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Amish Heaters AKA Infrared Heaters

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Rolodetective, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Jan 30, 2018 at 2:50 PM
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    Rolodetective

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    What is the consensus on "Amish" Heaters? The wood cabinet ones that were all the rage about 10 years ago.

    And I've gotten to the point that I am suspicious of Amazon reviews. Seems there's an increasing degree of....bullshittery within the mighty river review system.

    If you know of, or own, a well regarded make or model, please do share. The link attached is simply the low hanging fruit I am using as a reference point.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002QZ11J...t=&hvlocphy=9016212&hvtargid=pla-275624970398
     
  2. Jan 30, 2018 at 2:56 PM
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    Interesting this one can be mounted in a roomba to heat the whole house, provided you get a long extension cord of course.
     
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  3. Jan 30, 2018 at 3:01 PM
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    RLHOK

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    Just the people I want to make me a electric heater the amish LOL.......


    I know its a scam and the faux wood cabinet is the focus point.
     
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  4. Jan 30, 2018 at 3:38 PM
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    I'm thinking the Amish use wood fired and want to make some scratch off the infidels
     
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    I got that style to use at my cabin when the temperatures start to drop at night in the Fall. I also found that it will keep my small cabin (14' x 20') warm in most situations, once it gets warmed up with the wood stove. I insulated really well when I built the place. I got one of those heaters due to the low electrical draw. I'm near the end of a power line that drops into 5 other camps before me. Power can sometimes be marginal at best.
     
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  6. Jan 30, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    Danimal86

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    1500w is low electrical draw? Those suckers suck down the juice!
     
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    Are you set on infrared or are you just looking for a space heater? Only because a 1500 watt heater is a 1500 watt heater and you can get a ceramic heater for about half the price.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2018 at 4:20 PM
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    Wtf why would you spend that much on a heater.. just get a cheapo one that has a pressure switch on the base for safety. They are $20-40 all day at random ethnic markets.
     
  9. Jan 30, 2018 at 4:25 PM
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    To be honest, I've heard some decent reviews over the years about those "magical" heaters.....so when I decided I'd had enough of the chill in my living room they were the first style I thought of. I'm open to suggestions and education about all things space heater related.
     
  10. Jan 30, 2018 at 4:32 PM
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    My parents have a cheapo heater in the bathroom for winter (tile flooring and raised foundation), it was like $20 and gets super warm. It just has a reflector against a few infrared coils with variable wattage. The base has a pressure switch so if it’s knocked over it automatically turns off)
     

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