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Bert the Welder

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pianotuna wrote:

theoldwizard1,

I think the brand name was something like "tempertek" for the electric heated carpets.

Found it!

https://www.tempurtechmanufacturing.com/


Do you have foam board or reflectix under your bed?
We put 1" blue foam board under our mattress. Wow, what a difference!!
I ask as, if putting a heat pad under the mattress, insulation under it would put more heat to the side you want it on.

* This post was edited 12/19/20 10:35pm by Bert the Welder *


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Bert the Welder wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

theoldwizard1,

I think the brand name was something like "tempertek" for the electric heated carpets.

Found it!

https://www.tempurtechmanufacturing.com/


Do you have foam board or reflectix under your bed?
We put 1" blue foam board under our mattress. Wow, what a difference!!
I ask as, if putting a heat pad under the mattress, insulation under it would put more heat to the side you want it on.

Mattress pad heaters go on top of the mattress, not under it. They are just under the sheets.


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rhagfo wrote:


Mattress pad heaters go on top of the mattress, not under it. They are just under the sheets.


Ah.
Well, the foam board under the mattress will still make a difference and worth doing. I'm talking from a TC perspective, anyhow.

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Bert,

I have a thermostatically controlled 600 watt heater in my waste tanks enclosure. They are under the bed, so I'm not too concerned about insulation.

I do have a heated mattress pad--and highly recommend them for cold winter nights. My battery bank is sufficient to run them all night.

From a TC point of view, yes insulation under the mattress may be useful. One would have to make sure that the surface didn't drop below the dew point.


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pianotuna wrote:

Hi,

I would avoid digitally controlled heaters. If the power "blips" they may turn off.


thanks, I didn't think of that.
but at least they wouldn't blink "12:00" [emoticon]
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Lots of discussion here. [emoticon]

I only use ceramic heaters that have a tip over switch, easy to check to make sure it works.

Also have added separate wiring and plugs that hook up to the 15 amp outlet on the pedestal.

How easy is that?

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I was also thinking about a heat strip in the A/C. We had an old Terry that had a heat strip and it was really good. Was old enough that we didn't have duct work but came out of the bottom of the A/C unit. Took the chill off and you didn't run the furnace. Do they still make them?
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Curly2001 wrote:

I was also thinking about a heat strip in the A/C. We had an old Terry that had a heat strip and it was really good. Was old enough that we didn't have duct work but came out of the bottom of the A/C unit. Took the chill off and you didn't run the furnace. Do they still make them?
Curly


since they put out so little heat, much is lost if you have to heat up ductwork, etc. of limited value.
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Bumpyroad wrote:

coolmom42 wrote:

I've always just used the basic little cube style heaters. They go to 1500 watts and 2 different fan speeds.

Don't use them with an extension cord or plug strip. Check that the tip-over cutoff works. Set them in a place where they wont' get pushed against anything cloth or plastic. They are perfectly safe.


I will add, don't set them on the floor next to the bed as they can scorch a circle on the blanket when/if it comes in contact. [emoticon]

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Sounds like the voice of experience! I always make sure they are on a hard surface away from combustibles, both in the RV and at home.


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Heat strips are useful down to about 40 f. If it is cold than that the air conditioner fans don't like it.

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