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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
$319.24 /each

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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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can it be hung from ceiling

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can it be hung from ceiling
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May 6, 2016
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I bought two of these 220 volt heaters around 10 years ago, both have been mounted on walls ever since, I have had no problems with these durable heaters. The brackets are heavy gauge steel and have holes in them, so I decided to mount them on the wall, not sure if I would mount it on the ceiling because it would be hard to reach the control settings.
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March 16, 2016
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This is to be used with it on a floor.
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March 16, 2016
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Thank you for your question.
The RCP garage heater is not approved for ceiling mounting. Please see the Installation Instructions on page 3 of the Owner's Guide below.
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/f0/f0583b1f-c9b1-4aab-8a2f-afd932b0c6fd.pdf
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can you hang from ceiling with the supplied handle or base?

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I don't see why not, I mounted two of these heaters on the wall some 10 years and have had no problems, the brackets seem sturdy enough and also there are holes on the brackets, I assumed for screws.
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January 31, 2016
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It is not recommended to hang this product from the ceiling.
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January 22, 2016
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Hi Dennis and thank you for your question.
The RCP garage heater is not approved for ceiling mounting. Please see the Installation Instructions on page 3 of the Owner's Guide below.
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/f0/f0583b1f-c9b1-4aab-8a2f-afd932b0c6fd.pdf
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Does it have a thermostat

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Does it have a thermostat? If so what is the temp range?
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Yes, it has a thermostat. In my small garage it maintains 80 degrees, large garage it maintains 75 degrees, but it is in a non snow environment, outside temperature never goes below 32 degrees.
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Yes, it has an internal thermostat that works very well.
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October 28, 2015
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Thank you for your question. This heater does have a built in thermostat that ranges from around 45 to 80 degrees. Here is a link to the installation guide: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/f0/f0583b1f-c9b1-4aab-8a2f-afd932b0c6fd.pdf
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Would this product be ok for a basement where I have a large TV, bar and pool table?

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This is perfect for a basement.
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If your basement is typically around 50 degrees or more, this may be a little overkill. I believe there is a slightly smaller model that may be a better choice. Having said that, this has an adjustable thermostat, so it would work just fine.
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November 24, 2014
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Thank you for your question.
This heater will work in a basement. But keep in mind that the heater is designed for garages and workshops where heater noise is less of an issue than it might be in your basement while watching TV.
I would suggest that a wall heater like our Com-Pak might be a better fit for your needs in this Read More
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This heater will work in a basement. But keep in mind that the heater is designed for garages and workshops where heater noise is less of an issue than it might be in your basement while watching TV.
I would suggest that a wall heater like our Com-Pak might be a better fit for your needs in this room.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cadet-Com-Pak-2-000-Watt-240-Volt-Fan-Forced-In-Wall-Electric-Heater-in-White-CSC202TW/100012248
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 57 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best for the job! Purchased to be used in a 20' x 10' shop, this does the job it was intended for! Installation was easy and operation simple; and the price was right. You can not ask for a better combination than that! March 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. August 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent heater. Fast startup, quiet and great blower. This heater is well worth the money. I tried a much cheaper model and the fan wouldn't even turn. This heater will put out some heat. I have a 24 x 24 fully insulated garage and it can take it from 40 to 60 in no time and keep it there. The thermostat and high/low settings are very nice. It runs quiet enough, much quieter than a torpedo style. You can still hold a conversation or watch TV. The sides and back are cool to the touch. I installed mine on an older style TV swivel so I can direct the heat in almost any direction. I also run a ceiling fan as my garage ceiling is around 12 foot high. January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This Heater Rocks! I needed a heater for my RV "Man Cave" 30' x 35' garage and decided to with this unit. I did have to make a 30 amp plug to 30 amp plug conversion power cord extension since the 240 VAC plug that comes with the unit is a three wire (comes with a somewhat outdated 30 amp connector). My outlet in the garage was a 4 wire with a separate ground. After making the adapter with parts from home depot, I was able to mount it above a work surface area. The garage is not fully insulated and to my surprise this heater was able to bring the temp from 38 degrees to 60 degrees in just a few hours. Very quiet operation and I love the fact it has two temp settings. It also looks great! March 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Did not work I ordered this unit online, tried getting one at the store but nobody carried these in stock. While waiting for the arrival of my unit, I hired an electrition to install a 30 amp 240v outlet in my basement near the area where I have my home office. After two weeks of anticipation it finally arrived. Immediately after opening the box I headed to the basement to give it a wirl. Read the instructions and plugged it in. Heater got hot, in fact very hot. After about a minute, it shut itself off. Waited a few minutes for it cool down, and turned it on again only for a repeat of the same thing. It would get hot, blower would not come on and after about a minute it would overheat and shut itself off. Immediately I called cadet and explained the situation and it was determined that my brand new $327 heater was defective. Very dissapointing. Took it to my local HomeDepot and they refunded my credit card. Since I had a outlet installed specifically for this heater, I'm going to purchase one more and hope for best. I'm actually placing my order for a new one today. May 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent heater I installed this heater in my cabin just to keep the temperature above 55 degrees when I'm not there . Even when the temperature got down to 10 degrees outside, it held at 55. The cabin is about 588 sq. feet. I was worried it would be running alot when the temp. did get low and it didn't. Maybe on for 5 minutes and off for 15. Installing the 220 line only took about 3 hours. Great little heater !! February 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Call it "The Lukewarm one" Bought one for the garage, and after running an hour the garage was no warmer. Bought a second one and ran both for two hours. The ambient temperature when I turned them on was 15F. Two hours later is was 16F. I placed my hand on the front grill and it was as cool as a cucumber. Both heaters were drawing 21 amps at 240V. These seem better suited to warming air by circulation, but here in the Northeast this heater can barely heat a small closet. Returned them both. Very disappointing. March 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works great.......twice! I wired in a 240v plug in my garage and another in a guest loft above my garage to be able move the heater to either locations. Almost works too well in my 420 sf loft and really takes the chill off in my garage. Very ruggedly built. Only issue I had, was the holes in the mounting bracket were drilled wrong for wall mounting. Had to make a small modification to the bracket for stability. March 8, 2016
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