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What's the chances of being able to add heat strips to a B57915.711C0 with a control box of 3107541.009. Having a hard time locating anything on it.


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Have you tried the mfg of the unit, just to see if its do able


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craig7h wrote:

Have you tried the mfg of the unit, just to see if its do able


I have not, I'm going to call them today. It was too late yesterday.

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If you add heat strips you must add wire and breaker to carry the extra load of the strips. Also, thermostat to control them. Not a DIY job.


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cavie wrote:

If you add heat strips you must add wire and breaker to carry the extra load of the strips. Also, thermostat to control them. Not a DIY job.


I have not checked to see what size wire is running to the unit.

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Ceramic heaters are a much quieter and less expensive solution.


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I asked about adding heat strips to a former MH and was told that if your current unit isn't wired for it - with a harness, breaker, and thermostat- it wasn't an easy job or worth the time, trouble and money. Plug in ceramic heater will work just as well and be much cheaper and easier. That was sort of what I was thinking at the time and never bothered to research it much further so I ditched the idea.


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I asked about adding heat strips to a former MH and was told that if your current unit isn't wired for it - with a harness, breaker, and thermostat- it wasn't an easy job or worth the time, trouble and money. Plug in ceramic heater will work just as well and be much cheaper and easier. That was sort of what I was thinking at the time and never bothered to research it much further so I ditched the idea.


They sell the thermostat kit and control box according to Dometic. Still have to check wire size

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cavie wrote:

If you add heat strips you must add wire and breaker to carry the extra load of the strips.
I don't understand why. There should already be a 20 amp circuit going to the air conditioner.


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