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