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Man standing by garage doors on inside

Insulate to save

By simply adding two layers of 2'' extruded foam to the exterior of the shop's garage door during the winter months, Paul cut his heating bills in half. Six-inch studs allowed for plenty of insulation. A ceiling-hung noncombustible heater is fueled by three 100-gallon tanks stored outside.

TYPE: Dedicated outbuilding that mimics the look of the owner's home

SIZE: 24x36' with 10' ceiling

CONSTRUCTION: Concrete pad with insulated 2x6 wall framing and epoxy floor coating

HEATING: LP-powered ceiling-hung heater


ELECTRICAL: 220- and 110-volt service

LIGHTING: Six 8' fluorescent light fixtures

DUST COLLECTION: 3-hp Tempest cyclone

AIR COMPRESSOR: 27-gallon Coleman Powermate

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Optimus Garage/Shop Ceiling or Wall Mount Utility Heater

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Comments (5)
3-j wrote:

That's rich ... noncombustible heater!! :-) HELLO!!!

6/28/2012 01:16:52 PM Report Abuse
Don333 wrote:

I use a three-zone mini-split heat pump. Mine is 24' X 36', but is two stories with two rooms and a half bath on the bottom floor. That is the reason for zoned heading/cooling. Have the 10' ceiling (to the bottom of the joists) on the bottom floor, too - real handy. Used an insulated fiberglass garage door (2" of insulation board). Walls are insulated as well. Reasonable utility bills - outstanding working environment. Enough lighting to rival a tanning booth (old eyes like more light).

5/3/2011 10:14:41 AM Report Abuse
Richard1943 wrote:

Similar to my shop but I use a small electric heat pump ($700). Bills are small and no flames to spark fumes.

4/28/2011 01:40:28 PM Report Abuse
martyvdh wrote:

I'm sure what they mean is that the heater is sealed Combustion. That's where the air (oxygen) needed to support combustion is drawn from the outside of the heated envelope through a pipe thereby avoiding the potential of combustibles entering the heater

4/28/2011 01:21:55 PM Report Abuse
AkMan wrote:

What is a noncombustable heater?

4/28/2011 12:36:42 PM Report Abuse

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