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    Garage heater?

    I know this probably isn't the best forum for something like this....
    But I thought maybe some of you may have an idea of what I am looking for.

    I am looking for a heater for my garage/workshop.
    I usually tinker with my dirtbikes and do some handyman wood working in the winter time.
    Its about 300 square feet.

    Any recommendations on something for this kind of application?
    I do have 200 AMP service so I could run a dedicated circuit breaker just for the heater itself.....
    I am sure a 110 heater would be fine... even portable ones

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    HOT DAWG, but you'll need gas line run out to yer garage.

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    i don't have gas at my house.... i was looking for something more of like an electric one.

    I kinda wouldn't mind having it hang from the ceiling so its out of the way... but would like to be able to have it swivel so i can direct the heat when needed

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    that grainger site has a ton to choose from....

    I kinda like the idea of this one.... I could mount it right above my work bench

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/1UCP9

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    Cheap, Fast, Good. Pick two

    Those electric one's look good.

    FWIW. You can have gas via a propane tank too.

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    i've heard that those Infrared Heater's put out some descent heat.
    I've never experienced one in person or anything....

    But with this thing... it looks like all i would have to do is run a dedecated 208 20amp circuit and its done....
    10K BTU's sounds pretty decsent....
    I don't need it to be 70 degrees or anything in my work shop.. just warm enough that my fingers don't fall off

    Also.. i didn't really think about using a propane tank..
    I wonder how long one tank would last...

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    UMMMMM!

    You have 208v.?

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    i just found this propane one at tractor supply...
    its more portable... and may be more of what I am looking for
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay_10551_10001_123818_-1______14239|14273|14278|123818?listingPage=true&S pecial=false

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    Quote Originally Posted by panaman View Post
    that grainger site has a ton to choose from....

    I kinda like the idea of this one.... I could mount it right above my work bench

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/1UCP9

    They heat nice, bright tho..... same principal as the ones McD's used to use.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
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    electric may not be what you are looking for, 10k=50a single phase costly to install as well as operate best to do some research there are some options to look at.

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    Actually I think found what will work good for me.
    Its a Protemp 18,000 BTU Propane Cabinet Utility Heater

    here is the details
    Safe - built-in oxygen sensor turns heater off if unsafe oxygen levels occur, auto shut-off tip over device. Effective - clean quiet instant heat, no electricity required. Portable - front & rear rolling casters make it easy to move. Easy to use - variable heat setting control valve and integrated knob ignition. Heavy Duty Construction - wind resistant burner system.

    * Warm-glow heating plaques
    * Built in ODS (Oxygen Depletion Sensor)
    * Standard 20 lb. propane cylinder connection
    * Diamond tread design with built-in handles
    * Hose and regulator included

    its at tractor supply company and it costs $139.99.
    I think that being mobile will allow me to use it in other applications.. like bringing to a buddies house if we are working on something in his garage.....
    I do believe that the 20lb propane tank just sits in side of it.....

    here's a picture..

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