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Old 12-05-2006, 09:47 AM   #11
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Ryan, do you already own this or are you thinking of buying it?

If you havent bought one yet, take a look at this one:




http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...lr%3D%26sa%3DN
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Does anyone have one? If so how does it work?

I think Bandit means how well does it work?
And that'* how I responded.
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and look into others also, I was also thinking of a Kerosene one
I also have a Kerosene "salamander" (as they were called back in the day). Depending on the BTUs, they work VERY well! Mine'* 25,000 BTU and it heats up the garage very quickly. BUT, they're noisy (the blower) and make the garage stink of Kerosene. Typically, I keep the overhead door open 6 inches just to keep the smell down....and only use the salamander when it'* really cold outside.
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Tony, Nope, iv never owned any type of heater...
So.. that why im asking all of your to makes sure i dont buy a crappy one

That one looks cool, Does it put out good heat? enough to heat a two car garage?
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Tony, Nope, iv never owned any type of heater...
So.. that why im asking all of your to makes sure i dont buy a crappy one

That one looks cool, Does it put out good heat? enough to heat a two car garage?
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Heats up to 600 sq.ft.
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hhmmm, nice.
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I've got something very similar to that "hot spot" one shown a few posts above this one.

It cost me a small amount over $100, but I don't think it was much above that. It runs off a propane tank just like the little one that was first asked about.

It will make my 2-1/2 car detached garage comfortable enough to get by in a sweatshirt or long-sleeve T in the winter. It IS an open flame, though. Have to keep that in mind when using it, think about what you may be working on or with when it'* on. The propane upright is still kinda noisy. Not a fan noise, but just the howl of the gas thru the nozzle and burning.

I've been around one of those kerosene torpedo heaters as well. I found it to be VERY smelly, although it was effective for sure. Not sure if you can clean those and get better performance, but the smell of that one was enough to convince me I wanted to buy the propane type. I can't believe that ALL kerosene ones are as smelly as the one I used. I can say that I don't notice much odor from the propane one I own now.

Oh, and IMO, you'd probably need 2 or more of those little sunflower heaters to warm a bigger garage nicely. They are good for small spaces, but I wouldn't think it is your best choice.
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The only thing that I would be worried about is if you had any kind of flammable vapors around. Say you were using it to work on your car and you sprayed something that is extremely flammable and it got into the element...can you say not good?
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The only thing that I would be worried about is if you had any kind of flammable vapors around. Say you were using it to work on your car and you sprayed something that is extremely flammable and it got into the element...can you say not good?
Thats why you dont have the spray can pointed near or at the Heater
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and look into others also, I was also thinking of a Kerosene one
I also have a Kerosene "salamander" (as they were called back in the day). Depending on the BTUs, they work VERY well! Mine'* 25,000 BTU and it heats up the garage very quickly. BUT, they're noisy (the blower) and make the garage stink of Kerosene. Typically, I keep the overhead door open 6 inches just to keep the smell down....and only use the salamander when it'* really cold outside.
Typical michigander.

The salamanders are nice, if you like being next to a flame shooting reverse missle on wheels. We had two of those heat up a two story barracks in the winter in grayling.

As for home applications, coleman makes a small tote size heater that uses the propane canisters, same ones the stoves use.

Take your pick on size for usage
http://www.coleman.com/coleman/Colem...ategoryID=3000
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