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Old 11-26-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
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Hi all, I'm I just barking up a wall or will this help me warm my 16X16 work shop. All that's left to do is the floor so look this willit help a bunch a lot a little or save my money

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Save your money. Very little heat is lost through the floor of the garage, and the aforementioned method will result in very little benefit. I'd focus my money and efforts on insulating the walls and ceiling.

For slightly more money, you could probably install a hanging gas heater.

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Save your money. Very little heat is lost through the floor of the garage, and the aforementioned method will result in very little benefit. I'd focus my money and efforts on insulating the walls and ceiling.

For slightly more money, you could probably install a hanging gas heater.
Oh my work room is completely insulated (its a room inside the garage) with its own ceiling walls doors and windows, and heater. Its just the floor that lets cold into the room, I was hoping to heat it with a match. Still no go? or hey go for it?
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Look into in radiant floor heat system.

http://www.concretenetwork.com/concr...tfloorheating/
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Look into in radiant floor heat system.

http://www.concretenetwork.com/concr...tfloorheating/
Hey you know that would work well IF I were just now building the garage, BUT I'm not. The garage was built long before I got the place! So we are talking about existing concrete floor, and I thought if it were built up 1 1/2 inch using 2x4's to support either pink, or blue, or bead board with a osb topper would keep the cold from migrating into the space.
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I thought if it were built up 1 1/2 inch using 2x4's to support either pink, or blue, or bead board with a osb topper would keep the cold from migrating into the space.
Ayuh,... So,.. Put the radiant heating Into the 1, 1/2" rise you want to add...

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I'd use Plywood,+ Not OSB for a topper... OSB will fall appart in no time...
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if that's your car in the picture i think you do alot of work?? I think I would not want combustable for a floor when welding and grinding. Just looking out for your interests

I did put epoxy on the garage floor and it makes it feel less "stone cold" when lying on the floor
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if that's your car in the picture i think you do alot of work?? I think I would not want combustable for a floor when welding and grinding. Just looking out for your interests

I did put epoxy on the garage floor and it makes it feel less "stone cold" when lying on the floor
Thats a very good point! so how about radiant heating Into the 1, 1/2" and pour thinset?
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Self-leveling concrete with radiant heat might be a good option, although I don't know what kinds of compressive strength can be achieved with it (adequate for cars, floor jacks, etc?).
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Self-leveling concrete with radiant heat might be a good option, although I don't know what kinds of compressive strength can be achieved with it (adequate for cars, floor jacks, etc?).
This is a 16ft/sq room (my man room) 8ft long work bench, rolling tool box, peg board wall with more tools. I got a 120V AC window unit, a 40,000btu furnace (its not ducted in yet) got a table and chairs and the all important beer fridge so there is no room for a car
Its when I blow heat into the room the floor starts to sweat things rust bla bla
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This is a 16ft/sq room (my man room) 8ft long work bench, rolling tool box, peg board wall with more tools. I got a 120V AC window unit, a 40,000btu furnace (its not ducted in yet) got a table and chairs and the all important beer fridge so there is no room for a car
Its when I blow heat into the room the floor starts to sweat things rust bla bla
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if the floor is sweating try reducing the amount of heat(thermostat) and try some form of fresh air venting/air circulation (ceiling fan)
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there are radiant elec mats avail for inclusion into conc, etc,,, perhaps laying them down w/alum sheets on top would solve your 'sweat' issue AND result in the ' tootsie-warm ' floor ? ? ?

< they must be good for something as i just saw 'em at the orange apron store ! ! ! >
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there are radiant elec mats avail for inclusion into conc, etc,,, perhaps laying them down w/alum sheets on top would solve your 'sweat' issue AND result in the ' tootsie-warm ' floor ? ? ?

< they must be good for something as i just saw 'em at the orange apron store ! ! ! >
With aluminum decking u must have mistaken me for some one rich
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i would put poly down then treated 2x4 sleepers. make sure you shim level. space out two foot o.c. then use plywood or tongue and groove 3/4" osb.
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.125 alum's very durable + not all that expensive,,, would you have to cover the whole floor ?

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