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Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater - 120V - 1,500 Watts

Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater - 120V - 1,500 Watts

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Designed for coolant systems with a 26- to 40-qt capacity, this external tank heater circulates warm fluid to your engine block, heater core, and radiator in the cold. Allows cab to heat up faster, creates easier start-ups, and prevents frozen hoses. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle heaters from Kats Heaters. Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater - 120V - 1,500 Watts part number KH13150 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Kats Heaters Vehicle Heaters - KH13150

  • Circulating Heater
  • External Tank
  • 1500 Watts
  • 26 - 40 Quart Cooling System
  • Kats Heaters
  • 120 Volt

Designed for coolant systems with a 26- to 40-qt capacity, this external tank heater circulates warm fluid to your engine block, heater core, and radiator in the cold. Allows cab to heat up faster, creates easier start-ups, and prevents frozen hoses.


Features:

  • Circulating tank heater preheats your engine block, heater core, and radiator in cold temperatures by heating coolant and circulating warm coolant throughout the system
    • Allows cab to heat up and defrost faster
    • Keeps hoses from freezing
    • Assists with smoother start-ups
  • Thermosiphon ensures that warm coolant is circulated throughout
  • Internal thermostat automatically shuts heater off at 175 F to prevent overheating
    • Allows safe operation overnight
  • Die-cast zinc tank is impact and corrosion resistant
    • Assists the flow of coolant with a tapered neck
  • 5' Long cord can be routed through your grille
    • Plugs into a standard 120-volt AC outlet or extension cord with 3-prong plug
  • 6 Hose clamps, 1 Y-tube, 1 hose fitting, and mounting bracket included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: cooling systems with 26 - 40 quarts of fluid
  • Wattage: 1,500 watts
  • Amperage: 12.5 amps
  • Tank dimensions:
    • Length: 7-1/2"
    • Outer diameter: 2-1/2"
  • Inlet/outlet dimensions:
    • Length: 1-1/4"
    • Outer diameter: 5/8"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Notes:

  • Do not use this heater with a 100-percent antifreeze solution.
  • Do not start your engine with the heater plugged in.

Benefits of a Heated Engine

Start your engine easier and warm your cab faster in cold weather with this circulating tank heater. Heating your engine coolant keeps it from thickening and freezing, resulting in more reliable start-ups and smoother operation altogether. It also lessens the workload and extends the life of your vehicle's battery. And because starting your engine when it's warm creates less condensation in the engine block than starting it when it's cold, your engine will get better initial fuel vaporization, which causes fewer emissions and less pollution.


Circulating Tank Heater

This external tank heater connects to both your heater core hose and engine block drain as an effective way to heat your whole coolant system. The heated coolant pushes the cold coolant through the engine block, heater core, and radiator, and then thermosiphons it back to the heater. The heater's internal thermostat automatically shuts the heater off at 175 degrees Fahrenheit to keep the coolant at an optimal temperature, which allows it to heat safely overnight. As a result, your coolant system will be preheated for a smooth startup, your cab will heat and defrost faster, and you won't have to worry about frozen hoses.


Installation

The included fitting lets you attach this system to your engine block drain. If there is no drain in your engine block, then you can use a lower radiator hose connector (sold separately) to splice into your lower radiator hose instead. The included Y-shaped tube will connect the tank to the heater core hose that leads to your engine block, water pump, or manifold, depending on your application.


For the thermosiphon to work correctly, the tank must be positioned vertically. Use the included mounting bracket to secure the tank to your vehicle's frame rail, fender, or firewall. Once the tank is mounted and all lines are properly connected, run the power cord out through your grille so that it can be plugged into a 120-volt outlet or extension cord.



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Customer Reviews

Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater - 120V - 1,500 Watts - KH13150

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Designed for coolant systems with a 26- to 40-qt capacity, this external tank heater circulates warm fluid to your engine block, heater core, and radiator in the cold. Allows cab to heat up faster, creates easier start-ups, and prevents frozen hoses.

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1996 Chevrolet Silverado

Here is a photo of the engine warmer installed in a 1996 CK-3500 Chey Silverado 1 ton crew cab - Vortex 350 V8 engine.

I had already installed one of these, so it was a bit easier this time around. It is a very tight fit, but worth the effort because it really makes a world of difference starting the engine out here in the Wyoming winters.

Because I am a Fireman, the need for me to just go when called is paramount, and this unit makes that possible even when the temps are below zero.

Thank you for having these available, the auto parts store where I bought the last one no longer stocked them. I am very pleased that it came right to our ranch via UPS too. This makes life so much easier.

The website, the availability, the price and the shipping were all amazing.

