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    Garage Heater

    Hi guys, I have a customer that built a detached garage and he wants a unit heater to keep it at about 55*. The catch is that it has to vent out the side because he is going to make the roof into a deck. Is there a unit heater that can vent out sidewall? I install the Reznor UDAP quite often but as far as I know they have to gravity vent through the roof. Reznor makes a high efficiency unit as well but the smallest size is 130,000 BTU and I need about 30,000. Any help would be appreciated
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    Look into a radiant tube heater if you have the clearances.They work excellent and are very reliable. I mainly installed reverberay

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    Lennox's LF24 series can be sidewall vented. They're relatively inexpensive and very reliable.
    They come in sizes from 30k to 120k for res. use.

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    Most of the little guys can do so. The Modine Hot Dawg too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Most of the little guys can do so. The Modine Hot Dawg too.
    Yep, Hot Dawg.
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    I agree with bald loonie. I do alot of unit heaters in Canada. I would check out the code book where you live. That setup would not fly in Canada Ontario. My advice code book to make sure it's possible

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    After thinking about it. Why not put in a mini split and have cooling as well.

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    You could always go vent free infrared radiant or blue flame. They sell them up to 30,000 btus or you could install two smaller ones. They work great for garages. I bought mine from northerntool.com. They have them at grainger for twice the price if your into overpaying. You could also get them for propane or natural gas.
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    I don't remember the Model No., but I installed a 30,000 BTU Reznor last winter in a garage that power vented out the sidewall with B-Vent. Like all Reznors, a well built unit IMO. John

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinnerjohn View Post
    I don't remember the Model No., but I installed a 30,000 BTU Reznor last winter in a garage that power vented out the sidewall with B-Vent. Like all Reznors, a well built unit IMO. John
    Just checked Rezspec website. The manual shows venting UDAP through sidewall.

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    We have had a 30,000 btu Dayton heating the office at the firehall and it's been great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wogpa67 View Post
    After thinking about it. Why not put in a mini split and have cooling as well.
    +1

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