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Offline stewart

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Garage Heater
« on: November 28, 2012, 05:39:37 pm »
Figured you guys and gals would have some good suggestions. Looking to heat the corner of my garage while I tune/wax my skis. I've just winterized the bike and changing past times. Since some of you work on your bikes over winter, I thought you'd could recommend a good heater.

I figured radiant versus hot air would be best, not looking to spend 100's of dollars.

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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 06:07:56 pm »
How many hundreds? Is your garage attached or free standing? Insulated? Want to heat the whole area or section off? What temps are you dealing with? What type of floor? What's your power availibility?

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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 08:22:12 pm »
Hey Jay did ya powder coat it black?? Bet it would work better!
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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 08:29:25 pm »
Hey Jay did ya powder coat it black?? Bet it would work better!

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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 04:59:19 am »
All that just to wax/tune your skis? Take em in the house and save the trouble.    ;)
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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 05:39:34 am »
My wife got me one of these a couple years ago and it works great!  :thumbs:
 
http://www.laskoproducts.com/30-digital-ceramic-pedestal-heater-model-6350/
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lasko-6350-30-Tall-Digital-Ceramic-Pedestal-Heater-W-Remote-Control-/390470273305?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae9d78919

I have 2 of these and they work great.  Mine heat up quicker than the model Jay shared, they are Silverdammit ;D

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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012, 06:28:44 am »
How many hundreds? Is your garage attached or free standing? Insulated? Want to heat the whole area or section off? What temps are you dealing with? What type of floor? What's your power availibility?


I don't know, maybe $150. Attached, Insulated (I think), Heat just a corner, Central Mass Temps 20-30's, Concrete, Electicity

http://www.laskoproducts.com/30-digital-ceramic-pedestal-heater-model-6350/


Thanks ZG, will investigate.

All that just to wax/tune your skis? Take em in the house and save the trouble.    ;)


Yep. with the family I have 7 Pairs to tune/wax, in the house would make a mess, could do it in the basement and have considered it. But then it means lugging 7 pairs through the house, then down and up every week, versus just off and across from the car.
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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 06:39:36 am »
I would hang a tarp like a shower curtain and hang one of these from the ceiling.

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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 09:04:12 am »
I found a used electric furnace on Craigslist for $50. Another $30 for a programmable thermostat and some wiring to hook it up and I was done. I keep the garage at 50 all winter so I don't have to winterize anything. Not sure what it costs to run but electric bills are lower in winter than summer bills with AC running. (House is gas heat)
Programmable thermostat is nice. If I know I am going to work out there after coming home from my regular job, I can set it to come on an hour or so before I get home and it is nice and warm for working t-shirt and shorts.

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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2012, 11:24:34 am »
I feel so low-tech.  I use a dual reflector gas heater mounted on top of a propane tank.  On the plus side, I've used it for heat during ice storms when the power is out.
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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2012, 11:26:46 am »
You could just leave the car running in the garage with it's heater on.
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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2012, 11:34:03 am »
You could just leave the car running in the garage with it's heater on.

The bike too, don't forget about all that heat Connie puts out.    ;)
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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2012, 11:36:10 am »
The bike too, don't forget about all that heat Connie puts out.    ;)

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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2012, 12:03:26 pm »
The bike too, don't forget about all that heat Connie puts out.    ;)

It only puts out heat when it's hot outside, not when it's cold.  When it's cold, it's a frigid beasty indeed.
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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2012, 12:06:03 pm »
The bike too, don't forget about all that heat Connie puts out.    ;)
He's got the new and improved 2010 model. They don't get hot, or so I hear.
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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2012, 12:13:00 pm »
It only puts out heat when it's hot outside, not when it's cold.  When it's cold, it's a frigid beasty indeed.

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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2012, 04:24:02 pm »
I feel so low-tech.  I use a dual reflector gas heater mounted on top of a propane tank.  On the plus side, I've used it for heat during ice storms when the power is out.
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I use a single but it works well. I tarp off a 14' x 12' area.

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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2012, 08:30:02 pm »
Don't you have to worry about CO when burning propane with the radiant heads?
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Re: Garage Heater
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2012, 09:15:16 pm »
What's a garage?
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