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ProFusion Heat Ceiling-Mounted Workshop Heater with Halogen Light - 5200 BTU, 1500 Watt

Item# 700093
This ProFusion Heat Ceiling-Mounted Workshop Heater with Halogen Light has two heat settings for intense and efficient heating. Great for those that want to save a little on their winter heating bills. Heat Settings 2, Thermal Cutoff Safety Device Yes, Power Cord ft. 6, Product Type Radiant heater, Volts 120, Watts 1,500, BTU Output 5,200, Product Style Permanent mount. High-efficiency 35 Watt quartz heating element and 25 Watt halogen lamp are controlled with an easy-to-use pull string Light can be used with or without heater Heater is held by a 90 vertical tilting arm Durable metal housing makes it perfect for unheated workshops and garages Two heat settings Can be mounted on ceiling for widespread heat coverage
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Questions & Answers for ProFusion Heat Ceiling-Mounted Workshop Heater with Halogen Light - 5200 BTU, 1500 Watt

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Does the heater have a fan?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
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gcavery06
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answer 1
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The halogen heater does not have a built in fan.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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ProductExpert10
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answer 2
No, it doesn't but works great without one!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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gittyup
 - Bethpage, Tennessee
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answer 3
No, it does not
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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IHF20
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answer 4
No .... it's a radiant heater. It doesn't heat the air.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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TomfromFL
 - North Florida
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answer 5
no radiant
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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74lancelot
 - Missouri
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will this heat a 3 car garage

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
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phoenixville
 - pa
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answer 1
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Choose The Right Size Which heater model is right for you?

Start by determining the following about your heater needs:

1.How large is the area being heated in cubic feet? Calculate area dimensions (Length x Width x Height) = Total Cubic Feet

2.What is the desired temperature increase to be gained by the heater? Calculate (Desired temperature(with Heater) - Area temperature(without heater)) = Desired Temperature Increase

3.Calculate the BTU's required to achieve desired temperature. Calculate ((Total Cubic Feet x .133) x Desired Temperature Increase) = BTU's Required

The above calculations are estimates to measure your heating needs. Building construction contributes to BTU requirements also.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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ProductExpert9
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answer 2
It might keep your garage from freezing if you have really good garage doors. It's a radiant-type heater so it doesn't do much in warming the air. The objects in the path of the heat rays will get warmed and pass a little of that heat to the air. I'd say it's pretty "iffy" in Pennsylvania.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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TomfromFL
 - North Florida
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answer 3
I got a 2 1/2 car. 4 heats it ok. you may need 5-6 evenly spaced. mine heat up 20+ degrees warmer temp in a hour.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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74lancelot
 - Missouri
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answer 4
Works good in my uninsulated two car garage (two heaters). Heats from 55 to 65 in about 30 min. Immediate heat right under units.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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jcr5353
 - Grapevine, TX
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answer 5
Probably not. This heater is intended to augment a space heater, and it does a great job of that.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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rohopo
 - Idaho Falls, Idaho
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are these heaters direct wire or plug in ?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
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gary54250
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This ProFusion heat ceiling-mounted heater comes with a 6 foot 120 volt power cord.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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ProductExpert5
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answer 2
Plug in.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Tinkerinwittools
 - Rossville, GA
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answer 3
Standard 3 prong 120V plug.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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IHF20
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answer 4
Plugs in to a 15 amp duplex outlet.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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TomfromFL
 - North Florida
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can this be wired to a reistat switch or 2 switches because it has two heat seatings?

We would like to install these about 13 feet ceiling mounted. We don't need to be toasty warm, just make a difference when coming in from the outside. THus we would like to install these with switches, but need to acomplish either the two settings or better yet control the heater with a reistat switch if possible. This is for the ProFusion Heat Ceiling Mounted Heater 5200 BTU, 1500 watt.

Thank you.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
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Ingram
 - Madison MS
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This unit is not made to be wired to an external switch. A rheostat will not work with this unit because the heat settings are not achieved by varying the current to the unit. The first heat setting provides full power to one of the halogen bulbs and the second heat setting provides full power to both of the bulbs. For a heater that has an option wall mounted control I would recommend item # 176540 and the optional control (item # 70008). See links below for more details.
 
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answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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ProductExpert13
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answer 2
13th foot mounting height might be a little high. I have mine mounted at 8' 6". I used 2x4s to make a hanging extension and screwed the bracket directly to the 1-1/2" bottom. Works great. I would not advise a reostat switch, the 2 position built in switch is more than adequate. You could wire them to a switch with the unit's switch on low or high so even with a wall switch you will have to use the unit switch as well
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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gittyup
 - Bethpage, Tennessee
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answer 3
Can't think of any easy way to add a reostat or multi-position switch. The unit has a pull cord that cycles through 4 settings: Off, Light only, Light + low heat and light + high heat. You could leave the unit in any of the settings and wire a simple ON-Off switch to activate that setting. Or you could add a longer cord to the existing pull cord and operate that way.

