Airing Cupboard Heater

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by dlonglegs, May 11, 2008.

  1. dlonglegs

    dlonglegs New Member

    What would be a suitable electrical heater to put in an airing cupboard which used to have a hot water cylinder as its source of heat?
    Would a "greenhouse" type of tubular heater be sufficient?
    How many watts?
    Cupboard is approx 50cm X 100ccm X 200cm.
    Safety is paramount as cupboard is in an elderly lady's house.
    Thaks for your help
  2. sinewave

    sinewave Screwfix Select

    > What would be a suitable electrical heater to put in
    an airing cupboard which used to have a hot water
    cylinder as its source of heat?


    > Safety is paramount as cupboard is in an elderly
    lady's house.

    Thaks for your help


    This is as safe as Houses for any 'owd Dears' airing cupboard! ;)
  3. HOTDOG ø

    HOTDOG ø Active Member

    Just install a very small radiator run off your central heating.
  4. wally

    wally Screwfix Select

  5. HOTDOG ø

    HOTDOG ø Active Member

    Electric heaters are always a bit iffy in an airing cupborad as there is a good chance they will get covered by blankets or towels or something. Fit a rad.
  6. fooman

    fooman New Member

  7. wklivesvtime

    wklivesvtime New Member

  8. fooman

    fooman New Member

  9. NoOhmToGoTo

    NoOhmToGoTo Member

    You probably posted your message with the naive belief that there were experienced tradesfolk out there just waiting to decant their vast reservoirs of knowledge. Oh well, another illusion shattered. Just a bunch of comedians with time on their hands!
    Just Google LST (low surface temperature) tubular heater and a couple of hundred watts would be ample for airing clothes. You could use the dedicated immersion heater wiring but replace the 13A fuse in the fcu with a 3A.
  10. wklivesvtime

    wklivesvtime New Member

  11. NoOhmToGoTo

    NoOhmToGoTo Member

    I rest my case!
  12. wklivesvtime

    wklivesvtime New Member

    Dimplex Tubular Heaters
    Dimplex TUX Range Tubular Electric Heaters ideal for greenhouses, airing cupboards, yachts, boats, caravans workshops, conservatories, kennels etc or in any application requiring low background heating and frost protection

    Creda Suntubes
    Creda Suntubes are the perfect answer where a steady energy efficient source of heat is needed and provide effective heating and frost protection in greenhouses, conservatories, wine stores, airing cupboards, changing rooms, kennels etc
  13. Tubular greenhouse heater with metal guard will do the job for about £20.
  14. dlonglegs

    dlonglegs New Member

    Many thanks for the helpffull (& hinderful) info.
    Found a suitable Dimplex unit, now on order.

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