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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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March 15, 2016
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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May 6, 2016
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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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The Hot One 5000-Watt 240-Volt Electric Garage Portable Heater is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 71.
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 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 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It's a nice looking heater but why you call it the hot one I don't know. The temp is low and woul... It's a nice looking heater but why you call it the hot one I don't know. The temp is low and would heat only the smallest room. And the fan rattles against the screen like others in the reviews. I wish I could have tried it at the store but sold only online, oh well!
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very powerful and effective in a 20 x 18 shed that has now been insulated using this heater. In N... Very powerful and effective in a 20 x 18 shed that has now been insulated using this heater. In New England climate 20 degrees and colder. With the added insulation it has to be placed on the low setting and I can work in a long sleeve shirt with a vest.
Date published: 2017-01-03
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