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  • Blown S-10
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    naw, thats not an issue at all. i just don't want to stink/smoke up the place.
    if i can do it i will run it on 220v

    i have a good bit of aluminum welding i need to do on my truck. but i need to become good(enough) at it first. and this spring i'm going to look into getting a house, with its large enough garage & 220v power.

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  • fun4now
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    Blown S-10

    i "may" develope a way to use it in the house in a limited manor.

    ummm like wile the wife is away LOL

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  • Blown S-10
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    your right James, i'm not upset. i was just kidding with ya
    this thread is fine.

    the fact is. i just don't have the room to safely place a gas heater. but like i said, i "may" develope a way to use it in the house in a limited manor.

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    You just gotta love a hijacked thread, It's all part of the forum,Haven't been to a forum yet where threads didn't get jacked. Sometimes it get's interesting to see where you end up,{ Gas mixes=Garage doors } **** you never know. For the record though, I use a small house trailor furnace in my garage. works great and inexpensive to operate.

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  • fun4now
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    ummmm sorry about that i was just trying to get you some more welding time.

    my garage time it getting slim as its getting colder outside.

    i was starting to think it was spinning off track a bit too. didnt mean to start somthing just wanted to help you get a lil heat as i just went through a mager upgrade in insulation and added a heater so i could play this winter.lord knows i dont want to be stuck in the house with the lil woman and her doll's all winter

    well sorry about the spin off it was done with good intentions

    P.S. i know you arnt realy upset but i did hijack your thred a bit didnt i

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  • HAWK
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    Steved,

    At home I handle the venting issue by cracking the garage doors an inch or so. I had a condensation issue one year in the new work space, but added wall insulation and a fan. No more moisture problems. The shop is no problem. You can run dang near anything including dump trucks for a while with 40' ceilings, open windows and wall mounted fans.

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  • Blown S-10
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    from tig'in steel, to garage heaters, James, what did you do to my thread

    i understand that its the temp changes that cause condensation, then rust.
    but with that nice furnace you have now, that removes a lot of humidity so the problem isn't as pronounced.

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  • ASKANDY
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    Mine run constantly at a set temp that does not fluctuate and have had zero condensation issues. Going from a low temp to higher temp will cause some of that. MY metal tubing rack and even tools left on the cement floor stay dry. My units also have fans in them, not sure if that would be helping or not.
    Could be the sweating of the concrete from your much lower temp too. Knock on wood....so far no problems

    a-

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  • FM117
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    I have a very well insulated, finished drywall garage on a cement
    slab. It's 24 x 18 inside with a 10 1/2 ft ceiling located in Michigan.
    I used a wall mounted 18k btu ventless propane heater and maintain
    the temp above freezing when I not working out there and mid 60s
    when in it.
    The heater was fine for heat but raised the humidity to unacceptable
    levels, we're talking lots of condensation....real bad when it was
    very cold out. Even though the propane burned clean the combustion
    released lots of water vapor.
    I removed this unit and switched over to a Modine "Hot Dawg"
    ceiling mounted furnace, been very happy with the results.
    Maintained 40 deg as my min. temp all last winter with no
    condensation problems.
    I think the ventless units are ok for occasional use only but
    would never have another one for my situation.
    Dave Phaneuf

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  • ASKANDY
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    I have 2 of these in my shop.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=45604

    They run off a big tank in back that gets filled once a year. Just paid the refill at $365.00
    On a setting just above # 2, It keeps my 32 X 72 building to 68 degrees. Now I do have it insulated and that does make a difference...and I'm in North Carolina, not upper Michigan
    It does regularly get into freezing here at night though and not uncommon to stay in the 40s during the winter.

    Andy

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  • Blown S-10
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    i used mine in an enclosed garage, sometimes for a long while, 10hrs. but it didn't get the garage warm, i still had to dress like i was outside to be comfortable. it basicly took the "edge" off. even though the 10hr days did get a bit warm, took coat off. this was in the dead of winter, above 0 deg.

    i suffered no ill effects that i know of.

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  • Steved
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    About those propane heaters.

    I see them all of the time but are they safe to use indoors? The combustion gasses are not vented to the outside.

    Thanks,

    Steve

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  • HAWK
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    We are using the 3 round units per tank. Each individual burner is adjustable for low, medium, and high. Waiting for the truck...

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  • Blown S-10
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    yeah , thats the kind i have. its round one, single. worked ok. on a grill tank.

    how does it run ? look in sig. because of the factory computer tuning, which i still have , it peeters out in 3rd gear.

    one of these days i will show you guys my truck. its NOT what you think. least is not one of those 25" wheel, *** dragin low riders.
    the eingine bay is impressive looking.

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  • HAWK
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    Blown S-10,

    Very nice!!! How does she run?

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