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  • #16
    OK, here's my current plan:
    • Install plastic roof vent chutes to the underside of the roof so that airflow along the underside of the roof is preserved
    • Install 3.5" insulation bats in the roof
    • Install a 7000w electric heater
    • Hire an electrician to run put in a new breaker and wire it to the heater

    First 2 are my targets for this weekend.
    73 TR6
    Libertyville, IL
    My TR6

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    • #17
      Had you been closer Phil, I would have been happy to run the wiring for you

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      • #18
        My old set up
        Top of my head would get toasty when at the bench

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        • #19
          That looks like a tad overkill, huh Don?! Then again, I have a huge 42k BTU ceiling cassette mini split in the garage. I guess it all depends on the extremes....

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          • #20
            Simon, had 9'6" ceilings and about 2K sq' to heat
            It was radiant so took a while to warm the surfaces
            'Cept the top of the noggin'

            Now that you mention it
            "Overkill" could be my middle name

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            • #21
              Hey, OCD and Overkill run in my blood too

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              • #22
                Another factor that can really impact the temperature in a garage is the door itself. A simple sheet metal door will leak heat quite rapidly, a wood door less so. I've had modern insulated doors on both my current and previous homes, and they make quite a difference in retaining heat that comes in from interior walls.

                There are retrofit garage door insulation blankets available or you can do something yourself with pink foam boards and glue. I've seen folks do both.

                My current situation with a 1.5 car garage, insulated door, two interior walls and heated living space above the garage (insulated in between, of course) means that my garage temperature without heat is about halfway between indoor temperature and the outdoor temperature. So if it is 68 F indoors and 18 F outdoors, my garage would be at about 43 F. Although it's colder on the floor by the door, just perfect for keeping a 6-pack of beer without a fridge.

                2- 3 kWatts of electric heat for a few hours makes for a tolerable working environment, say 50 F.
                1974 CF20173U White with Shadow Blue interior. Unrestored survivor.
                Weber DGV 32/36 carbs, Monza exhaust.
                Located in Ontario, Canada
                Original owner: the late Karl Mueller of Shreveport, LA

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