Natural gas heaters for garages must vent exhaust gasses from the burners to the outside of the building. I know more than one person who has started out with a ventless, and switched to a vented unit upon seeing how much moisture was condensing on their tools, etc. I need something that is no hazadous to my health because I will be in the garage with all doors and windows closed for a couple hours at a time working on projects. Because most garages have lots of open space, little-to-no insulation and high temperatures, you should consider buying an A/C unit with a higher BTU rating than you initially think you need.
For safety, never place a garage heater directly against the wall and keep combustible materials such as furniture, bedding, pillows, papers, clothing, and curtains at least three feet away from the heater at all times. I have a friend that has a 75,000 unit in his garage and he loves it. I bought a 125,000 unit for my garage that is a 1500 sf building.
Installing a garage heater in your workshop means you don’t have to give up your hobbies and projects when it gets cold. Unfortunately, many types of heaters pose serious safety problems in a woodshop: ventilation, combustion and fire, and danger of accidental burns are all issues to consider before choosing and using a heater. There are several types of vent pipe, and the inexpensive kits that are designed to fit all installations don’t always form a perfect seal. Comment: OPINION: an exhaust vent that is dripping condensate to the outdoors in freezing climates risks dangerous blockage by ice formation.
Before I purchased I had my local propane company come to the house ant look at my garage. I purchased the vent pipe from Cinnabar Equipment Company after watching some of their educational videos. I do like the idea of late to (to not tooooo or too) install an exhaust fan in a garage to give it slight negative pressure and to not run a car inside the garage. Properly designed and maintained vent (chimney) system (proper sizing, rise, height, material, and not blocked). Insert the 2-foot piece of 4-inch B-vent pipe through the hole in the garage wall from the outside in. Connect it to the duct run with four sheet-metal screws.
Placing a dehumidifier in your garage can effectively minimize potential condensation issues. Safety aside, if you turn on that propane heater in a cold shop, humidity will increase and water vapor will condense on the cold surfaces of your tools. It installed very easy and easily heats my 4 car attached garage with 11′ ceilings in springfield Il. Now since I’m going to be working alone today, one of the more challenging parts of this project may be hoisting this 80-pound heater up there where I’m going to attach it to those 2 x 6’s.
I believe the gas valve went bad in my other and since it was 10 yr.s old, I decided to replace the whole heater. The shut off valve should shut off gas supply and then after that toward the heater should be the union. Natural gas garage heaters have several options and accessories to help meet your specific requirements. Watch out: the photograph above illustrates an unsafe thorough-wall vent for an oil fired heating appliance. I have a HHPI 45k heater similar to the hot dawg keeping my 24×30 shop 50 deg when im not using it and 70deg when working I use around 125 gallons a winter. First, you made an enormous mistake installing a vapor barrier on the ceiling of the garage.
So, I learned my garage is not quite as efficient as the TACO heat load calc software predicted, but I’ve only done the wall and ceiling spray foam so far. I suspect that most folks only heat the garage on the instances where they are going to be doing some work out there. Excess condensation and humidity levels in your garage can actually have a negative affect on the rest of your home, contributing to the growth of mold and mildew that pose health risks to you and your family. My house has baseboard hot water (3 zone), with a Well McLain Gold Series Propane Boiler.
Because hot air rises, a traditional gas heater for garage or workshop must first heat the entire space before you can feel the correct warmth. The combustion air intake shall be installed upwind of the vent outlet when exposed to prevailing winds. To be most effective, garage heaters should be placed in the coldest corner of the room and directed towards the center.
In the winter, many homes pull large amounts of air (and carbon monoxide) from the garage, even though the door between the house and garage is weatherstripped and the wall sealed. After that the unit works great and is a quality piece of equipment.Would definently recommend anybody to buy this unit. We have just had the coldest weather for the season, -17 degrees F at night sometimes, and this heater has performed flawlessly. I live in Vermont and currently vent my clothes dryer into the basement via flexible hose.
If you build the garage well and size the system properly, one head should do the trick. With the fact that gas portables burn with an open flame or element hot enough to ignite sawdust and other flammable materials (there’s also the hazard of using a propane cylinder indoors, something that heater manufactures strongly discourage), it’s clear that portable propane units are simply too dangerous to use inside an enclosed workshop. Rolls where I need it, just plug it in. But a similar unit in a tight garage could be trouble.