Look into the use of a pellet stove, it is efficient and self feeding. It
does use a little electricity but burns very clean with about no emmisions.
Some have powered exhausts, some have no venting. can heat up to 2500 sq
Rich, I heat mine with propane. Direct vent, works with no power, just has
a tank out back. My shop is about 16x24. I thought about going the wood
route, but then called my insurance company, and they wouldn't insure the
garage if it had wood heat for some reason. My house is OK, but not the
shop. Go figure. Maybe they assume fumes, sawdust etc. Anyway, I'd check
with your insurance company before you go thru the expense of a wood stove.
If it burns to the ground, you might get nothing. On the plus side, you have
a place to put mistakes.
Easy to figure.
Start wood stove burning. Load it up so it lasts the day while you work.
OK, done work, stove about out. Pull car into garage. Tank has slight
leak. Wood stove has hot embers. B O O O O M ! ! ! !
Insurance company out a lot of money.
I suppose....they are separate rooms, with an insulated wall and door
between them, but....open flame is bad. Especially if you do anything with
lacquer. At least with the propane, I can warm it up nice, then turn off
the gas and do my spraying.
On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 10:37:06 -0500, "Richard J Petruso"
I did heat my shop with a wood stove at first...BUT it just scared me
to no end ... always afraid to leave the shop at night with a fire
still going.... Only good thing I recall about using it was that it
made quick work of scrap hardwood ...
Went out and purchased a propane heater about 20 years ago and run if
off of a couple of 100 pound tanks ...use one tank, keep one full tank
in reserve... worked out pretty well...as long as I kept a spare tank
full. Running a line (10 foot) only involved drilling a hole in the
shops wall ....no big deal... tanks are kept outside naturally.
BUT Propane is NOT cheap ... I have a total electric home
and ELECTRIC is not cheap either... lol
Wood may be a code and/or insurance problem.
If you have gas or propane the best bet is a ceiling hung unit heater.
Reznor is a popular brand, Modine makes a Hot Dawg that is popular too.
Either one is realitvely easy to install if you are handy with tools.
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