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Pyroil Interior Heater

Warms up your vehicle's interior before driving off on a cold winter morning Slim, rectangular design, compact and lightweight 110V, 900W Plugs into your household current Built-in protection against overheating Defrosts windows 6' (3m) cord
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Questions & Answers for Pyroil Pyroil Interior Heater

Question

How does this heater work?

I'm not sure I understand how this heater works. Do you plug it into an outdoor wall socket?
Where does the heater sit? Do you have to somehow leave it on the dashboard?
Or does it plug into the car's battery?
asked 6 years, 10 months ago
by
mrfixit0810
 - London
on Pyroil Interior Heater
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
There is a holder for the heater that you screw at the bottom of the dash, on the passenger side. You then have the included cord go through the firewall of your vehicle and exit all the way at the front of your car, where you plug it with an extension cord to your house. I had it installed at a Canadian Tire that does installation (not all know how to do it, so you have to call around)
Best Answer
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
SimonMTL
 - Montreal, QC
answer 2
You do plug it into an outdoor wall socket. The heater usually mounts on the wall just inside and to the front of the automobile doors (down near the floor). This is so that it is not stepped on or in the way. The product comes with instructions for mounting. The nice part of this is that you route the cord through the firewall and out the front grill. Then you just plug it into an extension cord.
answered 6 years, 10 months ago
by
Maxfield
Question

Would this be enough to heat a tractor cab?

asked 6 years, 11 months ago
by
honda250
 - Zealand, NB
on Pyroil Interior Heater
2 answers
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answer 1
I use this heater to keep the chill out of my extended van in the mornings. If the tractor cab is sealed it should work fine to keep out the chill.
Best Answer
answered 4 years ago
by
TyKeU
 - Ottawa, ON
answer 2
I would assume the tractor cab is quite small, probably smaller than an automobile?? The 900 watt heater is warm enough to keep the windshields free of ice.
answered 6 years, 10 months ago
by
Maxfield
Question

Can it be connected to the car battery?

Can the Pyroil heater be connected directly to the car for power? Do you need an inverter to do this?
asked 6 years, 10 months ago
by
agshaw
on Pyroil Interior Heater
2 answers
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answer 1
I think the intention is that you plug it into your house outlets rather than use an inverter. It would be a significant drain on your battery and you might end up with a warm car that won't start!
answered 5 years ago
by
Anonymous
answer 2
A car is only 12V DC and this is a 110V AC load. It would require an inverter to run properly.
Best Answer
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
by
Anonymous
Question

Safe for heating small space rather than car?

Can I use a car heater to heat compartment (4 feet tall, 8 feet wide and 4 feet deep). Needs to have thermostat and be economical. Well insulated.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - West Coast island
on Pyroil Interior Heater
2 answers
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answer 1
Provided the area you are describing is completely enclosed the our interior car warmer can be effectively used to heat this space.
Staff Answer
Best Answer
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
by
liz6432
answer 2
Absolutely no problem. Would work very well.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
by
Kubs
Question

How well does it work on a timed circuit?

Does the heater have any issues with being on a timed circuit? I park in an outdoor lot when at work and they cycle the power every 10 minutes (ie. 10 mins on, 10 mins off).
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
by
jcbel
on Pyroil Interior Heater
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use this heater on a electric timer at home and don't have any issues with it going on/off on a cycle.
answered 4 years ago
by
TyKeU
 - Ottawa, ON
answer 2
I don't see an issue at all with that. It's just a heater coil and a fan. No electronics involved.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
Palancar
Question

is this safe? can i leave it for more than 8 hours? can i just put it on a thick piece of hardwood or granite insted of mounting it on my car?

asked 5 years ago
by
jay76
 - saskatchewan
on Pyroil Interior Heater
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
This past winter I left it on 24/7, when not using the car. This is my second one and find it works great, even when its -40c. Windows clear and inside warm enough to sit in till the car heat cuts in at this temp.

Jason337
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 2
I have mine mounted on a 1/2" plywood and it just sits in th backseat of my pickup. Just make sure its far enough away from the front seat that it won't start a fire . Mine guite regularily stays on for 12 hours while I'm at work.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
Question

Is this safe?

I have a service box on the back of my work truck. I have some flammable liquids in there (varsol, gas) is it safe to mount this heater back there to keep it warm and not have problems with starting my compressor?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
by
Anonymous
on Pyroil Interior Heater
2 answers
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answer 1
This product is designed to be an interior car warmer and should not be used outside. Also would not advise using this to warm containers with flammable liquids.
Best Answer
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
by
RalphFromCantire
answer 2
Its not recommeded to have this heater by anything flammable. There is even a minimum distance requirement with placing next to a vehicles interior carpet.
answered 4 years ago
by
TyKeU
 - Ottawa, ON
Question

will a 300W inverter run this heater?

asked 4 years ago
by
seppi48
on Pyroil Interior Heater
2 answers
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answer 1
no, it is 900 watts
answered 4 years ago
by
Anonymous
answer 2
The heater is rated at 900w so I don't see how a 300w inverter would get the job done?
answered 4 years ago
by
Anonymous
Question

Mounting options

I have an suv thats always parked out side can i just plug it in and have a extension cord come through the bottom of the door and have the unit just sit on the floor of my car?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
keyboardguy
 - wainwright
on Pyroil Interior Heater
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. I would personally set it on your dash though, gets it away from the carpet. However it doesn't really get hot enough to start anything on fire too quick imo.

I just run the cord out my door and set it on my dash in my car.
Best Answer
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
quadracer111
 - Saskatoon, SK
answer 2
No, you don't have it sit on the floor - fire hazard, it gets very hot! There is a bracket to secure it under your dash (on the passenger side).

The preferred way to plug it is to have the included cord go through your car's firewall, across the motor compartment, and exit where you open your hood. Then you have your extension cord from your house to this plug.

Having an extension cord coming out from your door will eventually damage your seals, and the power cord itself. Have it installed, it's worth it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
SimonMTL
 - Montreal, QC
Question

What is the warranty

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
by
jimofjandnsteel
on Pyroil Interior Heater
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
This product carries a 1 year exchange warranty redeemable at any Canadian Tire store.
Staff Answer
Expert Answer
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
CanadianTireTeam
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