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Heating the Garage

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Tybee, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. Tybee

    Tybee 1/2 ton status

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    What kind of portable heaters do you guys use to heat your garage?
     
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    Mr. Heater, 2 burner, propane...works great in up to a 30x30. Sucks bad in my dad's 50x60x16'. I use his industrial hanging propane heater there. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  3. Tybee

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    Mines about 20 x 30, do you need ventilation or can you keep the door shut?
     
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    yes, you need about a 36 square inch vent. I crack the garage door about 2" and it does allright. If I run it with everything sealed up, i start to get really sleepy in a couple hours, scary feeling really.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif Thankyou for your response.
     
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    No prob. Hope to help. I think they're pretty fuel efficient too, and not nearly as messy as kerosene. Just one man's opinion though.
     
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    I used to use propane but switched to electric and like it better. Found an old house furnace for free and just wired it into the fuse box. Workes fast and clean.
     
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    That probably costs alot to operate, how much did the unit cost?
     
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    That looks nice, I think it would be out of my price range.
     
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    In the winter we had a kerosene heatr in my familys 80'x60'x20' fab shop, talk about watering eyes(if Acetylene wasn't bad enough)... /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    I got one of those Toro forced air kerosene jobs. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 35,000 BTU's? Heats my garage to a toasty level in no time. I have a standard 2 car garage, but it is 11+ ft. to the bottom of the rafter.

    Anyone have a lift/hoist in their garage at home? want one for mine.
     
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    Like I said, I found it for free. You only need to hook up one or two elements depending on the size of the garage. Also the thing does not run very much. Afew minutes and its warm so I shut it off. You can get trade in units cheap from heating places. They basically throw them away.
     
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    The Reznor isn't too expensive unless you get the one with a sealed combustion chamber. I was quoted less than $500 for the standard vented one. The install is the pain. You have to run gas pipe to it and route the exhaust out through a roof vent.
     

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