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Old 12-17-2011, 11:52 AM   #31
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yep. but it needs to be sized properly. sounds like a LOT of trouble to go thru IMO. sawdust is NEVER good to get into any furnace and depending on the wood, moisture, temp etc you can get spontaneous combustion and fires. even with an electric heater you ALWAYS want to blow it out. KISS is my motto, keep it simple st*pid. electric heaters suit that bill nicely. I like the propane torpedo idea to get the temp up and then maintain it with the electric heaters. Suits the KISS philosophy too.

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Old 12-18-2011, 05:17 AM   #32
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Andrew, I have a 30x40 shop, I do HVAV and build cabinets lots of saw dust. I insulated my shop and run a torpeto heater 50,000 in it I have no problems at all and it maintains the temp. just fine, all my joints set just fine. I agree with Yuri if you try to put in gas or electric furnace you are asking for more problems and you will find that you spend more time with your furnace then with the woodworking
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:01 AM   #33
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Thoughts on my "furnace in a closet" idea? is it doable?
Doable, yes. Practical, not really. It would eat up a fair amount of space, and at 300 sq ft, you don't have a lot to spare.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:51 AM   #34
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Thanks, guys. I think I'll just go with a couple of electric baseboards as recommended, and just keep them cleaned out before or after each use. Thanks!

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