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Nov 21st, 2018 at 10:37pm
 
So I just finished putting up insulation in my garage and now need a heat source. I live in MN so heat is a must in winter.

Question is this, I have a sunburst heater, the propane tank kind we all grew up with. Packaging says outdoor use only. Would it be safe and effective in my 1 car garage as long as I have a window cracked open for ventilation?

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Re: Garage Heat
Reply #1 - Nov 21st, 2018 at 10:49pm
 
had one of the jet looking K1 heaters for a while but im glad the old shop was drafty cause it coudl not have been good for me to be in there all the time with it running.  when i built the new shop a got a propane shop dawg heater from modine.  its great i have it on a house controler.  i know my shop is not the same as garage but if you can swing it its $ well spent.  if you dont have gas at home look into duel 60Lb tanks with a self switching RV regulator that way you can let one tank run all the way out before filling and  never run out of heat.  the 60lb tanks are not too bad to move compared to 100lb ones (i have to move my tanks 100yd from house to shop and  sometimes i dont want to drive the truck over the soft ground )
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Reply #2 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 8:43am
 
I will upgrade eventually but canít right now. Please answer my initial question, I am simply looking for help with that. Thank you!
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Reply #3 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 9:05am
 
I use a sunburst in my shop but Iíll bet my shop is a little more drafty than your garage. An open window would help but to feel completely safe I think I would put a Smoke/CO detector up just to be safe.
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Reply #4 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 9:25am
 
Itís not a good idea to use this type of heater in an enclosed space thatís why it says outdoor use only. If you must use it make sure you use good ventilation and get someone to check up on you every couple of hours. The moisture from it will also likely make your tools rusty.
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Reply #5 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 10:02am
 
So... based on the above comments AND the company actually telling you to NOT use it indoors...unless you have a window cracked open,  I would have to say no!

You could leave the garage door open and then you would probably be ok. Shocked Roll Eyes

Go buy a direct vent heater. Wall mounted or hanging, depending on the sq/ft of your garage.

I remember a local up here who thought that if he just cracked open the window next to the Kerosene heater a bit, he would be ok.

Luckly, a friend happened to stop by and found him barely conscious in his recliner.
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Reply #6 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 10:32am
 
Thanks folks, I bought this one because Menards has it for $20, my budget is extremely limited.

So I will leave a window open and have a CO detector in the garage. I plan on using this for only a couple of months until I save enough for something to last longer.  Thumbs Up
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Reply #7 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 11:10am
 
The last time we used a gas heater indoors gave me a terrible headache even with ventilation so maybe get some Paracetamol as well!
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Reply #8 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 11:22am
 
How about going to Walmart and buying a couple of those oil filled electric heaters?

You could put a fan  behind them to push the heat around.

Seriously? Shocked


Good luck and i hope you survive the winter. Roll Eyes

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Reply #9 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 12:25pm
 
Andrew, to answer your question: Nope
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Reply #10 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 1:02pm
 
If it says for outdoor use only your insurance company will not cover you if your house burns down from it.  Just sayin
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Reply #11 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 2:15pm
 
Not to be a pain but.. in the middle of winter when I want to get warm I either or both turn off the AC or just open the door. Grin Grin Grin
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Reply #12 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 4:53pm
 
Ok, NO. I have been a licensed funeral director for almost 40 years. I have pulled many fools out of their basements and garages. Carbon monoxide is orderless, silent, and deadly. If you hapen to survive, you could be brain damaged. I say fools only because they all should have known better.
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Reply #13 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 6:45pm
 
LOL...good one, Len Smiley
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Reply #14 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 7:54pm
 
Okey dokey folks, letís try a different question.

I have 120v electrical in my garage and no gas line. My garage is roughly 350sq ft.

How should I heat it for under $100?
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