Mini Oil Fillied Radiator £8.50 tesco online collect in store
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Mini Oil Fillied Radiator £8.50 tesco online collect in store

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Found 21st Aug 2013
Mini Oil Filled radiator decent wee bargain IMO
£8.50 to collect in store

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woop woop thanks op thats my tent heater sorted when we go camping

Original Poster

haha as i say decent wee deal would be surprised if they dont sell out quick at this price... worth picking up for a wee spare to stick in the garage/loft just incase.

Anyone have an idea on the actual wattage? The website info is clearly wrong!

Original Poster

dont think it will be great but for £8.50? not ideal for a big room but small room will be decent i would imagine.


Power (kW) 100

holy smoke - you are going to need a good 400Amp supply to get this up to heat !!!!!!

EliTom

Says in the Specifications its 100kw, is that right?

Original Poster

lol clearly not 100kw at a guess maybe 2kw?

will be 1 kW I am sure

heated anyway and ordered - could come in handy

EliTom

amazon.co.uk/Hea…tor

Obviously not Tesco branded.. but they look identical.. few others on amazon of the same appearance with 500w spec

Original Poster

infact maybe 0.5kw but still a decent buy

I have one of these for the office, is good to just have on suing the winter months, doesn't have a huge effect, but this is cheap!

Original Poster

does look identical to the amazon one.. at this price mega bargain

These mini ones are usually around 500 to 800 watts..... I used to use one in my camper van.
If I remember correctly, i'm sure the one I had was 600 watts.

tolester

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heatrunner-Radiator-Oil-filled-Thermostat-W132xD130xH385mm/dp/B004QN8WAM/ref=sr_1_39?ie=UTF8&qid=1377109722&sr=8-39&keywords=mini+oil+filled+radiatorObviously not Tesco branded.. but they look identical.. few others on amazon of the same appearance with 500w spec



Good detective work. The measurements on the Amazon one are clearly wrong though, ha.
Anyway, 500w is bang on for a little one. Heat added, ordered and for reference argos has 450w mini at £20 fyi. Bargain.

Original Poster

your welcome :-)

The 800w ones I've had have barely been useful - never seems to be enough to go beyond 'taking the chill off', unless it's a really tiny room (ie small office that's not too badly insulated.)

bargain....but not sure if I need one.

Great price but always worry about the efficiency of these...

This looks great for £8.50!

Yea, had to give it a go. I agree it will probably be about 500w and will only work in a very small room.

Very nice little rad. cheers

Rom

Great price but always worry about the efficiency of these...



100% give or take the small neon led.

Cheers! Ordered three for a little flat that I have. Don't forget 3.15% Topcashback too.

Thanks op, ordered for emergencies. Great price.

Original Poster

your welcome :-)

This is totsy! Probably only useful for heating your shoe cupboard!!

Great price but always worry about the efficiency of these...



All electric heaters are 100% efficient, I think its the EFFECTIVENESS you should be worrying about, given the low wattage.

Unless you live in a small cupboard, most rooms in even well insulated homes will lose more than 800W worth of heat purely through the walls, ceiling and natural ventilation, and even more so the more often doors are opened / closed as people pass through them.

If you doubt this, then enter your room dimensions and details into one of the many heat loss calculators like this one, to work out how many watts & BTU of heat your room needs in order to heat it and keep it comfortable.

homesupply.co.uk/rad…php

In order to keep a comfortable inside temperature when its below freezing outside, most living rooms will require, around 2000W - 4000W worth of heat, and most bedrooms will require around 1300W - 2500W worth of heat depending on the size, level of insulation and desired room temperature. So expecting to heat even a small living area using a 700w - 800w heater is just a waste of money, as the room will just be losing more energy than this heater is inputting.

At this time of year, it will probably serve a purpose heating a tent or a caravan, but when winter sets in, don't expect it to do anything beyond taking the minimum of a chill off a room, and stop your pipes / outhouse from freezing.

If you are going to use 800w to create personal heat, then you would be better off using an 800w halogen heater, because at least you can keep it close to you, and direct the heat directly at you, it doesn't have to fight a losing battle heating the entire room before heating you.


Edited by: "bargainhunter73" 21st Aug 2013

bought 2 for our old school bricks and mortar type flat, girls room tends to get kinda cold during winter...

Delongi Dragon 3 with remote going for 75.00 from costco. PM with box
Bought in 2013 march

Cheers. Bought a couple to keep in case of heating breakdown emergency this winter.

Thanks for the heads up, bought a couple for backup. You never know when you might need them.

If one wee radiator is not enough, then this is cheap enough to buy 2, 3 or 4....

bargainhunter73

All electric heaters are 100% efficient, I think its the EFFECTIVENESS … All electric heaters are 100% efficient, I think its the EFFECTIVENESS you should be worrying about, given the low wattage.Unless you live in a small cupboard, most rooms in even well insulated homes will lose more than 800W worth of heat purely through the walls, ceiling and natural ventilation, and even more so the more often doors are opened / closed as people pass through them.If you doubt this, then enter your room dimensions and details into one of the many heat loss calculators like this one, to work out how many watts & BTU of heat your room needs in order to heat it and keep it comfortable.http://www.homesupply.co.uk/radiator_output_calculator.phpIn order to keep a comfortable inside temperature when its below freezing outside, most living rooms will require, around 2000W - 4000W worth of heat, and most bedrooms will require around 1300W - 2500W worth of heat depending on the size, level of insulation and desired room temperature. So expecting to heat even a small living area using a 700w - 800w heater is just a waste of money, as the room will just be losing more energy than this heater is inputting.At this time of year, it will probably serve a purpose heating a tent or a caravan, but when winter sets in, don't expect it to do anything beyond taking the minimum of a chill off a room, and stop your pipes / outhouse from freezing.If you are going to use 800w to create personal heat, then you would be better off using an 800w halogen heater, because at least you can keep it close to you, and direct the heat directly at you, it doesn't have to fight a losing battle heating the entire room before heating you.



Are you serious !!!
Halogen heater heats you, as soon as you move you lose the heat.
And it uses so much power.
I am sure this will cause an argument, just my opinion

Great find!

not in stock anymore..

Sorry, we don't have enough Tesco OFR87 Mini Oil Filled Rad items in stock right now. This item (s) has been added to your save for later basket. You can try to purchase this item again by reducing its quantity.
Edited by: "danib" 21st Aug 2013

OOS:(

Back in stock...at £20! Well done to those who got it at £8:50

picked mine up today - only 500watt

not sure whether to keep it or return it as 500watt is really neither use nor ornament !

EliTom

I probably won't collect it now, I'm sure you get a auto refund....
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