Wall Heaters - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2010, 12:56 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: KS
Posts: 458
Rewards Points: 286
Default

Wall heaters


I have been trying to decided upon the best option for heating my garage. I think I have this narrowed down to a wall heater or a hanging type of shop heater. As another post discusses, I recently had a problem with a baseboard heater in my house and I was thinking of replacing with a wall heater, as I can get a 4000 watt wall heater that doesn't take up much more space than a 4' - 1000watt baseboard. Obviously the 4000watt will provide much more heat, but upon reading they say they really shouldn't be placed on exterior walls because of condensation.

This has me wondering, since my garage only has exterior walls, is it a bad idea for the garage? Lots of people seem to use them there and even on exterior walls.

The garage was built in the early 1900's and thus has 2x4 rafters and joists. I have been installing OSB on top of the joists for storage and wonder if it would be ok/better to install the wall heater from the ceiling facing down. I actually almost like that idea better than in the wall, because it gives me better options as for locations.....

Thanks

Advertisement

Master Brian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 01:25 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast of South Bend IN just inside Michigan border
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Wall heaters


My husband had a Hot Dawg gas heater installed in the garage a year ago. One wall of the garage adjoins the house, and it's an oversized 2 stall. We have natural gas, but I'm sure this could also be used with propane if needed. It's ceiling mounted and has a thermostat. As I recall, the total cost was under a thousand dollars, including installation. He tried using 2 radiant electric heaters prior to that, but they just didn't give enough warmth. I haven't really noticed a jump in our monthly gas bill since installation.

Advertisement

Nappanee Deb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 12:00 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Western Maine
Posts: 201
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Wall heaters


DON'T install a wall heater in the ceiling. Heating appliances are OFTEN designed with orientation in mind. You will quite likely inadvertantly direct heat into a part of the machine that isn't supposed to get hot, and the result will be your garage burning to the ground.
emolatur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 05:14 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: KS
Posts: 458
Rewards Points: 286
Default

Wall heaters


Quote:
Originally Posted by emolatur View Post
DON'T install a wall heater in the ceiling. Heating appliances are OFTEN designed with orientation in mind. You will quite likely inadvertantly direct heat into a part of the machine that isn't supposed to get hot, and the result will be your garage burning to the ground.
Good to know and won't do that. Thanks!
Master Brian is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice on retaining wall replacement (pics inside) eastie Building & Construction 0 04-05-2010 11:32 AM
Wall - LOAD BEARING: How to Move? user49172 Building & Construction 1 03-11-2009 05:48 PM
Breaking up a long/continuous wall tigereye Interior Decorating 4 03-08-2009 04:43 PM
What code covers installation of wall heaters? darsunt Electrical 6 08-09-2008 05:12 AM
Atlantic-need your opinion on markd's comments about my vapor barrier? yummy mummy Building & Construction 11 03-07-2007 10:47 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts