Swap electric Panel heater to Storage Heater


Postby stuartgmilton » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:45 pm

Hey guys,

I currently have a standard electric panel heater in our bathroom which has stopped working - the timing clock doesn't even rotate, so its getting no electricity. I've checked the fuse, and it is fine.

Anyway, I've always thought about getting rid of this panel heater and sticking in either a storage heater or a storage towel heater (if there is such a thing!). I'M NOT PLANNING ON DOING THIS MYSELF!!

Is this a major job for an electrician or would it be a heating engineer? How would the wiring change, as I'm under the impression that the storage heaters work off of our cheaper overnight electricity???

Anyone able to answer my daft questions?

Cheers,
Stuart
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Postby sparx » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:04 pm

should be straight forward, just needs time clock on the supply to bring heater on cheaprate if you have dual rate meter, that does presupose the existing heater is on its own circuit already which nitestore is required to be.
Ask local electrician to check and quote,
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Postby stuartgmilton » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:24 am

Good stuff, I thought it shouldn't be a major job.

I'll tidy the meter/fuse cupboard at the weekend, and invite a couple guys round next week to get a couple quotes.

Do you actually get storage towel rails?

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Postby sparx » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:40 pm

never seen one, not enough volume to store heat,
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