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Forum topic by toolman posted 01-27-2010 05:11 PM 915 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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toolman

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01-27-2010 05:11 PM

Our shop right now is temporarily outside in a detached garage while we revamp our main indoor facility. The portible heater we were using gave out, and we need suggestions on getting another one. We are in Chicago and it is COLD. WE need something heavy duty, but our budget is slim, ANY SUGGESTIONS??

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MarkwithaK

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#1 posted 01-27-2010 05:23 PM

A torpedo style heater that operates off of a 20# propane cylinder or larger.

-- If at first you don't succeed then maybe skydiving isn't for you.

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KnotWright

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#2 posted 01-27-2010 05:33 PM

I agree with Mark, a torpedo / salamander type heater would work best for that application, you can get them in propane or kerosene versions they provide good heat. Here’s a link to give you a visual idea.

http://www.masterheaters.com/kero/

-- James

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Viking

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#3 posted 01-27-2010 05:41 PM

Toolman;

I picked up a $400 portable forced air heater at Home Depot for $207 a couple of weeks ago. Think they are getting nervous about short winter in Texas.

This heater is 175,000 BTU and burns both kerosen and diesel fuel. It also has a thermostat. Really heats up the 1800 sq. ft. shop fast.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xr5/R-100672753/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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Cory

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#4 posted 01-27-2010 05:42 PM

i’ve got one of the torpedo style heaters in my garage and it works incredibly well. I go through about a 20lb tank a week if I’m in a project, maybe a little more or less. Last night my garage went from 41 degrees to 57 degrees in about an hour.

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MarkwithaK

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#5 posted 01-27-2010 05:50 PM

As an afterthought, I prefer propane over kerosene. Burns nice and hot and cleaner than kerosene and is readily available. Not all gas stations carry kerosene these days but most have a propane tank exchange.

-- If at first you don't succeed then maybe skydiving isn't for you.

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