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Shop Heat

Postby bob smith » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:36 am

I have been using a propane patio heater in the shop. It has a nice radius of heat and the flame is well away from the combustable stuff on the floor.
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Re: Shop Heat

Postby Lowka53 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:58 pm

:lol: you need to heat your shop :lol: try living some place like this
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I have been trying for a month just to put up a shed to temporary store my tools
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Re: Shop Heat

Postby leakcheck » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:23 pm

Just put them outside in the storage "freezer" they will stay fresher that way! :roll: :lol: :lol: 8)
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Re: Shop Heat

Postby chugalug » Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:13 pm

:D JUst get yourself an old van that doesn't run and put it where you want .Don't have to pay taxes on it and if it doesn't run- you don't have to buy tags and insurance.Works for me- I got 2.You could even paint em with flowers or polka-dots.let the kids have fun and paint it for you :lol:(it's for your tools)
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Re: Shop Heat

Postby specialk » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:22 am

I use a old torpedo heater.. it takes about a hour to warm up the shop..then the two electric heaters take over and keep things warm...the other day when it was 52..I kept turning on the torpedo heater..to keep the shop at 70 so I could put my last coat of paint on...

thanks I do not have the snow to deal with...
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Re: Shop Heat

Postby gdcarpenter » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:06 pm

Just FYI, as I understand it, propane heaters generate a lot of moisture into the air, not always the best environment if one is epoxying.
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Re: Shop Heat

Postby khundley » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:44 pm

I came across an old pot belly stove years ago. Was rusted, but intact. Wire brushed all the rust off of it, then coated it with grill paint,then put it in the garage. Detached garage, no insulation. I light up the fire, and within 15 minutes, its warming the garage. On an 18 degree day, after an hour or a little more, I can get the garage up to about 65 degrees. I still can't get my wife to enjoy a romantic evening by the fireplace.....don't know why.
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Re: Shop Heat

Postby chugalug » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:30 am

:D Is she one to watch a lot of tv? get one of those crackling fireplace dvd's from Katula's :lol: :lol:I got one of those fakey fire places.can turn on heater or just watch light show.thought it would look cool in my boat ;might have to have a long extension cord so I can plug into all the currant bushes on my trips :lol: :lol:
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