December 4, 2006fully insulated, except walls, any idea's?????????? bullet heater or cheat furnace??????????
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December 4, 2006I use a 55,000 BTU torpedo heater and if I dont turn it down after about 5 minutes, Im sweating my butt off. I have walls, and ceiling insulated with an insulated garage door though. I chose the torpedo so I can take it with me wherever, and it runs off diesel or kerosine.
December 4, 2006i,m running 45.000 btu lp heater, heats good but the fums?? suck, yes i have windows open,any suggestions??? live with it??
December 4, 2006something tell's me i should use something else then lp-kersone, diesel??
December 5, 2006We use kerosene at the bodyshop, along with a wood stove, and theres a couple gas heaters hangin from the ceiling, but those arent really effective.
December 5, 2006Just get a furnance and be done with it
December 5, 2006I burn diesel with my heater and it warms up the garage from cold to warm in about 10 minutes and kick on about every 30 minutes and runs for 5 minutes. I dont notice the fumes, but Im also busy working whenever I have the heater on. Down the road Ill be looking into a 240V electric heater to mount up so I can keep it a round 50 degrees all winter and not worry about a fire like with the torpedo heater.
December 7, 2006I use an LP vented heater 85000 btu in 32x48 it does great untill the temp drops below 0 with 10 mph wind then I help it with a wood burner.
December 7, 2006I use a ceiling mounted Renzor heater they will run aroung 500 installed
December 7, 2006Check with your local heat and a/c shop.I am getting a heat pump for my 24x36 shop.It has one wire thats all. Also the unit is 22 sear , one of the most energy saving units out there on the market,THEY are about 4 or 5 thousand dollars installed.PLUS you will have heat and a/c.one unit outside one blower inside.I forgot the name of the unit but your local shop would know. good luck.
December 16, 2006I would insulate those walls.....would make a big difference in itself. If you dont have a insulated garage door, you can always use some rigid foam insulation from Home depot, etc. and attach it to the inside of the garage door....again, you will notice the difference. I have a fully insulated 3 car garage....about 731 sq. ft. with 10 ft. ceilings and my torpedo heater warms it up nicely in about 15- 20 mins in even 10 degree weather. Insulation is cheap and makes a huge difference. i do eventually want a ceiling mount heater though!!
December 22, 2006Put in a wood stove with blowers on it. Keep your eyes open in the classafied ads in the papers, people are always selling them cheap in there cause they are converting to nat gas/electric or whatever for their homes. When I moved I had a 1920 (seemed like) fuel oil or red kerosine heater. Found a wood burning stove in the paper for like 50 bucks and i love it. Best of all its cheap to keep going. All in all I have like $250 in it. Thats buying the heater, double walled insulated stove pipe for the inside/threw the wall and single wall stovepipe on the outside of the house. I wouldnt trade it for anything in the world.