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Old 02-20-2006, 09:58 AM
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I thought I would share how I heat mine its 28x30 with 4"insulation.I have heated my garage for years with a Miller house trailer furnace and it worked good with the thermostat I could turn it down at nite and it would stay warm so when I needed heat in10 mins. or os it would be up to 65.a good working temperature. Using#1-k kerosene it would burn 0.5 gals per hour. which is not to bad.You could hear gun burner come on and the fan a little noisy but it worked good.I was having problems with the gun burner so I thought I would up date my heat. So I put in a new Toyo Laser73 this was a good move with 92% heat efficiency my fuel comsumption cut down to0.113 gals. per hr. with15000btus in low 0.205 gals.per hr.27000btus in med.and0.301 gals.per hr.40,000btus.in high when it gets to 65 it will go into low and maintain it in low. The nice part is you donot hear anything even in high the fan is so quiet.And you have no chimney to put up.It comes with a 2.3/4 wall vent taking cold air in with exit hot air pipe of 1"in side 2.3/4 pipe.For inforation look up Monitor Heaters Als heating in Maine.P.S. If you know any thing about gun burners you can fix this one for your garage.COME AND PICK IT UP.ITS FREE

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Old 02-20-2006, 11:57 AM
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WOW massive fuel savings there!!

What is this lazer thinga you speak of?

sounds sweet

A couple of pictures would be nice too.


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I use an old forced air heater harvested from a demolished 3 bedroom house. My garage is 24X24 with a 13' ceiling, and the heater burns Fuel Oil, and is rated at 100,000 BTU's. It keeps the place toasty, has a thermostat, and heats it up really quick. There is no ducting around the garage, the fan is so strong that all the air in the place moves when it turns on.
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hi,i have a tin wood heater in my garage right now but i am putting in a modine hot dawg heater in a few days.i have been using the wood heat for 3 yrs.but i never get much done during the winter here.it only puts out so much heat.my garage is an old one.from the newspaper i took out from one wall,i think it was built in 1919 or 1920.the hot dawg is a natural gas heater,hd60 is the one i bought.its supposed to put out about 48000 btus.it should warm it up nicely.my garage is 20 by 24.gradually improving the garage.sorry to be so long winded.
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:20 PM
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Slowriders 66 As for the laser thats only a model name.This is a fully vented system. Flue pipe system provides outside air for combustion and vents all combustion products(heat and vaporized water) to the outside.It has a small glass you can see the flame though the flame is blue like gas very hot the bowl it sits in glows red.The heat is sent in a heat chamber then though a heat exchanger with a circulation fan behind it then in to exhaust fan to the out side. As for the photo. I`am still a rookie at this P.S.I checked out your tool box. I need one like that.
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Thanks now I need a shop to put it in LOL

You have a digital camera?

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Slowride66 I don`t have a problem with the photo album or the classified ads. But I`am not to sure of my self with posting photo`s on this bulletin board.But Kevin 45 knows how to help an old man out. Thank you Kevin I looked at your album. Very nice truck and wow that has to be the biggest boar I have ever seen how much did it weigh.
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I was skeptical but am a beleiver, this is they way for new

I had a 24X36 pole building that I dug the gravel flor out of and poured a new concrete slab inside. I used 2" pink insulation on the bottom and sides of the slab and installed radiant plastic water tubes in the concrete. I am using a small boiler that is about the size of a house dehumidifier. I have pictures on my page. It has a wall intake and exhaust and runs on natural gas and virtualy silent. Could run on LP. Bills in cold northern Iowa are between $20-$60 a month. The coldest month yet was about $60. One thing to remember, when letting the garage cool off or turning the heat off, all of the items in the garage will cool off too. These items act like heat sinks absorbing the heat from your furnace. In my case I am better to leave the heat on at 60* 24X7. I turn it on in Nov and off sometime in April. The floor is warm and the inside temp at 60 feels alot warmer than that. I could talk all day about this set up but to keep it short, after doing the research I found this was by far the way to go. Very happy.
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The heated floor is great .I also keep my temp at 55 so my floor dont sweat and. i heat my wood working shop up stairs at the same time It maintains this on low once the temp is were i set it. I do not know how much fuel i have used yet, i started with 3/4s of tank 275 gals and now i still have a little less then a 1/2 tank so i am very happy with this.
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Just remember to get a carbon monoxide detector. Keep yourself safe.
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Mal 18 I have a carbon monxide and smoke detectors.This is a sealed unit taking air from the outside and exhaust to the outside.So i hope i will not need them.
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