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Posted: 9/3/2005 4:50:08 AM EDT
Almost to the final stages , 24 x 32, not quite 9 ' ceiling. All insulated, and chip board inside, wrapped and siding outside.

Live on farm , gets pretty cold and normally a lot of wind, snow, etc.

768 square feet. Prob fed by propane.

Any thoughts, ideas?

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:12:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 5:18:29 AM EDT by tequilabob]
yeah, one of these works great, they have a propane conversion i believe. i have an older type that we hung in buddies garge to keep the bikes in in the winter, basic insulation and keep the thermostat at 50 in the winter

damn forgot to add link

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:14:06 AM EDT
When I lived in MT I went with more BTU's than
required to save on fuel. (Natural Gas)
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:33:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 5:39:05 AM EDT by woodbutcher223308]
Thanks TB , I was looking there before posting. I was just looking for opinions and experience.

When we get it totally done were having a garage warming party, HAHAHAHa,

euchre, beer , and bad puns. ...and food.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:44:37 AM EDT

Something that big (24x32) you should be looking for something in the 75K-125K BTU range. 30K will not cut it.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:51:30 AM EDT
sorry guy, i live in texas.

if you were asking about a garage air conditioner, i might be able to help you there...
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:54:49 AM EDT
Heaters, I prefer the Glock 17, AR, AK and 1100.

Oh, you meant.....

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:01:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 6:02:19 AM EDT by woodbutcher223308]
Fast351, I know what ya mean about cold concrete, thats why all replies are apreciated.

Our dogs are going to be located in the garage too, but if I need to work on something, if your feet aint happy, you aint happy.

At least I dont have a Ford to fix.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:25:38 AM EDT
A THOUSAND sq feet should have a 40,000 btu heater
if you use this

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:29:35 AM EDT
T B , I used a calculator too, it said 12000 - 30000 btu, that is when I decided for advice.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:30:41 AM EDT
You should have put in radaint heat. I wish I could have in my current garage project, but I could not touch the foundation with out moving the whole danm thing due to zoning setback requirments. he

Radiant is really cool, umm hot. What I mean is that once the slab is heated to like 45 degrees, it will stay that way a long time and you can run at that temp for cheap. Of course you will not be able to start a project and get the heat to go up by twenty degrees in anything like a few hours, but the dogs should be happy on a forty degrees slab.

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:44:09 AM EDT
Thought about it , but, we are renting off my in-laws, they own the property, the old garage burned down, offered to pay for it , the radiant heat, but was turned down. We have a bigger garage so I was not going to be an ungrateful sob.

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 7:03:30 AM EDT
just feed the dogs some of you chili every night, that should warm the garage.

and i over calculated to a thousand feet, i think the 34,000 btu would be more than enough to keep the garage warm, espicially since you insulated like a house
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 7:08:03 AM EDT
I have a Modine Hot Dawg 55,000 BTU and it works great
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