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Old 12-21-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default OK to leave a block heater on all night?

Bcause of where I live, I am worried about getting my automatic timer stolen that powers my battery and block heaters.

Is it safe to leave the OEM battery and block heaters plugged in all night when it's going to be below 0?
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:23 PM   #2
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it's expensive!

just put the timer under the hood and keep it shut at night.
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Old 12-21-2004, 09:34 PM   #3
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I don't pay for electricity, per my rental agreement. I'd set up my own cyclotron if I thought it would do me any good.

I'd have to do a little rerouting of my power cords, but it's doable. A good idea, too.

Thanks.

Per the dealer, I shouldn't leave it on all night. A couple hours at a time, max. When it gets really cold, I can set it to cycle on and off every hour.
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Old 12-21-2004, 11:05 PM   #4
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Plug it in when you wake up. By the time your ready for work, your car will be ready for you. Some Alaska homes have a dedicated light switch that controls an outside receptacle but I guess that wouldn't help if you don't have one.

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Bcause of where I live, I am worried about getting my automatic timer stolen that powers my battery and block heaters
That area must suck if they'd want to steal that.

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Old 12-23-2004, 09:29 PM   #5
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the city of anchorage says 2 hours if it's 20 or less outside.

Also, I have never seen a heater fail from being plugged in too long.
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Old 12-24-2004, 08:15 AM   #6
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the city of anchorage says 2 hours if it's 20 or less outside.

Also, I have never seen a heater fail from being plugged in too long.
Me either, only an electric bill to pay at the end of the month, LOL.
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