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PreacherJon

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The HEAT is ON! I now have shop heat for some winter work. With a Christmas gift from our church folk... I was able to purchase...
 

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henry1164

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My son got one like this for me. It uses propane (bottle) gas. I just finished working on some bottle stoppers today in my cold garage that was made quite tolerable with my heater. I know you will really like yours.
 

jttheclockman

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Now I hope you understand all the dangers that go with heaters like that in a wood workshop. Fumes, dust, and flames do not mix well.
 

howsitwork

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Well they sure keep you warm. We used one in a friends garage in the snow and door had to be open for ventilation. However they generate a lot,of water vapour so if it’s cold and your tools are colder than the srpurrounding air you get a LOT of condensation.

As has been said - GREAT CARE with solvents, sanding etc as they suck in and blow out a lot,of air and sawdust makes fantastic “ sparkler “ type displays when shot through them which then lights up other things......

Nice to be warm but nicer to be safe.
 

PreacherJon

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I've never understood those - if it's cold enough for heat, it's too cold to have the door open, which means I couldn't use one of those.
I had just got it and turned it on for the first time. I read when you first start one up, open up the door... do it outside...etc. The door will be closed from now on when I need to run it. I'm hoping if I can keep the temp about 50-60, to be comfortable to work. There is an automatic switch off when it reaches a desired temp... and will turn back on when it drops.
 

JUICEDSS

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I have a 46 foot long garage and I used one of the propane versions of that in one end. There is a wall between the 2 halves of the garage with an opening the size of a man door. We were painting something in the opposite end and all of a sudden there was a whoosh at the heater end and we saw a flash. That was the last time I used that type of heater. I now have a household furnace separated from the work area. Be careful!!
 

sbwertz

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I use one of the little electric oil-filled radiators with a box fan behind it. I don't have to worry about running it with volatiles like acetone etc. and it can't cause a dust explosion. (lost my bangs and eyebrows to one of those when I was a kid! Tip: Don't shake a vacuum cleaner bag into a burn barrel that still has coals in the bottom.)

A neat trick if you have a large shop and don't want to heat the whole area. Get several 4x8 sheets of styrofoam insulation and hinge it together with duct tape. Stand it up around the area you want to heat. It also controls sawdust and shavings to the immediate area.
 
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