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Old 10-12-2003, 08:11 AM
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warming up the shop

Well, I'm finally gonna do it. No more chopping wood and running around to get propane. The other day I found an almost brand new LP gas Earth Stove for $100. It's All cast iron with a glass front so I can watch those fake ceramic logs burn. It plugs into 120V for the fan, thermostat and LP regulator. It'll vent to my old wood stove stack. The thing weighs about 350lbs and I can't belive I didn't tear up my back getting it home. I'm thinking,on high this baby'll run me right out of the shop. Now all I have left to do is T-off from the furnace in the basement, dig a short 20 foot trench and run a gas line out to the shop.

Ahhh.. WARMTH! I can dig it

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Old 10-12-2003, 10:15 AM
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I install those type of appliances for 3-4 months of the year after the usda season is over. Earth Stove makes a good unit, it'll keep you toasty. If it's a direct vent stove you probably should run the flue pipe seperately from the wood stove pipe, in other words take the wood stove pipe out and just run the direct vent pipe in it's place. If it's b-vent, run it inside the wood stove pipe to the outside, stuff insulation around the pipe either inside or at the termination to keep any backdrafting gasses and drafts to come back into the building. Thermostats can be used, there's even remote controls with thermostats. If you have any questions, send me a pm. I've installed approx. 1500 wood, gas inserts and freestanding stoves over the last 12 years. I've got a Jotul in my living room. Great for area heating, saves a ton on the heating bill. Dan P.S. You stole that unit, that's a great price.
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Thanks for the help Dan. I've been really busy here lately, but it's finally coming together. With any luck, I'll build a fire in it tomorrow.

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Old 10-14-2003, 06:54 AM
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Adios numb knuckles Good deal.


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kool. you can work all year round. (i need a heater)(just don't tell the woman)
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Old 10-14-2003, 07:50 AM
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kool. you can work all year round. (i need a heater)(just don't tell the woman)
Hey Larry, the Woman knows... That pile of dirt in the backyard yesterday was a dead giveaway!

I've been workin in the shop year round anywhoo, this'll make it a whole lot more livable out there. The Chebbies'll dig it too. I'm storing the hardtop in a buddy's garage till the dust from the bodywork on the Delray all settles.
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with that kind of heater, would it be safe to paint in the winter???
or would there be an explosion hazard??? it would be too kool to be able to paint in the cold......
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Old 10-14-2003, 08:25 PM
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Larry, it wouldn't be any more of an explosion hazard then a wood stove would be - probably less because it's more efficient and it's all sealed up. I've never painted more then sandable primer in the wintertime, too many temperature variables. I've primed in the garage during the winter with a toned down wood stove. With this thing, I can shut it completley off once I get the place and all the sheet metal all up to temperature. That's more then you can say for wood heat. Natural Gas is as good as it gets other then electric heat, and buddy, I don't even want to go there. $$$$$.....

Oh by the way Dan, it's up and runnin' and I love it. I took most of your advice - thanks I'm havin' a garage warming party as we speak
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Good deal, you'll love the heater. Let me know if you want some dress-up coals and embers. Dan
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