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Old 01-02-13, 01:04 PM   #61
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I know a few people that the insurance told to remove wood burners in shops/garage within 30 days or get cancelled. reason for supsened is if there is a gas spill/ leak gas vapor stay along the floor and boom boom

i have may 3 plus attached stalled garage insulated to r50 ceilings and r21 walls. it stays about 40 degrees in the winter and only dropped below freezing once when we had -20 below for several days about 7 years ago.

i had a convection propane i turn on when i want to work out there and it gets to 55 degrees pretty fast
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Old 01-02-13, 01:06 PM   #62
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oh, maybe a good reason to heat shop with solar hot water
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Old 01-02-13, 01:09 PM   #63
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Good idea Gary. Or you could go even cheaper (and even passive) with solar hot air panels...
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Ok. Solar hot air panels.
I'm googleing that now.
Thanks guys.
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Old 01-02-13, 03:49 PM   #65
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oh, maybe a good reason to heat shop with solar hot water
Good idea, but Kip has a large abundance of wood. Would the solar hot water panels generate enough hot water for the evening/night heating needs? Would you use a large storage tank to store hot water?

I grew up with a wood stove in the shop. The stoves were always elevated on a platform. I remember it was at least 18" off the floor. But regardless, your insurance rules dictate no open flames.

How about a outdoor wood stove, make a boiler with a pump for the supply and return line. Hook up to a radiator inside with a fan and away you go.
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Old 01-02-13, 04:18 PM   #66
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Sounds like a good application for an outdoor boiler. Pump hotwater indoors to an HX..
Maybe a DIY version of one of these.. Outdoor Wood Furnace | Affordable Home and Hot Water Heating | WoodMaster

Of course, sooner or later the EPA will fine you $2,000,000 a day..
I hear they carry guns now. And SWAT teams.?.

Maybe Solar hot-water would be safer..
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Old 01-03-13, 07:48 AM   #67
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Wow.......

All I wanted was a little heat in the shop, that's all.
Too many choices, easier to just hang a natural gas heater from the rafters.
May nit be cost effective, but I will have heat when I want it.
Thanks guys....
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Old 01-03-13, 05:57 PM   #68
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Do you even need heat down LA.?
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Old 01-03-13, 06:32 PM   #69
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Oh yes.
We get snow a few times a year.
Nothing heavy. Usually a cold wet winter.
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If want any snow now fell free to stop up I will give all you can haul for free

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