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Question Block Heater Question

Is it bad to leave the block heater plugged in all night? I haven't had to plug mine in yet but was wondering. I thought about buying a timer that way I could leave it plugged in and it would come on when I needed it to. What do you guys think?

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bad for the electric bill that is it.

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timers work well that is what i use.

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timers work well that is what i use.
^^ Yup, I just purchased a timer about three weeks ago and it has worked great having that!!

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^^ Yup, I just purchased a timer about three weeks ago and it has worked great having that!!
Sounds like I will be buying a timer. Any certain kind?

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You can leave it plugged in as long as you want. The only thing you will notice is your electric bill. When I come home from work at 10 I plug it in. And then when I leave in the afternoon I unplug it. When I do it this way there is still heat in the truck and I have instant heat. I've done with on all my trucks even Semi's do the same thing.

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Sounds like I will be buying a timer. Any certain kind?
I just went to Wally World and purchased mine for around $10 with tax. It was pretty much the only heavy duty one they had. It is a black little timer that comes in a white box, can't recall the manuf. name.

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I just went to Wally World and purchased mine for around $10 with tax. It was pretty much the only heavy duty one they had. It is a black little timer that comes in a white box, can't recall the manuf. name.
Sounds good to me. Will be buying one this week. Thanks.

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how long before you plan to leave do you set them to come on ?

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A couple of hours. When I'm at work I'll plug it in on my lunch break so then it's plugged in for 4 hours and the boss's don't see and everyone doesn't ask what I'm doing.

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