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Old 02-03-2010, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by smithkustoms
Surely the 200,000 btu is not constant run time? Im sure it would have some kind of thermostat to adjust the heat output. If not it would be nothing more in a controlled fire in a metal box.
It says on the ad that thermostat is not included, But I believe it may still have a heat adjustment. The Read-Heater torpedo heater I had also said NO thermostat Included but it had different heat output settings. It just would not start and stop on its own at a certain temperature.

Honestly I like the idea of too much heat. Im a little skinny guy. Ive been cold since winter started. Inside or out. Hell im cold right now. But I don't want it to cost me $300 per month just to heat the garage a few hours a week either.

Im going to look at it as soon as the snow goes away. My next best option is this one: http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w..._503599_503599
Its also 200,000 btu but it says that it can be adjusted down to 75,000. That should work perfect. I can fire it up to max to heat in a hurry and turn it down after warm. At max heat it uses a 100lb tank in 29 hours.
Since I don't have a 100 lb tank. I figure a 20lb tank will last approx 5.8 hours.

Anyone know approx how much a 100lb propane tank costs? and the cost to have it filled?
As far as I can tell, the first unit is either on or off, no in the middle. So it will put out either 0 BTU's or 200,000 BTU's. The second one you posted would be a much better option since you can dial it back. If I was you I would save up a bit longer and get one like this http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...6365_200316365. It has a fan which means it will heat up your garage much faster than the radiant heaters you have listed. When I first told you about it being to large I didn't know it was a radiant heater, i still believe it will be to big but not as bad as I first thought.

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