Ya gotta wear that coat.
Hmmm - sounds interesting. I don't think I've seen such a beast.Marc M said:Get a "waste/used oil" burning heater, that way when you change your oil throughout the year, you can store it and heat your garage in the winter.
I've seen those salamanders - the one's that can hook up to a propane tank. Seems like a pretty good option, although the ventilation requirement could work against trying keep the doors closed to trap the heat.BillBrasky said:^ A salamander.
My pops has one. Pretty nice and it'll warm a 2 car garage with no problem.
Yea - I was at a buddy's house Friday night playing poker in his garage. He had a ceiling mount electric heater. It was 15 degrees outside, and we sat in there comfortably for 5 hours - not even wearing a coat. :thumbup:magnumrecoil said:I'll drop in a vote for the electric ceiling mount heaters. They actually work pretty good takes them a good hour to break the chill and after three hours your looking to turn them off.
NP! Ran across those this morning reading on ways to get rid of waste oil.screeber said:Yea - I was at a buddy's house Friday night playing poker in his garage. He had a ceiling mount electric heater. It was 15 degrees outside, and we sat in there comfortably for 5 hours - not even wearing a coat. :thumbup:
Not sure what those cost tho....
PT - thanks for the link. Those things look nice (and $$).
Thanks bass. So that thing doesn't require any ventilation? How much did the small unit run you? Looks pretty nice.bassdog said:I did alot of research last year on garage heaters. I was torn between a propane setup, heater that ran from my oil burner and electric.
Electric is quiet and units can be had in the 100k btu range. The oil burner was going to be about $1500 installed, and I never got a price on propane.
The propane convection heater ($100 job) I had gave me CO poisoning too many times.
I ended up with this (the small version)
It's clean burning and can burn diesel, or kerosene. Really warms up the garage nicely
Yea - my mother in law has a pellet stove in her family room, and that thing is powerful and very efficient. It's really nice, but probably cost prohibitive for what I'm looking for. Once I move into my garage permanently to escape the madness in my house I might go this routePiercedTiger said:Another thought would be a pellet or wood stove. I know the pellet stoves are out of the price range you mentioned. Around $1200 and up, but they work great! I have a small one in my back family room. It'll heat that room up above 80*F (thermostat thermometer stops at 80), and the ceiling fan in my kitchen helps draw the warm air down a 10ft hallway to help heat up our first floor. We can run for about a day, give or take, on one $5 40lb bag. You can shop around for cheaper pellet prices, and get good discount buying by the ton. Some of these stoves can also burn cherry pits, corn, and a few other things. You just have to clean them more when using something other than wood. I guess the sugar in the corn/cherry pits/etc causes more build up in the burning pan.
We have a real basic one that came with the house, but some have remotes, thermostat controls, timers, etc. You could probably get one that could come on automatically (or via remote) an hour before you started working to bring the shop up to heat. Mine has to be hand lit, but the more advanced ones can light themselves somehow I think.