A 4.8 KW contruction heater keeps my shop nice and toasty. But when I
have the DC, tablesaw AND the heater going, the breaker blows when the
compressor fires up.
My dream is under-floor radiant heating. Small boiler (could be
electric) and tubing in the floor. I love the feel of that.
Forced air is so dirty. And natural gas, although the cheapest for me
here, is not suitable because of the 'kaboom' factor when dealing with
solid surface adhesives and spraying contact cement.
I suppose one could do a natural gas boilerette outside the shop and
feed the tubes from there.
Looks like spring will be the time for me to build. 582 square feet is
the cut-off here. After that, you need to dig deep for proper footings
etc. That's 24 x 24-ish. Not what I wanted. Two of those would be
nice, we'll see what the city council has to say. I have room on
either property for 1000 sq-ft without violating the 'coverage' laws.
Concrete is so darned expensive!