my 60,000BTU kerosene heater ran out at the end of september. i have been hesitant to refill as i knew i MUST get my Reznor UDAP60 (60k btu) installed and running. as always, lots of research about city code, professional installations, youtube, hvac forums, this site, etc before i tackle any major project (i consider major as things that can go boom or catch fire). early on, i had a $500 quote of hanging it, venting it, piping it, and testing it. that was out of the question as i figured i could do 98% of it all myself (except the piping and testing of natural gas, which i’ll never touch…. at least for now).
Found out, my outside stucco is not the normal stuff. 1/4” thick and i could puncture with hands and chisel AOK. I had my masonry bit and dewault ready to use, but didnt need it. I DID do the boobo of buying a $15 thermostat at HD which turned out to be for 110v or 220v base board heaters. Luckily, I did buy a $5 unknown brand name thermostat at an auction earlier in the year just for this (i preferred a simple mechanical one but…eh).
All in all.. i’m happy. I can now stay in the garage after work without worrying if i can feel my fingers after an hour.
Next step… finish off ceiling insulation. I am 95% done. I left portions open for the Reznor installation and some electrical wiring to do (another leg of lighting). Then… drywall! solo! weee…...
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