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post #1 of 16 Old 01-24-2013, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Garage heaters

while my electrician is still working on my house I thought it would be nice to heat my 530' garage . My oil man wanted me to go with a oil burner but after he told me 4gs and at $375 a gal for oil I said no way. The plumber told me he could put a vent in that was running off one of the bed rooms but I didn't want to rob peter to pay paul. So I decided to go electric since I only need to heat when I want to work in the garage.
So I am wondering if any one on the site has one and what brand/ watts you have.
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have you thought about a lp heater for now that uses a gas grill tank. I don't know how long a tank will last and the burner is on sale at harbor freight.gayland
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why not just use a good 1500w space heater

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I occasionally use a mr heater single burner. the type that goes on a bbq tank. turn it on 20 minutes ahead of time and an hour in it will be too hot. works great but I dont know how long a tank would last. I would guess quite a bit. never seemed to use up much but I never used it often. usually just dress for the cold. like today, splitting wood outside thermal pants with cargo pants, 2 t shirts and 3 sweat shirts. I was fine outside.

but the mr heaters work great. electrical is the least efficient way to heat.
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I have a propane heater now and the odor creeps in to the house. The heaters im looking at are a 5000w , 6000w and 7500w . They are not to much money $240- $400. My electrician said it would only take a few hrs to hook up.

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didnt think of it being attached, mine is not. in one room in the house i have generic electric base board. 8 ft long puts out a good bit. i remember it being real cheap. maybe 1 on each wall? 8 ft 2500 watt at home depot is $68
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I had baseboard electric heat installed in my former garage and they did a pretty good job. Just protect them from getting banged up.
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I have a detached garage so smell isn't an issue. When I've had to work outside and it's super cold I've used a kerosene heater. It has a 'catalist' on it so it doesn't smell until you turn it off, then you can get a kerosene smell, so simply move it outside for a while and no problem.
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i just picked up my propane tank and sun heater from my sisters so i'm heading out to the garage ( detached ) shortly and do some work on the 826 toro. she also has a couple of giant size kerosene heaters and i might get one of those too

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Just ordered a Fahrenheat 7500- watt heater Model fuh724 . It's more than I needed but seems to be a better heater than the king almond 5700 watt heater from the reviews I was reading. It should heat my garage faster too.

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