Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'shop heat'

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Daves Workshop #10: Shop heater. Fixing the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy heater that won't light.

03-12-2017 04:55 PM by dbhost | 6 comments »

After 12 years of use, and admittedly heavy abuse, our Portable Buddy heater just would’t fire up the pilot light. We really didn’t need it this year at all, I was simply going through and cleaning / maintaining all the white gas and propane appliances when this was discovered to be non functional. I have seen where lots of guys simply throw in the towel on these units when they won’t light, but they are such a simple fix, it is well worth a try. With a street price of $7...

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What's the Best Way to Heat a 30' X 30' Shop With 10' Walls?

02-06-2013 02:44 PM by helluvawreck | 42 comments »

I am going to build a new shop and I’m hoping that I can build it 30’ x 30’ x 10’ walls. I was wondering what would be the best way to heat it. We live 40 miles north of Atlanta. Our winters are not harsh but at times we have moderately low temperatures and it certainly dips down in the 20’s and 30’s at night frequently. I would like to keep the shop 60 degrees in the winter if it’s practical. We do have a 1000 gallon underground propane tank. However...

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