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Garage Heater

Caustic

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So until this past spring my garage was the family catchall.

Pool, bikes, tools, lawn mower, and so on.
I've since put in a shed for stuff I do not want in my garage.

My goal was to have shelves, a beer fridge, work bench, TV, and enough room to pop a car in should I need to do something like replace my thermostat housing in mid February like last year.

So I am all set but I want to add a heater.

So I'm looking for suggestions and feedback. I looked around but there are so many options it's nuts and overwhelming.

Garage is 14.5 feet by 20 feet, 8 foot walls, 6 pitch roof.
 


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Rick

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What part of the country? Do you have gas available, or just electric?
 








410Fortune

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wood stove?, Pellet stove or waste oil heater?

Or
radiant in floor heating with hot water
 




Rick

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Heating with electric will be extremely expensive in the cold country. I used to use a kerosene heater when I lived in Illinois, but it was loud and smelly :( 410Fortune's suggestions are probably the best for your area.

The unit I used in IL is similar to this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0146E0KRS/?tag=serious-20

In AZ I can get away with this:


Northern Tool has a ton of heating options:
 




toypaseo

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One of my buddies built a shop for his dad's business, and it had hot water radiant floor. Outside, 0°-20° ( can't remember). Small gathering inside, drinking cold beer, in long sleeve t-shirts or light sweatshirts, while my buddy was washing his truck...
 




410Fortune

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just bought another house in town as investment, has two HUGE shops
The garage on the house is plumbed for radiant heating....I am SO LOOKING FORWARD to adding the hot water heater and having a heated shop floor!!! 410Customs in town showroom coming 2021!!!!
Back here in the woods I am still looking for a good waste oil heater to install....a nice SAFE one. We own several diesel trucks so I always have 20-50 gallons of used oil to burn up...
 




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