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shopazoid

Yeah, I’m here.

Still trying to get the heat fixed.

I’ve found the electric baseboard heaters I want, now it’s a matter of finding out who has them to sell to me. I can get them through Amazon, but I’m looking for a better price if possible.

I’m thinking of going modern. Electronic “hydronic” heaters. Which means the heating element is surrounded by a sealed tube of liquid, and the liquid heats the convection fins. Advantage in theory, is perfectly even heating from end to end. And silent (silenter?) operation. Because the binks and pops of the other one keep my light sleeping little dearheart awake. Can’t have that.  Oh, and these puppies carry a 10 year warranty, which is aces for these kind of products.

Right. Amazon it is ... price is half that of Lowe’s anyway.

Update - now what the heck? The replacement unit in the other bedroom, the one that makes so much noise, is a Dimplex 1500 watt 7 footer. Rated for 208 volts. Say what?

Update 2 - ah ha. Now I gets it. Tricksy electricians making 240v from one of the 120v sides of the breaker box. No wonder the 30a breaker has two leads coming from it. 120+120=240. So, duh, that means it really is a 240v heater. Which means I can get the nice hydronic ones in stock, at HD. For a nice price too; less than 2/3 what Lowe’s is asking. Go figure.


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