Re: Shop Heater ?
i used a 4500 watt construction heater in my doublecar garage here in the banana belt for several years, it warmed the reasonably well insulated garage to 60 on the coldest days in about an hour. coldest days here are around minus 15C, one wall of the garage is house wall. when it reached 60F it would cycle off and on, running about half the time depending on outside temperature of course. i now have natural gas heat in there
Insulate!! its cheap and easy. fiberglass batts are simple to install and will make a huge difference, cant do a perfect job for some reason? do what you can, it can always be removed and reinstalled properly later. at least do the ceiling area. no ceiling, just rafters? install strapping to hold insulation up there
heating a garage sized area electrically thats uninsulated will never work in most of canada and the cost of trying will be prohibitive. the insulation will be paid for the first season
if you cant, didnt, couldnt be bothered, whatever, now's the time to do it, before it gets really cold
Last edited by stevem; 11-21-2011 at 06:31 AM.
my shop is a beaver lodge
steve, sarnia, ont