[Discuss] Power Cable Needed

Bob Miller EMAIL HIDDEN
Fri Jan 6 13:18:18 PST 2012


The other back-of-envelope calculation is that the new heater is
4000 watts while the old heaters are 1500 watts each.  So the
new heater is equivalent to 2.67 of the old heaters.  Certainly
an improvement, but not a panacea.

On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Laura Harris <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> Quick calc- roughly 13,000 BTU output- is that correct? If so, and depending
> on what one considers "heat the space" and "no time", you may want to reset
> your expectations. 1000 sq ft x 10' high ceilings with avg insulation needs
> a bit over 62,500 BTUs to raise the temp by 10 degrees F. (I'm just guessing
> at the dimensions of the space).
>
> http://www.heatershop.com/btu_calculator.htm
>
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> I purchased a new heater for the space, but I need to make an adapter
> cable.
> Does anyone have an L6-30P connector or a cable with connector?  (Image
> Attached)  I can purchase all the parts from Jerrys, but it would be a $40
> cable.  For those of you about to ask why I don't just replace the
> receptical,
> the heater has a 20A connector, so I would have to downgrade the breaker to
> 20A.  Doing so would limit the usabiity of the outlet, plus we would
> leagally
> have to hire an electrical contractor to install.
>
> I purchased a 4000W 240V forced air heater.  I am hoping it will heat the
> space
> up in no time.
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