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Keith in WA Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Any recommendations for how to heat a garage without asphixiating yourself? The cold has set in. It's damn cold in there.

Last winter I wore enough layers to stop a bullet. I thought about one of those big propane bazooka heaters but then thought about all the people who died when we had a power outage and they used grilles etc. to heat their houses. I'm thinking it's cold but dont be that guy.

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...is what I have...and I love it.

Tracy Ramsey
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Keith,
If you like, send a pm with particulars regarding your garage,... size, framing, floor, etc. and I'd be glad to make recommendations.
BTW propane space heaters = carbon monoxide = headaches + much worse.
Jeff

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Glenn Verified Driver
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Pellet Stove vented through the wall!

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+1 Pellet Stove
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check out garagejournal.com it is the specmiata.com for garages.

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Ken Nesbit
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My wife picked me up a small heater that hangs from the ceiling, requires 240 volts that works great. I didn't want an open flame which is why I went electric. I keep it around 50 - 55 degrees then turn it up when I'm in it working, it throws out way more heat than I need. it's a little pricy at about $350 - $400 and adds about $50 a month to the electric bill, but I was paying more than that with kerosene and don't have the smell and flame now.

Greg Bush Verified Driver
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I have an electric IR heater that hangs from the ceiling. I point it at the bench when I'm there, and at the car otherwise.

It takes less energy to heat the target of the IR heater than to heat all the air and everything else in the garage.

The air temp will go up a little but it feels like a warm sunny day when you are under the heater. I can also open the garage door if using chemicals or running the car without losing the warm work area.

It takes about a minute to get warm. It uses some power, but only when I'm using it. This is the only way to go unless you have a well insulated garage.

I couldn't find it on the website but I bought it at Lowes or HD for about $100.

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Ken..... More info please.... Name of heater, where to get, etc...

Ken Nesbit
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Hey dsrgr, she got it at Grainger I'll look tonight and get the part number off of it for you.

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Ok, here you go: http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/4E169?Pid=search

it looks like the price went up a little, but I've had mine for several years and had no problems. 24' x 24' garage and with the thermostat about half way it'll get it up into the 80's in the garage (insulated) with no problem.

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Thanks Ken..... Found a slightly smaller unit at Home Depot for $222... Now to see how it works...

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quote:
Originally posted by Greg Bush:
I have an electric IR heater that hangs from the ceiling. I point it at the bench when I'm there, and at the car otherwise.

It takes less energy to heat the target of the IR heater than to heat all the air and everything else in the garage.

The air temp will go up a little but it feels like a warm sunny day when you are under the heater. I can also open the garage door if using chemicals or running the car without losing the warm work area.

It takes about a minute to get warm. It uses some power, but only when I'm using it. This is the only way to go unless you have a well insulated garage.

I couldn't find it on the website but I bought it at Lowes or HD for about $100.

This one?
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xr5/R-10059...eId=10051&catalogId=10053

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Greg Bush Verified Driver
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That is the same wattage as mine, but more upscale. It would work fine.

Mine is indoor only and has a flat profile making it easier to aim while hanging from a u-bracket.

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I had to use a long sleeve T-shirt last weekend to keep the chill away in my garage. It was down to 68 degrees in there! [Razz]

If I had an insulated door it might not be so bad.

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quote:
Originally posted by jbenoit28:
I had to use a long sleeve T-shirt last weekend to keep the chill away in my garage. It was down to 68 degrees in there! [Razz]

If I had an insulated door it might not be so bad.

Damn it must be nice to live in south florida. last weekend up here in the north it was in the low 60s and i had to wear pants and a sweatshirt. [Frown]

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Steven Elicati
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Steve,

You Florida Yankee's got it rough. I heard we are going to have another cold snap this weekend. Might be down to the low 70's by Saturday. Have to break out the Florida Parka to go with my flipflops.

Joe

[laughing]

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you'd think the cold wouldn't bother me considering i've endured 42 new york winters but now when it gets below 60 i can't stand to go outside.

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Greg Bush Verified Driver
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My heater actually gives me a tan, so it feels like Florida without all the drawbacks.

Keith in WA Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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On a practical note, since this storm seems to be heading across the country in a hurry, for those of you who haven't done so aleady, now might be a good time to pull the distilled and water wetter out of the radiator and add some antifreeze.

(Oh and you "warm state" folks...yuk it up now. I watch the Discovery Channel. When the 2012 apocolypse brings the next ice age, we'll be warm and toasty in our 6 layers of clothes while you're roaming the frozen tundra in a golf cart wearing flip flops and long sleeve T's and trying to build a fire out of frozen possums to stay warm. We will have our comeuppance!!!)

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Keith Novak
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Started working in the garage this AM with 32 deg temps. I don't have a heater so I just closed the doors and started the cars and let them run...for...a...whil

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quote:
Originally posted by Zauskycop:
http://www3.modine.com/v2portal/page/portal/modi...t_level_3_content_013.htm

...is what I have...and I love it.

Tracy Ramsey
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made in my home town (well at least the Co is here, no clue where its made anymore!)

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