Hot Dawg unit heaters can operate on either natural or propane gas.
Hot Dawg H2O heater uses hot water from a homeowner's boiler or water-to-water heat pump.
Yes, harmful fuel products such as carbon monoxide and slightly acidic water vapor are safely vented outside with a power exhauster that allows for vertical or horizontal venting.
Determining the perfect size depends on many variables. Factors to consider include:
|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|
Stainless steel heat exchangers are typically selected for protection from premature corrosion due to high humidity or if the unit will be maintaining a set point below the typical 60-70º F for comfort heating.
In colder ambients, water vapor from combustion may condense inside the heat exchangers and vent systems as the unit cycles on and off.
Separated combustion unit heaters are typically selected when there may be relatively high humidity, mildly corrosive vapors, or airborne dust in the space.
Yes, clearance to combustibles, access to components, and airflow that need to be maintained.
The Installing contractor will be responsible for ensuring the installation meets the manufacturer’s requirements and local building codes. See installation guidelines.
115 volt, 60 hertz that is hard-wired to the unit, no plug-ins. Controls and thermostats are low-voltage with an internal 115 V / 24 V step-down transformer. Proper selection of wiring types and gauges should be made and included in the quote.
Amp draws vary by model and size. Contractors use this and the length of wire to the unit to determine the type and gauge of wire required to meet local building codes and manufacturer’s recommendations for safe and proper operation.
The Hot Dawg has a ½” gas connection. The contractor is responsible for ensuring that gas piping, pressure regulators, and connections meet local codes and the manufacturer’s instructions.
Vent connections are 3” or 4” depending on the type (HD or HDS) and capacity of the model selected. The type of vent depends on the application, the manufacturer’s recommendations, and local building codes.
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.
The Hot Dawg includes angled hanging brackets designed for 3/8” bolts, lag screws, or rods. This allows for a snug-to-ceiling installation that meets the 1” clearance to combustibles from the top of the unit. Units can also be suspended with threaded rods and Modine vibration isolation kits if lower vibration and noise levels are essential.
Only qualified contractors should install and troubleshoot Hot Dawg garage heaters.
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.
Yes, the HD and HDS-series 30, 45, 60, and 75 models can be flipped 180 degrees for left or right-hand connections, venting or access to the controls.
Yes, the limited warranty covers the cost of replacement parts due to defects in material and workmanship for 10-years on the heat exchanger and two-years on the components.
The warranty does not cover labor charges for premature failure due to the improper installation. As an Authorized Contractor, you can offer your customers an additional one-year warranty.
Yes, adjustments and kit are required for installations above 2,000 ft.
Adjustments and kits vary by model and altitude. Make sure this is take this into account when making a selection and providing a quote.