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Old February 9th, 2019, 02:42 PM
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My garage is about 750sqft. Walmart put a Dyna-Glo 23800btu convection heater on end of year clearance for $99 and 2.5 gal jugs of k1 for $15 a pop. Put it together yesterday and it works really well, pulled the temp up from 38 to 55 in about an hour with very little stink. Next week I'm gonna start taking care of some projects on the cars.


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Old February 9th, 2019, 02:50 PM
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Old February 9th, 2019, 03:18 PM
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I splurged a few years ago for a A/C unit that also will heat. I hated what it does to my electric bill! My house is total electric (I hate it!!!) there are no gas lines near my house. I use a kerosene heater, I use the A/C unit for heat if Iím spraying something, or some other reason a open flame is a bad idea. My next house will have a gas furnace.
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Old February 9th, 2019, 03:59 PM
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Up in Wisconsin if you have a 2 garage or shop. I start a car and let the motor get nice and warm, pull it in the garage turn the motor off, open the hood and shut the garage door. Won't work at -55!!! In Dallas, I just wait until it warms up in 3-4 days after a cold front-remember Eric??
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Old February 9th, 2019, 04:13 PM
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I suffered and struggled in the garage for many years without heat. I tried every kind of heater and fuel. In the end, if it gets cold outside, nothing beats a hanging gas furnace. It not only heats, but the fan disperses and mixes the warm air. No "smell" or having to crack open a door open for ventilation. They can be bought for around $400-500. If you have fuel for your house, you have fuel for the "heater". I am working on A/C for the hot summer months.
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Old February 9th, 2019, 04:24 PM
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Ahh that's the downside here in Dallas in the summer with no A/C ( and with age vs desire). July/August here when temps start busting into over 100, I lose interest in wrenching. When I was younger, huge fans blowing on me, plenty of water got me through it. After the wrenching, T shirt soaked, sit down with 32 degree brewski and marvel at your accomplishment...
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Old February 9th, 2019, 04:29 PM
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I agree that a gas or oil forced hot air furnace is your best bet unless you have the capability of radiant floor heat but that too would be supplied either gas or oil. The space heaters use a fuel of some sort but dont exhaust separately after burning. After a short time the heat generated gets mixed with the Carbon monoxide exhaust and that can make you sick or kill you. If you plan to spend much time in heated garage you have to make sure you have proper air flow and exhaust.
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I'm in Indiana, ether hot or cold. cold now, I turned on my 150000 BTU kerosene heater, shop is to cold, and air tools don't work well ,with the cold air coming through the lines, and the fumes did get to me this time. ( must be getting to old ) so I'm not getting anything done out there. Called 5 spray foam company's two weeks ago, to get bids to spray the building when it gets warmer for the foam to stick to metal, only two have shown up, and only one gave me a bid . I'm hoping to get a propane heater this summer, for next winter. But not until the building is insulated .

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Originally Posted by OLDSter Ralph View Post
I suffered and struggled in the garage for many years without heat. I tried every kind of heater and fuel. In the end, if it gets cold outside, nothing beats a hanging gas furnace. It not only heats, but the fan disperses and mixes the warm air. No "smell" or having to crack open a door open for ventilation. They can be bought for around $400-500. If you have fuel for your house, you have fuel for the "heater". I am working on A/C for the hot summer months.
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Got a pot belly stove in my 1.5 car workshop, 20 degrees outside 70 inside. Thats not too shabby!
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why are you here??
....because my house doesn't have wheels or the provision for them ?
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We picked up a bullet heater that runs off propane. It heat's the garage about 25 degrees higher than outside temp. "Borrowed" a CO meter from work for a while and surprisingly CO read zero when this heater was WFO (Wide F-ing Open) or on low.

When I light the torch the meeter starts to scream instantly. For the technology used in the meter it's almost a 1:1 with acetylene. Strangely enough I found out my last torch head was bad this way. Out of habit I'd forget to turn the meter off and when I opened acetylene tank the meter would just climb until I turned the tank off and vented. Changed the torch no more issues other than before it's lit.
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