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Dayton Fuel Trimmer is lame heater, need to adjust setting

I moved into a 1200 sq ft. work/live loft with the only source of heat being an old Dayton Fuel Trimmer natural gas heater hanging from the ceiling in one corner. This thing barely cuts the cold air. If I want warmth I have to stand in front of the blower vents. Is there any way of adjusting the gas output on this heater. I can see inside through the back where the gas flames are supposed to be heating the metal elements inside. It doesn't look like they get very high or hot. And it seems the auto fan kicks on way before it has time to heat up any elements inside, thus barely warm air. Is this normal?
I think it was install in the late 70's. What can I do to get this thing to run hotter? I'm tired of wearing hat, scarf and sweaters inside my apartment. ~ Bundled up in Oakland

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Re: Dayton Fuel Trimmer is lame heater, need to adjust setting - Dayton (3E379) Heater Heaters

Runs for little bit and shuts off

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

Re: Dayton Fuel Trimmer is lame heater, need to adjust setting - Dayton (3E379) Heater Heaters

Buy a new heater

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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