Kat’s 13100 1000 Watt Aluminum Circulating Tank Heater Reviews

Kat’s 13100 1000 Watt Aluminum Circulating Tank Heater

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  • Uses versatile strap type mounting
  • Thermostatically controlled from 135 to 175 degrees
  • Requires moderate mechanical ability to install
  • Die cast aluminum design for corrosion and impact resistance
  • 1000 Watt

An external tank heater is an electric heater that heats the engine or transmission of a vehicle to give quicker starts and protect your engine from damage that can occur during cold weather starts. Warmed engines also deliver better fuel economy, plus improves oil flow to provide better lubrication to the engine, which reduces wear and increases engine life. The one-piece molding eliminates the possibility of leaks and the tapered outlet design pushes coolant more effectively than other style

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3 Comments/Reviews

  • Robert Stumbough "Generator Tech" says:
    19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Kats 1000 Watt Aluminum Tank Heater – 13100, May 7, 2007
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    This review is from: Kat’s 13100 1000 Watt Aluminum Circulating Tank Heater (Misc.)

    While it’s still early for a longevity review, I can tell you that overall this seems like a solid unit. Most of the time I use Kim HotStart for block heaters, but at 1/4th the price of a HotStart it seemed worthwhile to investigate further.

    The packaging is the standard, cheesy, blow-molded-need-a-knife-to-open type. Inside, you’ll find: Instructions, the heater, a nice selection of clamps, a bypass fitting (nice touch), and a very inadequate mounting bracket.

    The heater itself feels substantial and rugged. The hose attachment fittings were grinded smooth and ready for hose installation. I use only silicon hose in these applications and the fittings seem to be made well enough to hang on to them. The bracket, however, should be tossed out when you open the package. It will not stand up to vibration and is of a very poor quality, which, is a shame considering the other positive aspects of the heater. My bracket broke in just one week.

    After nearly two months, the unit is going strong. But now that the weather is warming, I won’t get the opportunity to see how they perform until winter. Besides the bracket, my only other real gripes is there is no ball check valve and the unit uses a single o-ring to seal the tank, which has been problematic for many companies in the past. Otherwise they seem to be certainly worth the money.

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  • B. Thompson "Thefirebuilds" says:
    14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    works well, January 10, 2009
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    B. Thompson “Thefirebuilds” (Grafton, Wi) –
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    This review is from: Kat’s 13100 1000 Watt Aluminum Circulating Tank Heater (Misc.)

    Works great. Miles Per Gallon went from 39 in the cold, back up to my summertime 42-46. I am also under the impression even in the warmer months this will help my mileage.

    It also has my cabin temp comfortable in about 1 mile of travel, rather than the previous 5mi @ 65mph. I can’t imagine a cold car running 65mph is too healthy, but I live right off the interstate.

    Make sure you follow the directions, and understand this heater works via convection rather than with an electric pump, so it matters how you mount it. FOLLOW the instructions.

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  • Joshua B. Ramsey "Josh Ramsey" says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    great Product, January 5, 2011
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    This review is from: Kat’s 13100 1000 Watt Aluminum Circulating Tank Heater (Misc.)

    Great product. Put it on a 1981 dodge D150 with a Slant 6 running 15w 40 oil and a four barrel carb. I plug it in once i get home from work and let it run all night. When i go out and start the motor in the morning, starts in two or less turns in the morning. Haven’t noticed any change in the gas millage just yet. Great product. Might have to get one for the mustang.

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