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Martin Leslie24/12/2018 17:56:25
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I fitted one to my 10 ft by 15ft workshop last Friday to replace the 3kw fan heater I had been using. I swapped over because we have recently been fitted with a smart meter and then became aware of the cost of running a fan heater. I love it and found that even without a silencer it is not an obtrusive noise (about the same as our central heating flue). My workshop is at the bottom of a 120ft garden and I was surprised to find that the remote worked at that distance. The exhaust runs through a short length of 30mm copper pipe that serves as a heat barrier where it passes through the wall. I, like you have protected the remaining exhaust with a wire cage. It has been running about 10 hours in total so far and consumed about 1.5litres of diesel. 3 of my mates have been to inspect it, one has already ordered one. Nothing but praise for it.

Martin

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap24/12/2018 18:19:30
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Hi Martin. Thanks for the post and your reply is exactly why I posted the video in the first place in the hope others would start to enjoy their winter shed... Honestly think the best compliment I have had so far - although a little expensive - was from my wife who brought a cup of tea up to me in the shed...

After walking into the shed and feeling the warmth she just said...

I want one of those. That said it all... Merry Christmas & may you always stay warm. Regards Peter

Martin McIntosh24/12/2018 21:11:29
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Still waiting for mine, promised by the 27th but I shall not hold my breath. My current oil filled heaters are working overtime at the moment, even on a higher than normal setting.

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap28/12/2018 20:04:06
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There has been a massive rush on these heaters again so they all come from China. Hope it comes soon.

Don Fry28/12/2018 20:46:02
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Bet there is stock in August.

Edited By Don Fry on 28/12/2018 20:46:28

Martin McIntosh28/12/2018 21:36:27
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Mine was promised between the 19th and 27th of Dec. Nothing as yet.

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap28/12/2018 22:28:21
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Trouble is when it’s summer here it’s winter “down under” so production is still flat out so can’t win. Been a big rush on them this year as the courier drivers have cottoned on its a good way to keep warm... Can’t blame them.

Martin Harris29/12/2018 17:16:49
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I've taken the plunge too. I have a Royal Mail tracking number from a seller in Liverpool...fingers crossed for the ETA of Monday week but the Royal Mail tracking site isn't giving me any info yet - although I've been using things for days before getting any updates from them in the past!

Engine Doctor29/12/2018 17:33:35
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Posted by Martin Harris on 29/12/2018 17:16:49:

I've taken the plunge too. I have a Royal Mail tracking number from a seller in Liverpool...fingers crossed for the ETA of Monday week but the Royal Mail tracking site isn't giving me any info yet - although I've been using things for days before getting any updates from them in the past!

I have just just ordered one from a firm in Liverpool as well, priced at £159.99 . Expected delivery is 8th to 10th of Jan . I wont be holding my breath though. I ordered one from a Manchester based firm early in December at £142.99 and noticed that all others on e-bay were then costing £150 plus .I had a refund just before Christmas probably as they didn't want to sell for the lower price . Excuse was that new stock was faulty ?

P.S If its not here by mid January then no hope as its Chinese new year and everything closes down for a week or so 

Edited By Engine Doctor on 29/12/2018 17:40:32

Ronaldo29/12/2018 17:42:19
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I've been using an electric convector heater in my workshop for years, which wasn't too extortionate, but now think I may also be in the market for a diesel heater too. Just been hit, stung, bludgeoned, robbed ........ by my energy supplier's price hike with a ridiculous increase in my monthly direct debit !!!!! disgust

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap29/12/2018 18:00:42
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Hi Martin. I’ve been in my shed✈️ and wife’s been in her craft cabin 👩🏻‍🦰 for over five hours and we have both been warm and toasty with our heaters on - so shortly you will be joining the “Toasty Club”.🔥🔥🔥

You will not regret your purchase and if you have the same unit as me then just get the case off to ensure nothings come loose in transit - including the fuse - if it’s got one internally fitted - then install & prime and away you go. You’ll then be warm 🔥and toasty too... Two things to beware of... (1) your wife may want a craft cabin to play - mine did and it’s BIGGER THAN MY SHED😂 (2) Wife brings you a cup of tea and feels the warmth in your shed then says 🤷‍♀️💁🏻‍♀️ “I want one of those” pointing to the heater. 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

