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#2214734 - 12/15/16 07:38 PM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: racerx]
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#2214785 - 12/15/16 08:29 PM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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#2214800 - 12/15/16 08:54 PM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: pittsburghracer]
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Originally Posted By pittsburghracer
Probably one of the best things I've added to my garage around 6-7 years ago. I used to heat it with kerosene heaters and now I set this heater down to around 52 degrees at night with the remote control and in about 10-15 minutes its in the 60's when I want to do some work. My 28 x 36 shop is frame and I have most of it insulated so that helps. My natural gas bill for the house and shop is usually under 200.00 in the winter and 20.00 all Summer. It sure does help make these old bones feel better and no more rusted tools and engines.










That's what I'm talking about, those work great and what we have in the basement. We only burn one bar of the ceramic grid most times. Tonight I turned on the 2nd bar and it is kicking butt downstairs right now. Tomorrow night I will turn it down to only one grid burning.

This is the typical garage heater you see in Jegs or Summit and other places. Mr Heater makes one and Enerco makes one. I have Enerco ones. Might be the same as MR heater?

Cheapest and ironically the best way to heat a garage if you got gas. 22K BTUs perfect for 2-3 bay garage. Does a good job for a long time now on a thermostat.
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#2214878 - 12/15/16 11:07 PM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: Challenger 1]
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Waste oil burner, 5 degrees outside right now, 68 inside. grin

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#2214980 - 12/16/16 07:25 AM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: Mr. Smurf]
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Originally Posted By Mr. Smurf
Waste oil burner, 5 degrees outside right now, 68 inside. grin

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Yup...oil whether it is #2 fuel oil or waste oil is the hottest burning fuel and has the most BTUs. You just want it vented outside.

I have several neighbors around work who burn waste oil in there shops that I supply waste oil to since I have a fleet of trucks and change lots of motor oil.

I looked into waste oil burners over the years and could not afford them.
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#2215413 - 12/16/16 09:18 PM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: racerx]
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Originally Posted By racerx
Originally Posted By EWJ
I also made the switch to an electric heater last season, a Farenheat one. Wish I'd done it sooner. Previously I used kerosene. Shop stays clean, convenient to use, and I don't have to travel 45 mins round trip to get kero. Plus not having to worry about an open flame in the shop. In my 20x20 insulated shop, I turn it on low the night before-and the next day the shop and everything within is comfortable to work with.

So what btu's is your Farenheat for your 20x20?


Mine is the 5,000 watt one. Costs $261 at Home Depot.
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#2215504 - 12/17/16 02:51 AM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: EWJ]
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Originally Posted By EWJ
Originally Posted By racerx
Originally Posted By EWJ
I also made the switch to an electric heater last season, a Farenheat one. Wish I'd done it sooner. Previously I used kerosene. Shop stays clean, convenient to use, and I don't have to travel 45 mins round trip to get kero. Plus not having to worry about an open flame in the shop. In my 20x20 insulated shop, I turn it on low the night before-and the next day the shop and everything within is comfortable to work with.

So what btu's is your Farenheat for your 20x20?


Mine is the 5,000 watt one. Costs $261 at Home Depot.

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#2215511 - 12/17/16 06:27 AM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: racerx]
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Probably an overkill for what you have in mind but for cold weather areas if you have a high ceiling these are hard to beat:

https://www.grainger.com/product/DAYTON-NG-Infrared-Gas-Tube-Heater-WP169209/_/N-rbj?s_pp=false&picUrl=//static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/7E256_AS01?$smthumb$&breadcrumbCatId=3703

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#2215533 - 12/17/16 08:09 AM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: TooMany62s]
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Just quoted 15 of these yesterday
Installed 20 so far this year .
Sold by Trane , made by sterling
The Reznor unit heaters made in mexico
Shake, rattle and buzz by the time they get shipped to States.
Cause all the screws are loose .


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#2215842 - 12/17/16 04:30 PM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: sogtx]
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That's a shame, Reznor used to be the standard for shop heaters. I have one in addition to the Empire I posted earlier...not enough gas volume to run both at the same time.


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#2215850 - 12/17/16 04:55 PM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: John_Kunkel]
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I've been using this guy for 20 years now.



It was given to me by my Uncle when I moved in.
I replace the chimney pipe about every 5 years.
I don't buy wood.
I have a friend that works for a tree trimming service.
So I get it from folks that have had trees taken down and save them some money for clean-up.
Also get pallets from the local lumber yard for free.
It keeps a 24X34 garage nice and warm. up
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#2215952 - 12/17/16 09:13 PM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: racerx]
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This thread cost me some money. I first read this last weekend just after my kero heater ticked me off by running rich while I was not in the garage. Opened the door to find black smoke all over and soot. Every once and a while it does this, even though I have a new wick and cleaned all the intake parts out.

Reading this got me thinking. I have a 240V 30A plug in-between by garage doors. Space is at a premium in my garage and I found an electric heater that fits perfect between my doors and I can plug into that outlet. Made in USA and looks to be quality. For those that act fast, you can get a steal on it. I bought last weekend for $114 on clearance from this site. I just happened to check now and they have 1 left and dropped the price to $89.
https://www.farmandfleet.com/products/839776-king-electric-5000-watt-garage-heater.html

Here is the heater installed after adding on some wire and a plug. Works excellent. My garage is like 20x24 and temp came up pretty quick. Best part, no risk of soot.


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#2215973 - 12/17/16 10:01 PM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: njmopar]
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Thanks for spending my money too, mine is on the way! flame up
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#2216016 - 12/17/16 11:10 PM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: Rhinodart]
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I could not afford to heat my shop with electric. My Father was an electrician and told me years ago to stay away from electric products whenever possible.
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#2216033 - 12/17/16 11:35 PM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: racerx]
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Not if you have a solar panel system that covers all of your electrical needsup
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#2216055 - 12/18/16 12:16 AM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: BloFish]
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When I bought my house in 1985 the previous owner had a very large windmill. He took it down before selling the house but part of my house still has 12 volt electrical outlets. The battery banks when in use were in my house garage. It was a hobby to him but like cars are to us and cost him more to operate and maintain than it was worth. Some alternative power supplies are pretty expensive when you figure in all the costs.
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#2216116 - 12/18/16 08:28 AM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: BloFish]
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Originally Posted By BloFish
Not if you have a solar panel system that covers all of your electrical needsup



Prove it to us.
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#2216348 - 12/18/16 02:09 PM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: racerx]
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What's would like to see, my solar panels, or my end of year statement?
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#2216368 - 12/18/16 02:44 PM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: BloFish]
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Originally Posted By BloFish
What's would like to see, my solar panels, or my end of year statement?



Cost of instillation, cost of maintenance,end of year statement, pictures of set-up, and location.
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9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
6.001@113.27mph
9.44@138.23

Untitled by John Cadamore, on Flickr





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#2216459 - 12/18/16 04:51 PM Re: Garge heaters. [Re: pittsburghracer]
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Originally Posted By pittsburghracer
Originally Posted By BloFish
What's would like to see, my solar panels, or my end of year statement?



Cost of instillation, cost of maintenance,end of year statement, pictures of set-up, and location.


A break even of total cost versus credits/refund from utility comes to mind also.

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