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Garage Heat

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Alright I am breaking down and insulating my garage and started looking at heaters. I have a three car garage with 8' ceilings, I am leaning towards natural gas, it will be very difficult to get a new circuit into the area. What kinds is everybody using for their shops/garages? I am thinking about using it to keep a constant temperature like around 50 degrees, and not just for when I am out working.

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I dindn't install it, but the house we bought and moved into has a wall mounted charmglow natural gas heater, works awesome and even on the lowest setting keeps er nice and comfortable, I will never go back to an unheated garage after this.

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Have a 45K in my garage and a 75K in my toy barn. Mr. Heater from northern tool is where I got mine. Both work great and I can't go without them now.

Around $600-$800 you should be set. The Reznor heaters are very good also. Installed may be around $1200, but it would be installed correctly.

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I got a 75,000 btu Reznor in my garage. It has worked great for 4 years now and is pretty easy on the gas when the building is insulated correct.

It is purring above my head right now grin

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I have a 36 X 30 75K BTU Modin Hot Dawg natural gas. My garage has fiberglass insulation and is rocked. Cost was about $1000.00 and that included installation and a plumber to dig a 40 foot hole and lay the connection. Code required a plumber. Does the job in some real cold Duluth weather.

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I have a hot dawg in my 4 stall with 11' ceilings and we keep it around 40 all winter until i'm actually working out there. It melts the snow and ice off the vehichles and the toys. We have 2x6 walls with fiberglass and 16" blown FG in the ceiling. We were able to put it in during construction so nothing extra involved.

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I put my old house furnace in my garage when I got a new one. It still works, just old. Works great, actually. And you can actually run these off a normal gfi outlet, I just put a plug on the end of my power.

I would recommend whatever you use, that you get a vented furnace/heater. Good luck, and stay warm.

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I have a couple of suggestions.

1st. Tell you insurance man you are going to heat your garage and with what.

2nd. In my opinion (for what ever thats worth) all garage furnaces should

be sealed combustion. Check Your Local Codes!!!!!

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I have a radiant tube heater overhead. 11' ceilings and I keep it at about 50 degrees all winter. Heavily insulated attached garage...it is nice...wouldn't go back to an unheated garage.

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Mine is heated with natural gas. Its just an old house furnace. I keep it between 50-55 and I will bump it up when I'm working on the cars, butchering deer and having parties during the winter.

Since everything is open make sure you wire in the cable or satelite TV and maybe some cheap surround sound. That's how my garage is set and I LOVE IT!!

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