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suggestions for garage heater
#11
Guys,
I have a COZY brand gas fired thru the wall direct vent heater from Grainger. It runs off a 40lb propane tank and is wonderful with no issues for 15 plus years.
I would recommend to anyone......
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#12
Nothing heats like wood and fire is fun. Even the wife will wander out and get lured to the fire...furnaces, torpedos & split systems are not known to enhance the romantic vibe in the shop. Splitting and gathering wood also keeps you healthy. Burn baby burn!

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#13
Pellet stove. 

https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/all-a...let-stoves

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One important thing to remember, gasoline fumes lie low to the ground, I.e. a car's gas tank is vented.  So any spark or open flame could ignite these fumes. Check with your local zoning rules.

My heater is a over head gas heater and all my electrical outlets are 40" of the floor to be safe.

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(01-10-2019, 07:18 PM)Mac Wrote: One important thing to remember, gasoline fumes lie low to the ground, I.e. a car's gas tank is vented.  So any spark or open flame could ignite these fumes. Check with your local zoning rules.

My heater is a over head gas heater and all my electrical outlets are 40" of the floor to be safe.

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#16
800 sq ft is a lot to heat with electricity. I have a hanging 5000 watt electric heater for my small, insulated 350sq/ft garage. It works fine, but I'd never try to use it other than for raising the temps up to 50-55 in there, The huge amount of cold metal between all the tool boxes, engines, parts and the car takes quite a bit to heat. It works well to knock off the chill, but that's about it.

Like Mac noted, open flame heaters are generally against code to have in a garage at floor level, due to the possibility of gasoline fumes causing an explosion. You can also kiss any insurance coverage goodbye if you have a code-violating heating system in your garage and something happens.

A friend has a Modine Hot Dawg propane heater in his garage. Hangs from the ceiling and keeps his 2 1/2 car garage toasty all winter long. He leaves it at 50-55 and has a wireless t-stat with an app on his phone so he can turn the heat up before he gets home and it's 70 or so when he arrives.


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#17
I was down to garage late today. For reference it was 55 deg. F. in the open garage. That is two days not above freezing outside. Insulation if the key to whatever heat you choose.


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(01-10-2019, 08:11 PM)Hemikiller Wrote: 800 sq ft is a lot to heat with electricity. I have a hanging 5000 watt electric heater for my small, insulated 350sq/ft garage. It works fine, but I'd never try to use it other than for raising the temps up to 50-55 in there, The huge amount of cold metal between all the tool boxes, engines, parts and the car takes quite a bit to heat. It works well to knock off the chill, but that's about it.

Like Mac noted, open flame heaters are generally against code to have in a garage at floor level, due to the possibility of gasoline fumes causing an explosion. You can also kiss any insurance coverage goodbye if you have a code-violating heating system in your garage and something happens.

A friend has a Modine Hot Dawg propane heater in his garage. Hangs from  the ceiling and keeps his 2 1/2 car garage toasty all winter long. He leaves it at 50-55 and has a wireless t-stat with an app on his phone so he can turn the heat up before he gets home and it's 70 or so when he arrives.

Having a bluetooth thermostat would definitely be sweet for pre-work warmups but who would heat their garage/shop to 70°...as soon as I'd get into anything I'd be sweatin me balls off.   rofl

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(01-10-2019, 09:40 PM)EBSTANG Wrote:
(01-10-2019, 08:11 PM)Hemikiller Wrote: 800 sq ft is a lot to heat with electricity. I have a hanging 5000 watt electric heater for my small, insulated 350sq/ft garage. It works fine, but I'd never try to use it other than for raising the temps up to 50-55 in there, The huge amount of cold metal between all the tool boxes, engines, parts and the car takes quite a bit to heat. It works well to knock off the chill, but that's about it.

Like Mac noted, open flame heaters are generally against code to have in a garage at floor level, due to the possibility of gasoline fumes causing an explosion. You can also kiss any insurance coverage goodbye if you have a code-violating heating system in your garage and something happens.

A friend has a Modine Hot Dawg propane heater in his garage. Hangs from  the ceiling and keeps his 2 1/2 car garage toasty all winter long. He leaves it at 50-55 and has a wireless t-stat with an app on his phone so he can turn the heat up before he gets home and it's 70 or so when he arrives.

Having a bluetooth thermostat would definitely be sweet for pre-work warmups but who would heat their garage/shop to 70°...as soon as I'd get into anything I'd be sweatin me balls off.   rofl
I have an app on my phone so I can control the heat out in my garage, it’s really cool. Great for heating it up before I go out to work. I keep it at 72 when I’m in there, lol

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My garage is about 400 sf and I used to heat it with a 175000 btu propane heater (not vented), that was overkill. Made my eyes burn and hard to breathe and used a lot of propane. So then I bought this 7500 W electric heater (I was very skeptical, ceiling mounted and controlled by a thermostat) and that thing warms up my garage nicely. It's got 2 settings but I run it on 1 and the thermostat not even halfway up and it brings up the temp to about 65 with temps outside below freezing. I only run it on weekends, my electric bill is around 70 bucks a month.

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