I will let everyone know about your company.

All the way around,... 5 STARS !

Thank you very much.


Comments
Still works great. Also know that I took the other unit apart and discovered the electrical contact points were corroded, so I cleaned them and now it is working fine also. Thank you for this very reliable and sturdy product. I will buy more of them as needed and I already tell other mechanics about them.
Frederick G - 01/06/2019


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Just what I was looking for. Thank you.



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I am not using this product because my owners Manuel says not to use this type of heater.



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1999 Ford Expedition

cant rate it yet only received it yesterday should solve my slow heatup problem giving it a 5 star because you are an honest co. I'm sure it will fix my slow warm up.



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will install later, delivery was quick



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Diana provided excellent customer service and we received our part ahead of schedule. We’ll be back!!



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Review from a similar Circulating in Vehicle Heaters


Works great. I installed it in my 1989 BJ75 Toyota LandCruiser (4-cyl diesel) and plug it into a wifi-programable outlet. It comes on about an hour before I start the truck and when I go out to start it, it fires right up, no glow-screen and idles smooth. Without the pre-heat of the coolant, it would cough, chug and smoke a lot worse.


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    The Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater # KH13150 is not designed to bring an engine up to operating temperature as that would be way too much heat for this to generate. Basically this is designed as a pre heater to get your engine up to a reasonable temperature for when you go to start it. After that it would not add a significant amount of heat to raise the temperature of a running engine.
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  • Can Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater be Plugged In All Night
    You can leave the Kat's Heater part # KH13150 plugged in overnight. You'll just need to unplug it before you start the engine and you'll be good.
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  • Why Cant you Start the Vehicle with a Kats Tank Heater Plugged In
    According to my contact at Five Star Manufacturing (Kat's), the vehicle cannot be started while the Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater part # KH13150 is plugged in because, "Once the vehicle is started or running there is a chance that an air pocket can go through and it would then be exposed to the element. This exposure could then cause the element to burn out". With that being said, starting the vehicle prior to entry is not really needed using the tank...
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  • Kat's Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater Worked Fine 1 Day but then Stopped Working
    The first thing I would check is the fuse or breaker to the outlet you had heater # KH13150 plugged into. It is possible that the extra power draw with this on and running plus something else (if on the same circuit) over drew the circuit. If that is not the case then something likely shorted out inside the unit and it will need to be replaced. These units have a 1-year limited warranty.
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  • How to Position the Kats Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater # KH13150
    You will want to position the Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater # KH13150 vertically with the plug at the bottom. This is indicated by the "coolant flow" arrow on the side of the heater (see attached picture). Just orient it with this arrow pointing up and you are good to go!
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  • Does Kat's Heaters # KH13150 Include Installation Instructions
    The # KH13150 does include installation instructions. According to Kat's Heaters, the circulating engine heater installs inline with the heater hoses, for a rather simple installation. We don't have any photos available, according to Kat's, the instructions are pretty self-explanatory. If you have average mechanical ability, you shouldn't have any problem installing the heater.
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  • Kat's Heaters Circulating Tank Heater Installation Direction on John Deere 4020 Diesel Tractor
    The Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater - 120V - 1,500 Watts # KH13150 must be positioned vertically for the thermosiphon to work correctly. The plug should be pointed down and the coolant flow arrow pointed up. The horizontal installation you referenced will not work with this heater. The amount of time to heat your fluid will be dependent on the ambient temperatures and the number of quarts of fluid to be heated. The manufacturer does not give a time estimate.
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  • Can Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater Be Left On All the Time
    There isn't a set amount of time that the Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater # KH13150 can only be used. It can be used as long as needed. It automatically shuts off though when the coolant temps get above 175 degrees too.
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  • How Long Does The Kats Heaters Circulating Tank Heater Take To Warm Up
    For starters, the Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater part # KH13150 would most likely not bring the engine up to operating temperature as that is not its intended purpose. The purpose of the unit is to preheat the engine to a reasonable temperature before startup. Unfortunately, there would be no way to give an accurate figure as to how long the Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater part # KH13150 will take to warm your fluids...
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    I was able to check with Kat's and they confirmed that the correct Circulating Tank Heater for your 1996 Chevy Diesel with the 6.5 engine is the # KH13150 . This heater is designed for coolant systems with a 26- to 40-qt capacity to circulate warm fluid to your engine block, heater core, and radiator in the cold. This allows your truck cab to heat up faster, creates easier start-ups, and prevents frozen hoses.
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  • What Temp Will the Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater Shut Off At
    The Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater part # KH13150 will automatically turn off when the coolant temperature reaches 175 degrees Fahrenheit.
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