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  1. #14
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    If this garage is going to be used for multi-pupose, is it also going to be partitioned off at all like you work area will be say 300 or 400 sq ft. and then maybe another room that is 300 sq ft. ? If that is part of the plan then I would say insulate it the best you can and get a hot dawg shop heater for $500 and turn the heat on when you need it and turn the stat down when your done for the night. And on those really hot days put a window shaker in to cool your shop area off when it is needed would be the most economical for you since it seems money is tight at the moment....

  2. #15
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    Get rid of your pricing BS.
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  3. #16
    Thanks for the responses...

    i need to decide this week.

    any more opinions this monday morning?

  4. #17
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    Jul 2001
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    Make friends with an HVAC contractor or technician and install a Frankenstien system. Built my garage 11 years ago. Told my wife I would not be heating it with a torpedo heater and cooling it with fans. Installed electric horizontal Rheem in attic. Unit was pulled during a remodel for a customer. Unit is a 1978 model. Picked up a Goodman condensing unit from a customer who was mad the system wouldn't work. Condensing unit was in its second summer of operation. It was connected to an 18 year old coil on a 20 plus year old furnace. I told the cutomer the condensing unit was fine, it was everything else that needed upgraded. he said pull it so I did. Connected a RHEEM cased coil to the electric furnace. Ran flex duct to 2x2 dropins in my dropped ceiling. Now when I work in my garage, I'm cold in the summer and hot in the winter. Of course I had acess to everything. My cost was a new cased coil. Everything else was left over/removed from previous jobs. I also have a KoldDraft 300 lb a day ice machine in my garage as well as a Vulcan pizza oven.. When you work in this trade long enough, you can accumulate a lot of nice toys.

  5. #18
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    I think he's looking for something with a warranty. And not piece mealed together.

    Somethiing that we may construct for ourselves out of a comgloration of mismatched parts, is not a good thing for a home owner to have done.
    Hard enough to find peolpe that can check a charge on a matched system, let alone a built up system.
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