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    Shop Heater

    I am in the process of building a garage with a separate shop I plan to heat. I will have 220 volts in my garage at long last. I want to get an electric heater (I had a propane wall heater, didn't care for the open flame and fumes that built up by the time it got warm).

    Shop will be approx. 17 x 21'. It looks like there are lots of options. Any recommendations? I won't be running it all the time, just when I am out there, want something reasonably quiet.

    Thanks, Greg

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    Re: Shop Heater

    Greg - if that shop area is insulated, (and you're ok with electric heat being *expensive to operate*), I'd sure recommend 220 volt electric baseboard systems. Like:

    https://www.grainger.com/product/31LK62

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    Completely quiet, available from Lowes and HD, install yourself, heat from the ground up, easily configured to your available wall space.

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    Re: Shop Heater

    Heated floor. Not necessarily the whole shop, but, where your tools are and under one car.
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    Re: Shop Heater

    Overhead infrared heaters... they heat you and not the space.
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    Re: Shop Heater

    Thanks guys, interesting ideas, all different than the big box hanging from the ceiling I was looking at.

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    Re: Shop Heater

    Waste oil heater? British cars use a lot of oil.
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    Re: Shop Heater

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryK View Post
    Waste oil heater? British cars use a lot of oil.
    Now I know the reason I've kept a few gallons of waste oil around here... at least it sounds like a good excuse for the procrastination over transporting it to the recycle joint.
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    Re: Shop Heater

    Back in the late 1960 a friend used this type of heater in his shop. Would burn waste oil, kerosene, or diesel. Getting it going was tricky but it put out a lot of heat. His had a bypass pipe up the side of the chimney.

    Is probable Totally banned in the UK now.

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