I just stripped down my old workshop fan heater to find both wire elements broken (in more than one place each).
So, I'm in the market for a replacement heater. 20 x 10 x 8' pre-fab concrete garage with a little insulation on the walls (ply lining with some bubble wrap between that and the concrete) but un-insulated corrugated cement fibre roof. My intention isn't really to heat the workshop, just to provide a source of warmth when doing stuff like lathework, when you aren't moving / working much.
So, a mate has one of those cylindrical heaters with the rigid heater elements and that sort of thing may be one of the potential candidates. I probably wouldn't want it to be more than a couple of kW and ideally be quiet and thermostatic. I've seen such on the net for around 30 quid.
I mentioned the idea of one of the wall mounted radiant heaters elsewhere but because I could be working anywhere in the workshop and my bench is at one end and there isn't a lot of spare height or wall space that end (racking and component draws etc), I'm not sure how suitable that would be.
Then I was reminded of the floor mounted radiant heaters and one of the advertised plusses were 'Good for workshops as they don't blow dust about ...'?
Now, whilst the old (metal) fan heater *was* full of dust, I can't really remember the movement of air being a particular issue?
So, what sort of thing do you guys use please?
Cheers, T i m