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AJ Derrick    Posted 09-21-2019 at 07:45:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Kerosene Space Heater for Garage

  • I'm looking for a good kerosene space heater for the garage. The loud blower, jet engine type I have now is just too much for longer work intervals. So I'm moving that out to the barn for outside work only and now looking for a quiet, radiant type to work in the garage for long periods of time.
    I'm taking my time on the 8N - redoing wiring , etc. and this may take me into winter.

    There seems to be a hundred models out there to chose from. Any advice for brands / models to recommend or stay away from?

    thx

    Anthony    Posted 09-28-2019 at 12:49:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the tips, guys.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 09-23-2019 at 07:43:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Anything that sits on the floor is one more thing to bash into or knock over and floor space that can't be used for work.

    TPD    Posted 09-22-2019 at 09:47:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Wood burner?

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 09-22-2019 at 10:41:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • How about a hay burner?

    Have an acquaintance in Denmark who heats his house, office and swimming pool with the stems after the grain is harvested. Has an elaborate conveyor system to auto feed the burner. Very interesting setup.

    Charles    Posted 09-21-2019 at 19:11:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I used and have on hand all the type kerosen and electric heaters, which worked good in old days. I installed an overhead hanging propane with lots of Btu's in pole barn. I then insulated the pole barn ceiling with sheet insulation. I then separated a 15X 20" with tarps. Poke the thermostat and 20 minutes fine working temp

    Jim    Posted 09-21-2019 at 13:49:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I would go with propane. Kerosene stinks and is expensive.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 09-21-2019 at 15:15:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • "Kerosene stinks and is expensive."

    Same is true for unvented LP. If I couldn't stand the noise of the torpedo heater I'd go this route:

    Small Garage Unit Heater

    I have a much larger (250K) LP fired unit heater in my 3000 SF fully insulated shop and it works wonderfully in the coldest weather. But it is thirsty and even at bulk rate it is expensive to feed. So much so that I shut it down at night and in order to conserve propane I use a 200K BTU kerosene torpedo heater along with the LP unit to get it back up to temp in the AM. With both of them running I can do that in 20-30 minutes. If I only used the LP it would run non-stop for hours and I would be burning 500+ gallons of LP a month....

    TOH

    Farmer Dan    Posted 09-21-2019 at 18:37:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I've got the same one made by Reznor. I love it.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 09-21-2019 at 19:11:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Reznor and Modine are industry leaders in the unit heater space. Gaze upward in just about any large commercial warehouse type building and you will see those names. I expect you paid close to a grand for your Reznor heater.

    TOH

    Jim    Posted 09-21-2019 at 13:48:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I would go with propane. Kerosene stinks and is expensive.

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