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Ventless Heater for Garage

by , Posted to on 12/06/2013 4:15 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/14/2004
Location: ND
I'm looking at installing a heater for my garage.  I was planning on a regular gas heater that you hang from ceiling.  However when I was at Menards I saw they had a ventless gas heater.  They are about $170 compared to about $470 (different BTU's though).  

Anybody have one?  Are there any problems with them? 
 
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by on 12/06/2013 4:22 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/28/2007
Location: ND
 you shouldn't have any problems with them a garage isn't very tight.  But you need to get adequate btu's.  how big of a garage do you have?
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by on 12/06/2013 4:26 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
 Its about 800 square feet. 

How bad are the problems with moisture from these heaters.  Some people say they put out a lot of moisture.
 
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by on 12/06/2013 4:33 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/15/2002
Location: ND
I have one of those from Menards and it warns my 26 X 28 insulated garage, Takes about an hour to warm it up enough to work in there then keeps it warm on lower setting. It is the second one I had in there The first one was a little smaller but it lasted about ten years. I use a carbon monoxide alarm in the garage.
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by on 12/06/2013 4:35 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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 Can you use with a thermostat?
 
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by on 12/06/2013 4:40 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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 vent free puts out a fair amount of moisture.  but garages are pretty loose and you shouldn't have a problem.  
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by on 12/06/2013 4:45 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Like the others said if it's not that air tight they'll be ok.  But if not moisture will eventually be a problem.  I'd spend the extra for a good vented one myself.  More btu's when you need it and no worry about moisture.
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by on 12/06/2013 4:51 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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soneed2fish Said:
Like the others said if it's not that air tight they'll be ok.  But if not moisture will eventually be a problem.  I'd spend the extra for a good vented one myself.  More btu's when you need it and no worry about moisture.


 

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by on 12/06/2013 5:07 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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my brother switched his back to a vented one because of the moisture buildup. I put in an off- peak electric- but I already had a 220 outlet- both work good,
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by on 12/06/2013 5:26 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Don't know about a thermostat, I just turn it down after the garage is warmed up. I don't have a moisture problem because the door is not totally sealed.
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by on 12/06/2013 6:28 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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 I went vented, didn't want the moisture.  I keep a 26x28 at 50 degrees all winter.  Warm it up if I am working in there.  Cost me about 20 a month.  Wife loves the warm car in the morning.  I have a detached garage with no floor drain.  I use a dehumidifier to keep the water off the floor, and it works really well.  Much easier to maintain the heat then it is to heat it up when I need it.

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by on 12/06/2013 6:36 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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by on 12/06/2013 6:58 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
 2 electric hanging. only use 1 to keep it at 50 degrees set at about 1/2 throttle with these cold temps . Extra heater is for garage party or sausage making. Ceiling fan is a must to keep heat to the f;oor.
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by on 12/06/2013 7:18 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
 Yeah, I calculated my off peak electric costs about 24 cents a day for a very large garage/shop to 68 room temp..  Wall thermostat and if you already have off peak service you can pretty well install it yourself.
check into off peak service.  If U have to retrofit it might cost U some bucks, but the payback can be pretty good.
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by on 12/06/2013 9:21 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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$7 a month? I  keep what I thought was a well insulated shop at 40 degrees  I average 150 gallons a year. Added solar 2 years ago and cut that  in half.  
bobkat Said:
 Yeah, I calculated my off peak electric costs about 24 cents a day for a very large garage/shop to 68 room temp..  Wall thermostat and if you already have off peak service you can pretty well install it yourself.
check into off peak service.  If U have to retrofit it might cost U some bucks, but the payback can be pretty good.


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by on 12/06/2013 10:48 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I looked into one of those before i went with vented and they told me at menards they wouldnt sell it to me if i lived in burleigh county cause it was against code. have to have vented in burleigh county. dont know where your from but something to consider.

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by on 12/07/2013 11:34 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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huntingdad Said:

I looked into one of those before i went with vented and they told me at menards they wouldnt sell it to me if i lived in burleigh county cause it was against code. have to have vented in burleigh county. dont know where your from but something to consider.


only if you pull a permit.  I wouldn't piss with that for a garage.  I don't think it's against their code in a non-living space which a garage is.  but I may be wrong on that. 
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by on 12/07/2013 4:51 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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 Kzzking.  Yep, the off peak is really cheap!   But you can only use it for heating.  As I understand it, every bit of power generated must be used, so they sell it really cheap, but you can only use it for heating.  So you have to have two panels, meters, 2 lines to your House ,etc.
 bUT - If you heat any living areas, you have to have a back up system, like propane or natural gas.  You don,t need that if you heat a garage or shop.The electric company reserves the right to cut off the off peak power when there is high demands, so possibly the The heat to your garage or Shop, like mine, could have the heat cut off during high demands.
we have only lived in our house for a year or so and I don't think the off peak has shut off yet, but as a computer automatically switches from off peak to nat gas when the off peak gets cut off, I can't swear by it.  The computer automatically switches to the cheapest power source st that moment.  If you have no backup he at source for your garage or shop and off peak shuts off, you are out of luck till it goes back on. Still if it's only a garage pr shop, it'll likely go a few days before freezing.
seems to be a good system, so far.
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by on 12/07/2013 6:31 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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bobkat Said:
 Kzzking.  Yep, the off peak is really cheap!   But you can only use it for heating.  As I understand it, every bit of power generated must be used, so they sell it really cheap, but you can only use it for heating.  So you have to have two panels, meters, 2 lines to your House ,etc.
 bUT - If you heat any living areas, you have to have a back up system, like propane or natural gas.  You don,t need that if you heat a garage or shop.The electric company reserves the right to cut off the off peak power when there is high demands, so possibly the The heat to your garage or Shop, like mine, could have the heat cut off during high demands.
we have only lived in our house for a year or so and I don't think the off peak has shut off yet, but as a computer automatically switches from off peak to nat gas when the off peak gets cut off, I can't swear by it.  The computer automatically switches to the cheapest power source st that moment.  If you have no backup he at source for your garage or shop and off peak shuts off, you are out of luck till it goes back on. Still if it's only a garage pr shop, it'll likely go a few days before freezing.
seems to be a good system, so far.

you can use it for a/c and water heater also.
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by on 12/07/2013 8:32 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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you can use off peak for water heater, and a/c or heat pump. Your electric provider can only control you for 20 minutes per hour. You would never even notice.
I am on VEC near Minot. Regular electric rate is $.093 per Kw. Off peak is at $.044 per Kw

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by on 12/08/2013 08:06 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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 What power companies are you with that only control for 20 minutes? We have Ottertail and it is longer than that. Still worth it for the rate. Mainly a problem for using the clothes dryer.
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