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Subject - 24x36 uninsulated post frame garage with vented soffit and ridge.

I'm looking for a heater I can use to take the edge off the cold when I work inside the garage during winter. I think I like the following heater. Do you think this is enough BTU to serve my purpose? If not, what would you recommend?

MH-70-SS

http://www.masterindustrialproducts.com ... eating.php

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Subject - 24x36 uninsulated post frame garage with vented soffit and ridge.

I'm looking for a heater I can use to take the edge off the cold when I work inside the garage during winter. I think I like the following heater. Do you think this is enough BTU to serve my purpose? If not, what would you recommend?

MH-70-SS

http://www.masterindustrialproducts.com ... eating.php

It's cheaper and more effective to concentrate on heating you rather than heating the garage. Consider this:

http://www.milwaukeetool.com/power-tools/cordless/2331

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A method I always found useful was heating my tools. When you grab an ice cold chunk of metal, it just sucks the heat out of you. Grab a nice warm chunk of metal, and it works the other way.

Funny thing, when my hands were toasty, I didn't care about anything else.

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Subject - 24x36 uninsulated post frame garage with vented soffit and ridge.

I'm looking for a heater I can use to take the edge off the cold when I work inside the garage during winter. I think I like the following heater. Do you think this is enough BTU to serve my purpose? If not, what would you recommend?

MH-70-SS

http://www.masterindustrialproducts.com ... eating.php

It's cheaper and more effective to concentrate on heating you rather than heating the garage. Consider this:

http://www.milwaukeetool.com/power-tools/cordless/2331

Jim, do you have one of these? I've got a few of the M12 tools and had my eye on the jacket for awhile.

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Subject - 24x36 uninsulated post frame garage with vented soffit and ridge.

I'm looking for a heater I can use to take the edge off the cold when I work inside the garage during winter. I think I like the following heater. Do you think this is enough BTU to serve my purpose? If not, what would you recommend?

MH-70-SS

http://www.masterindustrialproducts.com ... eating.php

It's cheaper and more effective to concentrate on heating you rather than heating the garage. Consider this:

http://www.milwaukeetool.com/power-tools/cordless/2331

Jim, do you have one of these? I've got a few of the M12 tools and had my eye on the jacket for awhile.

I don't, but one of my partners does. He loves it. Says it works great.

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My 12' ceiling shop also has vented soffit and ridge. A wood burning stove, much to heavy for me to lift, didn't make even a small dent in the cold of my shop. I had the combustion air inlet wide open for hours. Those vents sucked it right out.

Put a ceiling in there.

Marc

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A method I always found useful was heating my tools. When you grab an ice cold chunk of metal, it just sucks the heat out of you. Grab a nice warm chunk of metal, and it works the other way.

Funny thing, when my hands were toasty, I didn't care about anything else.

I like that idea. It is very difficult to work (especially automotive type work) when your hands are cold.

Regarding heating the shop. a radiant heater suspended from the ceiling would be an option. If you could find an old low pressure oil burner and an old oil furnace you could heat with waste oil.

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Barrel stove with a couple of big logs in it, drenched with crankcase oil. In front of that you put a shallow pot and in that pot goes more used oil and a shot of white gas to get er lit.

Besides sweeping the floor and other sundry jobs, my winter duty was to keep that stove huffing. It was still icy cold in there, but not bad beside the stove.

Propane catalytic heater is also a good choice.

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Barrel stove with a couple of big logs in it, drenched with crankcase oil. In front of that you put a shallow pot and in that pot goes more used oil and a shot of white gas to get er lit.

Besides sweeping the floor and other sundry jobs, my winter duty was to keep that stove huffing. It was still icy cold in there, but not bad beside the stove.

I remember my old Sotz kit barrel stove....hallmark accoutrement of the bibbed and Red Wing booted hippie carpenter.

I had the double barrel model with the catalytic afterburner on the upper barrel. We had a "custom" crank oil IV drip going into the lower barrel; it's amazing how that would crank up the BTU's and get rid of our old oil in one shot.

The nice thing about barrel stoves was the door and chamber were huge. One can stuff a huge log in there. Big brown bags of compressed planer and millwork waste too.

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