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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-26-2017, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Winter time when most guys are not riding, the forum topics tend to devolve from bikes to other things.

So here is one of those.

I have a really neat combustion heater to warm my garage so I can work in comfort during the cold winter months. Sitting around watching TV at night, if I get cold I will go out in the garage, fire it up and stand in front of it just like a fire pit.

No I have not tried roasting marsh mellows with it yet.

Picked it up at Tractor Supply a couple of years ago for $170. Definitely worth the price of admission.
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Winter time when most guys are not riding, the forum topics tend to devolve from bikes to other things.

So here is one of those.

I have a really neat combustion heater to warm my garage so I can work in comfort during the cold winter months. Sitting around watching TV at night, if I get cold I will go out in the garage, fire it up and stand in front of it just like a fire pit.

No I have not tried roasting marsh mellows with it yet.

Picked it up at Tractor Supply a couple of years ago for $170. Definitely worth the price of admission.
My kids just got me one for Christmas. Is it this cold in Fresno??
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You know, you could put wings on that and make a V-1. Oh wait, someone already did that. Never mind.
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My kids just got me one for Christmas. Is it this cold in Fresno??
No not near that cold. Coldest nights will see the mid to upper 20's. It's a damp cold here and feels much colder than the thermometer indicates. Plus I don't tolerate the cold very well in my advanced age...Lol.

Morale of the story: Why gut it out in the cold when you can make your garage balmy with the flick of a switch and a little diesel fuel.

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I use a two burner "Mr Sun" to heat my tin shop (no insulation) and it works pretty good if the temp is around freezing............it will get the working space up to 60 degrees or so and that's good. Propane isn't cheap though.............https://www.houzz.com/product/133328...iABEgKC-PD_BwE
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i use to have one of the same heaters and unless you like your marshmallows roasted black i dont recommend using it for smores making..
now that i sold the heater(a couple years ago) i now have a garage lol

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Don't you have to vent the room when using one of those?

I prefer the oil filled electric heaters that are safe. Sure they don't blast out the heat, but will keep an insulated garage much warmer than nothing.
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Don't you have to vent the room when using one of those?

I prefer the oil filled electric heaters that are safe. Sure they don't blast out the heat, but will keep an insulated garage much warmer than nothing.
All "open" element heaters recommend outside use or an open environment. I figure my shop is open enough (gaps all over the place and a large roof vent). I have been using one now for about 15 years with no problems. Even in my previous garage that was well sealed and insulated.

You can even put that on my head stone.
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it does not stink up the garage or house, it won't choke me and cause me to pass out and die, and I can leave it run all winter for pretty damn cheap...this way the garage is always warm so I can go in there and hang out any time I get the urge ..plus my bike stays nice and toasty all winter....

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Never use one in your house during a power outage with the windows shut. Lot's of tragic CO2 poisoning stories to go around.
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I used a similar heater many years ago. It worked longer and cleaner on kerosene as compared to diesel. But both stank and required electricity as well as fuel, so I sold it. Now I dress warm and get a fire going in the wood stove if I'm going to be out in the shop for more than a few hours.
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