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suggestions for garage heater
#21
Just happen to pop into my mind of how my X's grandfather heated his small engine repair shop. He would pour gasoline in a big galvanized tin wash tub. Strike a match and toss it in before the fumes got too heavy. He did that for most of his life never really had a heater.


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#22
My experience has shown me that the kerosene heaters are quicker to bring an area up to temperature but the propane heaters are much easier to be around long term with respect to the fumes. I've use both quite a bit and prefer the propane.
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#23
Waste oil heater

One of the cheaper ones

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_586_586

look for a more expensive version that is used. Thye tend to burn synthetic oils better. Come to Nashville I'll give you the first 15 gallons of used oil, but it is mostly synthetic.

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#24
I have seen several of these installed with good luck. Not sure what your budget is.

https://www.homedepot.com/b/Heating-Vent...vZc4m1Zfyt

Here is a pretty cool car guy site I follow on Youtube:

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#25
(01-10-2019, 06:39 PM)EBSTANG Wrote: 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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That is one heck of a block heater, lol. I bet it does hold the heat a long time. Like heating up rocks and putting them in your tent at night camping.


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#26
I'd like to get something to heat my garage...at least to keep it above freezing inside.  I have a 1200 square foot garage bu part of it is sectioned off so I would only need to heat about 850 square feet.

I was leaning toward electric just for the fact that a need something to work on it's own with out supervision.  But yeah, the electric company would probably send me a Christmas card every year!  LOL

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#27
Mini-Split Heat Pump would be the way to go. BKDunha posted a link above. I used too heat a 4 seasons room with one. On the plus you also get AC in summer.

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(02-01-2019, 12:47 PM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote:
(01-10-2019, 06:39 PM)EBSTANG Wrote: 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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That is one heck of a block heater, lol. I bet it does hold the heat a long time. Like heating up rocks and putting them in your tent at night camping.

Up here in PA it gets real cold so we warm up our block real early in the morning so we can reassemble and reinstall it and get to work on time. It really makes a difference and the heater blows warm almost instantaneously...

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#29
Thanks for the recommendations guys!
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#30
Although used oil heaters are expensive to buy, once you laid out your cash you will find the running costs next to nothing. You just have to take a trip around your local mechanic shops and they will be glad to give you their used oil. Here in the UK a big percentage of small business mechanics use the used oil heaters as they get most of their used oil from jobs done over the year

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