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Mr. Heater Convection Shop Heaters
Warm up your garage or shop quickly so you can get to work without freezing your extremities.
The Lowdown: Keep Old Man Winter outside where he belongs. When you need heat fast, Mr. Heater convection heaters can crank the temperature up quickly. Unlike other types of portable heaters, these propane-fired heaters provide near-instant, 360 degree directional heat to quickly make your shop a nice comfy place to work. The heaters can also handle big heating requirements for construction projects like dry walling, concrete curing, and more.
The Mr. Heater Convection Heaters need no electricity, so you can place one virtually anywhere and keep your outlets free for your power tools. A sturdy base helps prevent tip-overs, and the heaters shut off automatically when the pilot goes out. These heaters feature high-medium-low heat settings, an easy-start pushbutton igniter, and a standing pilot for increased safety. A 10 foot hose and regulator are included.
The 75,000-200,000 BTU/hr. heaters can warm up spaces measuring approximately 4,700 square feet and run 29 hours on a 100 pound propane tank at low setting. The 30,000-80,000 BTU/hr. heater can warm spaces up to 1,900 square feet and run 14 hours on a 20 pound tank. The tanks are not included.
Samlex America Battery Chargers
Keep your battery ready to go with high-quality Samlex America battery chargers.
Three-Stage Battery Chargers: Samlex America Three Stage Battery Chargers safely charge and condition flooded, AGM, or gel-cell batteries. The chargers will charge two or three banks of batteries simultaneously with no isolators required. They include either an ammeter or LED power indicators and are protected from short circuit, overload, and reverse polarity. They will even charge batteries already under external load.
The chargers are based on switching power-supply technology with a clean, well-filtered output. That means you can use a charger as a power supply as well. The Samlex America Three-Stage Chargers are configurable for 120 or 230 volts AC in ratings from 10 to 80 amps. Twenty-four volt systems are also available.
BP-1210 Battery Charger: This 12-volt charger works with wet, AGM, and gel-cell batteries. The advanced 8-bit microprocessor control circuit charges your battery according to a precise algorithm, supplying up to 10 amps. The BP-1210 uses any voltage between 88 and 264 volts AC at 47 to 63Hz, so you can plug it in virtually anywhere on the globe. It has LED power and charge indicators and is short circuit- and overload-protected.
Solar Trickle Chargers: These chargers are ideal for keeping your car, boat, or RV battery topped-up for the next time you want to start them. Just plug one into a 12 volt cigarette lighter socket to provide enough energy to keep that battery charged. Use the .30-amp output unit for smaller or light-duty batteries; the .56-amp output charger is good for heavy duty batteries or battery banks, like in an RV.
Husky X-act Contour Floor Liners
The Lowdown: Husky X-act Contour Floor Liners are engineered to fit the complex contours of your vehicle’s floor. Raised containment walls, fluid containment ribs and treads channel water, snow, mud, and other gunk away from your feet, even in the worst weather conditions. Patented “SPiN” (STA-PUT Nib) technology on the back of the liners keeps them in place without additional fasteners. Husky X-act Contour Floor Liners can withstand most chemicals, including oil, gas, and battery acid.
Applications • 2007-13 Chevy/GMC Silverado/Sierra, Avalanche, Suburban, Tahoe/Yukon • 2007-13 Cadillac Escalade • 2009-13 F-Series pickup • 2009-13 Dodge/Ram pickup
I read your article on the propane garage heater and believe it would be dangerous on the floor as any gasoline fumes could ignite most garage heaters are mounted 6 to 8 feet above the garage floor,