Garage Heating Solution

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Quint, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. Quint

    Quint Well-Known Member

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    I need to heat an insulated 24x24 garage on an occasional basis this winter. I can't afford a really expensive solution or something needing venting like installing a woodburner or propane powered shop heater. I use to have a kerosene "salamander" and it was ok but was really noisy and the kerosene tended to hurt the eyes after a while. I would like to keep the price at under 100 dollars.

    I was wondering about something like:
    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/...isplay?storeId=6970&productId=503599&R=503599
    or
    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/...uctDisplay?storeId=6970&productId=5838&R=5838

    or
    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/...play?storeId=6970&productId=1029780&R=1029780


    Any advice?
     
  2. marvella

    marvella Well-Known Member

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  3. retire2$

    retire2$ Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest the 35,000 btu Mr. Heater as shown in Northern Tool or the equivalent. This is the size heater I use for my 24x24 garage and it works great. The fan helps distribute the heat throughout the garage. Possible drawback for the heaters you identified is that there is no way to distribute the heat except for convection.
     
  4. FrankTheTank

    FrankTheTank Well-Known Member

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    Kerosene...i know what thats like...we were doing some work in a garage last winter that was heated with it...my clothese stank so bad!!!

    I know a guy who put a Nat Gas heater on the ceiling, but that was over $300...i guess propane would be the way to go...or wood...you can buy one of those all black Vogelzang burners for around $100 bucks locally...just need some pipe...
     
  5. ed/IL

    ed/IL Well-Known Member

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    I have the single burner type propane heater. You can get the single for about $30. Works good but will get expensive if you use it often for long periods of time. If using barbq size tank (last me about 15-20 hrs) put it in milk crate and it will never get knocked over. If you can get propane for the right price or tap into large tank that would help a lot. Point it at you and wear a jacket. Worked for me.