Hot Dawg Heater

Hot Dawg Heater

Typically we’re looking at three to four hours
for a basic installation. In this particular
case, we’ve got cement trusses, so what we’re gonna do is figure out the angle we’re
gonna wanna hang this unit. We’ve got a unistrut product we’re gonna be
bolting with cement anchors up to this concrete truss. Now, we’re gonna be able to then mount the
unit to that unistrut. Then, we’re gonna be running a hole through
the wall and in this case it’s a block wall. We’ll power drill some holes first and then,
we will be just taking a basic hammer to it and just working our way from the center out
making sure it fits. Now, you don’t want noxious fumes building
up inside, so this unit has a power exhaust function that vents the harmful gases directly
outside. We’re always gonna try to dry fit everything. If you don’t dry fit it and you start running
sealant on stuff or gluing stuff or bolting stuff in, doesn’t fit, makes that much more
work later. So, we’re gonna want to try to make sure all
that fits first. Once we get our venting hole cut through,
we make sure everything fits. We’ll go ahead
and install that concentric cap in this particular unit. Then, we’ll hang the unit heater
after that. In this particular case we have a spring clip
that actually mounts on a three eights inch threaded rod that’s gonna bolt
actually to the unit and it pushes up inside the unistrut, turns a quarter turn, and it
locks it into place. One thing that’s nice is it has a fairly low
profile, so it can hang within an inch of the
ceiling. Saves you a lot of space. You can hang it over door ways, if you’ve
got enough space, you can hang it over a garage door. What’s nice is that even though this should
be installed by a qualified contractor, it does
come setup for a pretty quick installation with external gas and thermostat connections. The homeowner has already run a gas line stubbed
into this room, so we’re just going to be adding on from there. We’re gonna put a quick pressure check on
it. Make sure we
don’t have any leaks seeing as how the homeowner had a gas line run years ago, we
want to make sure that there’s nothing wrong with that line between here, and the
other room where it comes from. Then, we’ll go ahead bleed the line out, hook
it up, run the thermostat wire, which is actually already been pulled for us. Now, for this you could install a programmable
thermostat or a regular thermostat. A
programmables nice cause it’ll turn on and off at certain times of the day for you. For
this installation we’re just gonna use the standard thermostat. It’s gonna work just fine. Ideally, you wanna keep the thermostat out
of the airflow from the unit cause it’s gonna satisfy pretty much early, which it’s still
gonna work just fine as long as the homeowner would know that you may have to adjust higher
than normal cause the warm air coming off the unit won’t get a chance to circulate
the whole room before it satisfies that thermostat. It has a sealed combustion chamber, which
only burns air from the outside and that eliminates any condensation or any corrosion
that might happen if you’re burning the more humid air that’s maybe inside. That also keeps you from sucking in any dust
or any debris from inside and getting into the sensitive
parts of the heater and things stay a lot cleaner that way. Most unit heaters we install for homeowners
are in their garage and it’s a single pipe exhaust only ventilation. It’s gonna use the garage air instead of the
exterior air, which your garage door is opening all the time. You’ll always have fresh air in that garage. In
this case it’s a workshop. The homeowner’s gonna be doing a lot of welding,
cutting, metal fabrication, so it is extremely important
to have that fresh air from outside. We’re not sucking it into the burners, we’re
not running that through the unit. It could
definitely make that a lot shorter lifespan on that unit. Alright bill, looks like you’re pretty much
done. It’s all hooked up? Yep! We’re all set to go. Alright. Give us an idea how it works. Basically, the homeowner will adjust the thermostat
on the opposite wall. If he sets it at
70, it’ll come on at 70. It’ll warm it up. Once it’s warmed up to 70, it’ll turn itself
right back off. Its electronic ignition, no pilot
in this unit. Homeowner will not
have to worry about burning gas all the time. He won’t have to worry about a pilot light
going out and having to relight it. The advantage for a unit heater over just
a standard space heater, some people will use
kerosene, some people will use small LP fish house heaters. You’re not refilling anything,
you’re not taking a chance of kicking something over. You have a permanently fixed unit
that everything is hooked up. There’s no maintenance, you don’t have to
worry about changing filters like you would in your house. You’re getting a lot more BTUs, you can
heat a lot bigger space than you can with a standard heater. Without the smell. Alright! Well, it sounds pretty simple. Thanks so much! Absolutely!

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  1. I installed a 75,000 btu unit in my garage. It is on its 5th winter now. No problems at all. It is a 2 1/2 car garage. Usually keep it at 50degrees. Melts the snow off the cars and tractor. Dries the floor in no time. Have a small workshop in there also and no problem getting up to 70 degrees. I live in a very cold climate in New Hampshire and this has no problems no matter what the temperature and wind chill. Cost is usually around $40-50 per month for gas. Much cheaper that electric and no refilling or maintenance. Would highly recommend these units.

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