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The “garage”, the “shop”, the “car port”, the “man cave.” Whatever you want to call it, it’s best to be comfortable when you’re in there. An evaporative cooler in the summer to keep cool without the high cost of air conditioning, or a heater in the winter; if you’re uncomfortable, let us help.

VAL6 – Daystar

Portable. Powerful. Useful. Fun. In the shop, on the road, out on the deck – keep it in your cave, but use it everywhere.

Recommended Uses
This little guy, pound for pound, can heat a huge area. Utilizing both forced-air and radiant heat, expect to have to open a door or a window in your two-bay to keep from overheating. In a residential setting, you could get a patio heater that you can use on your patio, or you can get a Daystar that you can use anywhere. Hmm…

Features
Tireless hours in perfecting the VAL6 line has given each model a 100% recovery of heat from fuel (kerosene, #1 & #2 diesel, bio-diesel up to 20%) burnt. No smell – no burning eyes – no headaches – no nausea – no carbon monoxide to worry about. The Daystar has a dual (radiant + convection) heating system, and is light enough to move with its easy-carry top handle. With a 2.6 gallon fuel tank, and 0.4 gal/hr intake, this baby is rated to go and go for 6.5 hours. Speaking of going, with the optional inverter, literally, take it anywhere!

Parts
Find parts for the Daystar here.

VAL6 – KBE5S

The “economy” version of the KBE5L might be just what you need in the shop. The KBE5S is a true fighter and won’t let you down.

Recommended Uses
The KBE5S, KBE5L and EPX are all purely radiant heaters. What they’re good at is keeping people and things warm, not air. So, the next time you’re in the garage and it’s cold, whether you’re working or “working”, you might want one of these around. Larger than the Daystar, the KBE5S is going to be best for a four-bay garage, or larger shop.

Features
First on the list has to be portability. What good is a heater if you can’t move it where you need it? Being a radiant-only heater, grab your inverter and take it on the road to be used out in the open. (No forced air also means a dust-free environment!) Burning only 0.85 gallons of fuel (kerosene, #1 & #2 diesel, bio-diesel up to 20%) an hour – with a nine gallon tank – the KBE5S can heat for 10.5 hours straight. The precision design of all of the VAL6 heaters provides a 100% recovery of heat from the fuel burnt. This high efficiency means no smell, burning eyes, headaches, nausea, or carbon monoxide to battle.

Parts
Find parts for the KBE5S here.

VAL6 – KBE5L

The “premium” version of the KBE5S, the KBE5L is for the workspace where a little more control is desired. Powerful heat, and bells and whistles enough to satisfy.

Recommended Uses
Like the KBE5S, the KBE5L is going to be best used either outside, or in a shop or shed capable of fitting around four vehicles/machines. If the snowmobile or 4-wheeler takes a dive and you need to fix it up, aim the KBE5L where you’re working, and get back into the powder in no time.

Features
You want portability? That’s what the optional inverter is for. You want flexibility? How about kerosene, #1 or #2, or bio-diesel (up to 20%)? You want efficiency? The pinpoint design means near 100% efficiency, and 100% recovery of heat from the fuel burnt. You want comfort? No smell, no burning eyes, no headaches, no nausea, and no carbon monoxide making you sick. With an extra fuel-reclamation exhaust visor, high/low switch, and fuel pre-heater – with the KBE5L, you’re good to go.

Parts
Find parts for the KBE5L here.

VAL6 – EPX

Consider the EPX a KBE5L on steroids. Big, powerful, flashy. But, it’s got more than good looks. Look under the hood and you’ll find our most technologically advanced VAL6 to date. Perfect for the high-end garage and all the parties you want to have in it.

Recommended Uses
Keeping people warm is a VAL6′s business, and when the EPX is on the job, business is boomin’. Not just people, though, any object you want to keep warm is fair game. Deep penetrating, instant heat around the shop. Every man and woman of substance should have a VAL6.

Features
When they made the EPX, they threw it all in. Even being the biggest of the VAL6 series, the EPX can still run off an inverter from your vehicle. Like the others, it can burn kerosene, #1 and #2 diesel, and bio-diesel (up to 20%). It boasts a 100% recovery of heat from the fuel burnt, and does so efficiently enough so that there’s no smell, burning eyes, headaches, nausea, or carbon monoxide to contend with. The EPX is purely radiant, meaning a dust-free environment, and it’s not effected by the elements. Take it out into the snow! There’s a fuel-reclamation exhaust visor, high/low switch, fuel pre-heater, internal and external thermostat, advanced monitoring system for quick and easy troubleshooting, and an extra large, 15.4 gallon tank. Burning 0.75 gallons of fuel an hour on low, and 1.02 gallons on high, means the EPX can keep going for 20.5 hours and 15 hours respectively.

Parts
Find parts for the EPX here.

WPS-30

So, the VAL6 range has the “wow” factor as far as the kind of heat it puts out. But, what if you’re the more subtle type? What if you want your garage to be quietly confident in its heat source? The WPS-30 is a far-infrared heater, meaning it’s deeper penetrating – and being electric, it is completely silent.

