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Garage Heaters?
grege93 Offline
#1 Posted:
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Anybody know anything about how effective the 30,000 BTU natural gas wall or free standing heaters are. $189 at Menards. These are ventless too. Supposedly heats up to 1,000 sq. ft. LMK GREG
I was thinking about making it portable. My overhead door is about 30 ft. from my natural gas quick disconnect fitting for my grill. I figured if I got myself a 35 ft. line with the quick disconnect fittings I could hook it up when I needed it.
Dragan187 Offline
#2 Posted:
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Do you need to heat your garage while you smoke your cigars? If yes, a cheaper alternative is to get a propane heater. Go to your local hardware store and get a single burner (40 bucks)attach it to a propane tank and youre all set.
delarob Offline
#3 Posted:
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My buddy has one of those wall heaters. It sucks. Worked fine for a little while, it's been a shelf for the past few years.
jbj03301988 Offline
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Dragan187 wrote:
Do you need to heat your garage while you smoke your cigars? If yes, a cheaper alternative is to get a propane heater. Go to your local hardware store and get a single burner (40 bucks)attach it to a propane tank and youre all set.


thats what i did.. they also have a double burner for like 10 bucks more i was debating on that but figured it would burn up 2x as much fuel..

jim
grege93 Offline
#5 Posted:
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How long will you get from a 20 lb. tank?
mikey1597 Offline
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jbj03301988 wrote:
thats what i did.. they also have a double burner for like 10 bucks more i was debating on that but figured it would burn up 2x as much fuel..

jim



My brother has one of the double burners. Don't know how much gas it uses but I know it throws out some heat. We used it in our garage one New Years Eve, it was about 20 outside and nice and warm in the garage. We even had a window open for ventilation.
Czechmate0 Offline
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As a point of reference I get about 10 hours out of a full size propane tank with my 46,000 BTU outdoor heater
grege93 Offline
#8 Posted:
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A full size propane tank is what size? I was looking at 20 - 100 lb. tanks?
DrafterX Offline
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I've got a kerosene heater that works real well... trouble I have is finding a place that sells kerosene in bulk.. it's too expensive to buy a gallon a time at the hardware store...
rfenst Offline
#10 Posted:
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It's 63F right now and will go down to 40F by morning. Time to pull the electric heater out. Hell, I actuall wore pants, a long sleveles shirt, socks and a jacket to work today.
DrafterX Offline
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rfenst wrote:
It's 63F right now and will go down to 40F by morning. Time to pull the electric heater out. Hell, I actuall wore pants, a long sleveles shirt, socks and a jacket to work today.



I've been stubborn and have refused to recognize winter but I grabbed a coat today... and it was actually warmer today than yesterday...
grege93 Offline
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Wind chill in Chicago was 8 today!
Czechmate0 Offline
#13 Posted:
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grege93 wrote:
A full size propane tank is what size? I was looking at 20 - 100 lb. tanks?




Twenty lbs, standard tank you would use for a grill
edwarderc2 Offline
#14 Posted:
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Yeah, I'm picking up one of those propane tank-top heaters, Czech.

I'm freezing my butt off in the garage up here.
FATASH Offline
#15 Posted:
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How safe are the propane heaters. I don't want to burn down
the garage... I few drinks a few sticks and who knows.
gimbel Offline
#16 Posted:
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Move to a warmer state, no heater needed.
FATASH Offline
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That was'nt very nice.. hehe
Dragan187 Offline
#18 Posted:
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As long as you keep it a couple of feet from the wall you should be fine. My single burner gets my 2 car garage nice and warm in about 30 minutes. I have a box fan that i turn on every 1/2 hour for about 20 seconds just to circulate the warm air in the garage. 1 tank lasts me the entire winter....but I do not smoke in the garage daily. regardless....a 20 dollar propane tank will be cheaper than running your electric bill through the roof with a space heater or heaters.Herfing
Wildcat2002 Offline
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I purchased a 28000 BTU natural gas heater for my porch 2 years ago and have been very happy with it. I fire it up about 20 minutes before I lite one up and I am in hog heaven.
gimbel Offline
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I just enjoyed a cigar outside is sunny 74* weather. Haaaaa!!
skarpachi Offline
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what's this single burner / double burner you guys speak of? It's supposed to be like 20 in chicago tomorrow with high winds and I want to enjoy a few sticks while watching the bears beat up on the lions. My crappy electric heater just doesn't do it anymore.

take a pic and pm me for my addy
blueswon Offline
#22 Posted:
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gimbel wrote:
I just enjoyed a cigar outside is sunny 74* weather. Haaaaa!!

Uriah you suck.. A Mr. Heater with a attachment for 20lb propane tank works out great for me..
FATASH Offline
#23 Posted:
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I'll post a pic of the single burner propane heater..
Hawgwobbler1 Offline
#24 Posted:
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I'd stay away from kerosene......too much carbon monoxide......propane burns much cleaner......like a gas stove in your house.......I burn a Mr Heater single burner in my possum van........keeps toasty warm and I can surf cigarbid on my laptop.......a little reneck I know.....wife thinks I'm nuts but the house doesn't smell
f16devils Offline
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I have to get something for the porch. I was looking at Mr. Heater today. Are they any good? How long will a 20 lb cylinder last?
Czechmate0 Offline
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f16devils wrote:
I have to get something for the porch. I was looking at Mr. Heater today. Are they any good? How long will a 20 lb cylinder last?



