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Cadet The Hot One 5000-Watt 240-Volt Electric Garage Portable Heater
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The Hot One 5000-Watt 240-Volt Electric Garage Portable Heater

  • Fast startup and quiet operation in an attractive design
  • Durable, easy to use and high quality
  • Requires a 30-amp, 240-volt receptacle
$317.83 /each

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Find the right Cadet electric heater for your needs

The durable Cadet 5000-Watt Garage Heater requires a NEMA #6-30 240-Volt receptacle (not a standard 120-Volt outlet) to provide your garage or workshop with powerful warmth on cold days. It features two heat setting positions for versatility in either low or high wattages. It also offers a built-in fan-only switch that provides comfortable air circulation without producing heat during the summer months.

  • 6 ft. cord with polarized plug requires NEMA #6-30 240-Volt receptacle; a standard 120-Volt outlet will not work to power this heater
  • 5000-Watt premium utility heater at 240-Volt provides warmth for large, hard-to-heat areas like garages and workshops up to 750 sq. ft.
  • Rugged 20-Gauge steel construction with a baked-on powder-coat paint finish for long-lasting wear
  • Built-in fan-only switch provides comfortable air circulation without heat
  • 2-pole thermostatic control offers positive off position
  • High-temperature safety feature turns heater off if normal operating temperature is exceeded
  • Factory equipped with a bracket for either wall mount or floor stand use
  • 20-Gauge steel construction with a baked-on powder-coat paint finish for long-lasting wear

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does it have a thermostat

Does it have a thermostat? If so what is the temp range?
Asked by: SeeMe
Yes, but it is just a dial without any temperature indicator. I had mine run with the dial turned all the way up until the temperature was where I wanted (measured with a separate thermometer). When the temperature right where I wanted it I then turned it down slowly until it kicked off. After that it came on and off to hold the temperature right there.
Answered by: TheWhistersWoodshop
Date published: 2017-01-24

can it be hung from ceiling

can it be hung from ceiling
Asked by: sambo
Not with such a short cord and doesn't put out enough heat anyway
Answered by: GL
Date published: 2016-12-14

can you hang from ceiling with the supplied handle or base?

Asked by: dennis
The instructions say not to hang it from the ceiling. I would recommend hanging it on the wall a couple feet down from the ceiling since you really want it circulating the warm air lower where you can feel it. It will also be drawing in and heating air that is cooler if it is mounted low, rather than heating air that is already warmer. This will help warm all the air in the room faster to help overcome the cold floor (that is my issue).
Answered by: TheWhistersWoodshop
Date published: 2017-01-24

I have a 1 car non insulated garge do you think this will help heat it?

Asked by: rich
Yes. It should heat a 1 car space easily.
Answered by: TheWhistersWoodshop
Date published: 2017-01-24
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The Hot One 5000-Watt 240-Volt Electric Garage Portable Heater is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Installed in a 3-car garage to keep workshop area & water heater warm during colder winter. I ha... Installed in a 3-car garage to keep workshop area & water heater warm during colder winter. I had a local electrician installed the 220v/30 amp outlet above the existing power panel. Because the mounting bracket is short of the standard 16-inch spacing of wall studs, I first mounted a 1x10, 20-inch length board with 1/4x2-inch lag screws & flat washers. The mounting bracket fit between these four (4) lag screws and I secured it with three (3) additional 1/4x2-inch lag screws & flat washers in the provided mounting holes. On the first day of use with the outside temperature at 40 degrees, this garage heater easily brought the garage temperature up to 70+ degrees!
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So warm I am a restoration contractor and have several of these to assist with drying. Some homes have a 6-30 outlet for air conditioning, so this works perfect. Others have 6-20 outlet, and I have the 4000 watt version to. I can also run these off my generator, my electrician made an adapter. These are my go to heaters for drying. I have a 6000 watt heater that will only work in a newer dryeroutlet. Cost almost twice as much. You can't beat this for value.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recently purchased this heater so I could enjoy working in my garage workshop during the winter... I recently purchased this heater so I could enjoy working in my garage workshop during the winter months. I have had it for about 3 weeks now...........it heats my 20 x 20 garage with a 9 ft ceiling very nicely. One day when it was 33 degrees outside my heater warmed up the garage to a very comfortable 68 degrees within a few hours. I like the thermostat feature and the multi speed control. One of the best features is that the outer cabinet does NOT get hot to the touch! All in all I am very pleased with the overall heavy duty construction of the unit. I don't know why I did not purchase this years ago.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this heater instead of other ones for two main reasons: 1. Made in the USA. I believ... I purchased this heater instead of other ones for two main reasons: 1. Made in the USA. I believe that if I have something in my garage that's running un-attended and it's pulling 5000 Watts, then I trust USA-made equipment moreso than anything else. 2. 5-year warranty. All of the other imports only offered a 1-year warranty. A 5-year warranty with excellent customer service is almost unheard of in this day. That being said, how does it heat? Well, it's a beast. It raised the temperature in my 450 sq foot un-insulated garage by 15 degrees in an hour. I will be insulating it this winter but having this heater run makes it possible for me to work in my garage woodshop. The fan is very powerful. I'm looking forward to using it this winter so that I can spend more time in my shop.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does a good job of keeping me in the workshop as long as I work on the end of the bench near the ... Does a good job of keeping me in the workshop as long as I work on the end of the bench near the heater. At $0.75 an hour it doesn't get a chance to run very long because I'm in and out of the workshop and don't want to leave it spending unattended. Blows enough warm air to make standing nearby tolerable in 20 degree weather, but takes a while to warm up my un-insulated drafty 2 car garage. I'm warm but the tools are still cold to the touch. No smell or moist heat that propane heaters create, and no risk of disaster if it gets knocked over, which has not happened yet. Moves enough air that the well designed case does not get burning hot. Note the direction of the plug at the end of the cord. Had to flip the my outlet over 180 degrees to make the cord fall straight down and remove stress on the cord and outlet.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This little heater really does the job. I have a 2 car garage that I recently insulated and put ... This little heater really does the job. I have a 2 car garage that I recently insulated and put drywall up and wanted to bring the temperature up a bit so I can do work and also keep the car warm in the winter. I've only used it for about a week and I keep turning it down. With the thermostat about 1/3 of the way, I've been able to keep it over 50. Not really necessary for it to be that warm, but nice to be in a t-shirt in my garage, when it's 19 outside.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Installed in 400sq/ft garage with 10 foot ceiling, mounted on wall near ceiling pointed down acro... Installed in 400sq/ft garage with 10 foot ceiling, mounted on wall near ceiling pointed down across garage. Have thermostat almost all the way down and heats garage up quickly and way more than what i need. Installed a 30amp switch below the plug in so i dont need a ladder to reach to turn heater on. This is second winter with it and no issues, love it, plan on one of these in my next house!
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Used the unit on a uninsulated sun porch. Plenty of heat but would let the room temp drop 8+ degr... Used the unit on a uninsulated sun porch. Plenty of heat but would let the room temp drop 8+ degrees before coming back on. Cadet's customer service was excellent. They advised that I should have purchased baseboard heater or the 402 Hot Shot which can be connected to a wall thermostat.
Date published: 2016-12-27
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