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    I see, not only are you going to leave it out in the cold you're going to be rude to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottl View Post
    I 100% agree with the posters who say any heaters need to be powered by 120vac.
    A lot of people don't understand the mathematics of electricity, pretty sure most here do. That used to drive me nuts when I was selling dual alternator kits. No matter how often I explained the math they just could not understand how a space heater or microwave run off an inverter will take up the whole capacity of a standard 12 volt automobile alternator. Also alternators do not have any built in over current protection, if you hook it to too big a load for too long it will fry itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    I see, not only are you going to leave it out in the cold you're going to be rude to it.
    Looks good out, yah LEAVE it out... Get to be my MILEAGE, let alone age? Even "rude" could be a refreshing change. Or being busted for arrogantly optimistic walking?



    Wheelie cart and JFDI.

    Next arrival will be wanting to give up eating 'coz carrying in the microwave grub has become too much like work.

    And then.. there's the drop in the birth rate for lack of .... whatever it was as used to inspire it?

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    What kind of machinist job involves showing up with 10 gallons of paint every day ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    What kind of machinist job involves showing up with 10 gallons of paint every day ?
    Maybe he has a mobile machine "reconditioning" service for those machinery dealers that repaint junk and think it is now worth a fortune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    What kind of machinist job involves showing up with 10 gallons of paint every day ?
    "Rebuilder" for used machinery dealer.

    But we still haven't clarified the quantity of paint, only the number of units.

    In all seriousness how to keep 10 touch-up paint things like nail polish with require a slightly different approach than 10 five gallon buckets of paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualkit View Post
    Maybe he has a mobile machine "reconditioning" service for those machinery dealers that repaint junk and think it is now worth a fortune.
    Damn it you beat me to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athack View Post
    Thank you everyone for the helpful replies. Sounds like an insulted box with some kind of heat element will be the way to go.
    I also like the Heatso Heaters that run off the vehicles fuel supply.

    Thanks Again!!
    old chest freezer or "camping cooler"/ice box would solve the insulation part. Needs minimal heating and if fully loaded keeps warm for overnight easily even without nighttime heating.

    Built small insulated & heated lunch box some time ago, enough to fit over 2-quart/liter box. 30mm polyurethane insulation all around, heats about 100C above ambient with mere 15 watts. Enough to cater hot food even in -40C(F) temps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardplates View Post
    "Rebuilder" for used machinery dealer.

    But we still haven't clarified the quantity of paint, only the number of units.

    In all seriousness how to keep 10 touch-up paint things like nail polish with require a slightly different approach than 10 five gallon buckets of paint.
    Thot is was gallon pails, ten each when I figured five goes, one each hand, and only truck to and from platform cart. rest of the trek on wheels?

    Anyhooo..... you don't WANT it HOT nor popping lids....

    Heat test boxes for lab use, we had begun with ignorant light bulbs. PITA. imprecise. Even hazardous.

    We made better ones with a sheet of aluminum as spreader plate, commonly available Chromalox flat bolt-to strip heater, BACK side, away from the goods, and a thermostat meant for it. Supply houses have all sorts of that stuff, with specifications. Metal ain't hard to find.

    Insulation should NOT be a flammable nor poisonous-gas releasing foam, either!
    Even thin glass wool will do yah fine.

    Bigger the box, more favourable in the cheap direction surface area shedding heat is to enclosed volume. Yah don't HAVE to heat the whole vehicle, but even so, leakage makes it less hostile to get into of a morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardplates View Post
    "Rebuilder" for used machinery dealer.

    But we still haven't clarified the quantity of paint, only the number of units.

    In all seriousness how to keep 10 touch-up paint things like nail polish with require a slightly different approach than 10 five gallon buckets of paint.
    I just was taking a wild guess with some humor added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualkit View Post
    Maybe he has a mobile machine "reconditioning" service for those machinery dealers that repaint junk and think it is now worth a fortune.
    Not uncommon for line-bore guys to lay down a quick coat of after the job is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualkit View Post
    I just was taking a wild guess with some humor added.
    Oh. Well. "Humor"? Not if he really IS a "paintbrush rebuilder".

    Better the paint goes on cold as Hell so it falls off rather than we Chik'ns have to do all that messy scraping and citrusy and purpley stuff.

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    Could just leave the vehicle idling....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiJ View Post
    old chest freezer or "camping cooler"/ice box would solve the insulation part. Needs minimal heating and if fully loaded keeps warm for overnight easily even without nighttime heating.
    Not gonna fit ten 1 gallon cans in a "camping cooler"/ice box but I do like the idea of a old/broken chest freezer since they are basically free and you have to build nothing.
    I heat my up north insulated, in-ground, but outdoor well pit with two 75 watt light bulbs.
    Keeps it above freezing but certainly not 60 degrees.
    Why two bulbs?
    Because you never know when one of them is going to burn out. A hard learned lesson when using a light bulb for a heat source.
    Bob
    (old free refrigerators also make such nice storage for oils and paint in the garage or such, great when some old spray can leaks or goes off)

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Could just leave the vehicle idling....
    ....in the garage....

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    If you do use light bulbs, get the traffic light bulbs like Sylvania - 12498 - 69A21/TS/8M130. The rated lifetime is 8000 hours.

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    Heated blanket with the timer shut off, mebee with some other safety device for fire risk

    [edit] looks like it might be a usable 12 volt idea, they draw 100 watts, so one could make it 12 volt doable with a deep cycle battery which would of course have to be charged

    [edit again] they make 12 volt ones!
    Amazon.com: Camco Polar Fleece Heated Blanket for Cars, Trucks, and RVs - Power Cord Plugs into 12V Vehicle Power Outlet | Great for Cold Weather, Traveling, or Emergencies - Plaid Red (42804): Automotive

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    What are you doing that you head out each day carrying qty (10) cans of paint ?

    BTW you never defined "paint" nor "can".
    Hmm. there could be 10 different colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rons View Post
    Hmm. there could be 10 different colors.
    I'm not much of an art guy but I seem to remember something around grade 2 about 3 colors making an infinite amount

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    Quote Originally Posted by rons View Post
    Hmm. there could be 10 different colors.
    1. JD green
    2. International red
    3. Ford bloo
    4. Cat yellow
    5. AC orange

    What other colors could there possibly be ?


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