If you are looking for a heater, I would recommend the patio heater I use. It is a 46,000btu patio heater I had purchased from Costco for $139 delivered. Lasts about 10 hours with the 20lb cylinder. Only downside is if it is windy, it obviously doesn't work nearly as well. All the heat radiates down, not up. Was initially concerned about the vinyl on the porch ceiling and ceiling fan blades melting. But has not been a problem, you can actually put your hand a few inches about the top and there is not much heat.
grege93 Offline
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Well I picked up the Mr. Heater 40,000-80,000 BTU. It's an upright Galvanized metal cylinder that has holes. Its burner is awesome! Heated my garage no problem. Got about 10 hrs. on a 20lb. cylinder. I love it!
fishinguitarman Offline
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http://www.onsalebestbuy.com/product/detail.php?go=B0002WRHE8&a=1






Smoked MANY cigars in front of mine....
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DrafterX wrote:
I've got a kerosene heater that works real well... trouble I have is finding a place that sells kerosene in bulk.. it's too expensive to buy a gallon a time at the hardware store...


I have been able to get 5 gallon drums at my local Home Depot for my kerosene heater
grege93 Offline
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FGM, I originally bought the one you have. It didn't give enough heat for me. I picked up this one and it gives off a ton of heat !

http://www.gasheaterstore.com/Mr-Heater-MH80CV-30000--80000-Btu-Propane-Convection-Heater-_p_50.html

$79.00 on sale at Menards!! 30,000- 80,000 BTU
fishinguitarman Offline
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grege93 wrote:
FGM, I originally bought the one you have. It didn't give enough heat for me. I picked up this one and it gives off a ton of heat !

http://www.gasheaterstore.com/Mr-Heater-MH80CV-30000--80000-Btu-Propane-Convection-Heater-_p_50.html

$79.00 on sale at Menards!! 30,000- 80,000 BTU




Geez, I'll bet that sucker does work but boy does it burn some fuel!
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
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skarpachi wrote:
what's this single burner / double burner you guys speak of? It's supposed to be like 20 in chicago tomorrow with high winds and I want to enjoy a few sticks while watching the bears beat up on the lions. My crappy electric heater just doesn't do it anymore.

take a pic and pm me for my addy


This:

http://tinyurl.com/2dtgrum

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM1442080901P?ci_sku=SPM1442080901&ci_src=14110944&i_cntr=1291922247693&sid=IDx20101019x00001a


(take your pick, both links go to the same place - sears)
DrMaddVibe Offline
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Can't ya just fire up the ol' '57 Chevy and close the garage doors?

I bet that would warm the place up real quick!Whistle
skarpachi Offline
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Thunder.Gerbil wrote:
This:

http://tinyurl.com/2dtgrum

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM1442080901P?ci_sku=SPM1442080901&ci_src=14110944&i_cntr=1291922247693&sid=IDx20101019x00001a


(take your pick, both links go to the same place - sears)


how's the fumes and smell? I used to use a torpedo heater but it was way too loud and it gave me the worst headaches in my small 2 car garage. I'm sure I would need to vent the garage a bit but I still need to stay warm. Supposed to be like 10 degrees in Chicago next week.
doug456 Offline
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we use a kerosen heater in our club house, but we found out the hard way when we first started it, we used k-1 kerosen the smell was horrific, we now use klean burn kerosen can buy it at the home depot no smell unit you shut the heater off, but it works great 1 gallon will last all night
jimbud Offline
#36 Posted:
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Any updates on a strong, safe garage heater for winter cigar enjoyment in the 12 years that have passed? Thanks for any help
Palama Offline
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Every now and then I think of getting a portable heater too. I mean, sheesh, how’s a guy supposed to smoke out in an open garage when the temps dip below 70?!?! 🥶
LeeBot Offline
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^ poor Conan, out in the frozen tundra like that. Maybe I should send you an ushanka.

https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Beauty-Russian-Military-Cossack/dp/B07ZZFCLWP
Palama Offline
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^^^ Hahahahahaha! Laugh ^^^
BuckyB93 Offline
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Palama wrote:
Every now and then I think of getting a portable heater too. I mean, sheesh, how’s a guy supposed to smoke out in an open garage when the temps dip below 70?!?! 🥶


Well, you probably have a nice ocean breeze so 70° might feel like 65°. $hit, I'd go skinny dipping at 65° temps. (prolly would scare the neighbors way though which might be an added benefit).
Palama Offline
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70 degrees from a "nice" ocean breeze is NOT preferred! Shame on you

Nonetheless, iffin' the humidity stays in the 65+ range, it's not too bad. I'll take hot and steamy over cold and dry any day, any way.
BuckyB93 Offline
#42 Posted:
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I'll trade you most any day. Here's my accuweather forecast

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/gardner/01440/hourly-weather-forecast/333620

Thinking I might walk down to the sauna at our on site gym for a good sweat before it closes tonight at 10. Could probably do some exercise but that sounds like too much work.
frankj1 Offline
#43 Posted:
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jimbud wrote:
Any updates on a strong, safe garage heater for winter cigar enjoyment in the 12 years that have passed? Thanks for any help

a rare jimbud sighting!
Sunoverbeach Offline
#44 Posted:
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I've been banned from garage smoking. To close to the kitchen reportedly
frankj1 Offline
#45 Posted:
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if you close the garage door and start the car I'm sure you'll be nice and comfy in a matter of minutes
Palama Offline
#46 Posted:
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Fify. English major huh? Gonz

Sunoverbeach wrote:
I've been banned from garage smoking. Too close to the kitchen reportedly

Sunoverbeach Offline
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Sloppy thumbwork
Palama Offline
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Sloppy thumbwork


Proofread much?







jester
Sunoverbeach Offline
#49 Posted:
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Nah, I've got people for that
izonfire Offline
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Nah, I've got people for that

‘Cept they’re illiterate.
Hard to find good help these days…
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