Originally Posted by norty1
Do you secure the heater or get one with a turnover switch?
I mounted them in a manner that they discharge the heated air directly in the space where a tunnel effect naturally occurs - so the air can travel with the fewest obstacles and resistance to the other side of the unit. I also removed the "beauty panel" that is intended to hide the mess of equipment, wires, pipes and hoses from view - since this also prevents the airflow of heated air to circulate back into the storage bay on each side. The fan blows heated air down the tunnel next to the tank, and right on the back side of the wet-bay manifold and on the water pump.
During the most frigid nights, I use an Accurite remote thermostat and hang it in the wet bay on the grey water valve handle. It would be about 10" below all of the critical plumbing and a good location to monitor.
I chose to use the sheet metal under the heater, it depresses the safety switch (If it were to ever fall off the mounting and tip over) It also gives me lots of flexability in attaching it to the side of the cabinet, acts as a heat shield if it were ever to get really hot and most importantly, we can travel with our bay heaters running on Generator power in very cold weather.
We are now on 5 years running with these... When it's winter, I just plug them in and set the temperature knob on the heater, set them on medium wattage (500/1000/1500) and close the bay doors. If it gets 25F or 10F outside, they are protecting our plumbing, tanks and our stuff in the storage bays.
Steve & Stacy with Jasper (Australian Cattle dog)
2015 Seneca 36FK
Custom 27' flatbed trailer hauling:
07 Toyota FJC & Yamaha Kodiak 400 ATV