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Re: Garage Heat
Reply #15 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 9:44pm
 
I turn in a drafty old horse barn in upstate NY. I use an overhead electric radiant heater, but if you like 72 degress year round, it won't work. It's within your budget though, and since you're Mn., get more than one! Along with a heavy coat, gloves, and boots, I make sure there is a couple of inches of shavings on the floor for insulation.....
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Reply #16 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 9:47pm
 
Haha thanks, actually just looking to keep it about 60 degrees so Iím not cold and finishes can dry on stuff. Apart from turning I also build small tables, etc.

The idea is to heat up the garage then I can turn off the active heat source off and Iíll be able to hold the temp for awhile.
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Reply #17 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 10:01pm
 
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Reply #18 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 10:12pm
 
I would get an oil filled radiator heater.  Once they heat up they take awhile to cool down.  Use a fan behind it to circulate the heat.
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Reply #19 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 10:43pm
 
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Re: Garage Heat
Reply #20 - Nov 22nd, 2018 at 11:14pm
 
David Hamann wrote on Nov 22nd, 2018 at 10:43pm:
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The quartz heater from Amazon would be my choice. The problem will be the cold concrete floor. If  the garage is a dedicated shop, can you lay down some foam panels as a buffer? They donít have to be permanet.
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Reply #21 - Nov 23rd, 2018 at 9:54pm
 
Chris Neilan wrote on Nov 22nd, 2018 at 11:14pm:
lay down some foam panels as a buffer


and provide cushioning under foot!  Thumbs Up
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Reply #22 - Nov 24th, 2018 at 5:12am
 
I use a fan heater when itís cold but all our outlets are 230V. It doesnít take long to reach a good temperature but my shop is about half the size of Andrews.
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Reply #23 - Nov 24th, 2018 at 11:18am
 
I have one like (maybe the same as) the one David linked to.
It works for me but I do not try to heat the entire shop with it.
I have it mounted low on my comfort cart and place it about six feet from the lathe.†
I can take my projects into the house for finishing/drying if necessary since it all lathe work now.
If it were me I would use the propane to bring it up to speed then this type or a small electric space heater to maintain.
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Reply #24 - Nov 24th, 2018 at 11:20am
 
Andrew Abercrombie wrote on Nov 21st, 2018 at 10:37pm:
Packaging says outdoor use only.

I don't think they are kidding around.

Look at Ceramic heaters. I have a pair that are great. I have no idea what they cost but I know they are inexpensive to run.
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Reply #25 - Nov 24th, 2018 at 11:23am
 
Another issue with non-vented heaters that is not mentioned here is the moisture that they put in the air. Even if they are catalyzed to reduce the danger from breathing fumes, much of the combustion product is water which stays in the heated space. This obviously is undesirable when you are trying to maintain an environment with reduced or controlled moisture.
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Reply #26 - Nov 24th, 2018 at 12:45pm
 
If i'm going to be in the shop for more than 2 hours,† Wood stove, made from a 55 gallon barrel/with kit.† †Less than 2 hours, i use this heater and keep it† 3 to 4 ft.† from me
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Reply #27 - Nov 24th, 2018 at 1:24pm
 
I have a Dyson Heater/Fan
They are expensive but they work well and are reliable.
The main reasons I like them are accurate thermostat and it doesn't draw too much current. I've had (many) other portable heaters over the years, I've even had some where the plug actually melted after prolonged use, like overnight.  A proper thermostat, rather than a "set and guess" dial or an H,M,L switch is much better IMO. I set it at 70 and it maintains 70, no guesswork. My outside temperature can vary up to 40 degrees over the course of a day. I also like the fact that I don't have to change it out as the seasons change, I just switch the heat off and use it as a fan.
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Reply #28 - Nov 28th, 2018 at 7:18am
 
This is what I have been using for the last 4 years in my insulated shop here in Iowa.† The size of the shop is 22.9x17.9x10 high

I set it at 60 degrees and it will kick on and off when needed and has a remote as well.


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At 20 below it keeps the shop at 55 continually if I have it set at 65 and I have never turned it up more then that since that is great temp for me.
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Reply #29 - Dec 2nd, 2018 at 11:07am
 
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