Baseboard elec. heaters for shop use? - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > Shop and Tools
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-22-2004, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Krylon..'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Member # 2042
Location: FL
Posts: 2,465
Send a message via AIM to Krylon.. Send a message via MSN to Krylon.. Send a message via Yahoo to Krylon..
Baseboard elec. heaters for shop use?

Anyone use the 8ft basboard elec. heaters that you can buy at Lowes or Home depot? They come in 110v or 220v. The guy at Home Depot said the 220v unit only use about 10 amps. Wondering what would be more efficent(and work better), 110v or 220v?

My garage is only 23x20(460 Sqft.)... I am not trying to get the garage super hot, just comfortable in the winter time so my hands dont go numb.

Thanks!
__________________
Mike
Krylon.. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2004, 11:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Member # 12283
Location: SoCal
Posts: 49
220 usually puts out "more heat" by using more power -- Which may be a good thing for you. A 220 unit would also not plug into the same outlet you were using for a grinder/drill/saw/etc which may reduce tripping breakers. Generally, an electric heater is going to pull _alot_ of current which would limit what else you could run on the same circuit.

Interestingly, _all_ electric heaters have exactly the same "efficiency" of converting electricity to heat -- it's 100%. For every watt that goes in the powerline of the heater, 1 watt of heat will be generated. No way to make something from nothing, and no way to "evaporate" electricity except as heat -- there's nowhere else for the power to go. Even if the heat is generated in the line cord, it's still heat. Since all heaters convert the same (power wise) - your options are generally thermal mass and form factor.

As you likely know, almost any other heat source is generally going to be cheaper as far as operational costs go. Gas/Oil/Propane is just cheaper per BTU for heat.
teajay is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 11-22-2004, 11:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Member # 11168
Location: Poulsbo WA
Posts: 1,168
Send a message via Yahoo to d.d.machine
You might look at the little oil burners from mobile homes,,,, Mine is only 18" wide and about 30" deep and stands about 48" tall ... its small but cranks out the heat and best of all its dirt cheap to run .... I run it 10 hours a day 7 days a week and use about 100 gallons of oil a winter. just throw a 55 gallon drum out side and run a 4" stove pipe and your good to go ,,, I got mine thrue a local heating place used for a case or brew.
d.d.machine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2004, 12:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Krylon..'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Member # 2042
Location: FL
Posts: 2,465
Send a message via AIM to Krylon.. Send a message via MSN to Krylon.. Send a message via Yahoo to Krylon..
Quote:
Originally Posted by d.d.machine
You might look at the little oil burners from mobile homes,,,, Mine is only 18" wide and about 30" deep and stands about 48" tall ... its small but cranks out the heat and best of all its dirt cheap to run .... I run it 10 hours a day 7 days a week and use about 100 gallons of oil a winter. just throw a 55 gallon drum out side and run a 4" stove pipe and your good to go ,,, I got mine thrue a local heating place used for a case or brew.
I am not familiar with those. Is it somehting like this:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...00000000624090

[image]http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/03/51/11/19/0003511119595_215X215.jpg[/image]
__________________
Mike
Krylon.. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2004, 02:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
Granite Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Member # 34702
Posts: 521
Go to Home Depot and get one of those propane heaters cost about $99 and throw out a ton of heat.
Something like this:
http://www.mrheater.com/seriesdetail.asp?id=155
EMG7895 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2004, 02:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Member # 19666
Location: Napa, CA transplant.
Posts: 1,207
Quote:
Originally Posted by EMG7895
Go to Home Depot and get one of those propane heaters cost about $99 and throw out a ton of heat.
Something like this:
http://www.mrheater.com/seriesdetail.asp?id=155
and they work good to plop ring gears and bearings or whatnot on top to heat them up
__________________
QUOTE=TheHawes;15027873
If it wasn't for pussy, I'd hunt them fucking things.
ImNotRight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2004, 02:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Member # 28084
Location: STL
Posts: 343
i'm not sure about electric baseboard heaters in a shop that might see water on the floor or the occasional hosedown
just seems like not such a great idea

plus there are cheaper ways to heat
K2Orion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2004, 05:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Krylon..'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Member # 2042
Location: FL
Posts: 2,465
Send a message via AIM to Krylon.. Send a message via MSN to Krylon.. Send a message via Yahoo to Krylon..
Quote:
Originally Posted by EMG7895
Go to Home Depot and get one of those propane heaters cost about $99 and throw out a ton of heat.
Something like this:
http://www.mrheater.com/seriesdetail.asp?id=155
Thats what I think I will be looking into... Thought about the turbo type heaters too, but with limited space, I dont want to catch anything on fire. And these would be alot cheaper than baseboard!
__________________
Mike
Krylon.. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2004, 06:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Member # 8435
Location: East TN
Posts: 1,685
Send a message via AIM to rkcrawl
Quote:
Originally Posted by EMG7895
Go to Home Depot and get one of those propane heaters cost about $99 and throw out a ton of heat.
Something like this:
http://www.mrheater.com/seriesdetail.asp?id=155
Be careful with these. Don't use them in a tight airspace...CO build will get you. But they do throw off LOTS of heat.
__________________
.
rkcrawl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.