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Old 11-14-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
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I am in the process of insulating my garage. It has open framing with no drywall. There is an enclosed breezeway between my garage and the house. There is no roofing

I plan to put r13 on the walls, something more on the underside of the roof (with the foam proper vents). The roof is peaked in the center of the garage, all open.

I am running a 60A subpanel to the garage this week, should have plenty of power.

What things do I need to consider when heating this garage?
Electric the way to go? Baseboards? Do I need fireproofing of any kind? Thanks.

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Old 11-14-2011, 03:48 PM   #2
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Depends on what you plan to do in there or store. If you are using solvents or doing autobody or dusty work including carpentry you may want a sealed combustion gas unit heater. If not a basic 240 volt 4800 watt yellow/orange utility heater from HDepot is your best bet. Cheap and simple and nothing to go wrong with it. They are also handy if the heat goes off in your house. Just rig up a clothes dryer 3 prong outlet adaptor to the one that comes with it as they are different.

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Old 11-14-2011, 03:50 PM   #3
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I'll be doing woodworking, so sawdust is an issue. I am definitely not looking to spend too much money....
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:52 PM   #4
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As long as you take your air compressor and blow it out at the end of every shift it should be OK.
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:54 PM   #5
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I don't have an air compressor yet...
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:59 PM   #6
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Then Mama and the kids can use some hints for what to get you for Xmas. Cut out pics from the brochures at HDepot and drop them in strategic places so you don't get the cheap no name stuff. Nothing worse than getting an el cheapo $30 rechargeable drill when you wanted the nice $120 Makita.
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Cheapest method to get around 4800 watts is to use three 120V $15 space heaters. Sometimes you can get them for $10. Hang/mount them from the ceiling/walls so you can't trip over them.

Don't expect 4800 watts to heat up your garage from 20 degrees to 60 degrees very quickly, though. Will take all day.

If you need that you need some big BTU's (60K) from a gas heater.

http://www.littlegreenhouse.com/acce...-compare.shtml

Portable gas heaters are around $400, harder to install, but will operate at 1/3 the cost.

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Then Mama and the kids can use some hints for what to get you for Xmas. Cut out pics from the brochures at HDepot and drop them in strategic places so you don't get the cheap no name stuff. Nothing worse than getting an el cheapo $30 rechargeable drill when you wanted the nice $120 Makita.

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Old 11-14-2011, 05:34 PM   #9
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Or win a reasonable sized lottery prize. I probably have $10-20,000 in tools in my garage and another $10,000 in my service van. Oy.
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So I think I am finally going to do this, as the subpanel install is almost done....now that it's getting cold. Is it safe to hang space heaters from the ceiling?

Is it a bad idea to use a gas-burning heating equipment in the vicinity of sawdust? What about an electric heater? I don't really plan to do spraying of any chemicals in there. Mostly woodworking.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:42 PM   #11
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I should mention that the garage is about 14' x 30x and has open framing with a peaked roof, the center of the garage being about 12' high down to about 7' on the ends.

Would one of these do the job? I also have a small oil-filled electric radiator I could use.
http://www.air-n-water.com/product/G73.html
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:34 PM   #12
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Any ideas?
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I've had my eye on one of these for a while, http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=44590&cat=1,43456,43465,44590.
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Baseboard heat works great in my garage. No fumes. No flames. No noise. 21 x 21 garage. I think I put 10 feet on two opposing walls.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:16 AM   #15
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How hot do they get? They safe around sawdust?

What about suspending them from the ceiling?

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