Hope you don’t have to wait too long and the tracking does work but only after Royal Mail have it... Regards Peter

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap29/12/2018 18:07:15
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Hi Renaldo. I do sympthersize with you about the energy companies and fully agree with you as it’s a licence to print money. Hope all goes well with your order... Regards Peter

FlyinBrian30/12/2018 08:31:28
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Peter

Sorry have not read whole thread but how controllable are these heaters, can you keep them running all the time at a low setting? say 10 ceg C to prevent damp and condensation.

Ta

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap30/12/2018 10:08:38
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Hi flying Brian. If that’s what you want it’s not a suitable unit. After the temperature you set is reached they reduce heat output to around 2kW so that’s all the control you have. The way it works is more like a furnace and it needs to reach a certain heat level to maintain combustion. I tend to turn my heater off at LEAST half hour before I want to pack up and the wife is starting to do the same... These heaters keep you toasty, cheaply, easily. Regards Peter

ken anderson.30/12/2018 10:38:54
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well done Peter, I've been following your report/thread since day one, am sure your on commission for the Chinese lads... emotion….The weather forecast is for 3 months of freezing temps-hope they are wrong..... may be wise to get in plenty of diesel....

ken anderson...ne...1...weather dept.

supertigrefan30/12/2018 11:35:09
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Posted by PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap on 28/12/2018 22:28:21:

……..Been a big rush on them this year as the courier drivers have cottoned on its a good way to keep warm... Can’t blame them.

I'm a bit confused by this.....which courier drivers are running around with no cab heating?

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap30/12/2018 13:16:26
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Hi Supertiger. If you read my very first entry you will see how I got to know about them... Since that time I have met a number of self employed couriers who have them and delivered to our home. Seems leaving the engine running while you walk to deliver the parcel is not ideal as your van could get nicked. Starting / stopping the engine doing the ridiculous amount of drops they have to do is also not ideal as it kills the battery.

Perhaps you can understand why the courier drivers like them...

I am pleased that so many have found this thread useful and if I had 100 in stock I am sure I could have sold them or if I was on commission I could have done very well however the reason I posted this thread was to inform people so that building and pottering around in the shed did not have to stop when it got cold and I feel the number of visitors to the thread would show lots have taken up this heating option. Stay warm. Peter

supertigrefan30/12/2018 13:35:14
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Posted by PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap on 30/12/2018 13:16:26:

Hi Supertiger. If you read my very first entry you will see how I got to know about them... Since that time I have met a number of self employed couriers who have them and delivered to our home. Seems leaving the engine running while you walk to deliver the parcel is not ideal as your van could get nicked. Starting / stopping the engine doing the ridiculous amount of drops they have to do is also not ideal as it kills the battery.

Perhaps you can understand why the courier drivers like them...

I've been following this from the beginning, I haven't purchased one because it's no good to me. I need a constant, low heat for my shop.

I still don't get why a courier would need one? They have heated cabins via the heater matrix exactly the same as we all have in our cars, the engine of a courier van is running constantly whilst delivering so the heater would never get cold, a drop only takes a few minutes, not enough to make a great difference to cab temperature in our climate even with the engine off. Where are they retro fitting the heater? That's a fair amount of space within the confines of a cab to take up and how are they filling the tank and venting the exhaust? How does having this save the battery, they still need to turn the engine off and start it agaiin?

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Edited By supertigrefan on 30/12/2018 13:52:48

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap30/12/2018 14:46:13
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Hi again. They do not fit the unit I have show here but go for the less expensive kits which start on eBay for around £120 which includes everything required that you need. They tend to fit them under the passenger seat on the ones I’ve seen. Go and have a search and you will be surprised where they get fitted...

supertigrefan30/12/2018 15:10:09
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Don't get me wrong Peter, I appreciate you trying to answer my questions but I still can't understand how they would save the battery through less startups or how the suppliers would have difficulties in supply because of a rush on a different model through our courier drivers.

 

Edited By supertigrefan on 30/12/2018 15:11:08

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