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Old 11-21-2004, 06:07 AM   #1
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Ceramic Heaters

Hi Everyone,

Looking to buy a Ceramic or other type of heater to use in the bed room on cool nights instead of running the furnace. Any suggestions? Of importance would be, needs to be very quiet and under $50.

Thanks,
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Old 11-21-2004, 06:52 AM   #2
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Shop at Lowes or Home Depot. Lowes had the bigger selection. We bought a combo heater/fan and it oscillates. But finding one that's "very quiet" could be the problem
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Old 11-21-2004, 07:17 AM   #3
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I noticed in today's (Sunday) Target store ad that they have ceramic heaters on sale, 2 for the price of 1...$29.99

I don't know a thing about 'em or if they are quiet, but if you have a Target store in your area it might be worth checking out *today* because the ad says quantities are limited.

Store ads are designed to cater to the region so I wonder if your Target ads are the same as ours.

Good luck and let us know what you do end up buying and if you like it.


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Old 11-21-2004, 08:50 AM   #4
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One thing I found when looking at ceramic heaters a couple of years ago was that they are all not created equal. We bought and returned 3 different units before settling on the one we bought (Windmere). It was the only one that would heat our trailer at freezing temperatures without having to turn on the furnace.
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Old 11-21-2004, 10:33 AM   #5
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This is a great topic that creates questions for me. Doesn't the underbelly protection of you water system depend on the heating ducts under the flooring to provide heating necessary for that protection?

I understand running electric heat to reduce propane usage and let the campground provide your power source for heating. Maybe I just don't have an adquate understanding of the plumbing weather protection system.

Perhaps you close off the bedroom area and set the furnace at a lower temperature and use the electric heater to suppliment in the bedroom. Please enlighten me.
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Old 11-21-2004, 12:05 PM   #6
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Stiles, you are correct. In freezing temperatures where freezing water lines and/or tanks is a possibility you need to have the furnace run enough to put heat in the belly. Below freezing we shut off the electric heater downstairs, set the furnace thermostat to 55, close the door to the upstairs and run an electric heater up there. Above freezing it's no problem running the electric heaters. Saves propane.
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Old 11-21-2004, 03:26 PM   #7
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Thank you Steve. What a relief to find that I realy do understand something at my age.
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Old 11-21-2004, 05:05 PM   #8
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quote:Originally posted by azstar

Hi Everyone,

Looking to buy a Ceramic or other type of heater to use in the bed room on cool nights instead of running the furnace. Any suggestions? Of importance would be, needs to be very quiet and under $50.

Thanks,
Hello,
Check out the Holmes twin ceramic oscillating heater. Wal-Mart $39.95
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Old 11-23-2004, 03:39 AM   #9
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Stiles, just to clear up that concern. I was talking of the electric heater only at freezing temps not below. In my experience the trailer has been warm enough inside to keep things from freezing but anything more than a couple of degrees below freezing you would need the furnace.
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Old 11-23-2004, 12:48 PM   #10
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After a lot of searching and actually buying a couple only to return them. Too noisy. I have ordered a newly designed mod. from Walmart.com It's a Holmes, "Ultra Quiet Ceramic Mini Tower Heater". Mod HCH4948-U $34.88. I'll have it in about a week. I'll post my ratings on it ASAP. Good news is, I'll be able to return it to any Walmart if it's a dud.

Happy Camping
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Old 11-24-2004, 02:21 AM   #11
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azstar,
I looked at this heater (Mod HCH4948-U) online and the discription does not give the BTUs. What does it say about them on your unit?
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Old 11-24-2004, 12:21 PM   #12
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Bob & Donna,
I couldn't find that info even on the Manufacturer's web site. I hope it's on the unit. I'll post it when I get the unit, next week.
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