Why wouldn't an EV have a cup holder
No heat other than closing the door and working with a file for a while. Somewhere up in the attic is a halogen heater we no longer use in the house but then the question is where to put it where I'm unlikely to wreck it?
exactly, you'll definitely need one especially sitting around for hours waiting for the battery to charge up......
only kidding.... well a bit.
After todays fiasco with damp wood and trying to light the fire i'm thinking of getting one of those 5kw chinese heaters, any ideas on running costs ? me free source has dried up since i left work
They actually put out 4kw.
Ours runs 10 hours a day 5 days a week flat out and we use about 20 to 25L.
So roughly 0.5L an hour x 0.28p per litre = 14p per hour.
Electric would cost you 68p per hour.
Very fast payback. Ours covered itself in about 2 months.
5l of diesel or so in 12 hrs running flat out.. not too bad.
when using it normally (ie not trying to heat a uninsulated garage to paint boot temps in the winter) i use a gallon a week or so.(intermittant eve and weekend use)
Go big or go home
That would have to heat my garden as, after I've installed it in the garage, there would be no room for me so I'd have to weld outside.
I bet it cost £20 an hour to run.
And we don't have gas here. Would love one if someone else was paying the bills.
Scrap oil. But yes, its thirsty. Can do 30 litres in a long day.
Yep, standard 19/32 scissor is 2 foot wide and goes up 7.78m.
Some have resistance heaters, some have heat pumps. Heated seats are one way to help with warming. Ideally you do the bulk of the heating/cooling before the car leaves the charger - ideal if you have a set routine and you can configure it for that, not so good if you don't.
Good info , thanks @fizzy i think that's going to save me scratching around for wood all the time
That isn't bad at all.
Do you know make and model?
I assume it will burn kero? If so £10 a day not bad.
Yes. The wife uses her Nissan Leaf phone app to start the heating a couple of mins before she leaves the house. By the time she's unplugged it, its toasty warm. It doesn't have to be plugged in to do this, but obviously helps range on long journeys, but we rarely use it beyond 150 miles or so, so not an issue.
I have mulitfuel stoves which I burn good coal, a 5kw Chinese diesel heater (type that goes in vans) which is good and electric wall heaters in the kitchen and small workshop.
Currently revamping the heating system, got a gurt bio boiler so will be going for rads as a background heat and two heat exchanger/ blowers off the same system for when I am in there.
An electric oil filled radiator, my shop is well insulated so a 2kw one keeps it at the right temp. Also have some home built solar air heater but it's not effective until february, too little sunlight this time of year.
Have you a linky to the heater @Burdekin
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