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Best Heating Solution for a Cold Garage?

 
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Dec 16, 2017 18:57 |  #16

gjl711 wrote in post #18512109 (external link)
I did think not for a studio but for a workspace. Three things are needed, insulate, stop drafts, add heat. For insulation I used regular fiberglass and covered with plywood. For air infiltration, the garage door was the hardest to seal but adding rubber seals to the door made a pretty decent insulator. For heat, stay away from the gas/propane ones and use those oil-filled electric heaters. You don't want to be breathing fumes in an enclosed space though I guess for a studio, the lights might be enough by themselves. :)

For a space "part of garage," in a place of moderate climate, I'd also recommend oil-filled electric heaters, even two or three.

If we were talking about a permanent studio space in a place that spends a few weeks below freezing, I'd recommend a "real" HVAC system.




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Dec 21, 2017 18:58 |  #17

I have a ceiling mounted natural gas burning heater. Vented out the roof, with thermostat. Heats a 2 car garage comfortably (insulated garage in Kansas).

Not too bad price wise, thinking it was around $800 installed. Would do everything you want it to.

I know bosch I think it is makes a wall mounted dual unit AC and Heat that look nice, but I think it will be much more pricey.




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Jan 19, 2018 09:23 |  #18

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Jan 19, 2018 09:26 as a reply to CyberDyneSystems's post |  #19

where'd you get that sweet turntable stand?


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Jan 19, 2018 10:53 |  #20

Funny thing is, I have that stove in my garage, but it's not plumbed in yet,. and that turntable looks exactly like the old Pioneer I had since teenage hood that I inherited from my step mother, that now belongs to my 18 year old Nephew...

But this image came from google images :)


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Jan 19, 2018 11:04 as a reply to CyberDyneSystems's post |  #21

i kinda had a feeling. :D

the turntable i "stole" from dad back in high school looked a lot like that one too. The lid was not hinged so you not only had to have a place to sit it, but putting it back on while playing a record, especially under the influence of any kind of alcohol, was damn near impossible. lol


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Feb 04, 2018 10:29 |  #22

Garage spaces are notoriously cold -
I suggest using polystyrene sheets say minimum 5cm thick to create an insulated area first.
If you can insulate the actual floor using wood/vinyl - this will remove the intrinsic chill from a concrete floor.
Then add-in your selected heat source - varies:
- fan heaters
- A/c unit
- oil-based radiator

In Bulgaria during winter, temperatures can typically drop to -20C.
Here, we use wood-burners for heat - for most garage-areas, workshops, studios (external to the actual house)


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