Milkhouse heater settings
I store my snowblower in a unheated shed. I do have electrical outlets in the shed, but no insulation so it wouldn't make sense to try and heat up the place.
For some time, I've been using a heater commonly called a Milkhouse Heater to melt the snow & ice in my blower's auger so it doesn't seize. After use, I place it right in front of the blower, very close to the auger and leave it running for a few hours, or until the next morning. Works pretty well, all snow/ice is melted down and dry in the auger and the chute by then.
My question is : most heaters of the so-called milkhouse model have two settings : 1300W and 1500W. Anybody knows why so little difference between these settings ? Only 200W...
I'm used to see small heaters with a 750/1500W settings, the highest being double the lowest. Using the low setting allows to put two such heaters for example in different rooms that are on the same 15A breaker.
The milkhouse's lower 1300W settings doesn't allow that, drawing a bit over 10A.