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Old 11-17-2002, 01:04 PM   #1
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Jingle Bell Furnace Fix

I fired off the furnace for the first time last night and it played something that sounded like Jingle Bells to me. The front plate of the furnace just hangs on at the top with a single twist fastener at the bottom and it had about 1/8" of play to jiingle against the front flange of the furnace.

I fixed it by putting a thin strip of Velcro fuzz down each side of the front flange of the furnace. This entirely quieted the vibration.

Incidentally, a Pelonis disk heater kept my International cozy through a 30-degree night and the furnace never came on after I first checked it out.
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Old 11-17-2002, 04:26 PM   #2
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John- what type & model do you have of the Pleonis heater's? Are they more efficient than the heat-strip with-in the AC(1500W)? What's the price range?
That's impressive for those temps!!
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Old 11-17-2002, 07:07 PM   #3
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The heater is out at the trailer in the storage lot, so I don't have the model. The heater a cube about 6" on a side. It cost me about $60 if I remember right. It has a thermostat and keeps the temperature in the trailer quite even. I put it on the floor by the door.

Every sort of electrical heat is equal in efficiency by definition. The good things about the Pelonis are that it is much quieter than running the AC heat strip and the heat is at floor level which makes the interior a lot more comfortable. Also, it can be moved around to blow into the bathroom, for instance or towards where you are sitting.

It is also quite safe. There is a tilt switch which turns it off if not sitting bolt upright and an overtemp switch that shuts it off if the fan is blocked in any way.
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Old 11-17-2002, 08:04 PM   #4
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John- sounds like you have the safe-t-furnace model and it looks like a nice unit. You're right about the ac fan motor being louder and it's nice that the heat raises from the floor level. I'll pick oned up!
Tks again, John
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Old 11-19-2002, 02:04 PM   #5
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disc furance/ceramic furnace

John- I spoke with Pelonis and your Disc Furnace (heats a 20X20 area)is their top line of heaters. They have a ceramic furnace that heats a 15X15 area. I went to Home Depot and they carried both. The ceramic furnace was $17 and the Disc furnace was $74. Home Depot said that I could try the ceramic furance and that if I wasn't happy I'd could exchange it for the Disc. It got down to 45 last night and the ceramic did fine. I closed the door between the kitchen and bath to keep the living area warm, then when I went to bed, I had it in the bathroom facing the bedroom with the door closed to the kitchen. Slept nice and warm all night. It also uses half of the electric that the AC heat-strip uses. Thanks for the infor.
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We've had a Pelonis disk furnace for some years. Used it to warm the bathroom at the cottage in the winter before we were able to leave the heat on full time. It did a super job in the tiny room , so it's good to know it would cozy up an a/s. You're totally right about the safety factors and they hardly take up any room at all which, of course, is a huge plus.
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