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Old 11-01-2008, 07:21 PM
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Need way to heat a garage when spraying

I need to come up with an INEXPENSIVE way to heat my garage/spraybooth while painting when the outside temp is in the 40's.
Propane or Natural Gas are the best fuels for me to use.

Lets hear how you guys do it

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safest way i could think of would be some hot water baseboard heat using an externally mounted tankles water heater which could supply the hot water for the baseboard style hot water heat or a heating coil with a fan
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Check around for a hot air furnace and install it so it picks up outside air and blows in to the paint area..also look into some heat lamps to direct on the surface being painted..the idea is to get the metal warm..one of the fellows uses a electric blanket to warm the parts before shooting them..It is a to paint in cold weather and it does get chilly in Spokane..

Maybe it is a good idea to just do primer for now and then do the finish in the spring or find someone with a booth...

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For this to work you need two areas in your garage. You place a gas heater, compressor, and other electric equipment in the separate room and pipe the duct into the garage, using a spring or electric damper at the wall so that no fumes can get back into the furnace system when it shuts off. You will need a fan system built into the exterior wall of the paint booth to exhaust the fumes to the exterior. Just a squirrel cage with a home built filter system in the booth to catch the solids. Works very well.
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My first thought was to go to the local 2nd hand building supply and buy a 100K+btu input forced air gas furnace and set it up outside and duct the discharge into the garage, while leaving the intake side open to the exterior.

One concern is blowing in dust etc. What type of filters would be adequate for the intake to assure clean air in the garage?

Any suggestions on location and number of heat lamps to augment the faf?
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heater

we have found that a hot air furnace moves too much air(dust) around .Infrared works alright but gets costly.What we found what works nice is ceramic panels.plug in to the 110 and 1 will heat 10x10 area so you need 3-4.they are about $90 apiece .Mount flat on the wall and the manurfacture says that they can be painted with a mural so it doesn't matter if you get paint on them.They stick out about one inch on the wall,about 2x3.Relatively inexpensive to run.I'll try to post some more info if anyones interested.
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Where do you get these.
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re: need an inexpensive way to heat a garage

I bought two 2400 watt/240 volt electric heaters that are made to fit between your garage wall studs( 14 1/2 " wide) in the wall so they are wall-flush. Got them at Home Depot/Lowes, they are pretty cheap, less than $100 each and they have built-in fans. If you plan on painting in your garage wire around the built-in thermostats so they are strictly on or off; you don't want any arcing between the thermostat contacts. The coils don't get hot enough to ignite vapors and they keep my garage warm on the coldest days( SW Ohio ). I didn't say they were cheap to operate: just cheap to buy and easy to install.
My garage is only 24' X 28' so you may need a larger size, I think they sell a 3600-watt version too.

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what are these tiles you mention?
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ok i just shot epoxy primer today , i borrowed a friends 150,000 btu torpeido style heater. it heated the place up plenty and fast , i just cycled it on and off. i took the heater outside when i was spraying bought it back in when done. it was like 30 outside today but it was 65 to 70 inside............
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ok i just shot epoxy primer today , i borrowed a friends 150,000 btu torpeido style heater. it heated the place up plenty and fast , i just cycled it on and off. i took the heater outside when i was spraying bought it back in when done. it was like 30 outside today but it was 65 to 70 inside............
How much ventilation were you using while spraying? thx.
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panels

Sorry it took so long to find the name but I just finally had a chance to get up to my buddies garage.They are 2X2 panels and the website is www.econo-heat.com has 4 of them in his paint area but says he might get two more.Cheap to run and quiet.He is very happy with them.

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Sorry it took so long to find the name but I just finally had a chance to get up to my buddies garage.They are 2X2 panels and the website is http://www.econo-heat.com/main.html.He has 4 of them in his paint area but says he might get two more.Cheap to run and quiet.He is very happy with them.


I could not get that link to work.
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How much ventilation were you using while spraying? thx.

all i had was opening the shop door when i was done and air that came in around the garage door.over spray really wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. its been many years sense i sprayed a car so it took a bit to get going again and with a new gun took a bit to figure things out. i did use a respirator , don't spray with out a good one.
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I could not get that link to work.

http://www.econo-heat.com/main.html
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