My Tabletop gas heater is not hot enough

Old 11-21-07, 12:01 AM
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My Tabletop gas heater is not hot enough

Do you know how I can increase the output on my gas tabletop heater?

At full blast the heat can barely be felt from 3 feet away. I work with the larger versions of these heaters at work, and I feel like the output I am getting is not the norm.

I kind of ran into a dead end with the manufacturer- hoping some one can help me increase the output.

Old 11-21-07, 03:31 AM
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We can't be sure exactly what a "table top gas heater" is.
Can you provide a picture or a link to the exact model you have.
Old 11-21-07, 06:48 AM
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Hello sejura. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic & the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

If "table top" heater means a portable heater, there may be a spider in the orifice.

Reduced or insufficient heat output with portable appliances or appliances left unused or in storage for periods of time, often get spider webs in the orifices. Check the heater for such.

The orifice will be located in the burner head of the gas valve. It will be a hex head nut usually made of bronze or brass. Remove it using an open ended wrench, clean out the hole. Also clean out the tube it is installed into.

Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs or services. Always check for gas leaks whenever moving the appliance and/or a service or repair includes any connection of a gas part.

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