Where would one get one I see Makro has them for about R600-00 would China City be cheaper?
Goldair? I think it is some Chinese make. You can also try Pick n Pay Hypermarket. They used to sell Salton ones.
I had the smaller salton one and it was crap. The fitting to the cylinder used a washer that kept getting damaged. Tried an alva one now with a more reliable bullnose fitting but having problems with it. Though I think it's is the cylinder being overfilled by builders warehouse and I lost the receipt.
So I made them give me a new alva heater and the ignition switch is faulty.
So going to return it now buy don't know what to get.
Electric ignition is a must and safety features to give you peace of mind is to be considered like: safety tip over switch, oxygen depletion sensor, and flame failure shut off. Worth the extra few bucks.
I have a Delonghi electric/gas combo with fans and another the Conti Euro90, both with the safety features.
Conti Euro 90
Simple, safe and silent operation
Piezo ignition system
Safety Auto-shut-off, shuts the unit down if it is tilted or knocked over
Cool-touch plastic top cover
Easy rolling swivel castors
Max Gas consumption 0.30 Kg/h
For use with a 9 Kg Gas cylinder
Last edited by MegasXLR; 23-04-2011 at 09:31 PM.
As I understand it these heaters have very strict building code regulations. My brother installed one and it works great but it had to be installed outside, and this and that had to be done, etc.
Just be 100% sure you aren't buying a piece of crap that isn't safe.
Had a look at the Goldair and not too happy with the quality and lack of features.
Saw Mega's suggestion of Delonghi, which I know is a good brand. Found this for R2,100 at Tafelberg, gonna pick one up - http://www.delonghi.co.nz/products/p...asp?Model=SRI2
Also, could anyone comment on these gas heaters depleting the air of oxygen? Is it necessary to run them with a window open? My gut tells me it's not necessary as I understand there to be tons of oxygen in a fairly large (7x7m) room.
Stay away from the cheap brands like Goldair,Salton and Alva.Makro has a good Russel Hobbs for about R900.