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Re: garage heater advice

Subject: Re: garage heater advice
From: Bob Howard <>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 19:49:30 -0500
   This summer I was able to buy a used oil fired forced hot air furnace
from my oil dealer. It had been taken from a house with two hot air
furnaces that were being replaced by a single boiler, and he assured me
that it had many years of good service left.  He quoted $100 but invoiced
$75, delivered. 
   There oil tank and chimney for the house boiler are in the garage, so
it was fairly easy to hook into both.    A friend with some experience in
HVAC work hooked it up, and I am well pleased with this improvement.
   If you have access to oil tank and chimney, I would recommend
installation like this.  I am so happy with the better air distribution
and the absence of concern about unvented heaters, tripping over hoses
and handling fuels. My oil dealer said that he does a couple of R&R jobs
each year, and that half the removed furnaces are good for many years of
service in a garage with the use we will give them. 

On Wed, 27 Nov 2002 17:22:54 -0500 "Jim" <> writes:
> I'm remodelling my house and, among other things, using the 
> opportunity to heat my garage to provide a better home for my MGA.
> Any advice on the type of heater? I'm in Michigan so it gets cold, 
> but I don't have to warm it a balmy 65. Just a reasonable amount above 
> freezing -- say, 45+ degrees or so. It's a standard two-car garage,
about 500 
> square feet. I've looked at vent-free and radiant vent free. They're
> most affordable. Anybody out there have any experience with this sort
> thing?
> All replies are greatly appreciated.
> Jim
> Orient red 58 MGA that deserves a nice warm spot

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