electric shop heater?

Discussion in 'Workshop and Home Improvement' started by swelltimes, Oct 27, 2018.

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    swelltimes SILVER Star

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    I have a ~750 square feet garage, insulated walls and ceilings, part concrete / part dirt floor, with two garage doors.

    A Modine HotDawg or similar gas heater would be ideal, but I'm getting quotes of $3200 and up for an install.

    Wondering if anyone has used an electric heater, like any of these units?
    Dr. Heater 10000w
    Dr. Heater 7500w
    Farenheat 7500w

    I live in MA, so winters get cold, and the shoulder seasons can be chilly, too. I wouldn't be using this to keep my shop at a certain temp, except when I know I'll be out there and working.

    Thoughts?
     
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    this is my set up , A TASKMASTER Series electrical unit

    i highly recomend it , it keeps my 2 bay shop comfortably sweating in Feburary

    they have a full line of bigger and smaller ones



    this will keep the swell times going


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    Cool, I hadn't seen those. They look pricey at first glance, but solid. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    What sort of electrical bills are you seeing with that? I'm debating my options. Running electric would definitely be the easiest, but likely the most costly to operate.
     
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    I had my 50k hot dawg done all in $2100 canadian $3100 US seems pretty steep
     
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    Totally agree.

    I checked with a smaller propane / fuel company, and they said if I pulled the appropriate permits, and did the install and electrical myself, they'd be happy to send a tech up to do the gas and pipe fitting.

    If that's the case, I think I'll start saving towards a unit that pulls combustion air from the outside, so I can don't have to worry so much about using solvents, paints, etc.
     
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    Yes thats the thing i didnt research much before i did mine. Wish i would have got one that pulls the air from outside. Guess no painting in the winter haha
     
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