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Old 11-13-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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I have a 14x22x8 foot shop that is unheated at the present time. I have had an old Warm Morning wood and coal stove. However this is no longer acceptable.
I have 2 Brittany Spanial dogs that need to have a warm place in the winter. What is the best way to heat this space that would be safe for both the dogs and us? I do have gas piped to this shop as well as its own electrical service. The shop is insulated and sheetrocked.

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Old 11-14-2010, 06:36 AM   #2
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Hotdawg heater by Modine.

http://www.modine.com/v2portal/page/...ontent_013.htm

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The "dawgs" will love it. And be hot. Couldn't resist
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The "dawgs" will love it. And be hot. Couldn't resist
Put your buns away.
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Thanks but I was hoping to spend $300-$400 to just keep the chill off. Maybe 50 degrees or so. I think I want gas simply because it won't break the bank. The Modine units are great but extremely pricey.
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Not sure how these compare in price to the Modines but they are very well built and work well. You got to spend some serious $$ once or just use an electric construction heater which is expensive to run and not the safest idea in the long run. The heater adds resale value to the house/garage and all guys want one.
http://www.lennox.com/products/garage-heaters/LF24/
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Buy a couple 200 watt IR lights and use them. Put their beds under the lights. The dogs will know where the heat is.
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Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. I installed 2 250 watt heat lamps pointed at their doghouses. I turn them on for an hour before bedtime and the shop stays at 50 to 55 degrees through the night. Thank you all so much for your ideas. I will be installing the Mr. Heater radiant gas heater next week to take care of our -20 to -30 degree nights coming up.
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Glad its working good for you..
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One of my customers has 5 full grown St.Bernards. Couple of straw bales and heat lamps is all those dogs want even in the coldest weather. They snuggle and keep each other warm. Big male is 180 lbs. Could pull a wagon with that team.

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