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Old 10-21-2016, 01:14 PM
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Garage Heaters

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I don't have anymore slots on my 200amp panel, so I can't add a 220 circuit out to my garage. I'm limited to 110v or potentially running a gas line out there if I had to. What's the best way to do this? My garage is insulated, but not heated. Holds temperature fairly well, and would only need to get temp up to mid 60's tops. I just want to be able to work on bikes/atv's in the garage over the winter without wearing a coat, and without freezing my jewels off.

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Old 10-21-2016, 01:18 PM
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Modine Hot Dawg for sure. Google it. I"ll post pics tonight. I have a 45K btu and it will raise the temp from 30 to 65 in ten minutes. I maintain about 40 in the winter.

You don't want electric heat in a garage.
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Old 10-21-2016, 01:25 PM
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Modine Hot Dawg for sure. Google it. I"ll post pics tonight. I have a 45K btu and it will raise the temp from 30 to 65 in ten minutes. I maintain about 40 in the winter.

You don't want electric heat in a garage.
I think that's a little more than I want to spend right now.

What about something like this?

https://www.amazon.com/Dyna-Glo-RMC-...propane+heater

Just run it when I need some heat and shut it down after? Seems like a good value.
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Old 10-21-2016, 01:29 PM
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I did a 220 one, but works great for a 3 car garage.

Can you add in some "slim" type of breakers to get some more room in the panel?

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 10-21-2016, 01:31 PM
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I did a 220 one, but works great for a 3 car garage.

Can you add in some "slim" type of breakers to get some more room in the panel?

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Hmm... not sure. I'll have to look at my panel again.
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Old 10-21-2016, 01:38 PM
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Watch CL. I got a 93% LP house furnace for $300. PVC for intake and exhaust. Works awesome!! Keep shop 55* all winter and turn up if I am going to spend a bunch of time out there.
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Old 10-21-2016, 01:38 PM
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I think that's a little more than I want to spend right now.

What about something like this?

https://www.amazon.com/Dyna-Glo-RMC-...propane+heater

Just run it when I need some heat and shut it down after? Seems like a good value.
Those little things are NOISY, turbo space heaters are a mini jet engine.

I have ran for 19 years a ventless gas heater. I think I bought it at TSC. Works just fine and will keep the garage 60-65 all day in zero temps. There are good and bad things about these, I have had no problem with it. Wish I would have purchased the fan kit for it in '96 when I bought it.
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Old 10-21-2016, 02:01 PM
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If you can run a gas line I highly recommend looking at an infrared radiant heater. I have one 40k BTU by Mr.Heater that keeps my 25x35 (14 foot ceiling) garage nice and toasty. I think I paid around $300 for it but well worth it.
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Old 10-21-2016, 02:07 PM
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Those little things are NOISY, turbo space heaters are a mini jet engine.

I have ran for 19 years a ventless gas heater. I think I bought it at TSC. Works just fine and will keep the garage 60-65 all day in zero temps. There are good and bad things about these, I have had no problem with it. Wish I would have purchased the fan kit for it in '96 when I bought it.
Mine is not noisy at all. Just a small fan noise....definitely never thought that is was anywhere close to "noisy".

I did briefly look at gas when we were building but didn't want to go through the hassle of re-doing gas line and then potentially having to re-size some of the gas line branches. Plus install venting.

My heater is just above my electrical panel too, so that really made it easy.
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Old 10-21-2016, 02:10 PM
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If you can run a gas line I highly recommend looking at an infrared radiant heater. I have one 40k BTU by Mr.Heater that keeps my 25x35 (14 foot ceiling) garage nice and toasty. I think I paid around $300 for it but well worth it.
Thats what I have, one in my 3-car garage and one in my big garage. They work well. Not noisy at all.
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