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Shark Bait 05-12-2011 04:28 PM

Tall 2 sided wall heater
 
Hello All,

First post and great site.

Can anyone tell me if those louver 5.5'x18" tall 2 sided gas wall heaters are still for sale?

I have an older one with just a gas on/off valve and not the city is saying the heater must have a thermostat for me to use it. So I need to replace this one. The current heater will heat two rooms and is mounted on the same common wall.

I tried to search for "gas wall heater" but no luck on finding anything close to what I currently have.

I'm in the Los Angeles CA area.

Any help would be grateful.

SB

biggles 05-12-2011 05:29 PM

that unit or types like it are self contained the thermostat is within the furnace on the lower part with a sensing bulb...here is a site but they are still made espically for apts doing 2 rooms mounted in one wall as yours is... http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CFgQ8wIwAw#

Shark Bait 05-12-2011 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by biggles (Post 646596)
that unit or types like it are self contained the thermostat is within the furnace on the lower part with a sensing bulb...here is a site but they are still made espically for apts doing 2 rooms mounted in one wall as yours is... http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CFgQ8wIwAw#


Thanks Biggles,

I called the local HD and they have one. It's a little deeper than what I hoped for at 6 inch, but better than nothing!!

I really appreciate the reply!

meldfaerie 07-05-2011 04:35 PM

wall heater
 
Williams 5009622 Ceramic Gas Wall Mounted Panel Heater is available for sale at Home Depot for $577. Has wall mount thermostat. If no store is close, you can have it shipped yourself. I have the same type myself and this is the only one I have found. It is a ceramic element heater.

Shark Bait 07-05-2011 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by meldfaerie (Post 680263)
Williams 5009622 Ceramic Gas Wall Mounted Panel Heater is available for sale at Home Depot for $577. Has wall mount thermostat. If no store is close, you can have it shipped yourself. I have the same type myself and this is the only one I have found. It is a ceramic element heater.

Thanks...I looked at those and they stick out of the wall 6 inches. After taking measurements I realized that this heater will take up to much of the aisle in the small hallway.

Is there a way to convert the old wall heater to a thermostat switch vs the current on and off (so the gas company will be happy? As I mentioned in my original post.

Thanks

beenthere 07-05-2011 06:15 PM

You might be able to add a more modern gas valve, a transformer, and safety system along with a thermostat.

The retro could cost 6 bills or more in parts though.

There is a mechanical automatic gas valve, that you may or may not be able to retro in, they go for around 3 bills wholesale. So you'll pay a fair bit more for it.

gregzoll 07-05-2011 06:17 PM

This is what you are looking for http://www.heatersplus.com/wallmnt.htm Keep in mind, these are the electric ones. Here are the NG & Propane ones http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=...s=0&fr2=rs-top


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