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Old 02-05-2008, 05:17 PM   #1
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A "low-tech" question. Can anyone recomend a portable catylic heater for use on those cool spring nights? Something that will take off the chill without the "hot & cold" effect I get from the furnace? My cat likes a steady, even heat. So do I.

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Old 02-05-2008, 06:15 PM   #2
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We have a Coleman Black Cat catalytic heater, pretty much like this one except ours doesn't have legs. Works OK, and we're pretty happy with it.

There is a very slight "plastic-burning" smell sometimes.

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Old 02-05-2008, 07:09 PM   #3
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For a second there, I thought you wanted to keep your hairless kitty-cat from getting cold.


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If you're using it in the van be sure to get one that has an oxygen sensor an shut off like Mr. Heater. Our Mr. Heater "Buddy" is great and has shut off on occasion when used in the oversized truck shell on my F250.

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Crack a window and don't sleep with it on.
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:30 PM   #8
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My wife and I have used the black cat heater, like the one in the link above, on trips last spring and fall. It works very nicely. We've run it with the windows up until the van is warm, then crack a window a littel for fresh if necessary. It kept the Astro van comfortable when it was down to 20 degrees. oclv
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for a photo of my unhairless cat please go to my album.


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