Post by Ken McIntosh on Feb 6, 2009 9:58:22 GMT -4
I find the same thing with my 4800 watt heater so I've hooked my propane furnace back up for the standing around drinking beer times.Works excellent but uses a lot of propane even now with place insulated.Still don't have the 10 x 10 door insulated though.Had the place up to 27 deg last week with minus 25 outside(just because).
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I'm insulating a new 20x 20 addition on my garage. 6" insulated walls v.s. 4" in the old one. Had to move my forced air propane heater as it was where the doorway would go. No other good spot for it in the old bays so it will go in the new one as additional heat.
I'm going to install 6' baseboard electric and try that for heat, like to just keep the chill off. Grabbed a 4800 w construction heater too for portable heat as the old part now has no heat.
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so, my t-stat was getting warm and shutting off the heater while it remained cold in the shop. got it figured out and pulled it. it should not have been warming the electrical box it was in, and the wires going to the heater were warming up the armoured cable. t-stat was seeing warm box heat and shutting off overhead unit.
its burned. it was rated properly.
the heater is running now just on the t-stat on the side of the unit, and it will stay on until the shop is 20+.
On a cold nite last week, i had a 32deg temp difference inside the shop. It is MUCH more comfortable now, and will heat up a lot faster. 1 hour and its done "preheating" the shop, and just maintaining. the bad t-stat was killing the heat output.
BIG difference, and the results i was hoping for when it first got installed!!
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