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suggestions for garage heater
#31
It's that time of year again and I noticed that in this post no one mentioned about humidity and condensation.  Unless you have a well insulated garage this can become a problem when using an open flame type heater.  

Beside the issue of the walls sweating and potential mold growth behind them your car will also get condensation on and in it.  Not good!  To help stop this add a dehumidifier.  

Made a world of difference in my garage.  I turn it on first and let it run for about 30 minutes before I fire up my heater to help get a head start.  I have a floor model that is on casters and can be moved around.  It's rated at 30 pints per day and pulls a good bit of that out of the air somedays.  It's amazing how much water you can get out of the air.
Most of the big box stores carry them.  Well worth the investment.


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Here humidity is very scarce in the winter. Havent had a problem with condensation. The heaters tend to dry the air further.

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tony-muscle Wrote:Here humidity is very scarce in the winter. Havent had a problem with condensation. The heaters tend to dry the air further.

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+1. I run a 96% condensing furnace. Garage is well insulated as well. No humidity issues at all. Plus running the AC in the summer further helps take the humidity out.

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I can see humidity being an issue if you're running a non-vented heater or open propane burner, but not an appliance with an exterior vent or chimney.


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(10-21-2019, 04:08 PM)Hemikiller Wrote: I can see humidity being an issue if you're running a non-vented heater or open propane burner, but not an appliance with an exterior vent or chimney.


True in what you said and yes I'm referring to open flame non vented type of heaters such as propane, natural gas and oil. I should have been more specific - thanks for pointing that out.   I have a 30,000 btu wall mounted natural gas in a none insulated garage.  Before I got the dehumidifier I had days when you would think some sprayed water in my garage.  Now I'm able to keep it warm and dry.




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