Re: I am dieing to work on bikes. how do you heat your garage?

Woodstove is relatively cheap, easy, worry free. Downside is when I want to heat up my shed 18'x24' 2-story with uninsulated 2x4 walls if its 20 F when I start it takes a couple hours to get up to 60. bigger stove would probably help.

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Re: I am dieing to work on bikes. how do you heat your garage?

^ man that looks super cozy

the best thing i found for an uninsulated shop is to get some of those clamp on heat lamps. you point about 5 of those bad boys right at ya and get to work.

Re: I am dieing to work on bikes. how do you heat your garage?

I just now hooked up one of those clamp deals with a 40W bulb, to keep a garage spigot from freezing. They have a double outlet receptacle(17.00) that energizes at 34 degrees F and de-energizes at about 45. It will carry up to 1800 watts.

Expensive but necessary.

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Wood stove...oak I cut and split...along with some hedge I also prepared. Getting up now to start it. Go back in a couple hours...it's real nice.

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Megasaurass wRexckses /

Here’s my heater until it gets real cold.

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An oven burner inside a file cabinet. For powder coating but more effective at heating than my window unit. An electric furnace could run off a generator.. under armour and carhart, wool socks, run the exhaust out tho if ur gassing.

8” pipe with drinking fountain fan mounted inside and hanging from pull out rack. The pipe is hot and blowing with hot stove top glass panels on the side walls. Alleyway junk, a couple dryers stacked to insulate. I think it all runs on 110v.

Re: I am dieing to work on bikes. how do you heat your garage?

these are pretty great and pretty cheap if you rent and don't want to build any actual infrastructure or you have multiple work spaces.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002WRHE8/

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Re: I am dieing to work on bikes. how do you heat your garage?

we have a furnace, works great. for the whole garage!

excuse the FD/hot rod pics, just to show the full garage :)

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Re: I am dieing to work on bikes. how do you heat your garage?

Live in Savannah. :P

Re: I am dieing to work on bikes. how do you heat your garage?

> Sam Axe (OFMC) Wrote:

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> you heat it with a heater you dumbass.Talk about me asking stupid

> questions to you fucking jackholes.I bet this guy is a blonde.

The guy sucks

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Are you asking me out?

Re: I am dieing to work on bikes. how do you heat your garage?

Sam is on drugs again, he can't help it.

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Hopefully you will not be in the garage the next few days....-25 coming up....

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> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> Hopefully you will not be in the garage the next few days....-25 coming

> up....

Supposed to be really cold in Ohio ,but nothing like MN. Stay safe,Stephen and batten down the hatches.

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> Don Ohio Wrote:

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> > Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> > -------------------------------------------------------

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> > Hopefully you will not be in the garage the next few days....-25

> coming

>

> > up....

>

> Supposed to be really cold in Ohio ,but nothing like MN. Stay

> safe,Stephen and batten down the hatches.

Thanks Don, been a while since I've seen these temps, we brought our cars in the shop tonight! -26 as I type.

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Re: I am dieing to work on bikes. how do you heat your garage?

I bought 2 of those for my wife's Lincoln LS to mount in front of heater intake air . That way she gets instant heat.

Got the place in FL and she doesn't need it anymore.

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Bein' a poor man most of my life, I had to improvise. When I was 18 yrs. old I got a job,12 hrs. a day, at a precast concrete plant in Columbus,OH. That being all year round indoor work, I had to drive my 62 Ford Falcon every weekday in some very cold weather a lot of times.

I used a dipstick heater inserted into the oil, and a 100 watt bulb hung by the battery.

The car started ALWAYS.

I believe a rough service bulb(old style,not LED or the fluorescent) hung by the car battery is the best. I know SOME car batteries are in a bad place though like under the floorboard or in the trunk, and that would probably not be smart to hang a hot bulb in those cases.

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I've had to light a fire under a Cat more than once to get it warm enough to start.

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Be careful doing that...oil and grease can catch fire! Tow trucks in less litigious times used to have propane burners on an arm not unlike a modern wheel lift...used to heat frozen engines....worked sometimes, set the car on fire others. The light bulb under the hood trick works very well if you don't have a block or radiator hose heater.

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Propane propane........

So many uses

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> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> Be careful doing that...oil and grease can catch fire! Tow trucks in

> less litigious times used to have propane burners on an arm not unlike a

> modern wheel lift...used to heat frozen engines....worked sometimes, set

> the car on fire others. The light bulb under the hood trick works very

> well if you don't have a block or radiator hose heater.

I have a 600W block heater in my backhoe and it is a great thing. I just knocked out a freeze plug and installed it.

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Those really do work well, many cars sold in this part of the country used to come with them as part of a cold weather package...not sure if they still do, the modern fuel injected cars seem to start very reliably if you even pretend to take care of them.

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> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> Those really do work well, many cars sold in this part of the country

> used to come with them as part of a cold weather package...not sure if

> they still do, the modern fuel injected cars seem to start very reliably

> if you even pretend to take care of them.

Coupled with the intake heater which resembles a huge cigarette lighter, the 918 Allis-Chalmers monster Backhoe will start in some really cold weather.

Fortunately I rarely have to start it since we moved into town in Ohio. WISH I could magically transport it here to FL sometimes. LOL!

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Never heard of the intake air heater, but whatever works, we are "up" to a "balmy" -2 right now! :D

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Yeah, Stephen, it's a pretty good draw on the electric before you start the tractor. You hold the start switch all the way over and it energizes the high current solenoid. Just for diesels AFAIK.

Hold for 40 seconds or more and that will heat the air when you hit the START Button. Works GREAT!

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