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Old 11-19-2004, 06:04 PM   #11
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Everytime my wife finds out how much these toys cost it gets really cold in the house.

Of course Jabba and Dennis don't help much in that regard.
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Old 11-19-2004, 06:22 PM   #12
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Gary the smallest they make is a 20.000 btu and its basically the same price and size. This is a zero clearance to the ceiling and there is only a 1 inch gap between the furnace and ceiling. The power vent goes through the roof. I bought the Armstrong brand as all the parts are standard replacement parts in all the Armstrong heaters. Total cost including installation was 1400 plus gst (general screw em tax) It took only 3 hrs to install.

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Old 11-19-2004, 08:21 PM   #13
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Gary: I dunno what your needs are, but a radiant quartz heater would cost a lot less....

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Old 11-19-2004, 09:02 PM   #14
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hey craig, that guy at the num bum in the T-shirt was me.

I was confortable, everyone else had parka's on.

My momma always told me "no sense, no feelin'!"

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Old 11-20-2004, 07:03 AM   #15
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Gary do you have natural gas hook up in yor house?If you do there is a heater unit you can buy that is wall mounted near the floor.The vent for exhaust goes through the wall behind the unit.Now you have to get the gas and electrical hooked up and you are done.I saw this unit in a gas insert store.
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Old 11-20-2004, 07:50 AM   #16
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Deno is right however they are designed to be in the interior of a home and they are quite nice looking. They were also twice the cost of the plain metal box on the ceiling. As to the radiant heater I found the electrical ones to be more expensive in the long run to operate and you had to make sure there was nothing near that would or could catch on fire. Also to burn the chill off in the winter it took a few hours to bring it up to a bearable temp. This little heater I have is instant electronic ignition so when I have to paint or use any flammable substances I just bring it up to a good temp before I start then turn it off. Air out the garage when I am done then turn it back on and in 10 to 15 min am back up to comfortable temp. I have tried all those portable heaters even the propane torpedoes and nothing beats this one for convenience and efficiency.

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Old 11-20-2004, 09:19 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by AJCoholic
Dennis, I heat my entire home with a 30,000 BTU gas stove... so either my house is really small or you have one hell of a big garage!!
No Andrew,

Dennis's garage is a normal (and when refering to Dennis, I mean that in a REALLY general term ) 2 car garage.

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Old 11-20-2004, 11:07 AM   #18
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What I'm curious about is how any of you have managed to commandeer your garage in the first place. I would like to use mine as a shop,'s filled with things that other people, like wife and children need storage space for etc. What's your secret.
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Old 11-20-2004, 07:37 PM   #19
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I installed an industrial heater in my garage. It can be found at Home Depot sometimes. It is about 16" cube but runs on 220. I believe you can get them for $70. I have it on a plug so it can be moved around.
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Old 11-21-2004, 12:36 AM   #20
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Davey' My secret is that I had to build a storage shed in the back yard to put all the things normally stored in the garage.

Dennis thanks very much for the feedback. Sounds like the ideal setup!

Thankyou too Deano for the input. I'll have to check out my options and decide pretty soon which way I am going to have to go or else I will have to work fast when i'm out in the garage to keep warm
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