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post #1 of 12 Old 10-20-2011, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Can someone tell me what size outdoor timer I should use to heat up my 2002 7.3 liter F350?
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I just use an indoor Grounded light timer. I have it go off 2 hours before I am going to leave the house for work, but I also run my extension chord under my garage door...that way I could use the indoor timer. Never had an issue. I do use an extension chord with a light in the plug that way I can tell if its on if I wake up earlier, and when I come out its nice to see that it has been on.

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Make sure the contacts can handle the load though. I believe the draw is 1000w so, a 15A capacity should be what to look for to know it's gonna last
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Just the info I was looking for...and good tip on the light. Thank you both.
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Yup you want a 15 amp outdoor timer.

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Lowes has a nice programmable one for like $20.

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Lowes has a nice programmable one for like $20.
is that indoor or outdoor?

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is that indoor or outdoor?
Don't know exactly... I'm 99% sure it's rated to be outdoors, but I know it isn't water proof.

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Is two hours enough to warm that block in -10 degrees?

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I use the timer from Lowe's like Zach mentioned. It's an indoor timer. But I also use an extension cord like Phil with the LED so I can look out to make sure it's on when I'm getting ready in the morning. The ideal time for plug in below 20 is 3 hours. Install a HPX and set the timer for 3 hours prior to leaving and you won't get the clatter and smoke.

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