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Old 02-03-2019, 05:43 PM   #1
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I have a winter question, I want to set up a heater in the trailer on a timer, it's going to get into the teens for a few days. Trying to set the timer to come on for an hour, shut off, then come back on at later set times. Once the heater shuts off you must manually push the on button, any tricks?
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:53 PM   #2
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does it have a thermostat you can set to turn on and off instead of timer? I have 2 10$ heaters from lowes that have a dial adjustment for temp.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:40 PM   #3
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Thanks kimber. the one I set up does not but i may have one that does,
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we just use a simple electric heater which has it's on 'thermostat' and comes on whenever it's needed, whether we are there or not
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:16 PM   #5
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I have a winter question, I want to set up a heater in the trailer on a timer, it's going to get into the teens for a few days. Trying to set the timer to come on for an hour, shut off, then come back on at later set times. Once the heater shuts off you must manually push the on button, any tricks?
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if you're talking about an electric heater just buy one that doesn't need to have a button pushed when power has been interrupted
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:42 PM   #6
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If your heater can just turn on without having to push anything to turn it on I would suggest a termocube. On at 35-Degrees/Off at 45-Degrees...if you want different temps then get a heater with a thermostat.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:05 PM   #7
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$20 at Walmart:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Utility-M...1702/642591645

Probably a LOT easier than screwing around with what you've got.

Not sure I'd even want what you've got. A one-time timer isn't what you want/need.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:03 PM   #8
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Thermo Cube

https://www.amazon.com/Farm-Innovato...ds=thermo+cube





opens(comes on) at 35 deg, closes(shuts off) at 45 deg, I've used this for 23 yrs using 100 watt light bulbs to heat my pump-house, ... handles 15 amps, so a heater is no problem, ... actually the original one lasted those 23 yrs, cause I just replaced it three weeks ago, ... not really sure that one is bad, it just wasn't on at a time when I thought it should be and since it's that old, and since I had a new spare, I replaced it, ... I'll check it further before I throw it away, ... can order from Walmart for the same price as Amazon, ...
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