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How much electricity does a block heater use?

Old 03-08-2006, 05:16 PM
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Sorry it took a while... had work to do:

Here are the fruits of my search:

Looks like the 750W is the winner...

PN:3500030 (not sure if this is universal for all B motors)

Here's a site with install instructions if anyone cares:

http://www.geocities.com/palmerlives...ockHeater.html
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Mexstan
Sorry, have to disagree. Have owned a few cars with 1500W block heaters. At one time a 1500W block heater for small 6 cylinder or V8's could be purchased at my local auto parts store, but not sure these days.

I was just guessing since the one on my 06 Cat C15 is 1300w.
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by big jimmy
Throwing money away is throwing money away, a penny at a time or a dollar it adds up.
Troubleshoot the system, get a timer, buy some beer with the savings.

Seems like the smart play to me.

$150.00 a year.

Send it to me and I'll even let you call me cheap.

Big Jimmy

Actually by not pluging mine in at all, the money I saved I used to heat the whole garage and the 3 vehicles in it to a nice 60deg.
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by supr
While it does not get too cold in Texas, I find plugging it in when under 60 cuts the time to start & warm up.
Please tell me your not plugging in when its 50 degrees... That is a complete waste of enegry. No wonder we are bordering an energy crisis...
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Old 03-09-2006, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by bulabula
My BGE bill(s) this year are over DOUBLE of what I paid last year. Talk about skyrocketing - my bill increases are due to natural gas prices "skyrocketing".
Wait till July. You are going to see an additonal 72% increase............
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Wait till July. You are going to see an additonal 72% increase............
{Sigh...} yeah, I heard that yesterday on the radio..... I can't wait
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