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01-12-2013 11:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop heating electric american

http://www.eheat.com/

Saw this in my Wood Magazine….just throwing it out here as this time of year many are looking for shop heating options.

Amercian made is always good in my book.

I have no affiliation with the product or website.

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 11:50 PM

My shop is heated with a Modine HotDawg … built right down the road in Racine, Wisconsin.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 01-12-2013 11:50 PM

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#3 posted 01-12-2013 11:56 PM

It looks very interesting…

I guess 475w isn’t very much of power demand either. The PRICE is certainly attractive!

My problem, if you want to call it that, is hanging it on a wall…
... wall space is hard to find in the Shop without getting somewhat HIGH…
... Heat goes UP… High on wall… not so hot down in the room?

Perhaps, one could make a Stand whereby the wall would be disguised by a vertical panel (piece of plywood in groove in base)... allowing it to be “Portable” and placed on the floor where it could be moved around…??
Sounds like it would work to me… What do y’all think?

It’s about 50 F out there right now… a tad cool… LOL

... and I haven’t lined my garage door yet… LOL

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 01-13-2013 12:16 AM

Gerry, what is a PDP heater... or PD heater?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 01-13-2013 01:07 AM

Don’t know … where did you see that?

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 01-13-2013 01:35 AM

Gerry,

On the Website of the heater you got! LOL

(the other link in my Post)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 01-13-2013 02:16 AM

a friend uses one as supplemental heating in an enclosed loft within a condo that presently serves as a nursery. he reports that it works very well as a supplement.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#8 posted 01-13-2013 03:10 AM

Seems a bit overpriced for a low wattage heater, IMO.

This looks more practical (and cheaper) for shop heating if you want a wall mounted electric heater -

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 01-13-2013 03:12 AM

Joe … Missed that. Mine is an HD30.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#10 posted 01-13-2013 08:02 PM

Richard, I had two of those heaters…they were okay, if I was standing right next to them, but 10 feet away I could not feel any heat benefit. I ended up heating the shop with a propane tank heater and an oiled filled radiator type heater. I was living in Illinois then.

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#11 posted 01-13-2013 10:43 PM

This would probably be sufficient if you live in a area that sees a relatively mild winter climate. Personally I live in NW Indiana and my shop is my garage. The issue being that most people’s garages have a concrete slab for a floor and if that floor gets cold these types of heaters would either never raise the floors temp or play hell in doing so which in turn is going to equate to a major heat lose.

They would be fine as a supplemental heater along with perhaps a wood burner. I work in the HVAC field and for my money you simply cannot beat a forced air unit heater like the Modine. They are more pricey but they work extremely well and with a little maintenance they will last for a very long time.

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#12 posted 01-14-2013 01:07 AM

MarkwithaK—+1 on your comments. I live northeast of Green Bay (you know … frozen tundra and all). I had electric heat in my last shop, and the electric company liked me a lot … it was expensive to run. By contrast, the gas forced air unit I have in the new shop takes about 20 minutes to raise the air temp 20 degrees.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#13 posted 01-14-2013 01:23 AM

Yes, here in Texas I can work in the shop, almost 360 days a year. We only-have @ 5-7 or so really cold days where I will not go in the shop.

In the summer, I do have to wear something on my head to keep the sweat from dripping off my forehead onto my table saw though… HAHA

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#14 posted 01-14-2013 02:16 AM

I use a Modine Hot Dawg gas heater also. Like Gerry’s place, it gets pretty cold here too. I have the HD45. My shop is about 450 sq ft. I have had it for more than 10 years now and it works great. It takes just a few minutes to bring up the temp 10 or 15 degrees. I normally hold the temp at 50 but raise it to 60 or so when I am working in there. It can easily reach 75 or 80 without any problems. The shop is all insulated and it stays quite warm. Normally I work in shirt sleeves.

On the PDP/BDP…if my memory serves me correctly, the Modine has a power venting system for the exaust. The PDP is a propeller driven power vent, and BDP is a blower driven power vent. I think the HD models, which are low profile, are the propeller driven power vented ones. The HDB units are blower type and have a large fan unit mounted to the back of them.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#15 posted 01-14-2013 02:18 AM

For you up north folks…how much is the total cost for a Hot Dawg, plus install??

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