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markem
01-05-2017, 11:53 AM
I am in the market for a new space heater for the garage. It needs to be 120V, not 240V.

The one that I have been using is an earlier version of the Lasko 23" ceramic (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lasko-23-in-1500-Watt-Ceramic-Tower-Heater-with-Digital-Display-and-Remote-Control-755320/100669066)

I'd like to get one that doesn't oscillate so far, perhaps not at all, and has a little more heating power. I herf with my garage door open and the blower hitting my feet and legs. It is almost always just me herfing in the garage. When it is a bit warmer, we use the fire pit in the backyard.

Experiences would be very much appreciated. We don't get real cold for long enough to justify putting in a 240V system like they have for outdoor seating in SoCal.

mosesbotbol
01-05-2017, 12:05 PM
Have used the propane or gas heaters (look like jet engine). Work great, but can be overkill...

bonjing
01-05-2017, 12:34 PM
I like the dish style heaters, seems to heat up an area quicker than my ceramic heater. I think I have the same Lasko as yours and a dish style heater seems to heat up the room faster than the ceramic, but then again this is in an inclosed room. By the sound of it seems that you keep the heater near your legs, I'm not sure you'd want a dish heater near you.

CigarNut
01-05-2017, 12:42 PM
I have a dish style heater that I got from Costco and I love it. I augment it with a propane heater, if needed. Unfortunately, it looks like Costco does not carry my heater anymore.

T.G
01-05-2017, 12:46 PM
Mark,

Going to something much more powerful than a 1500W might not be doable unless you have a 20-amp circuit in your garage. 15A breakers are standard for residential construction and that maxes just shy of 1800W @ 120V, but by NEC, you aren't supposed to load to 100% so you are stuck around 1500.

I've had decent luck with "milk house" style heaters. They don't oscillate at all, but they are compact, more durable than the plastic towers and IMO safer than the dish heaters. The dish heaters are probably the most efficient for single direction heating, but I personally am not crazy about them due to the often chinsy construction and safety issues with an exposed coil.

I had one of those big electric oil radiators in my garage. Worked well when the door is closed, not so much when the rollup was open. :/

14holestogie
01-05-2017, 05:31 PM
Mark, I don't know if you're stuck on electric heat, but I use something similar to this in my garage to heat my legs and it gets a bit colder here than where you are. https://www.amazon.com/Dyna-Glo-RMC-55R7-Indoor-Kerosene-Radiant/dp/B002W00EHK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1483658794&sr=8-6&keywords=kerosene+heater

I use mine in an enclosed 3 car garage and have never experienced any carbon monoxide problems, so if you're using it with the door up, you should be fine.

markem
01-06-2017, 01:32 PM
The kerosene one looks pretty good, Tim. Do you happen to know how good the blower is? One this I find with electric space heaters is that when the fan is up high it is hard for the heater to keep the air very warm.

Wharf Rat
01-06-2017, 04:17 PM
FYI, 10000 Btu/hr is slightly less than 3000 watts.

markem
01-07-2017, 01:58 PM
Mark, I don't know if you're stuck on electric heat, but I use something similar to this in my garage to heat my legs and it gets a bit colder here than where you are. https://www.amazon.com/Dyna-Glo-RMC-55R7-Indoor-Kerosene-Radiant/dp/B002W00EHK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1483658794&sr=8-6&keywords=kerosene+heater

I use mine in an enclosed 3 car garage and have never experienced any carbon monoxide problems, so if you're using it with the door up, you should be fine.

Picked one of these up yesterday. Same price as Amazon but no shipping delay. Works great. Thanks for the reccommendation!

14holestogie
01-08-2017, 03:56 AM
Picked one of these up yesterday. Same price as Amazon but no shipping delay. Works great. Thanks for the reccommendation!

Sweet! :)