Re: O/T?...Garage Heater Suggestions needed
Can you run a woodburner in your neighborhood? I would look for an old Blazeking woodburning stove. The Blazekings have a coulple of ducts in the top with a forced air fan and can heat a relatively large space fairly easily. Really any woodburner would work for that space, especially if you have a fan to circulate the air. The only problem with wood stoves are the burning regulations in place in so many communities. You might even look for a stove that can burn lump coal. We used to burn lump coal in the Blazeking, and a couple of big lumps would burn for almost 24 hrs. The salamanders put out a ton of heat, but they are noisy and they stink. My dad used to have his shop in an equipment shed and he heated the work bench area with a salamander. Hanging propane heaters (catalytic type) work good too, a couple hundred gallons of propane can last all winter with careful thermostat settings. Electric space heaters will cost a fortune if you try to heat the whole space, but probably would not be too bad for small areas like a workbench area. You may need to spend a little more than $200 for any of the options, but I think it can be done in that range. If you really want to save coin on the heat bill, make sure you are well insulated. Be stingy with keeping what heat you do have in the building. Insulation is a long term investment, but it will pay off. Especially with the uncertain fuel prices we are always faced with.
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