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Old 11-01-2011, 06:58 AM   #1
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Hi every one what is the best way to heat a 6 by 9 room in my garage.
I raise birds and want to use this as my winter breeding room it only needs to stay between 55 and 60 degress and the room is well insulated and also has a subfloor in the room and a steel insulated door on the room thanks for your help

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I am not an HVAC guy---however a simple wall mounted electric heater would be the simplest ---

Insulated like you described,the operating cost should be low---Mike---

Is there outside air for ventilation? That could add to the heating burden.

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the biggest draw there is the garage door loosing the heat producedmight want to insulated the garage door for the winter frame it and insulate it then run a strip of elecrtic baseboard.or hang an electric unit heater in 2 corners...check Grainger supply by you #2E580 style
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Several years back I built a room about that size into a garage for an older gal who could no longer climb the stairs to the basement laundry room.

Washer and dryer were installed---I cut in a heating duct from the basement---double doors for easy access---

I see her regularly and never a frozen pipe-----You built that room like a walk in cooler---it won't take a lot of BTUs to keep the room above 55----Mike---
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A simple plug in electric space heater will do the job. I use one in my 10'x20' insulated garage when I need to work in the winter and it easliy keeps the temp in the 50s and 60s. Get one with a thermostatic control. Then use a thermometer to measure the temp in the room and figure out where to set the heater control.
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a takeoff from your main house heating (if attached garage)
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I wish it was attached but it is not what do think a electric heater would cost to run 24 hours a day in the winter in a room like this
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+1 for electric baseboard. Thats what I heat my 21 x 21 garage with.
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I wish it was attached but it is not what do think a electric heater would cost to run 24 hours a day in the winter in a room like this
A lot. If you have access to a gas line then a direct vent wall mounted gas heater is what you want, it will be much cheaper to run.


http://www.littlegreenhouse.com/acce...heaters2.shtml
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In a room that small the unit will not run 24/7 --it will cycle on and off as needed just like your furnace does.

A small is heater should do it--even one of the portable oil filled radiator jobs could handle that---

It would be ideal if the thermostat could be located on an opposite wall---Mike---
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how about a coal burning cast iron heater stoke it and check the birds
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If you only heating it to 55 to 60 degrees, it shouldn't cost too much, depending on your electric rate.

Also, plug in portable electric heaters are not intended to be used unattended.
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Have you looked at the Buddy Heaters? I'm thinking about buying one, but need to find out more about them first. They run off of a 20 lb. propane tank. I was on another forum where I first saw them and read about a dozen positive comments from people who own one.

www.mrheater.com

I went on their website and it looks like they have a variety of indoor propane heaters.

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Have you looked at the Buddy Heaters? I'm thinking about buying one, but need to find out more about them first. They run off of a 20 lb. propane tank. I was on another forum where I first saw them and read about a dozen positive comments from people who own one.

www.mrheater.com

I went on their website and it looks like they have a variety of indoor propane heaters.

FWIW

Then he has to make sure their is plenty of fresh air. or else the birds won't need heat any more.
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Look at wall mounted electric heaters that have a separate thermostat---That would be the first choice .

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