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Old 03-06-2008, 08:49 PM
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Block Heater question

What is the proceedure to use the block heater?? Do you plug it in for overnite or just for maybe 15-20 minutes to get the block warmed up??
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:52 PM
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overnight is the best. i beleive they say it needs a few hours to do its job.
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Minimum is 3 hours. With my job I keep it plugged in overnight all night until I leave my house in the day time.

Always plug your truck into a GFCI plug. This is for your own safety.
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:14 PM
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I've heard about 3hrs is usually good. I use a timer that I picked up from Home Depot. But, this winter I only plugged in a few times. It gets down in the teens here at night. I've never had any problems with cold starts.
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:21 AM
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Three hours is usually enough, but the longer the better. I usually leave it plugged in all night, when I need it.

Along with the GFCI also use a heavy extension cord. Mine is 10ga.

The easiest and quickest way to kill any power tool is to use a chinsey cord, I use this same theory for my truck.
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