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  • Kat's 150 Watt Silicone Pad Heater — Model# 24150

    Does anyone have experience with this product? The reviews are promising.

    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...9139_200339139

    I only need it to keep the oil from freezing into a solid... I can deal with a slushie... not ice cubes.

    I should have an old fridge in a month or 2 that I can heat with a light bulb... but the pad might just do the trick for now.

    150watts means it will suck up the same power as 2 75 watt light bulbs right?
    Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

  • #2
    I looked into those for the purpose of putting one on the bottom of my torpedo (salamander) heater so that i could run veggie oil instead of Kero/diesel. I have not actually done it yet, but if you search for veg torpedo heater you will find several threads of people using those silicone heaters. Maybe you can ping one and see how they like them.
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    • #3
      Interesting proposition Jack...I think it would work. Are you thinking of putting the cubes directly on the pad, or something else?

      Any idea what the temperature of the pad is after fully heating?
      Greasin & Grinin
      Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
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      • #4
        Water bed heaters are supposed to work GREAT and can be found for cheap in thrifty stores, yard sales, flea markets etc.

        150 watts is not much. I'd guess it could raise 50 gals about 50* - eventually. Insulation would help alot.
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        • #5
          That heater will take forever to heat a cubie if thats what your thinking about doing. Wait till you get the fridge and stack it full, hang a light or two in it...that will also take awhile to warm it but at least you can do several at one time in an insulated environment.

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          • #6
            I'm just waiting on the fridge, so it will be insulated eventually.

            I can't say I'm looking to heat the oil for the sake of filtering.

            Yesterday it was 13* out. If I can raise that temperature to 30-40* I can pump it into my truck no problem. I'll also be looking to do this to 55gal plastic barrels, not cubies. If I had cubies full of filtered oil I'd have them in the house.
            Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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            • #7
              Jack, what about using the mat in combination with the fridge and light bulb?

              Seems like that would work as well. Heat is heat when you're trying to warm something up.
              Greasin & Grinin
              Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
              2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
              2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
              2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Marv View Post
                Jack, what about using the mat in combination with the fridge and light bulb?

                Seems like that would work as well. Heat is heat when you're trying to warm something up.
                Thats the plan, but I have an almost empty tank in the truck right now and the weather isn't getting any warmer. If I can gel it from its frozen state I should last another 2 weeks, otherwise I'm on #2 until the freeze is over.
                Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                • #9
                  Jack,

                  I read the reviews and if I were you I would spend the $25. It seems to work well, it is made in the USA, a fellow greaser is using it, and if you ran #2 for the next two weeks you would spend more than $25. As MJ would say "Just do it!"

                  :cheers:
                  2000 F250 7.3L
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                  • #10
                    I agree... going to just call Tractor Supply and Harbor Freight to make sure they don't have anything comparable so I can bring it home, otherwise I'll get it shipped ASAP.
                    Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                    • #11
                      Bummer No Northern Tool loactions in New York!
                      2000 F250 7.3L
                      Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jack_Toepfer View Post
                        I agree... going to just call Tractor Supply and Harbor Freight to make sure they don't have anything comparable so I can bring it home, otherwise I'll get it shipped ASAP.
                        I haven't checked Harbor Freight, but I was just in Tractor Supply the other day and didn't see anything similar to what you are describing.

                        I did pick up one of those bucket heaters though...pretty cool.

                        Let us know what you find!
                        Greasin & Grinin
                        Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                        2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                        2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                        2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                        • #13
                          I didn't feel like waiting.

                          It is being shipped today.

                          triple - lol. I never even checked, just assumed. I just checked out of curiosity though. Closest location is Virginia (over 600 miles)... and then Wisconsin almost 800 miles.
                          Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                          • #14
                            If your wanting to heat a barrel for pumping, you should have gotten a bucket heater like MArv mentioned...they work very well and fast.

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                            • #15
                              Equine stock tank heaters

                              The heaters @ TSC are in the horse feeds area,sold as heaters for water barrels so Mr.EDs water doesn't freeze... .......
                              2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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