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Old 12-21-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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I have been a Zonie Desert Rat all my life. All I know is hot, hotter and you got to be kiddin' me. So when it comes time to work in the garage during the winter months in Phoenix (AZ) - Cold is NOT an issue. In coming months, as some may know here, we plan to pull up stakes and move to the mountains of Colorado. The house we are building will have a project garage (third car) with a lift. The garage will be well insulated. The problem, which has me stymied, is how to heat it for those winter projects? I am thinking a portable heat source would work great. Portable 1500w space heaters are out of the question since the area is 17x24 and 13.5 feet high and my working temp will be around 20 degrees (F). What is effective? Any suggestions?

BTW the livable area will have underfloor radiant heating from a propane boiler. Doing my best to keep the tubing out of the garage since it will have point loads from the lift.

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Old 12-21-2011, 10:38 AM   #2
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I have been a Zonie Desert Rat all my life. All I know is hot, hotter and you got to be kiddin' me. So when it comes time to work in the garage during the winter months in Phoenix (AZ) - Cold is NOT an issue. In coming months, as some may know here, we plan to pull up stakes and move to the mountains of Colorado. The house we are building will have a project garage (third car) with a lift. The garage will be well insulated. The problem, which has me stymied, is how to heat it for those winter projects? I am thinking a portable heat source would work great. Portable 1500w space heaters are out of the question since the area is 17x24 and 13.5 feet high and my working temp will be around 20 degrees (F). What is effective? Any suggestions?

BTW the livable area will have underfloor radiant heating from a propane boiler. Doing my best to keep the tubing out of the garage since it will have point loads from the lift.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:02 PM   #3
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Thermal underwear!!!
I use an electric space heater. It may not heat the entire garage but it keeps where I'm working to an acceptable level. No fumes from oil/kerosene type heaters.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:31 PM   #4
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There are ac/heat units that are called mini splits. They are very efficient. Would work well for a garage. Mitsubishi is the most popular brand.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:42 PM   #5
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Like the below, but a smaller BTU unit. Seeing it's totally contained in the area its heating, no loss. Plus, you can move it to where ever heat is needed. Have four of these, very dependable, and safe. One is over twenty years old.

http://www.northerntool.com/sh...=pla&ci_kw={keyword}
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:58 PM   #6
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i put in a used electric unit from a rehab that was only 5yr old.only thing i had to do was make a top for it and wire up a t-stat and electric keeps me toasty warm.and the ac unit was included with it best thing i ever did.found it on craigs list for 400.00
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Like the below, but a smaller BTU unit. Seeing it's totally contained in the area its heating, no loss. Plus, you can move it to where ever heat is needed. Have four of these, very dependable, and safe. One is over twenty years old.

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well, that explains a lot....sucking all those fumes all these years


our garage is kept at a toasty 72 degs all winter. and don't cost a dime.............
oh yeah, well that is where our wood burning furnace that heats the house is.
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sucking all those fumes all these years
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yeah, yeah, yeah, what's the worse you could do?





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Gee, who sent u that.
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