|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 01-12-2016 03:50 PM||543 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-12-2016 03:50 PM
That title, for the unfamiliar among you, is a famous quote from the Mythbusters TV show on Discovery.
Harbor Freight was having a sale on their “sits on top of a propane canister” heaters, so I picked one up.
This morning I learned why it has that little hole in the back of the reflector with big lettering around it that says “PLACE THE LIT MATCH HERE”.
It turns out that lighting it with one of those flint-based torch lighters from outside the guard is not such a great idea.
Didn’t loose an eyebrow, but I won’t have to shave my knuckles for awhile…
Anyway, this things makes a strange kind of heat. According to my contactless thermometer gadget, it is heating up all the surfaces in the shop (even those that are not near it or in its line-of-fire), but it doesn’t seem any warmer in the shop unless you stand in front of it.
Im wondering if one of the torpedo style air-moving propane heaters would solve that issue?
(since somebody will ask…it is a completely uninsulated and very “leaky” old 400 sq foot garage building)
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.