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11-30-2010 12:22 AM

Ok I’m in Georgia And I teilling you its cold today. I work in a two car garage which I have half for projects (Scrolling) What kind o heat can I use Propane or some thing else Help I freezing


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#1 posted 11-30-2010 12:28 AM

Well…I woke up yesterday and went to the shop and it was 27 farenheit in there…I have a torpedo heater in there that runs on kerosene. It’s a 75k btu heater…in one hour, the temp had gone to 55. My shop is poorly insulated and half of a pole barn with 1200 sq feet of floor space and 14 foot ceilings. I think it did a great job.

Kerosene is a bit pricey but it was only on for two hours out of 6 out there on a very cold day.

Best of luck with your hunt,

Grub

-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#2 posted 11-30-2010 12:37 AM

Dane Reviewed it here

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1161

Works great, doesn’t stink up the place like the torpedos and has no fire risk. You need 220 to run it, and it costs 279 at Northern Tool online.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#3 posted 11-30-2010 03:01 AM

Thanks for all the information it will give something to think abour Now lets make some saw dust have a great week to all of you.

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#4 posted 11-30-2010 04:33 AM

Can’t help you there WGM. My problem down here on the other end of the globe is the heat & humidity. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 11-30-2010 04:46 AM

GrumpyYes in Grorgia we receive the same heat and humity and a large electric bill Have a great week and keep the saw dust flying

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#6 posted 11-30-2010 05:03 AM

I live in Wisconsin and heating the shop is important. I use a propane heater to take the edge off the cold. I usually run it for an hour, but feel I need to keep a window open a wee bit. That will get the shop into the high 50s on a 25 degree day. Once I shut off the propane heater, I start up a 1500 watt ceramic heater, which generally holds the temp. I have a 220 sq ft shop with 10ft ceilings. I always run my dust scrubber that hangs from the ceiling, not only is it good for my lungs but it recirculates the heat that floats up there.
1 other thing about the propane… it generates a lot of moisture when burning which can be problematic for cast iron tools.
Stay warm!

-- Gary

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#7 posted 11-30-2010 07:11 PM

Bureaucrat that is a great idea on the use of propane I use to live in Michigan I really like the rolling hills of Wisconsin and i know how cold it can get in that part of the country have a good week and thank you very much and keep the saw dust flying….....

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#8 posted 11-30-2010 07:19 PM

Wall off your bay of the garage, so you have less space to heat, and insulate the door! Then drop a oil filled radiator type space heater in there. Mind you, don’t let it run 24×7 unless you are filthy rich. It will keep the shop warm, but they are expensive to run…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#9 posted 11-30-2010 08:01 PM

dbhost well I’am independent poor so I will not run 24X7 thanks for the the door idea I will look up info both door and heater and look at adding a wall thanks

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#10 posted 12-07-2010 05:30 PM

I use a Modine Hot Dawg which can run on either natural or propane. I have a walkout type house/lot and the shop is a dedicated garage below the regular garage. Its 21X21 ft and the heater can warm it up to anything I want. The shop is insulated so I usually leave it at 55 when not in there and turn it up to about 60 when I am working. I find by leaving the heat on all the time that it keeps the humidity and moisture lower so I dont get machine table rust etc.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#11 posted 12-07-2010 06:17 PM

Hanging forced air wood stove? Say WHAT? Okay you gotta post pictures of that!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#12 posted 12-07-2010 11:29 PM

the additional comments now If I understand I get a hot dawg, woodstove hang and run with a cheap blade in the woods to cut kindling RIGHT LOL Really thanks for all your information I’am conceding all in put again THANKS VERY MUCH For weird sence of humor

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#13 posted 12-07-2010 11:53 PM

I have the same problem. My shop is in my detached two stall garage and I haven’t got heat yet. I temporarily solved the problem by moving my hand tools in the house and setting up a work area on some extra counter space… Now I only have to run out in the cold when I make the cuts but the time consuming work is done inside…

My first job for next spring is to start working on installing a good heating unit in my shop.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#14 posted 12-08-2010 12:03 AM

Dan thaks a good idea, except for one problem (Major) my wife would kill me and solve my problem at the same time again thanks and I’m with you spring good heating and air systems

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#15 posted 12-08-2010 12:24 AM

And I complain about the heat. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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