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    quick easy and effichant garage heat?

    so with the wood shop off limits while insurance deals with the "smoke damage"

    id like to try and get some work done on the car this winter/spring.

    two big problems. no heat/ poor insulation and not a lot of space.


    I have a crappy hanging plug in heater but it dosnt do crap. I cant leave the heater on all the time as the garage isn't fully insulated but would like something that will heat rather quickly without destroying the electric bill. id rather avoid big propane heaters due to fumes and small usable space,

    dont want big dollar furnace unit because we are currently looking into garage additon or new place all together

    any sugestions?

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    Would it be difficult to insulate the rest of the garage?
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    I think you are SOL. You’ve crossed out all the options and your conditions are inhibitive.
    Not fully insulated,
    No to high cost electricity,
    No to combustible fuels (propane, etc.),

    I would suggest a Milwaukee Fuel heated coat.
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    Princess Auto sells these. Very fuel efficient and xx easy on fumes that will hurt you (CO meter has never registered anything but zero / your results may vary).


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    Please keep in mind that without proper insulation and vapour barrier, you may create a problem with condensation which could result in Mold. If it is within a structure that breaths with the wind,,,then ,,,much less worries
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    the hope is to make the decision on what we are doing this year, and if the answer is nothing major yet than im gonna at least address the insulation issue. problem is the walls that are not insulated are that old crappy wood pulp stuff that just crumbles when you touch it.

    if those radiant style are as good as rick says that may be the best option


    at least knowing its not well sealed will help with fumes

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    I have gas heat for house and attached garage I bought a used electric furnace and change pulleys to slow fan down and disconnected 2 of the 4 heating element banks and installed a wall thermostat. Does cost much to run. I dial down to 10 degrees when not using garage.

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    I think that was the original plan once I address the insulation problem. biggest part of that is the old school swing up metal garage door. don't think its worth leaving heat on at all until that's addressed.

    was gonna go heater shopping today but the youngest was up sick all last night, now its gonna be a lazy nap day

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    I insulated my swing garage doors for 10 years and only replaced them last year with sectionals and I think swing garage doors sealed better...as I been spending alot time in garage...even adjusted trim

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