need help identifying unknown heating unit
Posted 21 October 2006 - 05:03 PM
The unit a light brown cube mounted in an updraft orientation. It's around 18"x18"x18" give or take an inch or two. There are two horizontal doors splitting the unit into two halves. The upper halve has al the wiring in the front and a panel where three heating elements mount in the back. The bottom half has the blower motor. The motor has blower wheels mounted on both sides of it. Also it's a 220v unit.
The heating coils are mounted into a long rectangular plate about 3" tall and 15" long. Ther's a screw on each end of the plate to mount them in the unit. The elements are stacked vertically.
Looking into the unit's electrical portion there's a shelf dividing the two halves where the doors meet. It's got the thermostat wiring block on the left, a transformer immediately to the right. Then there's three small block looking things which I believe are timers of some sort. Then on the far right there are two terminal blocks where most of the wiring in the unit runs too. One's marked L1, the other's marked L2. Each block has a thick power cable bolted to it, one black, one red. Obviously these are the 220v feeds. Then there's a white cable (neutral) bolted to the chassis.
It's getting pretty cold at night now and his heater isn't getting hot, just barely warm. He said it took ten hours to raise the temp from 50 degrees to 55 degrees. Any help keeping an old man warm this winter will be greatly appreciated. I'll try to get some pictures of it hosted sometime this next week. Thanks in advance.
Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:39 PM
Posted 22 October 2006 - 05:44 AM
Of course it may be time to just get a new heating system. This things has never worked quite right since we bought the house 6 years ago. Any suggestions for a brand to go with if he were to go that route?
Posted 22 October 2006 - 05:51 AM
Posted 22 October 2006 - 05:54 AM
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