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 Post subject: A new heater in my shop!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:47 am 
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Wish I'd put this in years ago. Makes all the difference working in my shop on these cold days and evenings.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:06 pm 
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What? You want to be comfortable?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Sissy! :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:30 pm 
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Must be the day of the "heater" -- I hung up one of these this morning

http://www.amazon.com/Dimplex-DGWH4031- ... d_sbs_hi_2

Our annex is about 400 sq. ft. -- was using a propane unit (PIA). This little guy is 220 volts 20 amps with a thermostat -- pretty nice for the money. The shop is well insulated, the heater took it from 25 to 65 in about 2.5 hours. The fan is a little loud but really moves the warm air around.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Good for you Kevin


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Hey, I only did it so the glue could dry!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:43 pm 
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Glue has to dry???????????????

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:57 am 
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It looks like an infrared heater. An infrared heater may be perfect for using hide glue. The heater heats the surfaces that the infrared rays hit. Ideally you but aimed on the surface to which you are gluing. You would have a touch more open time, without overheating your shop.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:08 am 
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I live just down the road from Ken, and I guarantee that the transition to cold weather here has been just as shocking as ever. My only question is how much does that electric heater cost to run?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:29 am 
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Consumers Power Michigan --- 4000 watts full on = $.66 per hour!

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