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Old 03-08-2020, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Propane Shop Heater Reccomendations. Mr Heater?

Have a 30x48 shop with 12 ft ceilings and am looking at a shop heater. Have been Eyeballing this at Menards.
https://www.menards.com/main/heating...4441204088.htm

Im looking at the 80,000 BTU unit. Anyone out there have one of thesw or know of a comparable unit?
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Old 03-08-2020, 02:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know about that model, but I've had a Modine Hot Dawg heater for 5 or so Years and it's been great.
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Had a customer buy one and it rocks. Do it. I have a 40k bottle top and it can pull an uninsulated 20X20 from 35F to 55F in a couple hours.

Almost a gallon per hour usage at full run however.
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Those "Reznor" style heaters kick ass, 80k should be decent.

I have an 80k diesel torpedo heater and it heats a 30x35 un insulated garage well. The nice thing about it is that it will get the temp up fast, like 5 mins knocks the chill off, and 15-20 mins is warm like low 60s. The shit part about it is that it's super loud. For $150 though I can't complain, I'll do a wood stove eventually, but this one is nice for when you first go out, or are only going out for a short time.
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i had a similar in my last shop 24x30 w/10ft ceilings with the thin isulation sammiched between the exterior tin and the structure. i think it was 40k btu

it was great for that shop because it was small and insulated.

the shop i'm in now is 80x 50 median ceiling ht is 14'. insulated garage doors and insulated to residential code. its a ton of space to heat and if i kept the doors closed i would consider that typ heater. i'm looking to install an infrared heater to aim where i'm working.

tldr. depends on size and use of shop, bigger more open shops it can be nicer to have an infrared unit.
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A friend of mine has a radiant heater in his shop. I have to say, I really like how the shop feels. We even opened the large overhead door to load out a piece of equipment. It was still "warm" in the shop.

I like the idea of heating up the things rather than the air.
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A friend of mine has a radiant heater in his shop. I have to say, I really like how the shop feels. We even opened the large overhead door to load out a piece of equipment. It was still "warm" in the shop.

I like the idea of heating up the things rather than the air.
It just depends on the set up. If you are going to be working in a certain area and the shop is big and/or poorly insulated, having radiant heat in that area might be better. On the flip side, out side that area will be cold and you are going to use more fuel. It's always more efficient to circulate the air. If you can somewhat keep the heat in.
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Always wanted to try something like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeFG1Tj3mbY

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Man, i Always forget when I post something.

Anyone have experience with this Specific brand? My dad has a Beacon Morris but I cant seem to find one in this style anymore .

My building is a 30x48 and fully insulated walls with R19. Ceilings will R30 with some Blown im cellulose on top. It should be plenty insulated when done. Ill likely only keep it at a Temp of around 50 and kick it up higher when in the building for extended amounts of time.
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I don't know about that model, but I've had a Modine Hot Dawg heater for 5 or so Years and it's been great.
I also have the same brand heater been good so far about 3 years now heating a 30x40 pole barn its insulated with foam board cant't remember the R value at the moument
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I have been very please with my garage's Hot Dawg heater
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I have the 50k version on natural gas in my shop. It's only been running for 2 weeks so far but it has done well and it's quiet.
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