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Old 29 January 2013, 09:54   #1
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Workshop Heater?

What do you guys use to heat your man space?

I'm looking to heat a single garage/workshop and considering one of those wood burners made out of an old gas bottle or a gas heater etc.

How do you heat yours, got any pics
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Old 29 January 2013, 10:08   #2
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Wood burner's not a bad idea as long as you're not going to play with anything flammable in there-you can't turn it off on the button

You've already seen my space heater-or you could try a catalytic one?
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What do you guys use to heat your man space?

, got any pics
Women..you've seen the pics

Seriously -As Nos said get something that wont set fire to stuff...and check the insurance if you get anything powered by gas or with any kind of naked flame.

Mines single skin brick - I have 2 electric fan heaters that keep stuff warm enough- but it gets cold very very fast if they are off...I've also melted a couple of extension leads...
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normal 3kw electric fan heater mounted close to the hip.... used only when in workshop...
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I bought one of these recently. Very very effective: GAS PROPANE SPACE HEATER 57000 BTU NEW C/W REG AND GAS PIPE IN STOCK NOW | eBay
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mobile propane heaters give rise to LOTS of condensation and black mould , electric costs lots to run, woodburners are a bit dodgy with petrol around.

wall mounted balanced flue gas fires overcome all the above disadvantages but are permanently fixed.
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If you have 3 phase we just bought a cheap 30Kw heater. It was about 300. The downside is..... We had to have the whole three phase system upgraded to run about 80 amps to run the heater. Upshot was the new wiring cost twice as much as the heater. Still its nice and warm for when you come down to do the hull!!!
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Thats what I've got. the only real drawback is they're a bit gas hungry and you HAVE to have a door open. It's a pain having to keep going and getting new gas bottles and the next size up from my 13kg is a bit awkward to move around.
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Why do you have to have a door open? I use mine in a 6 x 3 tent which works well (I guess that's fairly well ventilated!). Currently using a 6kg bottle which lasts three days running on the lowest setting. Really should get a bigger bottle!
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