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Old 01-25-2003, 09:32 AM
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I have decided that I NEED one of those propane/120V heaters for my garage. I will eventually install a furnace but would like some relief now from the cold ( it's currently -31C ).

Does anyone have one of these units?

Are they any good? They are on for about $200 but there is no point buying one of they are junk.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-25-2003, 09:35 AM
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I am not sure of the ones you are talking about. I have a propane Mr Heater brand radiant heater. It works very well. Of course it does not get -31 in Texas.

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[quote]Originally posted by TurboS10:
<strong>I am not sure of the ones you are talking about. I have a propane Mr Heater brand radiant heater. It works very well. Of course it does not get -31 in Texas.

Chris</strong><hr></blockquote>
Here is a pic of one similar to the one I may buy.heater

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I could not see the pic.

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[quote]Originally posted by TurboS10:
<strong>I could not see the pic.

Chris</strong><hr></blockquote>

Ah, stupid thing. I can't get it to work.
Lets see if the link works now.

<a href="http://www.hattec.com/heater.jpeg" target="_blank">heater</a>

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I've got one about twice as big as that one but it's old.I bought it at a Local Estate Auction for $30 and brought it home.

Pin Oak Elementary School had what they called a 'Fall Festival' which is basically what it is right,in the middle of November and every year they have a dunking booth.It gets in the 30's here in November just so you'll know.

They always called upon me to bring the dunking booth from the high school up town to Pin Oak.Then,I would fill it full of water and fire that heater up.In 15-20 minutes,that whole 75 gallons of water that people take a bath in at the mercy of little kids throwing baseballs would hit anywhere from 90-100F.Now that's good for it being in the 30's and then getting the water to get that hot with that heater.

If you can get one new for $200 I would go far it.They are excellent heaters and aren't a ***** to maintain.Just fill her up and go.I used to use it in my garage for some of my projects also,but now I have a steel wood fireplace keeping me warm.

Hope This Helps.
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Thanks Izzy. It sounds like a good buy. The local Co-op has some $200 units ( 40k BTU ) arriving on Wed. I'll have to pick one up.

It will be so nice not freezing to the ground when I work on my cars. BTW it is a balmy -28C here now. Spring must be near.

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if that is what i think it is, it has a fire in the tube and blows are through right? a friend has one, works great, except for the making the eyes water if you get in direct flow of it, they borrowed a karosene one and used deisel in it and worked just as good without the eye problems.
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My 6 log wood burner isn't doing much to warm the garage today, its -8 with a wind chill of -23. I hope the school are closed its to cold for the kids to stand outside for the bus. Tomorrow is supposed to be 32* hope we warm up!


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[quote]Originally posted by tm454:
<strong> its -8 with a wind chill of -23. I hope the school are closed its to cold for the kids to stand outside for the bus. Tomorrow is supposed to be 32* hope we warm up!


Todd </strong><hr></blockquote>

Oh man. It was -49c with the wind chill on Friday. I was outside this morning and the snow is melting from the roof. No freezing my butt today.
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Mama got me a Mr. Heater for Christmas and it works great in my single stall crap house garage!
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