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Old 01-09-2014, 12:06 PM   #15
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Better buy all you can get. Read in the news a couple of days ago that they will not be manufactured anymore.
Is this enough?? 10 000 Hour Legal Incandescent 100 Watt Light Bulbs Made in The USA Lot of 100 | eBay

Seriously, I agree there are ways to make bright lights without all the energy waste or excessive heat --- except when you want heat! I long ago replaced the incandescent bulbs in my trouble lights with compact fluorescents because they are cooler and I haven't broken one yet from dropping or knocking the light. For heating, if you can't get 100 w bulbs, a couple of 75 w or three 60 w can do the same thing. Plus at night it makes your wet bay a handy landing beacons for aircraft!


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Old 01-09-2014, 12:19 PM   #16
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We used lightbulbs in our coach for years with great success but we now use a catalytic heater for safety reasons. A 200 watt heater called "My Heat" is available at Walmart. We bought three and have used these for several years. The advantages are much safer and the heater has a fan which moves the air. These are very small and stores without breaking like a bulb.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:51 PM   #17
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I went to Harbor Freight to buy a couple of 100W drop lights. While there, I looked at the little 12V heaters that MS Happy Campers suggested...

They looked viable, so I bought two of them instead. I brought them home and tested them. After 10 minutes, the 12V outlet in the wet bay became so hot that it blew the fuse...this was with only one heater plugged in. Great idea in theory, but they just draw too much power. I’m headed back to Harbor Freight to exchange them for the 100W drop lights I should have bought.

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Old 01-09-2014, 03:34 PM   #18
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ANY incasadent lamp will help (If it's been changed to a CFL it won't help) but you said you hae two,, that is 150 watts.. I hae one 100, plus a string of 9-watt totalling around 250, and a 150 heater, PLUS the furnace's contribution and one line still froze,, but in a place where it was safe to freeze it, NO damage.
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When it gets cold I turn on a 1500w cube heater and let it rip.......as close as it comes to "heated floors" for now........
Nice and warm(whole basement) and floors are warm........

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