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MarlinMan
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Garage/man cave heating ideas...
It’s an old standalone car port (25’ x 25’) that was closed in with 2 overhead rolling doors on one end that we close when it gets cold out. Electric is too expensive and less efficient than gas I find...

I’ve tried:
-an electric heater
-an electric/propane job site tube heater (Master Blaster; 60,000BTU)
-Mr. Heater (1 lb propane heater)

Any ideas ? TIA


WPBTiger
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re: Garage/man cave heating ideas...
Merino wool undergarments.


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Zappas Stache
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re: Garage/man cave heating ideas...
Do you have natural gas in your house? If so, In the long run, probably cheaper to extend a connection to the man cave. If not, wool longjohns, with a flap!


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re: Garage/man cave heating ideas...
Stripper Pole
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MarlinMan
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re: Garage/man cave heating ideas...
Yep. That’s what I was afraid of.... nothing new on the market that’s fuel efficient without NG... long johns it is...


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Cracker
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re: Garage/man cave heating ideas...
a wood stove


East Coast Band
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re: Garage/man cave heating ideas...
That's what I hate about mancaves in garages. Too damn hot in the summer, too cold in the winter


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MoarKilometers
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re: Garage/man cave heating ideas...
Have you tried insulating it?


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NYCAuburn
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re: Garage/man cave heating ideas...
Is it insulated at all? If not that’s probably more your problem


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slinger1317
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re: Garage/man cave heating ideas...
I’ve had great luck with these. Not as loud as a tube heater and they put out plenty of heat.

I’m assuming you have at least one roll up door down. If you are trying to heat a shop with 2 doors up you are just pissing up a rope.

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jimbeam
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re: Garage/man cave heating ideas...
quote:

Garage/man cave.

quote:

Garage/man cave heating ideas...


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deeprig9
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re: Garage/man cave heating ideas...
I had a wood stove instead of a fireplace at my old house, and even a small fire in there would sweat you out of the house quickly.


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Martini
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re: Garage/man cave heating ideas...
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an electric/propane job site tube heater (Master Blaster; 60,000BTU)


I have a few of these that are duel fuel diesel and kerosene 220,000 btu’s and use them in my barn. If I keep the doors closed and get it heated up I can unplug it and it will keep warm for a few hours.

About 500 bucks.

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TigerFanatic99
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re: Garage/man cave heating ideas...
Is it insulated roof and sides?


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windmill
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re: Garage/man cave heating ideas...
I had this on my plate last year. I converted the garage into a shop for me. Insulation, walls, etc. IT turned out great. I put a 12,000 BTU window unit A/C. I didn't hang it from a window as it has it's own opening cut out. Works very well. Heating was a different matter. I tried 110v space heaters for when it got cold. They would take hours to make things comfortable. It's roughly 450 sf. Last year I bought a small 220v heater with a blower as well as a thermostat. Problem solved. It's amazing how well this works and the difference it has made. It's warm in there in a matter of minutes now:10-15 min and things are toasty. $125.00 well spent!


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