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Old 10-19-2008, 11:41 AM   #16
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Yes...15 foot ceiling at the peak.It is fiberglass insulation wrapped in plastic.Not sure of the R value, probably not that high.No windows.No exhaust system.I'm not out there but a few hours during the week but pretty much all day on weekends.I would like to keep the building around 50 degrees at all times to keep things from sweating.The slab is not insulated.
Now for my stupid question as I'm not that familiar with hvac.
What is radiant heat?
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The nice thing about radiant heat is that it heats up things rather than air (which in turn heats up the air).

If you had a car in there it would heat up the car and the car would radiate the heat out.

It doesn't make a lot of noise compared to a big shop heater.

The down side is that it is slower to heat than a conventional heater.

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The nice thing about radiant heat is that it heats up things rather than air (which in turn heats up the air).

If you had a car in there it would heat up the car and the car would radiate the heat out.

It doesn't make a lot of noise compared to a big shop heater.

The down side is that it is slower to heat than a conventional heater.

Yeah but once up to temp you can open those doors and most of your heat remains. Especially the slab. It would act like a heat sink and mak that place nice and toasty.
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Yeah but once up to temp you can open those doors and most of your heat remains. Especially the slab. It would act like a heat sink and mak that place nice and toasty.
And once that slab gets warm it will continue to heat for a long time.
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And once that slab gets warm it will continue to heat for a long time.

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OK....I'm convienced!!!!!!Now how about a reccomendation as to which heater will do the trick,or will I need more then one?
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OK....I'm convienced!!!!!!Now how about a reccomendation as to which heater will do the trick,or will I need more then one?
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Google radiant heatsupplies. Then look for somebody by you.

They can size it and sell you what you need.

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