Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Car cabin heater
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-29-2009, 11:02 AM   #1
Elfmaze
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 522
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default Car cabin heater

I live in new jersey. And though it does not get cold enough here to justify a block heater for the car. What about creature comforts? Everyone told me last year when i had this idea that i was going to catch my car on fire...... BUT, why can't we put a small ceramic space heater in the car at night and have the thing heat up the cabin at 4am a half an hour before trying to leave? Power the thing via plug in to the house.

It would help melt the ice on the windshield. and let me focus on driving rather than shivering to death. Why does everyone think this is such a universally bad idea?

__________________
Elfmaze is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
jspence1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 1,055
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

We have everything in canada.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows...r%2BWarmer.jsp

__________________
jspence1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2009, 12:09 PM   #3
middleofnowhere
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Labrador City, NL, Canada
Posts: 614
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Yeah without one of those my life would suck.

__________________

I know nothing!

middleofnowhere is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2009, 12:46 PM   #4
conpewter
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
conpewter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: East Dundee, Illinois
Posts: 5,128
Liked 41 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jspence1 View Post
Does just look like a little heater, I think it could work fine but you may want to build a mount for your heater like the one in the link, that way it can't tip over and light the carpet on fire, most have a switch to keep that from happening but you never know.
__________________

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." - V

Primary: Nothin
Secondary: Shady Lord RIS, Water to Barleywine, Pumpkin wine, burnt mead
Kegged: Crappy infected mild
Bottles: Apfelwein, 999 Barleywine, Oatmeal Stout, Robust Porter, Robust smoked porter, Simcoe Smash

conpewter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2009, 12:50 PM   #5
Elfmaze
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 522
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

that might be a good solution. I was looking to make a mounting board and screwing the thing to the board to make it impossible to tip. Everyone swears it is unsafe though. I'm still researching why

__________________
Elfmaze is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2009, 12:52 PM   #6
dataz722
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dataz722's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Middletown, De
Posts: 36,004
Liked 2998 Times on 2952 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Why not just get a remote starter for your car. Then you could make it warm in the winter and cool it off in the summer.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuri_Rage View Post
Sorry, I am sworn as a mod to disagree with the above statement. But as a rational person, I do agree.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randar View Post
I was wrong
dataz722 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2009, 01:04 PM   #7
nutty_gnome
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
nutty_gnome's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,106
Liked 50 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

Dude, you're in marlton. NJ. Thats not exactly the frozen north.

I'm in Jersey too and I leave my car outside overnight. During the winter months I find I have to get up and moving 5 minutes earlier to let the car start and warm up before getting in.

__________________

N_G
It could be worse.


nutty_gnome is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2009, 01:19 PM   #8
GilaMinumBeer
In yo' garage, steelin' yo parts.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oblivion
Posts: 48,078
Liked 4822 Times on 4426 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

Just get up earlier and start the freaking car. The engine will thank you for it anyway. Letting the oil come to temp before you go ripping down the roads will do better for the motor.

__________________
GilaMinumBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2009, 09:39 PM   #9
Elfmaze
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 522
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

LOL i grew up in Phoenix. I don't do these cold weather things when i have to leave for work at 4am. I still let the thing warm up because it doesn't shift if i dont.

__________________
Elfmaze is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2009, 09:47 PM   #10
dataz722
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dataz722's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Middletown, De
Posts: 36,004
Liked 2998 Times on 2952 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

If you let it warm up anyway then why would you need a heater?

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuri_Rage View Post
Sorry, I am sworn as a mod to disagree with the above statement. But as a rational person, I do agree.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randar View Post
I was wrong
dataz722 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MLT with heater HELP psi3000 DIY Projects 2 06-10-2009 03:35 AM
Do not use log cabin maple syrup cthompson116 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 02-09-2009 02:48 AM
Uncle Nutty's Log Cabin Ale Grinder12000 Label Display & Discussion 2 09-23-2008 11:52 PM
Movie - Cabin Fever cheezydemon General Chit Chat 11 02-20-2008 05:22 PM
Cabin Fever! david_42 General Chit Chat 12 01-18-2007 12:06 AM