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Old 10-30-2005, 05:55 PM
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Cheap Heat!

Guys this is a picture of cheap heat.

This is an oil filled electric space heater on sale at Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace Hardware for $35-45.

On the low setting I can keep my 2.75 garage at 70 degrees in winter and because I have a separate meter on that garage the $12 minimum goes to $35 a month. This is with the heater running day and night all month.
Set at high it keeps garage in 80's.

Best of all these thing are safe, I paint with them on and still around to talk about it.
A unit being used non stop all winter will last about two years.

A foot note, I run two of these all winter in my basement because we have found it saves us on our natural gas bill for the house, letting the heat filter up through the floors.
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:16 PM
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Sounds like a "Tip of the Day" to me!
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What kindly Earl does it yous?? Kerseen?? Hep a rednek ouyt
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Mathew,
If you follow instructions I think even you come make this thing work.

Its already filled with whatever oil is in there.
Take plug and plug in.
Turn on on button and set temp.

On second thought Amanda! Help!
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Probably filled with PCB containing oil .

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Old 10-30-2005, 08:09 PM
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Well, no ... it doesn't use...
All you have to do is plug it in and it automatically...
Just turn the dial to 70, then ...

Uhhh... yeah ... kerosene will do just fine
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Heat? Who needs heat? Down here in Lowsy-ana, it rarely gets into the 30's at night, and even if it did, it'll be back up to the 50's by day. That's in the dead of 'winter' too. Today was mid 70's. Sometimes it sucks thoug.
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Sometimes?
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Heat? Who needs heat? Down here in Lowsy-ana, it rarely gets into the 30's at night, and even if it did, it'll be back up to the 50's by day. That's in the dead of 'winter' too. Today was mid 70's. Sometimes it sucks thoug.
Hahaha... I'd love to see one of those trying to heat a garage on the Canadian Prairies in mid-January when it's 40 below... with a wind.

Perhaps if you filled it with jet fuel, and then plugged it in ... it would warm things up for a minute or two.

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We're getting "Louisiana Winter" right now ... and calling it "nice out".
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Hahaha... I'd love to see one of those trying to heat a garage on the Canadian Prairies in mid-January when it's 40 below... with a wind.

Perhaps if you filled it with jet fuel, and then plugged it in ... it would warm things up for a minute or two.

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We're getting "Louisiana Winter" right now ... and calling it "nice out".
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If it got that cold here I think I would just burn the house down to keep warm and than when the fire went out move to another state!
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If that heater isn't hot enough you can always pour a little kerosene on it.
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Im gonna go get a couple of these in a few minutes.. i think they will be good to set in my painting area and warm the parts/ car up and the paint the night before i paint. will prolly cost less then leaving my propane furnace on all night long.

So far my local ace hardware didnt have any in stock.. im gonna go to lowes and home depot and im sure ill come home with what im looking for.
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I found them at WALMART for around $35.00. Picked up 2 now all I need is a truckload of sand and I'll feel like I'm at the beach!

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I keep one of those in my laundry room at home - it's at the end of the heat duct run and was always a little chilly. Never gave it a thought for the garage. Will have to check those out again - find out how many amps it draws at med & high settings.
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Just something to consider, Even though this thing has no open flame or heating element hot enough to ignite paint fumes the thermostat on an electric heater WILL spark when it clicks on or off.
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