Chances are, if you’re installing insulation, the heater isn’t on, due to the inefficiency from the lack of insulation in the first place. If you’re installing insulation in winter, this can be doubly distressing. To add insult to injury, foam insulation expands better when applied in a warm setting, thereby creating a better protective barrier between the inside and the outside. For this reason, insulation installations can be a real hold up to your efforts when winter comes. Our specialty radiant heaters can make the workspace more comfortable, the materials more effective and economic, the profits higher, and the job quicker.
VAL6 – Daystar
Not all insulating jobs are done in large, open areas. If you are installing insulation in a smaller space, but still need some heat to keep the job going, the Daystar is for you.
The Daystar is great at warming up small areas, as well as materials, to make the installing of insulation not only more comfortable, but more economical, as the heat causes foam insulation to expand better.
The Daystar is the ultimate in portability. With an easy-carry handle and the ability to run it off of a power inverter from your vehicle, there aren’t many places it won’t go. As with the rest of the VAL6 line, the Daystar can burn kerosene, #1 and #2 diesel, as well as bio-diesel (up to 20%) with no problems. The masterful design means there is a 100% recovery of heat from fuel burnt, near perfect fuel efficiency, no smell, no burning eyes, no headaches, no nausea, and no carbon monoxide making you sick. The Daystar is a dual-heating machine, utilizing both radiant and forced-air heat. With a 2.6 gallon tank, only burning 0.4 gallons of fuel an hour, the Daystar can run non-stop for 6.5 hours.
Find parts for the Daystar here.
VAL6 – KBE5S
The KBE5S, KBE5L and EPX can all make a huge difference to your insulation operation. The KBE5S is the most portable of the three, and is considered the “economy” version, without all the bells and whistles, but plenty of heat all the same.
Being radiant heat, the KBE5S can be used to heat the walls before applications of spray-on foam to help the materials expand better. It can also be used to heat the supply of foam, producing the same, greater-expanding effect. Meanwhile, The KBE5S is just plain good at keeping installers of any kind of insulation warm and comfortable in the cold.
Standard with all of our VAL6 heaters, the KBE5S can run off a power inverter from your car for extreme portability. It can also burn kerosene, #1 and #2, and bio-diesel (20%) with no effort. The accurate design means a 100% recovery of heat from the fuel you put in, and the high efficiency means there’s not going to be any smell, burning eyes, headaches, nausea, or carbon monoxide you have to contend with. The KBE5S is a purely radiant heater, for a dust-free environment, indoors or outdoors. It burns only 0.85 gallons of fuel an hour out of its nine gallon tank; meaning it will operate for 10.5 hours non-stop.
Find parts for the KBE5S here.
VAL6 – KBE5L
Like the KBE5S and EPX, the KBE5L is a purely radiant heater. Being the “premium” version of the KBE5S, the KBE5L allows greater control of heat output, higher fuel economy, longer running time, among others, that makes insulation installs a breeze.
As with the KBE5S, the primary use of the KBE5L for insulation installations is by heating the surface where you will be installing foam insulation, as well as the material itself, as the heat helps the foam expand to a greater degree, therein decreasing cost of goods, and increasing effectiveness. When installing traditional insulation, the KBE5L simply keeps the environment and personnel warm and cozy to do their job.
As you would expect with a VAL6, the KBE5L can operate from a power inverter out of your vehicle. It can also burn kerosene, #1 and #2, as well as bio-diesel (20%) cleanly and efficiently. So efficiently, in fact, that there is a 100% recovery of heat from the fuel burnt, with no burning eyes, smell, headaches, nausea, or carbon monoxide to worry about. It’s a radiant-only heater, meaning there won’t be dust blowing from its output, and you can take it outside and still be warm and comfortable. There is a high/low switch for added control, and a fuel pre-heater for finer fuel atomization. All this, with a 15 gallon fuel tank, and only 0.75 gal/hr (low) and 0.9 gal/hr (high), means the KBE5L can run continuously for 20 and 16.5 hours, respectively.
Find parts for the KBE5L here.
VAL6 – EPX
Like the KBE5S and KBE5L, the EPX is a radiant-only heater. It has all the bells, whistles and whiz-bangs of the KBE5L, and an increased heating capacity due to its larger size. For large insulation jobs, look no further than the EPX.
When it comes to installing insulation in cold weather, you want to heat a few things to make it all run smoothly: personnel, materials, the application, and the environment. The EPX makes all of that possible, with a 20% larger radiation disk than the KBE5S and KBE5L.
You might think the biggest VAL6 in the series wouldn’t be able to run off a power inverter from your vehicle like the rest of them, but you’d be mistaken. You might not think the EPX could burn kerosene, #1 , #2, or bio-diesel (20%), but you’d be wrong there, too. How about efficiency so high you get all your fuel money back in heat, with no smell, burning eyes, headaches, nausea, or carbon monoxide? Do all this without blowing dust around from forced air? Warm you like the sun inside or outside? But, wait! There’s more! How about a fuel exhaust reclamation visor, high/low switch, fuel pre-heater, internal and external thermostat, advanced monitoring system, and the largest fuel tank (15.4 gallons) of any VAL6! On low, it burns 0.75 gal/hr, and on high, 1.02 gal/hr. Meaning a continuous running time of 20.5 hours, and 15 hours, respectively.
Find parts for the EPX here.
The WPS-30 is more low-key than the VAL6. If the EPX shouts heat at you, the WPS-30, in a very gentlemanly tone, will persuade you. To be used in smaller insulation projects, and addressed as “Nigel.”
When it comes to insulation, is going to be best utilized by foam insulation workers. The fact that it’s a far-infrared means the heat travels farther, and penetrates deeper. This can mean an increased temperature of both materials and application surface. Aim it on both your supply and where your foam is going to go, and you can expect an incredible reaction in foam expansion, even in the winter.
The WPS-30 is an electric only heater, meaning there’s no open flame, no fuel, and no refill time. (However, for long running heaters, check out the VAL6 series.) It has a curved 19.8″ heat panel with a 20 degree tilt for incredible heating range. Additionally, where most electric heaters have an approximate surface temperature of 1,380°F, the WPS-30 maintains a safer temp of 570°F, protected by a heat-resistant grating. You can run your hands over it and feel no discomfort at all.
Find parts for the WPS-30 here.