I would note that at 13ft, I am not sure just how much heat you will feel with this unit. It's only 5200 BTU, nothing like the gas fired ceiling units you may have encountered. I have mine located on a 7ft ceiling and it doesn't get too hot even standing directly in front of it.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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IHF20
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answer 4
I don't see why you couldn't control this heater with a standard light dimmer that is rated for 1500 watts. Wire the wall mounted dimmer to a standard 110 volt outlet on the ceiling. Then set the heater's switch to high heat (both tubes on) and control on/off as well as heat output with the light dimmer.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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rawen2
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Can I run three of these on a single 15A Circit breaker?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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No.

On high this heater (and all 1500 watt 120volt heaters) draws 12 amps. The maximum wattage available on a 15 amp circuit is only 1850 watts. Only run 1 heater per 15 amp breaker and make sure no other resistance heater devices are running at the same time on the same breaker (coffee makers, griddles, waffle iron, hair curler or dryer, etc.)
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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FrontRange
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answer 2
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No. Only one of these heaters would operate per 15A circuit.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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ProductExpert27
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answer 3
no way. It needs one 15 amp breaker for one heater. It draws just over 12 amps.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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74lancelot
 - Missouri
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answer 4
No. In order to run 3 of these on a single circuit you would need to have 3 outlets (1 for each heater) and a min of 8/2 wire on a 50 amp circuit. Outlets are rated at 15 amps ea. and heavier wire and amps for supply. Best bet would be to have 3 seperate outlets, run 2 outlets on 10/2 wire and a 30 amp circuit and the other on a 15 amp circuit with 12/2 wire. All these fall in the 80% rule.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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mrtinkertrain32
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are these heaters safe to use around animals?( Dogs)

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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This Heater is listed as a Ceiling-Mounted Workshop Heater, it should be perfectly safe as long as it mounted high enough off the ground.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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ProductExpert30
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answer 2
Can I assume you're not planning on mounting this in a dog house? In a porch, for example, ceiling mounted, the animals would be completely safe in my opinion.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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TomfromFL
 - North Florida
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answer 3
I have two in my garage on the ceiling and a small dog. He doesn't notice themat all. I wouldn't mount anywhere a dog could come close to them.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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jcr5353
 - Grapevine, TX
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answer 4
This heater mounts to either the ceiling or wall, and should be safe to use around animals.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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OneFaller
 - Northern Virginia
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does trhis heater have a thermostat ?

can a thermostat be added ?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
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A thermostat cannot be added to this to this heater.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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ProductExpert25
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answer 2
No it does not. And since it uses radiant heat, if it gets too hot, put it in low. Hence, there is no need for a thermostat when installed in a workshop.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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HusqvarnaModder
 - Washington
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answer 3
no t-stat. you can buy a plug in t-stat that northern offers
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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74lancelot
 - Missouri
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answer 4
Sure - have a licensed electrician install a 120 volt receptacle that is thermostatically controlled much like electric baseboard heat. Use a 2000 watt T-stat.
simple
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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thegeneratorguy
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Is this heater suitable for covered patio heating?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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exenglishman
 - Euless
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The ProFusion Heat Ceiling-Mounted Workshop Heater is designed for indoor use only. For any outdoor application, you need to have a heater bulit for indoor/outdoor use. See the links below for a few sold by Northern Tool.
 
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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ProductExpert29
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answer 2
No. There is no fan associated with the product.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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Cigarboy
 - Kenosha, WI
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answer 3
We have used this heater in a covered, screened in porch for the last year and a half at a cabin in west central Idaho. The heater is about 7.5 feet above an outdoor sofa and is directed straight down at the sofa. We don't use the heater in the winter, but during the other three seasons we will use the heater in the mornings to take the chill off while we drink our coffee. The heater works well when there isn't a breeze. If there is a breeze then the heating effects are negated. I recently purchased another of these heaters and plan on putting it over another seating area on our porch.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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idahorichmonds
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Can they be used in a woodshop

I use my 1 car garage for woodworking, I bought two (one at each end), I heard others useing these for their woodshops, and am only useing them for supplimental heat on the really cold days. Was this a good choice
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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You are able to use this item in a woodshop, however, it will require frequent cleaning to keep it free of dust.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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ProductExpert33
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Yes. I use mine in my shop, where I have been cutting wood molding, trimming a couple of doors, and making some stained glass frames. Obviously this makes alot of wood dust. No problems as of yet (have had the heater working since september). If you do alot, you may have to blow off the heat rods, but I have not done that.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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Rich635
 - Jackson, NJ
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I think that is a good choice. I use mine as supplemental heat in my shop and they are perfect.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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rohopo
 - Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Is it thermostatic controlled or is it on all the time?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
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Buddy1234
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This workshop heater does not have a thermostat. It comes with two heat settings and should be turned off and unplugged when not in use.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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ProductExpert40
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answer 2
Power is controlled by a pull string.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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delosh
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answer 3
It has a pull cord with 2 heat settings, no thermastat
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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gpaspa
 - Holly, Mi
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