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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-24-2007, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Best Shop heater

I need a great shop heater for this winter. Something that puts out some heat. Propane, Gas, Kerosene?? I have a Kerosene one but it isnt going to cut it for Indiana. :shock:

35 X 50 shop, very light insulation, maybe R5 or so.

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Looking for BTU first, economic fuel rate second.
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Gets a little cold up north......
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Seems how your shop is already built the best thing you could do is install an infrared (radiant) heater overhead. They heat the objects in the shop which in turn heat the rest of the shop. I have had convection, diesel, home furnaces and radiant over the years and radiant is the best. It will cost more than a used house furnace but it is well worth it. With a house furnace you tend to get alot of heat wherever the vents are and that is about it. I know lots of people with them in Canada and have never heard a bad thing about them.

Beyond heating it is also important to have good insulation and a good door seal.

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lol what a puss. indianna is north? come to freakin minnesota jerry! bobn
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lol what a puss. indianna is north? come to freakin minnesota jerry! bobn
LOL, that is why I moved to Louisiana....25 is unheard of. :lol:

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Definately do the radiant, I have two in my 60x60 and they are the cat's ***. I set the thermostat on about 35 at night and when I'm working in there about 50 and I can work with a light shirt on and be very comfy, the stuff I'm working on is also comfy to be around. Had forced air furnace in another shop that was a lot smaller and when I brought something in it was miserable to be around unless I left it in there for a day or so to warm up.

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I have a waste oil furnace in my shop 30x40 with a natural gas backup ,but basicly I can heat my shop for free all winter -30 , as I can get all the waste oil I need from my farm and a couple of trucking companys for free . Bought mine 10 years ago ($3000and it's more than paid for it's self) from Aaladin Environmentals Systems Elk Point ,SD 1-605-356-3028
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on a more serious note...in floor heat with outside wood boiler is the hot set up here......bobn
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In floor is the best!! But it only works good on new construction.

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I have one of those Kerosene jet engine looking heaters, (forget what BTU's it's rated at) but it doesn't really do that good of a job in my shop.

But then most any type of heater is going to have a tough time in my shop when the outside temp gets below 35 - 40*. That's because it's a steel building without insulation, and has 16 foot tall walls with a roof peak at about 19 - 20 feet tall. Since heat rises, most all the heated air is wasted with the tall walls.

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hm dill i hang garage doors in buildings all winter long. i better with a 950 a month mortgage and car payments of 1800 a month. anyway i run TWO 165,000 torpedo heaters. even if 20 BELOW with no doors on it it is warm enough to work with a light jacket on. non insulated steel pole shed 40 x 60 no problem. bring enough gun, engine or in the northland enough btu. bobn. ,,,,
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Dang - cold front went through here yesterday and they are now predicting overnight lows in the upper 60's to low 70's - this winter stuff sucks :lol:

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I had 26* this morning

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it has its advantages though.
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Such as????? If I move, it's going to be to south FL. I don't like anything less than 70*. 85* is perfect for me. Jerry, have you got your car back from Rasbury yet? I've got to buy a heater for my shop. The kerosene heaters are too loud and have too many fumes. I am thinking about a Dayton 75,000 BTU forced air with the gas saver option(no pilot light).

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