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  • plumber
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    Hi all

    I have constructed a well insulated room with the garage approx. 3.4×2.3 by 2.1 high, theres a window one end

    Interested in a electrical heating solution for the time im out there

    prefer fast heating up, economical, moon on a stick etc

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    Plum

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    woodburner obvs 🙄

    Premier Icon rone
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    I’ve got a 1.5KW wall heater in a well insulated Garage. Heats up in no time and stays warm.

    A 2KW (Say 25p per hour) Wall/Panel heater is not going to cost the earth and is fast (and small) if you’re insulated. Takes about 15-20 mins to get cosy in current temps.

    At the other end of garage partition (Shower) I’ve got underfloor electric heating (250w) which takes forever but good to put on to take the chill off. And a 2KW blow heater for getting in and out of the shower.

    fifeandy
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    Get on your turbo and pedal hard 🙂

    willow1212
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    I found a good value way to heat mine was by moving the tumble drier out there, then coordinate bike tinkering with clothes drying time.

    Premier Icon rone
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    I found a good value way to heat mine was by moving the tumble drier out there, then coordinate bike tinkering with clothes drying time.

    Hey that’s not a bad shout actually. Same with mine. 3KW of heat needs to go somewhere.

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    willow1212 – Member

    I found a good value way to heat mine was by moving the tumble drier out there, then coordinate bike tinkering with clothes drying time.

    Condensation is the issue there though

    mike_p
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    I’ve got the boiler & water tank in mine, very cosy

    Premier Icon rone
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    Condensation is the issue there though

    Possibly – mine is a washer/dryer so moisture is down the outlet. Although ironically I never use the tumble for drying biking clothes, just clothes and towels.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I have a big hoofin 3kw fan heater, works very well, I need to be careful what it’s pointing at though and it’s noisy.

    My garage isn’t well insulated so when it’s really cold, I use a 1600w halogen. Reason being, fan heaters are trying to heat up the space but the halogen heats up what it’s pointed at, ie, me. Downside is Trouser Inferno, when you stand too close and the fabric heats up where it’s not touching your skin, then you move and you feel like your leg is melting.

    willow1212
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    Condensation is the issue there though

    Ours’ is a condenser so collects water in an easy-to-empty tank in the front, or it can drain out of a hose in the rear if there is a suitable outlet. Either way there is no moisture that escapes. If you have a vented drier that may not work though.

    Premier Icon siwhite
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    We have a 6m x 3m self contained garden room / annex room with three external walls. As a stop-gap I bolted a 400w electric panel radiator with a plug-in thermostat to the wall. It is always switched on – and will clearly operate a lot of the time in the winter and not much at all in the summer. It keeps the room perfectly warm – enough to sleep in over winter, but I’d want something more powerful if you spent a lot of time in there as a workshop. Our room has a vaulted ceiling up to a 4m ridge in case that makes a difference.

    clodhopper
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    I need to address my workshop heating situation. Currently using a little fan heater, which probably costs a fortune. 😳

    Are those oil-filled radiators good? Do need something that heats up the space fairly quickly, as it can be pretty cold down there in winter. Don’t want to be waiting 2 hours or so until it’s actually bearable.

    Heh.

    Trouser inferno

    *Sniggers*

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    I just use a couple of electric heaters

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/pmUWcJ]Electric heater in Workshop[/url] by Ben Freeman, on Flickr

    Premier Icon iainc
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    I just open the door from the kitchen…….kitchen gets pretty cold quickly mind you as temperatures equalise – this morning the kitchen was at 21 degrees and the garage 4 degrees, seperated by a thick fire door with a draught excluder 🙂

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    Fan heater. More clothes (fondly remembering the days when I had a man cabe / garage 😐 )

    OP well insulated is the key but you have already addressed that.

    trail_rat
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    i have a wee gas bombola.

    works for me.

    Oil heaters are shite, too slow and no forced draught. Under bench fan heater like a kick space?

    Can also vouch for halogen heaters but you need to he careful, have one about 5′ above my desk at work and is painful when I stand up. Also easy to set things on fire with the get they give off, definitely a space as opposed to spot heating solution.

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    I just wear a few more clothes. But mine is leaky, and messy with dirt on the floor and leaves etc that blow through. I like it this way as I can leave my motorbike or a bike in there wet/dirty without worrying too much, and make things/tinker and blow the dirt/sawdust etc straight on the floor

    I do have a little fan heater in there if I’m in there for a stint, but it’s rarely on unless I’m there a while and it’s baltic

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    i use a 5kw electric fan heater in my single garage and it takes 30 mins to make it warm i run a draught excluder under the garage up and over door and i ve put a false plasterboard ceiling in the vaulted ceiling with down lighters.. simple cheap but effective.. i have a mate who has a garage you cold get two buses in and he runs a gas blower and a wood burning stove and keeping the stove supplied with wood is the only thing that keeps him warm..

    Gary_M
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    I use a wee fan heater, 2kw I think. Doesn’t take long to get the non insulated garage up to a comfortable temperature. In this weather, ie bloody cold, I usually switch it on 15 minutes before its time to leave in the morning, I ride to work, and stick my boots in front of it

    I have a big hoofin 3kw fan heater, works very well

    Any link to this? I bought one before and it was utter rubbish, just blew cold air until the element heated up. The small one I have is pretty instant heat.

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    ^^^^^ you might be needing the snowshoes tonight Gary 🙂

    Gary_M
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    Yeh sky is looking a bit gray and it’s gone that pre snow quiet way outside. I do love a snowy ride across the moor. And I’ll have a tailwind 🙂

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