RE: [DMCForum] Garage/shop heating
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RE: [DMCForum] Garage/shop heating



Hi Greg,

Okay, another dumb question, where exactly do you live
that is not as cold as Ryan??  Are you not in East
Tn.??  I've been to both, both winter and spring, and
my vote for most cold goes to your area.  Did I miss
something in your address??  If you have moved to
Florida, then I apoligize.  :-))))

Mike   TPS    1630



--- timnagin <timnagin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Keep in mind heat rises so your ceiling-mounted
> heaters would be less
> efficient.  Are your garage doors insulated?
>
> When a friend and his wife built their new house he
> used one of those
> kerosene heaters like you mentioned.  While it
> doesn't get as cold here as
> it does where you live, given a short amount of time
> it warmed his entire
> house.
>
> He would put it in the basement and it would be very
> warm there, the middle
> floor was nice and the upper floor was tolerable.
> If he put it in the
> middle level it was very warm there and tolerable on
> the upper.  I think it
> would do your garage well, and may be more than you
> need.
>
> This is the one I am referring to for $119.00 at
> Home Depot.  If the link
> doesn't work go to www.HomeDepot.com and search for
> "space heater".  It was
> on the first page.
>
>
http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS/EN_US/diy_main/pg_diy.jsp?CNTTYPE=PROD_
>
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>
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>
> Greg
>
> PS - I don't know how to find tinyurl.com :P
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Ryan Wright
> Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 6:35 PM
> To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DMCForum] Garage/shop heating
>
> What do you use to heat your garage / shop?
>
> I've got a basic 2 car garage and am looking for a
> good heater. My
> current heater is a 75,000 btu kerosene forced air
> unit ("tube" type
> construction heater). I love the heat, but the noise
> is annoying and
> the combustion smell unbearable. From what I can
> tell, it looks like
> my options are:
>
> - Radiant kerosene heater -- the fat, round,
> portable things. From
> what I understand there is no combustion smell nor
> any noise, and
> they're cheap. Not a bad option, but I'm leaning
> toward a more
> permanent system.
>
> - Electric ceiling mounted heater. I don't mind
> putting in a dedicated
> 30A+ outlet. I am concerned about the btus (most put
> out 20,000 or
> less) and energy costs. Any thoughts?
>
> - Natural gas ceiling mounted. A decent option if I
> can find a good
> ventless system. I don't want to run a vent and I'd
> like to take the
> unit with me when I move; problematic if I've hacked
> the house up for
> a venting system.
>
> - Propane. Not an option, I hate getting propane
> tanks filled.
>
> Any advice would be most appreciated.
>
> --
> - Ryan
> http://www.memfrag.com - Store your bookmarks. On
> every computer.
>
>



     
           
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