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shoeless
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October 22nd, 2014, 9:17 pm #1

Anyone recommend a good electric heater for the shop. Radiant,ceramic,any types? The more heat the better,not interested in propane or kerosene. Thank you
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Joined: March 7th, 2009, 10:56 pm

October 22nd, 2014, 9:59 pm #2

Why don't you put in a wood stove and burn your scraps.
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rego
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October 22nd, 2014, 10:12 pm #3

Ive thought of that Jeff.I just want something I can turn on and off as I am in and out of there all day.Im thinking some radiant heater opposite the exhaust fans,hoping it will draw the heat over me
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Joined: October 26th, 2007, 6:19 pm

October 22nd, 2014, 10:19 pm #4

I have been looking at the Mitsubishi electric heat pumps they are suppose to be efficient. It's electric.
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Joined: May 22nd, 2011, 10:12 pm

October 22nd, 2014, 10:34 pm #5

Why not propane? Just curious.
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pedro
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October 22nd, 2014, 10:50 pm #6

Wow barre,those are pricey.
Art,I just want something I can switch off and on quick and I want to keep the air as clean as possible.With my fan system everything from the heat source will pass by me and out the exhaust fans.
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October 22nd, 2014, 11:21 pm #7

The fans will suck blowing the heat right out the window. This where Hydraulics really help in the Winter. You don't have to worry about exahust, loosing heat plus the tanks radiate off some heat too. I was lov'n mine today wiTh the rain coming down I did not miss a beat working.

I would not use a heat pump with the fan system. I use a big 220v light now and then one that was on a tennis court it creates a ton of light and makes some heat right under it. It gives a little feeling of Sun light in the winter. You could do that with the 110 v work lights too make a little bank of them right above were you carve. I'm not sure what you have for amps going out there right now the fans provably draw a bit. If you are going to load things up start the fans so the draw passes then turn on the lights. You could turn on the lights and warm up the room pretty quick. Turn them off to start the fans then put them back on. You will be throwing money out the window with any type of heat intended to heat the air. If I did not burn wood I would go broke this place could cost as much as $900 to heat the whole place in the middle of winter.

There are some systems designed to heat right where you are the have them above cashiers in Home Depot. All that stuff is gas though. I think the contractor lights could work like that for you it's a radiant and direct heat not heated air.

Hydraulics! Quit screwing around. You can carve in comfort and the tools last for ever. The new 5hp has more chain speed than the one I run it's super nice. I'm hoping to make a sawdust compactor to run off of mine too. Press a button and go! No adding fuel, little noise, no exhaust, add oil once a week it's the best thing going for studio carving.

Good luck with the heat Joe. Try one light see what you think.
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pedro
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October 22nd, 2014, 11:50 pm #8

Thanks for all the input Barre.
I realize the heat will just be sucked out but I don't care as long as its passing over me. Im guessing it should if Im in the middle between the heat source and the exhaust fans. Sorry,I will take my gas saws and fan system over the hydraulics.I like the maneuverability of the gas saws and chain speed.We could go back and forth on this all day. That light sounds interesting.Little is talked about lighting and its such an important part to sculpture.I find if lighting is flooding in from everywhere it is hard to sculpt due to lack of shadow,kinda like a flash taking a picture shows no shadow.I wonder what the best lighting is for sculpture. I cant run much more on the circuit Im using so I was going to run the heater from another circuit.
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October 22nd, 2014, 11:52 pm #9

The fans will suck blowing the heat right out the window. This where Hydraulics really help in the Winter. You don't have to worry about exahust, loosing heat plus the tanks radiate off some heat too. I was lov'n mine today wiTh the rain coming down I did not miss a beat working.

I would not use a heat pump with the fan system. I use a big 220v light now and then one that was on a tennis court it creates a ton of light and makes some heat right under it. It gives a little feeling of Sun light in the winter. You could do that with the 110 v work lights too make a little bank of them right above were you carve. I'm not sure what you have for amps going out there right now the fans provably draw a bit. If you are going to load things up start the fans so the draw passes then turn on the lights. You could turn on the lights and warm up the room pretty quick. Turn them off to start the fans then put them back on. You will be throwing money out the window with any type of heat intended to heat the air. If I did not burn wood I would go broke this place could cost as much as $900 to heat the whole place in the middle of winter.

There are some systems designed to heat right where you are the have them above cashiers in Home Depot. All that stuff is gas though. I think the contractor lights could work like that for you it's a radiant and direct heat not heated air.

Hydraulics! Quit screwing around. You can carve in comfort and the tools last for ever. The new 5hp has more chain speed than the one I run it's super nice. I'm hoping to make a sawdust compactor to run off of mine too. Press a button and go! No adding fuel, little noise, no exhaust, add oil once a week it's the best thing going for studio carving.

Good luck with the heat Joe. Try one light see what you think.
You couldn't have heat and the fan vents at the same time could you? I use a Mr heater omn top of a propane tank to get it warm quick then use a electric cheap heater w/blower to maintain it.
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shoeless
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October 22nd, 2014, 11:59 pm #10

Thanks for all the input Barre.
I realize the heat will just be sucked out but I don't care as long as its passing over me. Im guessing it should if Im in the middle between the heat source and the exhaust fans. Sorry,I will take my gas saws and fan system over the hydraulics.I like the maneuverability of the gas saws and chain speed.We could go back and forth on this all day. That light sounds interesting.Little is talked about lighting and its such an important part to sculpture.I find if lighting is flooding in from everywhere it is hard to sculpt due to lack of shadow,kinda like a flash taking a picture shows no shadow.I wonder what the best lighting is for sculpture. I cant run much more on the circuit Im using so I was going to run the heater from another circuit.
man 900 bucks a month? My largest heating bill for a month for my house was 125 bucks last year but my house is only 1100 square foot.
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