Frequently Asked Questions
What type of fuel feeds the Hot Dawg?
Does the Hot Dawg vent to the outside of the garage?
What size Hot Dawg is needed to heat a garage?
- Are you looking for continuous heat or intermittent use?
- Temperature set-point
- Materials of the walls, roof & floor
- Types of doors & windows, number, locations, and dimensions
- Insulation R-value (if any)
|Gas-Fired Unit||Btu/HR Input||Applications|
|HD/HDS30||30,000||1 to 1-1/2 Car Garage|
|HD/HDS45||45,000||2 to 2-1/2 Car Garage|
|HD/HDS60||60,000||3 to 3-1/2 Car Garage|
|HD/HDS75||75,000||Larger Garages & Higher Altitudes|
|HD/HDS100||100,000||Larger Garages, Out-Buildings & Higher Altitudes|
|HD/HDS125||125,000||Larger Garages, Out-Buildings & Higher Altitudes|
|Hot Water Unit||Btu/Hr @ 180F 2 GPM||Application|
|HHD30||30,900||1 to 2 Car Garage|
|HHD45-low speed||31,100||2 to 3 Car Garage|
|HHD45-high speed||44,800||2 to 3 Car Garage|
When would a stainless steel heat exchanger be needed instead of a standard aluminized heat exchanger?
In colder ambients, water vapor from combustion may condense inside the heat exchangers and vent systems as the unit cycles on and off.
When would a separated combustion Hot Dawg (HDS-series) be needed instead of a standard Hot Dawg (HD-series)?
Do I have to allow for space around the Hot Dawg?
The Installing contractor will be responsible for ensuring the installation meets the manufacturer’s requirements and local building codes. See installation guidelines.
What supply voltage is required?
What is the amp draw for the unit?
What size gas connection does the Hot Dawg have?
What size & type of vent pipe should be used?
Further, special connections (adaptors/drip legs) and terminations (vent caps) may be needed to meet the manufacturer’s recommendations and local codes. For separated combustion units, consider a horizontal or vertical concentric vent kit for only one penetration through the wall or roof instead of two.
How is the Hot Dawg mounted in a garage?
Can I install the Hot Dawg by myself?
The unit requires hard piping of natural or propane gas, hard wiring of line-voltage electricity, and the venting of noxious flue gasses, including carbon monoxide.
Further, all local building codes and manufacturer recommendations must be adhered to, or the warranty will be voided, and their insurance carrier won’t cover any claims that may result from improper installation.
Installation requires specialized training, diagnostic meters, tools, and experience that few homeowners possess.
Can the unit be flipped to allow left-or-right hand access to the controls?
Is the Hot Dawg covered by a warranty?
The warranty does not cover labor charges for premature failure due to the improper installation.
Can the Hot Dawg operate at high altitudes?
Adjustments and kits vary by model and altitude.