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Old January 11th, 2013, 04:40 PM
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Anyone recommend a good space heater for the garage? I have a Reddy heater kerosene heater in my garage in NC, it worked good, but seemed to make it hard to breathe after extended heating. Not sure I want to go the kerosene way this time in the Denver garage but need to get one soon. Electric? No?
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Anyone recommend a good space heater for the garage? I have a Reddy heater kerosene heater in my garage in NC, it worked good, but seemed to make it hard to breathe after extended heating. Not sure I want to go the kerosene way this time in the Denver garage but need to get one soon. Electric? No?
Natural gas if you have it available.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Get one that runs off propane.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 05:28 PM
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FOr me - my trusty propane heater attachment has always worked fine. Cheap, screws right on to a normal LP tank from the grill. Heats the room up quick.

http://images.orgill.com/200x200/8641755.jpg


Might not be the safest thing the the shop but just put it somewhere that it wont melt whatever is infront of it. (be carefull dragging vacuum hoses or airlines in front/around it lol)


In my small 2 car detached, I usually turn it off after about 15min, as it warms it up (garage is not insulated but the walls are sheetrocked), And i try not to use up all the oxygen in the room lol
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Look at the Govt sites and get a diesel fired heater that sits outside an you duct it in through a window. I have 2 and working on a third (just for S&G). Look at hunter, DRASH, etc. if you actually find one I can take care of the ducts for you.

Right now I am doing a renovation in a new/old house and have a 100k btu diesel heater that sits outside. No worries about carbon monoxide.
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Right now I am doing a renovation in a new/old house and have a 100k btu diesel heater that sits outside. No worries about carbon monoxide.
Toasty for sure! But it keeps that dog next door barking all day long.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 05:58 PM
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Modine propane or NG wall/ceiling mounted units that are vented as well as thermostatically controlled
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Toasty for sure! But it keeps that dog next door barking all day long.
Yes the Dantherm makes quite a racket and the bitch next door has call the cops a few times. The Drash one makes no noise, neither will the hunter one when I get it.
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Yeah stick with propane; kerosine kills
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Natural gas works great for me
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If you are looking for a permanently mounted unit get a Hot Dawg from Modine, I had one in my last place and it was great, considering adding one to the current place if I can get the ok from the HOA.

http://www.modinehvac.com/v2portal/p...ntent2_035.htm

If you are looking for one that is a stand alone unit that does not need to be mounted I just purchased a Mr Heater hero, it heats my 3 car garage in no time even with the low temps we have had in Colorado the last few weeks. It can run off the internal battery or plug in so you can take it camping, ice fishing or tailgating. Great product super happy with it.

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I use a small torpedo propane heater I bought from Lowes for about $100. Throws out ridiculous amounts of heat and heats a 2000sf space quickly. I usually crank it up leave and come back 10 mins later and it will have taken a cinderblock barn from 40 to 65 in 10 mins. Downside is its loud like all topedo heaters so once up to temp I shut it off.
Wide open it will burn for 14hrs on a 5 gallon propane tank. Not as cool as Daves hero but similar and a lot cheaper.
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Doug, I doubt that the mr heater I posted would be large enough to heat your space but it is pretty quiet compared to the other ones I have seen.
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Well I worked all afternoon down there and it really wasn't that cold, especially when removing the front bumper and brush guard. I don't have windows in the garage so I may just have to bear it since there is no way to vent. Thanks for the replies!
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Yes the Dantherm makes quite a racket and the bitch next door has call the cops a few times. The Drash one makes no noise, neither will the hunter one when I get it.
Tom, that diesel one you showed me was pretty quiet! Hmmm.. Would that fit in the D?

I used a cheap propane heater at my old garage several years ago... Cheap, portable and it works. If I had a nicer garage, I would consider piping Nat gas in... But currently I don't have a garage, so hoping that Tom finishes his soon...
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Matt,

No windows in my garage I leave a little gap at the bottom of the garage door and only need to run the heater once in a while after heating it up the first time.

But like I said in the other thread I am a wuss when it come to the cold
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I have a 240v heater in my garage which is a 3 car garage. I leave it on low an it keeps the garage at 50F all the time in the cold winter. Fall it is more like 60. It's not a thermostat just a low to high dial knob. Extra electricity bill is about 40 buck a month when it's on. I also have a/c for the garage. PO was big into metal fab so he wanted a comfortable garage year round. And I have enjoyed the setup.
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Get one that runs off propane.
Ditto on that, What I use....
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I have a 240v heater in my garage which is a 3 car garage. I leave it on low an it keeps the garage at 50F all the time in the cold winter. Fall it is more like 60. It's not a thermostat just a low to high dial knob. Extra electricity bill is about 40 buck a month when it's on. I also have a/c for the garage. PO was big into metal fab so he wanted a comfortable garage year round. And I have enjoyed the setup.
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Hmmmmm...be interested in knowing specs on this....manuf etc. be nice to replace smelly kerosene
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So this seems like what I have. Technically I have the FUH54B, but I don't know what the B stands for.

http://www.amazon.com/GARAGE-HEATER-...cm_rdp_product

But I like it a lot. It's not super loud, has lots of heat on low, and hasn't had an issue for me in the 3 plus years I have been here. I like it very much. Never had electric heat in the garage but dang it's nice. Usually it's an old wood stove.

Here is a shot of the label. So that's its tech specs. But my model number is as above and made by Marley Engineered Products.
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