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Old 11-23-2007, 12:49 AM   #1
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1-car detached garage at my condo. that I would love to have warm 24/7 this winter. Is there any type of electric heater out there that is safe to leave plugged in constantly? Thermostat of course so it'* not running all the time. Perhaps an oil-filled radiant style? I don' t pay for the electricity in the garage.
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yup, I would definately get an oil-filled heater
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Absolutely. They are the safest and one of the most efficient electric heaters. Put a small (desk size) fan blowing through it on low to distribute the heat if you need to.
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where could you buy one of those heaters from? i havent ever seen them around where i live my brother was looking into them and we couldnt find one.
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Just remember that ANY heater should be well away from walls, shelves, and anything else. Make sure there'* a clear spot in the garage for it. And if it'* a fuel-burner, make sure the garage has some sort of ventilation.
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where could you buy one of those heaters from?
Saw them at Wal-Mart last night for $28.

My brother made a good point that he heard some stories of the oil-filled style 'blowing up' and causing fires. Hmmmm...maybe I should just keep the garage cold again this winter.
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I searched for "garage heater" and came up with this site: http://www.heater-home.com/category/garage.aspx

I dated a guy once who had a propane heater mounted on the back wall of his garage. Kept it at 50 some degrees all winter long unless he was working in there. If installed in an appropriate location and with the proper ventilation (if necessary-I wouldn't think an electric heater would need ventilation) there shouldn't be a problem.
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