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Old 01-03-2009, 07:15 AM   #1
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i have a in house gargae and my R is currently in storage in it...and i have alot of work to do to it..but with the cold tempatures it stops me from working on it.. i wear usually a long shirt and about 3 sweaters with my jacket over it..and thermo pants..with pajama pants and jeans and a beanie hat...and im still quite cold..i get used to it after a while but i would like it to be warm. So far ive got a Nice heater i got for Xmas but i only really feel it when im right next to it... any good methods to have a nice warm work enviroment??

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insulate the garage and get a space heater
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Walmart sells a kerosene(sp?) heater. I have one and its great. Its about 100$ but its supper quiet and aslong as you light it and turn it off outside there really isnt a smell at all. My 2 car garage gets to about 75-80 within 30 mins and stays there.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...18&marketID=10

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I like those radiator type heaters
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get a garage in FL
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I have always had good luck with propane torpedo style heaters.
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Walmart sells a kerosene(sp?) heater. I have one and its great. Its about 100$ but its supper quiet and aslong as you light it and turn it off outside there really isnt a smell at all. My 2 car garage gets to about 75-80 within 30 mins and stays there.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...18&marketID=10

thanks for going thru the trouble..that looks like something i would neeed. but it wont allow me to buy it..i live in MA and it says it cant be shipped to MA..and then it says Online only =/
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just run your car in the garage with the door closed for a while dude.
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Just get a wood stove that vents to the outside and that should work. I have a 1300sqft garage at home and that is what I use. I get that thing going and in 10 minutes I have to open the doors it is sooo warm and it was -19 last night when I was working in there. As long as you own the house this is what I would do. You can even make stoves out of 55 gallon drums that work very well. Look online for kits to make them
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I have a full size house heater in my garage, Its nice and toasty ! Kind of expensive if you run it alot though.
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I have a lakeland industrial commercial heater model #798/240.It has a thermastate runs off of 240v and heats a 12x60 mobile home at the lake.It will keep it at whatever temp you want no matter how cold it is outside.It is rated at 13,000 btu,i paid 139.00 for it online.
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Just get a wood stove that vents to the outside and that should work. I have a 1300sqft garage at home and that is what I use. I get that thing going and in 10 minutes I have to open the doors it is sooo warm and it was -19 last night when I was working in there. As long as you own the house this is what I would do. You can even make stoves out of 55 gallon drums that work very well. Look online for kits to make them

Wood stoves are nice but require alot of work. With a space heater there is little to no upkeep. No chimneys to clean, no wood to chop/stack/season. Pellet stoves would be a easier choice, if you can find one cheap. My neighbor uses an older oil furnace in his garage with a blower. All these options work, but are noisy too. I used to use a propane fired convection heater and it worked REALLY well but you couldnt hear anything while that thing was on.
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I have a lakeland industrial commercial heater model #798/240.It has a thermastate runs off of 240v and heats a 12x60 mobile home at the lake.It will keep it at whatever temp you want no matter how cold it is outside.It is rated at 13,000 btu,i paid 139.00 for it online.
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i tried googling it. nothing comes up..do you mind telling me where you got it from?
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I have always had good luck with propane torpedo style heaters.
That thing looks awesome.

Like a hairdryer but more manly!
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Space heater..Assuming you own the house and have the funds blow some insulation into the walls. You can rent a machine at any home depot or lowes to blow the cellulose material into the wall.
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thanks for going thru the trouble..that looks like something i would neeed. but it wont allow me to buy it..i live in MA and it says it cant be shipped to MA..and then it says Online only =/
Do you guys have brick-and-mortar stores in Boston?
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That thing looks awesome.

Like a hairdryer but more manly!
i dont mind this style, but the one you want that wont stink up your garage or burn your eyes out is a propane heater. It runs off a propane tank and will last alot longer then something that runs on diesel..

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just run your car in the garage with the door closed for a while dude.
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Bought an electric heater for my garage from Sam's Club. And it does a phenominal job of not heating the garage at all - takes forever and the output is like someone breathing on you. Meh.
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i dont mind this style, but the one you want that wont stink up your garage or burn your eyes out is a propane heater. It runs off a propane tank and will last alot longer then something that runs on diesel..

hell yeah, me and my buddy rent a 3 car garage and I just picked up a propane bullet heater and after like 15 or 20 minutes of running that thing you can walk around in short sleaves in the garage even when its like 15 degrees outside. I guess legally you are supposed to store the tank outdoors though which is the only annoying thing since if we did that it would just get stolen.
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just run your car in the garage with the door closed for a while dude.
Why don't you try this and tell us how warm your garage gets!?
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I did a search for my heater and came up with this link.It does not look like it is made anymore.
http://store.nexternal.com/shared/St...t=products.asp
When i was searching before i found this company.They have a 16,380 btu heater for $159.00
http://www.heater-home.com/product/BRH482.aspx
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I have always had good luck with propane torpedo style heaters.
My experience with those is that they are hot as hell when you're right in front of it but don't heat larger spaces too well. Though I guess you could keep it nearby and be fine, though watch out they get hot as hell.


On suggestions is that you do NOT get one of these:


At least the one we have in our basement is terrible. If you turn it on way ahead of time it will get our game room warm but sometimes you don't plan that far ahead. Our basement has no carpet and is partially underground, but the walls are insulated.
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i dont mind this style, but the one you want that wont stink up your garage or burn your eyes out is a propane heater. It runs off a propane tank and will last alot longer then something that runs on diesel..

I have that same heater.. Works well... But it's a pain in the *** to light, and after about an hour, the fumes are unbearable in my 2 car garage...

Last year, I found a Holmes/Honeywell electric heater on clearance at Wal*Mart, and I use that pretty much all the time now... I don't work outside as much as I used to, so the electric one works for the short times I'm out in the garage... The electric one looks like this:
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or if you have a really big garage and some hot friends ...

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