Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer my question about
heating a garage workshop. Based on the responses I have decided to go
with a vented propane gas heater. I looked at the dawg web site,
thanks, and I also called my heating oil vendor, they do propane as
well, and they are coming out to give me a quote. There's no natural
gas here in Maine. Than I'll decide. One way or the other I will have
heat this winter.
On another note, is there a moderated woodworking group? After wading
through tons of sexual trash not to mention political tirades I think
I would really prefer a moderated group.
George in Maine
Learn to use block sender and ignore threads. I see very little trash on
this group as I have 95% filtered out. If some garbage slips through, I just
add to the filters.
There is too much good info here to just give it all up.
Me too. :) I got a couple of nifty electric heaters. I had a 1500W
heater, but it wasn't good for more than warming my hands. I figured they
were all worthless like that.
Well, SWMBO came home with a pair of ceramic, thermostatically-controlled
heaters with freeze protection for $30, so I decided to plug the stupid
things in and prove to her what a waste of money they were before ordering
her to take them back. After half an hour running one heater at full
throttle on a 38 degree day, my shop was 85 degrees near the workbench, and
65 degrees in the cold corner.
I guess I don't have to worry about no heat this winter! Just worry about
throwing all that money away to heat the outdoors. I can't believe I'm
actually so addicted to my shop that I'm paying money to heat a completely
uninsulated shed with gigantic gaps all over the place.
I am though. I even set one of them to run and keep my glue from freezing,
and that's just lazy.
The electric company's gonna love me this year, but I just can't get into
any of my usual winter hobbies. I'm not willing to give up my shop. I
guess the hook is well-planted this time.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < email@example.com>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
On a lark - I picked up a $3.00 Heat Lamp from Wal-Mart (the clear kind, not
the red ones). Stuck it in the articulated lamp fixture I have over the
bench. It's nice! Keeps about a 3' diameter circle warm.
I fully understand you need to stay on the thrifty side, but a couple
of cans of "touch and foam", an arrow stapler and some polyethylene
sheeting would make your shed a lot more air tight. Total cost
shouldn't be more than $20 or so. Should easily pay for itself on the
BTW, on the Touch and Foam, do NOT buy the water based variety, and be
careful with the other, it sticks to everything. If I remember
correctly, it is polyurethane, just like the one-part poly glues.
A geek friend of mine ranks the stuff right up there with duct tape.
He even set a marble slab, for a toilet, over an old hardwood floor
with the stuff. Hasn't failed in 8 years.
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