Anybody find a silent under desk heater they like?
Old 22nd December 2009
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Anybody find a silent under desk heater they like?

My room doesn't exactly get cold, but it has no heat at all (I have a Mr Slim AC only unit). My feet get cold under the desk but I don't want any fan noise.

Curious to know if anybody has discovered the perfect small space heater for this?

War
Old 22nd December 2009
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get some fuzzy socks!
Old 22nd December 2009
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I'm on a thick concrete slab, that kind of cols makes its way through everything!

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Old 22nd December 2009
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get a plug-in oil filled radiator from lowes or home depot. I have one for my bedroom and it works great and is pretty much silent.
Old 22nd December 2009
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Anybody find a silent under desk heater they like?


a friend of mine has a Shih Tzu she likes for that purpose. It sits on her lap.

It's pretty much silent unless somebody knocks on the door.
Old 22nd December 2009
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I have a Dayton 1VNX3 in my home office that is working well.
Old 22nd December 2009
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i'v e found that your (mama, girlfriend wife, etc...) works best!!

quiet except for a lil bit of humming!










(sry had to say it)

+1 for the oil filled radiator
Old 22nd December 2009
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i'v e found that your (mama, girlfriend wife, etc...) works best!!

quiet except for a lil bit of humming!










(sry had to say it)

+1 for the oil filled radiator
I have to try this!

The plug in electric baseboard heaters works too!
Old 22nd December 2009
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A simple electric heating pad -- like a mini-electric blanket -- is great for keeping the toes warm. The heat is right there where you want it and there is no noise at all.
Old 22nd December 2009
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Old 23rd December 2009
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Old 23rd December 2009
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Try something like these, no fan at all...

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That looks like the shizzle, but I'm getting one of those oil-filled rigs for my basement room.

War, a pair of insulated booties for winter camping are great on cold floors. Voice of experience...
Old 23rd December 2009
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I spent the weekend recording above an unheated garage in Houlton Maine where it's about 12 degrees during the day, 0 at night. He had a space heater and the gear for warmth. I feel REALLY bad you're getting cold in the Carolinas :-)
Old 23rd December 2009
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oil filled radiator all the way.... i have one in my place, and its great!
Old 23rd December 2009
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The "Vornado" brand of forced air heaters are super quite. The good ones run about $100, and they are worth it. They have a thermostatically controlled and infinitely variable fan and heater element. Thy are very quiet at full power, but once the underside of the desk stabilizes, the Vornado will dial back the power and fan speed, and become virtually silent.

Linky.
Old 23rd December 2009
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A small cat works quite well, though you may want a couple of them in case one gets sick of staying in the same spot and needs to be replaced.
Unfortunately the purr can add to the room noise, however if you add sound deadening material under the desk...................
Old 29th December 2009
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Well.........u just left us hanging out here in left field! Wat cha get
Old 29th December 2009
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Buy a bigger console. That will keep the room warm for you.

-Riv
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Old 29th December 2009
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I use an electric heater that doesn't have a fan. Not sure the brand offhand, it's just a heater coil with a round metal mirror (shaped like a satellite dish) that radiates the heat. You could even track with it on
Old 29th December 2009
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hmm, Neve VR was probably the best space heater ever built. . . . .
Old 29th December 2009
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Warm Fusion Oil Filled

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My room doesn't exactly get cold, but it has no heat at all (I have a Mr Slim AC only unit). My feet get cold under the desk but I don't want any fan noise.

Curious to know if anybody has discovered the perfect small space heater for this?

War

yeah ... Warm Fusion Oil Filled
Old 29th December 2009
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The oil-filled ones do make noise, they crack and pop as the metal contracts and expands, so if you record in your control room get ready to track some winter dither.

The Mica heaters are the latest tech, they're cheap, super energy efficient, heat up really fast, and are dead silent.

Soleus HGW-308 Mica Thermic Heater with Wall or Floor Mounts


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Old 29th December 2009
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hmm, Neve VR was probably the best space heater ever built. . . . .
i was just about to write the same thing it keeps your feet and the room so lovely warm in winter..
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