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Reply #30 - Dec 2nd, 2018 at 5:54pm
 
How reliably does the rated wattage relate to the quantity of heat actually produced?  Or are some heaters more efficient than others?
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Reply #31 - Dec 2nd, 2018 at 6:23pm
 
Don Stephan wrote on Dec 2nd, 2018 at 5:54pm:
How reliably does the rated wattage relate to the quantity of heat actually produced?  Or are some heaters more efficient than others?


I can't say for all or course but some I've seen will advertise the MAX BTU output (set to high) and the MIN draw (set on low) So you think you're getting a unit that sips electricity when you're really not. You really need to know the power draw on all the settings.
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Reply #32 - Dec 4th, 2018 at 1:59pm
 
I'm a bit late to the party here as I'm a new member.    I'm in pretty much the same situation as the OP.    I live in Maine and for four years now have had a 24'x24' insulated but unheated workshop.    For brief periods (less than an hour) in the winter I'll use a 1500 watt electric heater.    For anything longer than that I use a Dyna-Glo propane heater:
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The instructions say that it can be used outdoors or indoors "with adequate ventilation".     I use mine 4-5 hours at a time with the only ventilation coming from when I open the outside door occasionally to go in and out (there's no bathroom in the workshop!).    Have I lost any brain cells from using the heater indoors? Cheesy   My wife would probably say "Yes!", but I would say that I haven't lost enough to be at the point where I'm not allowed to play with power tools.

As a couple of other people have said, there's a problem with moisture from using the unvented propane heater.    So, I'm going to bite the bullet and save up for a thermostatically-controlled vented pellet stove.    Hopefully by next winter I'll have scraped together enough cash to make that happen.
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Reply #33 - Feb 23rd, 2019 at 8:32pm
 
Len Layman wrote on Nov 22nd, 2018 at 2:15pm:
when I want to get warm I either or both turn off the AC or just open the door.

Well Lenn at our place if we open the door usually from November to April it is naturally air conditioned.
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Reply #34 - Mar 3rd, 2019 at 7:57pm
 
Under 100.00 good luck.  However, for 12% more, The orange box store has this.

Cadet Com-Pak Plus 9 in. x 12 in. 1500-Watt 120-Volt Fan-Forced In-Wall Electric Heater in White
Model#  CSC151TW

It may be a bit small for 350 sq. feet, but my 1500 watt in a 176 sq foot shop heats so much, that it about drives me out.  I live in Idaho, where it is not unusual to have -10 degree days in the winter.  Hope this helps.

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Reply #35 - Mar 4th, 2019 at 10:33am
 
My first link  was hard to understand.  Look  Broan big heat model 6201www.walmart.com/ip/Broan-NuTone-6201-Big-Heat-Heater
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Reply #36 - Sep 16th, 2019 at 10:04am
 
I will answer your question. NO NO NO It could kill you.
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Reply #37 - Oct 13th, 2019 at 5:25pm
 
I use a 55 gallon  drum wood stove
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Reply #38 - Apr 6th, 2020 at 10:51am
 
I have been using a infrared heater from duraflame for years. You can find them used all over the place; It rolls on wheels and is small enough not to get in your way. I just blow out the filter that is removable every few days. It keeps my two and a half car insulated garage quite warm. I set it at 58 degrees in the winter (Olympic mountain range) and it costs around 25 dollars a month to heat. No dangerous gas, and they last.
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Reply #39 - Apr 6th, 2020 at 12:06pm
 
Last Fall I installed a DIY HVAC unit in my shop/ garage. It keeps it warm enough to work out there. Will be trying it this summer and will let you know. I bought it from HVAC Direct. It's a 220V unit. Cost around $1200.00 I now work more in shop than before.

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Reply #40 - Apr 6th, 2020 at 7:32pm
 
An electric space heater sounds like a better choice than the gas ones for inside.  Get one that can move the air and place it so you are between it and the lathe.  Depending on your insulation in the garage, you probably won't be working when it is frigid but it should be enough to take the edge off.  I work in a heated garage in MN.  The previous suggestion of a Hot Dawg heater should be your future aspiration.  I love mine.
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