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Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter)
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
2/8/22 6:29 a.m.
sanyarcosean said:
sanyarcosean said:

Just bought this for the Motorcycle Shop portion of the garage.  Its brick on all 4 sides and uninsulated.  Once in and installed Ill let you all know how it works

https://www.amazon.com/Comfort-CZ230ER-Digital-Fan-Forced-Full-Function/dp/B07QM2H5TR

Update on this heater. 

It works amazing for its price.  It has been between 14 and 40 degrees and has no problem keeping my single bay brick motorcycle shop at 70 degrees.  It also does not need to run constantly to do so.

I hard wired it on a 40 amp circuit in the shop.

Sean

What's your sqft/ceiling height?

clownkiller
clownkiller HalfDork
2/8/22 4:09 p.m.

Where are you?

sanyarcosean
sanyarcosean HalfDork
2/11/22 7:12 a.m.
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter) said:
sanyarcosean said:
sanyarcosean said:

Just bought this for the Motorcycle Shop portion of the garage.  Its brick on all 4 sides and uninsulated.  Once in and installed Ill let you all know how it works

https://www.amazon.com/Comfort-CZ230ER-Digital-Fan-Forced-Full-Function/dp/B07QM2H5TR

Update on this heater. 

It works amazing for its price.  It has been between 14 and 40 degrees and has no problem keeping my single bay brick motorcycle shop at 70 degrees.  It also does not need to run constantly to do so.

I hard wired it on a 40 amp circuit in the shop.

Sean

What's your sqft/ceiling height?

We are in Southern PA and  have 10' ceilings and about 450 sq ft.  

Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter)
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
2/12/22 9:54 a.m.

Awesome we're not far from you and just over 500sq with 11'. Probably plenty to take the edge off. 

t44tq
t44tq New Reader
4/11/22 2:25 p.m.

If you're not opening and closing the garage door and don't mind a slow recovery, an electric, oil-filled radiator heater works really well for heating a garage. I have a Delonghi electric radiator in my garage and even set on 3 out of 5 with half turned off (two heating circuits in it with separate switches), it keeps my garage at about 65F without issue.

If I turn both switches on and the heat to max, I can keep the garage in the high 70s, but that's too warm for me.

MiniDave
MiniDave New Reader
4/17/22 4:28 p.m.

Do you have a window anywhere in the garage?

I have a similar setup, 2 car garage under the bedrooms of the house so I wasn't interested in running anything with a flame or that made fumes. My solution was a 25K BTU A/C-heater that fits in the lower half of a double sash window in the side of the garage, I did have to run a 240V service to it  but I dual that with my big 60 gal air compressor (I obviously can't run both at the same time off the same circuit, but that's no issue - I just swap out the plug for whatever I need to run) The nicest part of it is that it doesn't cost a whole lot to run, even tho my garage doors leak air like crazy - fortunately they're on the southeast side of my house, no no winter wind blowing in.

In the summer it's not only cool but not humid, in the winter it will take the chill off nicely and allow me to work comfortably even on really cold days.....my shop can get down into the high 30's when it's really cold out - like below 10* - so I run it for about an hour and it's a comfortable mid 50's. Doesn't really warm the tools up tho, so gloves are required!

Having the cool temps in the summer was my main motivation, the warm shop in the winter was a bonus!

The Fridgidaire A/C unit cost about $600 on Amazon, I did my own install of the 240V circuit with materials from HD, so probably another $100 there. I've had it for a couple of years now, works perfectly.

From my experience, those 240V 5000 watt electric heaters are a waste of money - they do not do the job.

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