"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
> I was thinking about the minibus. The heater supplied would doubtless
> plenty good enough for a closed van cab, but combined with an
> efficient Di
> diesel it doesn't really cut it for heating a greenhouse. And that's
> with a
> new thermostat. It's just about OK with the sort of -2 or -3 temps
> getting at the moment, once it's warmed up, which takes at least 10
> of mixed driving.
I have an elderly (let's be exact - 43-year-old) electric fan heater
that I stand in the boss's car before she goes out in the morning, for
anything up to half an hour. Costs very little as it's still Economy 7
period, and not only clears all the ice off the windows, but also warms
the structure of the car so that you notice the warm air from the car
heater so much sooner. It would be nice to have a big pair of live
contacts on the wall and a corresponding pair on the car, permanently
wired to the fan heater, but I don't think she could park it that
accurately (and that nice Mr Prescott might tell me it contravenes some
dull regulation or other).
One of those Kenlowe pre-heaters for the coolant would be nice, but
somehow they seem so much more trouble (and expense) than my wonderful
Ducal Aristocrat (honestly) fan heater.
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