kw) with thermostatic operation as well.

    iv'e also seen a similar one in COMET for £19.99
     
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    Our B&Q had a big stock of 500 watt heaters yesterday. About £13 I think. (About the size of a shoe box)
    Couldn't see them on their website though.
     
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    Just bought a 400w electric convector heater thermostatically controlled with frost guard off e-bay £9.99 a nice little unit coupled up with the de-humidifier should keep tn MH nice over winter.
     
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    might seem a daft suggestion but why not try a few garden centres - they have neat little electric heaters with frost stats for greenhouses
     
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    I bought one last winter to prevent the pipes from freezing in the basement sewage locker ..

    from B&Q .. Greenhouse heater, 200 watt, with frost stat .. about a tenner

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    is that an illusion Jim, or is it mounted on polystyrene insulation?
     
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    I we use a small cermic heater, (2 heat settings), cold air fan,
    safety cutout if knocked over,never had a proplem with site ehu,
    you can buy them from b&q,argos,comet, currys,homebase,etc.
    approx £20,will warm your van up in next to now time,
    I use mine all the time,(never use the gas,electric,fire in the van.
    Tony
     
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    Illusion John .. it's ally .. must be the way the light is hitting it .. had me going there :Laughing:
     
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    Hello

    To everyone who has posted a reply thankyou very much. We are busy looking at all the options now. As the floor of the cab both slopes and is not very level we are going to have to get one of those flat type ones. Safer. Will post when we have ordered. Thanks again for all the replies.

    Traveller
     
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