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Old 11-19-2015, 10:21 PM
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This is the first winter season in my new work place, my wife already gave me a big heck now to bringing my space into the house. I would like to be able to work out there when I please. The space is 16x22. Not sure what the best option is. I was thinking about just making myself a little temporary room and just heat that with a little oil filled radiator type heater.
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Old 11-20-2015, 02:00 AM
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http://www.homedepot.com/p/Fahrenhea...UH54/202043073

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I used an oil filled radiator in our last garage. Worked great. My garage was around 700 sq/f and not insulated.I was able to keep the room mid 60 running the heater on medium. That's with an outside temp of mid teens .a small fan on low pulling the warm air helped tons.
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How big is your budget?
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Another option is to use IR heaters.

I also recommend running a humidifier if the air outside the garage is below 32F. It will get VERY dry in the garage.
Hygrometer is a great device to have. GL
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Here is one I use in my barn and it works perfectly. And it's only $99.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pro...er-18-000-btus
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Originally Posted by Wolverine7 View Post
Here is one I use in my barn and it works perfectly. And it's only $99.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pro...er-18-000-btus
I'm sold lol. That's a dang good bargain. 18000btus for 100 bucks
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In theory, and I'm really just writing this bc I'm bored, the best way to heat a garage for the least amount of money would be to light the garage on fire. One book of matches costs less than $0.25.
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Originally Posted by Wolverine7 View Post
Here is one I use in my barn and it works perfectly. And it's only $99.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pro...er-18-000-btus
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I'm sold lol. That's a dang good bargain. 18000btus for 100 bucks
I've tried this style of propane heater and for ME they STINK, as in smell. So much so that I returned it after 5 minutes of use.

The style you posted might not be an issue, never tried one.
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I'm going to give this a try:
http://www.mrheater.com/big-buddy-portable-heater.html
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Originally Posted by racer1812 View Post
I've tried this style of propane heater and for ME they STINK, as in smell. So much so that I returned it after 5 minutes of use.

The style you posted might not be an issue, never tried one.
Ya those don't burn as clean. That style is for like an open construction. No windows in yet type stuff. Lol. The radiant style get so hot smell is burned off.
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Check codes in your area if you go with anything besides a normal electronic heater. My grandpa bought and installed a nice propane heater and then it turned out to be a large fine in his area.
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Not sure how much you care to invest, but you can install a mini split heatpump. The R-410a systems produce good heat even down into the teens. From my experience the oil filled radiators tend to be the best all around solutions. They are cheap compared to most systems, last a long time, clean and scent free, easy to move and fairly cheap to run.

What about a wood stove??
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Not sure how much you care to invest, but you can install a mini split heatpump. The R-410a systems produce good heat even down into the teens. From my experience the oil filled radiators tend to be the best all around solutions. They are cheap compared to most systems, last a long time, clean and scent free, easy to move and fairly cheap to run.

What about a wood stove??
BIG "no-no" with just about every home owner policy in our state.
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Originally Posted by nerdyrcdriver View Post
Check codes in your area if you go with anything besides a normal electronic heater. My grandpa bought and installed a nice propane heater and then it turned out to be a large fine in his area.
who says they have to know? I have a large propane heater in my shop that no body but my dad and I know about. Just guessing but it is probably not to code, but man it gets an uninsulated oversized 2 car shop in the low teens to around 40 or 50 F and thats perfect for us. It uses a lot of gas, but usually worth it.
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