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Old January 12th, 2013, 01:21 AM
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I Run the in floor hot water and love it. You don't loose the heat every time the door opens but would apply to new/renovating construction. Wouldn't recommend infer red however as you feel sunburned at the end of the day.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 09:12 AM
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I bought an Oulette OCH4000 240V heater from Northern Tool. It was on sale for about $70 delivered to my door, which was down right cheap, so I almost had to buy it. It is 4000 Watts (roughly 13500 BTU IIRC), so it's not going to heat up a big shop quickly. I have a 12' x 25' area of my garage sectioned off for winter work & storage, and it does a nice job heating that area. The electric furnace also helps minimize the humidity in this area (unlike an unvented propane or kerosene heater).

For the remainder of my 36' x 36' garage, I use a 75,000 BTU/hr propane forced hot air furnace .
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Old January 12th, 2013, 09:36 AM
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A garage seems like the perfect place for a pellet or corn stove.
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I had a large pellet stove in my 40 x 50 garage. Took it a bit to warm the place up, but did do the trick. I have moved the stove to the wood shed, and a pellet furnace will be installed when I get back from vacation.
Nice part is the new furnaces have an inverter built in, so when the power dumps, it can be run on a deep cycle battery. The main blower won't but the smaller back up will push some air.
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