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    Heater for a one-car garage

    Hi all,

    I have an unheated one-car garage that I would like to heat up. Any recommendations on a heater that's good? By good, I mean one that strikes a balance between cost and effectiveness. Thanks guys.

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    Re: Heater for a one-car garage

    Are you looking for an electric, propane... etc?

    I have a propane tank with a double burner in my basement garage. Even though it never gets close to freezing down there, its nice to take the "chill" out of the air when I am working.

    I am not sure if you are wanting something that keeps it heated at all times, or just when you are working.

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    Re: Heater for a one-car garage

    Quote Originally Posted by acc1079 View Post
    Are you looking for an electric, propane... etc?

    I have a propane tank with a double burner in my basement garage. Even though it never gets close to freezing down there, its nice to take the "chill" out of the air when I am working.

    I am not sure if you are wanting something that keeps it heated at all times, or just when you are working.
    I think an electric one would be simpler...........plus I just want to heat the garage when I'm working.

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    Re: Heater for a one-car garage

    Step 1: BTU Calculator provided by the heater shop .com

    Step 2: Find the heater you like.
    Heaters from The heater shop. Online sales of gas and electric space, convection and convection patio heaters.

    I just recently bought a propane forced air heater - and it will raise the temp. in my garage very quickly. I am using a 75k-125k BTU adjustable in a 3 bay garage.

    For a 1 car garage you could probably get by with a tank top unit like acc1079 said he used.


    These are very nice little heaters - as I have used a small one of them as well (a single burner).

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    Re: Heater for a one-car garage

    Here's my next question.........the space in my garage is tight so unfortunately some portion of my car will be in the heater's line of site. Will this be dangerous to my paint? What I want to do is heat the room to be at least 55 degrees so I can wax it.

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    Re: Heater for a one-car garage

    It will be fine. The heater I showed you moves up and down. You can point it at the ceiling if you wanted to.

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    Re: Heater for a one-car garage

    Quote Originally Posted by loudog2 View Post
    It will be fine. The heater I showed you moves up and down. You can point it at the ceiling if you wanted to.
    Don't know if I'm going to have to buy one yet.......I just remembered that my uncle has something but I don't know if it can be aimed in any direction like the one you showed me. I'll have to get more details about it off of him.

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    Re: Heater for a one-car garage

    mcpp66,

    I have a two car garage I do a lot of work in. 22x22 The walls are insulated but the door is not. When it's 30 to 40 outside, it's in the 50's inside. I was looking for a propane heater but took a electric heater we got at Costco. It's one of the Parabolic dish types and it will get garage up to the mid 60's to 70 degree's.

    This isn't the exact one we have but something like it.

    Costco - Presto HeatDish Parabolic Heater Plus Footlight

    I also have 1300 watt halogen lights and if I'm polishing I have them on anyway and they put out quite a bit of heat.

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