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Old 11-21-2012, 12:10 PM   #4936
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My heater is 250,000 btu.

I have 2 7500 w (?) electric heaters that will just HOLD the temp, not really warm it up. If I plan on working a long time, i plug them in, warm it up with the propane, and have the electrics going constantly. Problem with the electric is it is DANG spendy to run them for any length of time, and i cant run anything else electric in my garage with both heaters going...

Maybe i should invest in some insulation?
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:18 PM   #4937
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My heater is 250,000 btu.


Maybe i should invest in some insulation?
........or a home in a warmer location.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #4938
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Maybe i should invest in some insulation?
Staple this stuff up on your walls and ceiling. Helps out alot in summer and winter.


http://www.lowes.com/pd_409815-56291...ion&facetInfo=

It's EASY to install, cheap, and brightens up the shop, too.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:04 PM   #4939
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Current status...



Got it cleaned out enough to fit one LARGE car, 2 bikes, and a whole bunch of shelves / workbenches. Bikes aren't really accessible, but I can't ride them right now anyways. I'm impressed that, for the first time in my life, we are using a garage to park a car in nightly.
Took me a minute - are those tire tracks from the snow?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:09 PM   #4940
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When I get home from a ride, I pull the bike up the steep driveway, then slide the rear tire around so the bike is ready to go again. The 250 has been replaced by a 750 Aprilia, which requires a rear wheel stand on dolly wheels to turn it around. ]
Shane Watts' riding school will teach you to do a 180 degree wheelie.

You have no garage in the Sierras. I have a garage in Dallas. Wanna trade?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:16 PM   #4941
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Took me a minute - are those tire tracks from the snow?
Thankfully, no snow yet. The tracks are from the rain.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #4942
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That's beautiful - I admire a clean and organized shop. The presence of a shop vac is telling - I need to get one.
Thanks! I am somewhat reluctant to admit that I even mop the floor now and then!

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:47 PM   #4943
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1500 watt electric is about 5000 btu. The pictured heater is probably 50000 - 75000 btu. The difference is huge.

There are vented propane furnaces/heaters but I don't know of any that are portable (it is a good idea, though).

I have a Kerosun vented kerosene heater, but I don't run it much - the floor stays so cold it somehow doesn't seem worth it. I use the Halogen worklights for light and heat - right on the hands, where it counts (or stay inside near the woodstove).
Not sure if this is a good idea, bu it is propane an really puts out the heat!



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This propane-fueled, 41,000 BTU heater produces radiant heat with a 15-feet range for up to 12 hours on a single tank. It features a stainless steel construction that holds up to any weather conditions, a convenient wheeled base, a safety tilt cut-off switch for safety and an easy push-button Piezo-electric starter with thermostat.
$129 at Home Depot.

The instructions say "outdoor use only", but I suspect that is lawyerese!

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #4944
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$129 at Home Depot.

The instructions say "outdoor use only", but I suspect that is lawyerese!

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Yeah, they don't want some guy's wife to sue them after his stupid ass died when he was using that in his garage.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:18 AM   #4945
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I posted this in the WTF thread, but wonder if anyone in this thread has done this?

although I've seen airplane hangers like this, the cars were unanticipated

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:39 AM   #4946
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:10 AM   #4947
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I need a bigger garage. And more organized. And to not be such a slob.

It's a one car garage, and a small one at that. I have 2 big bikes, (FZ1 & CBR) in there, a new Husky dirt bike and I just bought another bike to modify (Ninja 650). Lots of tools, tons of parts.

I have a 20" powermatic drill press, 13x40 lathe, Lincoln TIG welder, hydraulic tubing bender etc. I would have a lot more stuff if I had the space as it is I can barely wiggle my way around bikes to get at things.

This winter with the new project I am taking two of the big bikes down to a friends house to store for the winter.

Here's my plywood and steel bike lift



Another shot about 10' further back



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Old 11-22-2012, 06:15 AM   #4948
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Jebus! How do you not kill yourself working in there?
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:39 AM   #4949
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Jebus! How do you not kill yourself working in there?


Sometimes I get a little crazy



My next house, soon, I'm building a huge shop with more space than I can possibly use.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:27 AM   #4950
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Yeah, they don't want some guy's wife to sue them after his stupid ass died when he was using that in his garage.

I can think of several families where the wife would tear up the instruction manual before giving that heater to hubby as a "gift."
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