Recommended Uses
Around the shop or garage, you can simply plug it in and away you go. Definitely the heater to use when the doors are shut and you need quality heat for a project without the intense heat of the VAL6. When the gang is around for a beer in winter, kick the WPS-30 on and settle into the comfort.

Features
The WPS-30 was designed for those who would rather plug it in, than fill it up. When you compare it to the VAL6, side-by-side, you’ll notice a difference. However, first impressions can be deceiving. The WPS-30 is a far-infrared heater, unlike the VAL6 series. Its heat penetrates deeper, and travels farther. It’s not quite as loud and proud as the VAL6, but sometimes you don’t want an in-your-face kind of heat. Maybe in your shop or garage, you’re after subtle comfort. With a 19.8″ curved heat panel, and a 20° tilt, you have tremendous control over your heat stream. Additionally, most electric space heaters have a surface temperature around the 1,380°F mark, making them somewhat dangerous. Compare that to 570°F on the WPS-30, and you’ve got a better quality, revolutionary heat, that’s safe and pleasant to be around.

Parts
Find parts for the WPS-30 here.

Hotgun – 125NA

The only purely forced-air heater in our range, the Hotgun is head and shoulders above its “torpedo” or “salamander” predecessors. If you’re more comfortable with a warm tropical breeze blowing around you, than a still sunny day warming your core, go for the Hotgun.

Recommended Uses
One of the primary uses our residential customers have for the Hotgun is when a vehicle’s fuel gels and the fuel tank is right underneath the truck. Being able to blow warm air underneath when there is no direct line of sight means your truck is ready to go sooner.

Features
While the VAL6 series has revolutionized the space heating industry, there are some who stick to their forced-air guns. That’s why we offer a heater that’s been designed from the ground up to wipe the floor with the competition. First, it’s designed to be quiet. If you wanted the soothing sounds of a jet taking off, you’d have a runway in your backyard. Second, it’s designed to be efficient. Who needs burning eyes, headaches, nausea, smell, and carbon monoxide? All this, with a 14.3 gallon fuel tank, and the Hotgun is rated to run for 15 continuous hours, pumping hot air wherever you need or want it.

Parts
Find parts for the Hotgun here.

RKF-403

Okay, enough talk of the winter chill. What about when it’s too damn hot out? The RKF coolers are the answer. With two model sizes, you won’t go wrong at the summer barbeque, with either.

Recommended Uses
First off, we recommend you use the RKF coolers to keep people cool! While our VAL6 heaters have a number of uses, the RKF series is all about maintaining a comfortable temperature when it’s hot. Barbeques, garage sales or fixing the mower… if it’s a solo act, the RKF-403 is all you need.

Features
When it comes to the RKF coolers, they’re really apples to apples. Except, one is a big apple, generally consumed together with friends or made into a pie, and one is a smaller apple, to be guarded fiercely from anyone who might take it from you. The RKF-403 is the latter. To learn all about the coolers, in general, check out the Features section for the RKF-503.

Parts
Find parts for the RKF-403 here.

RKF-503

It’s the 4th of July, you’ve rolled up the garage door and that first wave of oppressive, July heat rolls in at the same time. If you spend time entertaining more people than your family, the RKF-503 is going to be your cooler, because it’s big enough to handle a crowd.

Recommended Uses
When it comes to coolers, size matters. If we’re talking a 3-5 person barbeque, the RKF-403 will do you just fine. If we’re talking a 10-20 person barbeque, or a popular Saturday morning garage sale, the RKF-503 is the one to keep a number of people cool and happy.

Features
When you start talking about objects that are routinely getting wet, a problem you have to stare in the face is mold and mildew. The RKF series definitely has you covered. Both coolers in the series have two auto shut-off features. One, for the pump. Most evaporative coolers have this. It means when the water runs dry, the pump shuts off, to prevent the poor thing from burning itself into oblivion. Another, unique to the RKF coolers, works off of a timer, and is a cooler shut off. At the end of the day, the pads need to dry out, otherwise they get stinky very quickly. It’s recommended to run the fan for 20-40 minutes on all swamp coolers to dry these pads out. But, when there’s no water running through the pads, you’re just blowing hot air around again! So, at the end of the day, simple press the cooler shut-off button, and let the cooler do the work. Lock up, leave it alone, and it will shut off in due time, with lovely, dry, sweet smelling pads for tomorrow.

If that weren’t enough, the RKF series coolers also have easily removable cool pad screens, block contaminants, bugs, and other nasties from getting into the pads. When they need a clean, just pull them out and give them a hose down, instead of trying to work the delicate pads in and out. Then, there is the easily removable water tank, to make for quick and easy cleaning. It has oscillating horizontal louvers with an 80° range of motion, and three manual vertical louvers. You’ll be blowing cool air six ways from Sunday before you know it.

Then, for the Greenies, the RKFs were made extra energy efficient, with the RKF-403 only consuming 290 watts, and the RKF-503 taking in 520 watts.

Parts
Find parts for the RKF-503 here.