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#1 oliver122

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 09:28 PM

Hi guys, I haven't been on here in a good while (buying and renovating my first house has put the mini on the back burner) anyway I've knocked the old 9x16ft garage down and I'm replacing it with a 11x24ft concrete one, I was wondering if anybody had any heater recommendations for a garage of that size, I will be lining it all out and insulating it to try and keep some heat in when i do put a heater on. Hopefully I will be able get the mini back on the road then ready for summer

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 09:59 PM

Hi
I have a wooden garage insulated with 50mm rockwool cavity bats. When I'm out their I find a electric fan heater with a thermostat and an oscillating function is more than sufficient.

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 10:37 PM

You may already have considered but very worthwhile putting down a damp proof course below the concrete base and tieing it in correctly with the walls. Without a dpc the warm air will simply draw moisture into the garage from below.

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 11:50 AM

I use tubular heaters controlled by a thermostat, they will be cheap to run if the garage is well insulated.

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 05:25 PM

I would go for a fan heater and turn it off when the garage is not in use the chap did not mention turning the tubular heaters off I know they have a room stat but there still be burning juice 24 7 use a good heavy duty linen cover  should do the trick over winter SID



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Posted 25 November 2019 - 06:10 PM

this is what i have

 

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its silent, it work extremely well, you can use the timer for it to come on just before you go into the garage, it has an eco mode, they are the best way. Dont get a cheep one, buy once and itll be right . Our garage is about the same size as yours, and it gets far too hot in there at times!



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Posted 25 November 2019 - 07:37 PM

Cheers for the reply guys,I've put a dpm down and it will have 50mm kingspan in when it's built. Never really gave an oil filled rad any thought, did think of putting a couple of the tubular heaters in and wiring them into a stat but might look at the rad idea

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 07:41 PM

I saw these www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALL-IN-ONE-5KW-12V-Air-Diesel-Heaterddiesel heaters being used by a couple of people so ended up getting one myself for my (well parents) double garage. It seems to be very good so far, it pushes out a lot more heat that the 2 electric oil heaters. 



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Posted 25 November 2019 - 08:19 PM

I use a calor gas super ser heater  does me fine in my 24x 13 garage



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Posted 26 November 2019 - 08:42 AM

i've used fan heaters, oil filled rads, gas heaters and diesel heaters and the best really is the diesel heater(my garage was maybe 25x25 but the low roof helped), plus you don't have to worry about the surprise electricity bill next month because you left the electric heater on, nice you have a pay as you go kind of heater!

https://wholesalewel...product_id=5084

 

might be an ideal time to buy one with the black friday deals on



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Posted 26 November 2019 - 01:45 PM

I saw these www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALL-IN-ONE-5KW-12V-Air-Diesel-Heaterddiesel heaters being used by a couple of people so ended up getting one myself for my (well parents) double garage. It seems to be very good so far, it pushes out a lot more heat that the 2 electric oil heaters. 

 

i looked at them as my mate has just put one in his landrover so was considering it was just thinking of best way to exhaust it as the garage supplier recommends not drilling the panels 

I use a calor gas super ser heater  does me fine in my 24x 13 garage

 

do you get much moisture produced from it , im sure i read that it adds moisture to the air ?

 

i've used fan heaters, oil filled rads, gas heaters and diesel heaters and the best really is the diesel heater(my garage was maybe 25x25 but the low roof helped), plus you don't have to worry about the surprise electricity bill next month because you left the electric heater on, nice you have a pay as you go kind of heater!

https://wholesalewel...product_id=5084

 

might be an ideal time to buy one with the black friday deals on

 

how do you go on with the fumes in an enclosed area ? or have you always go keep abit of air flow when using it ?



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Posted 26 November 2019 - 02:12 PM

I use a calor gas super ser heater  does me fine in my 24x 13 garage


A calor gas heater without a flue to outside air produces a gallon of water, on average per bottle, as a by product of combustion. That's a lot of warm steam to condense on anything cold and metal in a garage.

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 04:40 PM

 

I use a calor gas super ser heater  does me fine in my 24x 13 garage


A calor gas heater without a flue to outside air produces a gallon of water, on average per bottle, as a by product of combustion. That's a lot of warm steam to condense on anything cold and metal in a garage.

 

a gas bottle lasts me over a year   so  not much water  from condensing per week  ,the garage is also well ventilated , and as I live in Scotland ,it gets its fair share of water driving it in our weather up here , no matter what you use ,your mini will rust to buggery over the years unless of course its garaged and hardly used 



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Posted 14 December 2019 - 11:27 PM

the oil heaters you just get from wilkos wont do the job, get the delinghi one i linked and itll heat it np.






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