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    Garage heat?

    Question,
    What would be the best heater for my 2 car garage this winter?
    It's not insulated and not well vented so I am a little worried about using propane.
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    What set ups are you all running?
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    I run the older version of this that i picked up on sale for $75. It's 220 and a bit thirsty but 15-20 minutes while your eating dinner and the garage is pretty nice.

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    before spending money on a heat source i would get insulation....
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    Quote Originally Posted by markr1001 View Post
    before spending money on a heat source i would get insulation....
    what he said ^^^^

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    I've used a Pellet stove in the garage for years...but I'm lookin to put an old furnace in .....at the very least I wouldn't suggest wood heat...its a personal thing unless you have a really big garage...so nothing can come close to the woodstove(I don't like open flame with gas and whatnot around in a garage)....lookin at a Propane furnace for myself....but the Pellet stove was really easy to put in and put out some decent heat....needs a little work(broke the glass last year...so it needs new glass....and the auger went 2 years ago so a buddy put another one in for me but it was just a generic one and doesn't quite keep up....but still works..have part number for the new one....if your interested lemmie know....not tryin to sell ya on something..just putting it out there....lol)

    But seriously....x3 on insulation
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    Insulated coveralls and a small heater in a box to keep the tools warm.
    The only thing that stops me in the winter is not feeling my fingers. It's not a problem when welding, grinding or cutting steel 'cause it's always nice and hot. The problem is cold tools, bolts and steel. No matter how warm the air is the cold floor will be your enemy and will condensate if the temp difference is too big. I've never worked in a heated shop. Maybe I've just gotten use to it and it keeps the whiners and pussies out of my way.
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    Found a gas furnace that was about 3 years old on the shelf at work now it's on a shelf in my garage.

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    If your not going to insulate it you could just put a bucket in the middle of the floor and burn 5 dollar bills one at a time

    Easier to store than a heater come summer too

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowrad View Post
    I've used a Pellet stove in the garage for years...but I'm lookin to put an old furnace in .....at the very least I wouldn't suggest wood heat...its a personal thing unless you have a really big garage...so nothing can come close to the woodstove(I don't like open flame with gas and whatnot around in a garage)....lookin at a Propane furnace for myself....but the Pellet stove was really easy to put in and put out some decent heat....needs a little work(broke the glass last year...so it needs new glass....and the auger went 2 years ago so a buddy put another one in for me but it was just a generic one and doesn't quite keep up....but still works..have part number for the new one....if your interested lemmie know....not tryin to sell ya on something..just putting it out there....lol)

    But seriously....x3 on insulation
    trade you my old furnace for your pellet stove!!!


    ya without insulation your fighting a loosing battle. roxsul is on sale at HD i believe.
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    I had a 2 car garage, properly insulated, and with a 20lb propane tank-top heater on full, it did not get warm at all. I put up a thin plastic drop sheet to cut the garage in half, and it would warm from ~ -10 (-15 maybe) to a little above freezing after an hour. The floor was always cold, as stated. Using two I could get it nice enough to work without a coat. Keeping it about 5C I was 8-10 hours out of a tank.

    Trying to heat uninsulated you'll need a serious blast heater.
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    I use a propane burner ... it does well and generates lots of heat for my 2 car garage,

    this kind of idea

    I insulated the garage door with a kit from home depot. that was the best money spent in my shop in a long time. I go through a 20# tank in about 3 weeks in the dead of winter.
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    I have a buddy who runs this in a 2 car garage and it gets toasty in a hurry, I have a smaller similar unit that I will be selling to replace with this.

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    ^ Your garage is better insulated than "mine" one was, including the door.

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    x2 agree with Noltz - insulate or fail..... propane ones work fine but are limited to the size of space you can heat... keep that in mind... nothing you can do about the floor...

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    My garage is partially insulated. I use two small 240V heaters and that takes the edge off nicely. A similar "construction" heater can be purchased for ~$100. This is in my view, the cheapest short term option, and they are reasonably safe...

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    i lay on carpet.... makes the floor comfy

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    Personally I use this over my bench when i'm working on smal stuff



    When I need the whole garage heated I turn on this



    But ya what everyone else said insulate
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    Jack & H8TO Work> How quickly do the convection heaters consumer the oxygen in the air?

    I have one of these and find it consumes the air very quickly.

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    I have insulation. Tried the propane construction type heater. I didn't like the moisture it created, and obvious saftey issues. After I got the garage wired up for 220v I bought the 100 dollor Master crap 220 construction heater. It heats the place up in half hour, but now I wish it had a thermostat, and a quieter fan. I think the next model that is designed for a garge would have those features.
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