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There is one of these for sale for 120$ used and it is 220 1-3 ph. It looks like in single ph I would not get all the elements operating? Must be tired can't think straight.

 

https://www.ultimatepatio.com/dimplex/13-inch-10000-7500w-industrial-unit-heater-240-208v-1-3-phase-almond-euh10b34ct



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Looks like you'd be running at the lower BTU rating which is still pretty good.

Hate to see your hydro bill though.
A propane furnace would probably be cheaper in the long run if you don't have natural gas.

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I have a similar heater I plug into my welder outlet.

Works great, until I got the first Hydro bill. Good for a backup out there now.

I just left it on for a month because it has a thermostat etc, and being in the Boonies my Hydro is basically Rape.

I bought a Mr Heater that runs off a BBQ 20 pound propane tank. I want to drop an outside tank (420 ?) with a shut-off in the shop.

My house is propane, but they can't fill the little tanks from the truck, so thats why I want the outside thing.

The BBQ tanks last about a week'ish, and only run an hour or so a day when it's chilly.

I think when I last priced out a drop from the truck opposed to BBQ tank fill, the BBQ tank was almost 3 times the cost.

I will sell my Electric unit for $50 if you wanna go that route.









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123pugsy wrote:

Looks like you'd be running at the lower BTU rating which is still pretty good.

Hate to see your hydro bill though.
A propane furnace would probably be cheaper in the long run if you don't have natural gas.


 i would be on pugs side with his call to consider propane. this model from the depot is pretty reasonable for the btu output and will will run gas or propane.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/MRCOOL-80-AFUE-3-Ton-70-000-BTU-Multi-Position-Multi-Speed-Gas-Furnace-PG8MAA036070-MC/303446404

if you are thinking on running 60 amps out to there it don't leave a bunch with an electric heater, welder and a mid sized compressor running. you pay a 1 time fee a year for the bigger tank and can run your bbq or standby genny off it also.  a 120 gal tank would likely be enough for the whole year and you can fill it in the summer when the prices are usually cheaper. i think i paid in the low .50's a lt for my last fill up and today there are several companies for a choice of supplier where as not to long ago superior was sticking it up everybodys pooper with their pricing.

 



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Don't buy that crap from Home Depot. It is made just for them. Getting service or parts will drive you nuts. Any after sales service is a test of patience.

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Marten wrote:

Don't buy that crap from Home Depot. It is made just for them. Getting service or parts will drive you nuts. Any after sales service is a test of patience.


 i wasn't promoting or recommending that particular unit or any brand marten. i know that pretty much everything with a known brand name on it sold at any of the bigger box stores is usually made to their specific specs, i am actually surprised at some of the bigger names that pull their pants down for them. what i was trying to get across is that there are options other than going electric at a reasonable price if you can find them. the propane one i put in my shop 15yrs ago i bought used from a guy who installed them for a big company here, the unit was 3yrs old and a take out to go higher btu's. 250 or 300 bucks??  that was awhile ago.

 when i seen the mention of electric heat being considered and running 60 amps total it made me think is all. that and having any sort of reliance on hydro as the piper still has to get paid on that ongoing deficit someday. i am on your side as i wouldn't buy their sh!t new either but maybe a case of beer or 2 used depending on the age and paid when it is running sitting on the floor with no cracks in the exchanger. just guessing fused at 30amps for that much btu's with the electric.  



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shag766 wrote:
Marten wrote:

Don't buy that crap from Home Depot. It is made just for them. Getting service or parts will drive you nuts. Any after sales service is a test of patience.


 i wasn't promoting or recommending that particular unit or any brand marten. i know that pretty much everything with a known brand name on it sold at any of the bigger box stores is usually made to their specific specs, i am actually surprised at some of the bigger names that pull their pants down for them. what i was trying to get across is that there are options other than going electric at a reasonable price if you can find them. the propane one i put in my shop 15yrs ago i bought used from a guy who installed them for a big company here, the unit was 3yrs old and a take out to go higher btu's. 250 or 300 bucks??  that was awhile ago.

 when i seen the mention of electric heat being considered and running 60 amps total it made me think is all. that and having any sort of reliance on hydro as the piper still has to get paid on that ongoing deficit someday. i am on your side as i wouldn't buy their sh!t new either but maybe a case of beer or 2 used depending on the age and paid when it is running sitting on the floor with no cracks in the exchanger. just guessing fused at 30amps for that much btu's with the electric.  


I have to agree with you here shag766.  Not sure why good company's make a cheaper product line just for the big box stores.  To me it will wreak there name.  I know it comes down to money but still there are many brands that refuse to sell to the Home Depot's of life.  I have be caught a few times with various products this way.  I know of one company that refuses to sell to them but there product is still in the store.  What happens is that a third party buys the stuff then resells it to Home Depot.  Talked to the manufactures rep about it and he says they get lots of phone calls because of problems with it.  It all comes down to the home owner not knowing, the store people not knowing how to install their products, using the wrong adhesives, etc.  Go figure, oh the power of the buck.

As for electrical rates, does not matter how you cut it, someone is going to pay eventually and it will be the end user.   



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