Old heaters


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Old 01-06-05, 09:53 AM
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Old heaters

Just wondering...do electric basboard heaters get weaker as time goes by?

I have a 1500w in my in-house garage and it doesn't feel like it's kicking out the heat it should. I checked the panel to make sure it was wired right and is. I never checked the heater itself yet. The heater is about 10-15 years old I think.

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Old 01-06-05, 10:15 AM
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hi
well if its dirty and lots of dust yes it will cut on heatting.
but 1500w heater for a garage sound small to me.
thats about a garage size 10 x 15
if your garage is 20x20 you need 4000 w heather
2-2000w heater

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Old 01-06-05, 10:23 AM
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Ya...I realize it needs more heat...I think it's about 12 x 35 x .1 = 4200 and that's too much for 1 circut which is all I have to play with. So 3750w is my max according to the Canadian code. If it is under powered..I will go and try 3000w.

But back to this heater...when I put my hand near the heater when on...it just doesn't feel like it's working 100%.
 
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Old 01-06-05, 03:10 PM
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A heater in a garage will rust, and then not work well.
 
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Old 01-06-05, 03:13 PM
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This is an in-house garage. There is no rust or humidty problems. I think I have fixed the problem. I replaced the on-board thermostat with a wall mounted thermostat. Will keep updated.
 
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Old 01-08-05, 06:27 PM
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Well...back with an update. It seems to be putting out more heat..but not as much as i'm accustom to. So does that heating element in the heater break down over time? I spos it's time to break down and buy a couple of new heaters.
 
 

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