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I bought an old rusty electric heater at a flea market because I liked its vintage style. The blower motor was frozen and the heating coils and wirin...
I forgot to take a photo of the heater before I began, but from the disassembled cabinet you can see the condition this old heater was in. The cabine...
The rebuilding materials were fairly simple. I bought a new inexpensive electric heater ($24) that had a heating element that would fit within the ol...
Dis assembly was easy -- I removed 24 sheet metal screws and the cabinet (photo 1) and heating assembly (photo 2) were all apart. The first thing I t...
Next, I dis-assembled the cage holding the heating elements and fan (photo 1). I saved the cage to use to mount the heater assembly from the new heat...
I used a rust-stopping primer on the insides of the panels. I didn't worry about a fine finish on the insides (since no one would ever see this part)...
I sanded the outside of each panel with 150 grit sandpaper, then 220 grit. Then I primed and painted the outside (photo 1). While these panels were ...
Since I had used the original heater mounting cage, putting the heater back together was simply a matter of reinstalling the 24 screws I had removed w...
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Posted:Feb 1, 2012
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