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Lynn Syndrom
09-07-2016, 10:23 PM
I need some help selecting a ceiling mount unit heater for the new garage. Finally bit the bullet and built a new pole building garage. The garge is 38' wide x 26' deep x 11 ft ceiling height. The walls an ceiling are both insulated and the floor is concrete.
I live north of Pittsburgh, PA so a good heater is a must i'm looking at the Reznor UDAS model a 60,000 btu/hr. They are top of the line but very expensive. Does anyone know of the other brands, Sterling, Moline, or Dayton?
The furnace will run on natural gas.
Thanks

dusty2221
09-07-2016, 11:14 PM
I'll try to remember to snap photos of my shop heater. It had to be from the 70s or 80s and does an incredible job. You may be able to find one on the cheap.

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moombacraze
09-07-2016, 11:31 PM
I have the Reznor also. It has been fantastic. My garage is about the same size as yours, last winter it keep the garage at around 60 degrees with no problems. I am in Utah, so it get cold here too. I would highly recommend the Reznor.

viking
09-08-2016, 09:55 AM
Have the Modine Hot Dawg in my shop. Same size. Works great and would definitely buy again.
Don't remember BTU model I went with but it's plenty big and right around $800 installed.
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Lynn Syndrom
09-08-2016, 12:36 PM
Dusty, Moombacraze, & Viking thanks - I appreciate the response. I cant purchase the Reznor without a contractor license and the best price I was quoted was $2,100.00 (not happening). Been looking online and found the Modine products but not much feedback - also no HVAC guys in my area carry them. I'm a DIY guy with 3 DIY brothers so if I pay to get that installed I'll never hear the end of it. I'm a few weeks and projects away from the purchase so i'll keep my ears open and see if any others Moomba folks have good intel on these Unit heaters also.
Viking - thanks again ...you helped me before with the in-line strainer on my 2003 Outback...still running like a top, almost 600 hrs on it so far.

viking
09-08-2016, 05:32 PM
No Problem! Glad to help.
Me and a neighbor installed mine. He's an HVAC guy and sourced the unit at close to cost and I threw him $50 and all the beer we could drink to help. I think the beer was the most expensive part of it LOL

sandm
09-08-2016, 06:59 PM
Have the Modine Hot Dawg in my shop. Same size. Works great and would definitely buy again.
Don't remember BTU model I went with but it's plenty big and right around $800 installed.
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several people I know around here have this model and seem happy with it.
and knowing it's being used in the frozen tundra should be good advertising :)

viking
09-08-2016, 10:55 PM
BOOM:
https://www.amazon.com/Modine-HD60AS0111-Natural-Hanging-Furnace/dp/B0096MJ52C/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1473389547&sr=1-4&refinements=p_89%3AModine

Crane man
09-10-2016, 09:32 AM
My garage is almost identical size with 12 ft ceilings. All insulated with concrete floor. I have a 50k btu mr heater that keeps it at 60 with no problems. I tend to do more projects in winter and can easily get to 70+ in below zero out side. I got mine from farm n fleet for $450. Took another $80 for gas line and exhaust venting, installed in 2 days. Not a hard job once the unit is hanging.

North Woods Mobius
09-18-2016, 11:14 PM
We just redid our garage at our lake home in Northern Wisconson, and we decided to fully insulate and heat it. We went with the Sterling GG series, 60k BTU (I think), which more than heats our 2-car garage all winter (where is regularly gets to 20 to 30 below). It runs on propane from our 1,000 gal underground tank, and we normally set it to 55 degrees, which is plenty toasty in January :)

Here are 2 pics from this weekend:

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icemanftr
09-19-2016, 03:43 PM
My garage is almost identical size with 12 ft ceilings. All insulated with concrete floor. I have a 50k btu mr heater that keeps it at 60 with no problems. I tend to do more projects in winter and can easily get to 70+ in below zero out side. I got mine from farm n fleet for $450. Took another $80 for gas line and exhaust venting, installed in 2 days. Not a hard job once the unit is hanging.

Where did you hook up to for gas line? Does local utility company run one for free? Or did you tee off in house?


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Innena
11-08-2018, 06:39 AM
My garage is 24x26 attached garage with a 10 foot ceiling. I live in the Chicago area so the cars tend to be down in winter and that is prime time to repair/upgrade then.

The garage is completely insulated and seldom gets below freezing. For the past few years I have been using a portable propane radiant heater. It will keep the garage at 45-50 but never quite felt comfortable.

Last years’ Polar Vortex and my aging body motivated me to do something more.

Above the garage is the master bedroom so doing a Natural Gas furnace was going to cause quite a bit of work for the chimney. My local laws state the top of the chimney must be above the highest peak on the house. So this ruled out a natural gas furnace.

I broke down and decided to buy myself a Christmas present. I ordered an electric ceiling mount ProFusion EH-4604 from Northern Tool & Equipment like this https://10carbest.com/best-garage-heaters It is rated at 17,000 BTU which is much better than the 7,000 BTU propane heater I had been using.

I did have to run a 220V 30A circuit to the garage which wasn’t difficult. (I did get help to make sure it was done right). I used an AC disconnect switch so I can kill the power to the furnace when not in use. The installation was very simple and I am happy to say the garage was over 60 last night when the outside temperature was in the teens. I had the heater on the 5000 watt setting for about 30 minutes and then turned it back to 3000 watts.

I have been using it for about 1 month on the weekends. The garage will be at 32-35 when I turn the heater on and usually <20 outside. It takes about 1.5 hours on the 5000 watt setting then I put it on the 4000 watt setting for another hour. Within 2.5 hours the garage is at or above 60. I set the furnace to the 3000 watt setting and it will run about 15 minutes every hour.

I am very happy with the results, the fan has sufficient volume to move the air around and keep everything toasty!

kaneboats
11-08-2018, 01:07 PM
Garage heater? Never heard of such a thing.

johnh577777
11-08-2018, 08:00 PM
I put in a mr heater 50k btu for my 2 1/2 car attaches garage, it works great and was only $400 on amazon. They make a bigger one that’s 80k btu I believe.
I had an hvac put in Incase it burns the house down, I don’t think insurance would cover the house if you DIY.

danfish
11-15-2018, 06:05 AM
I have that model Dayton in my 20x24x8 detached garage. I have it set just high enough to keep stuff from freezing, and then turn it up while I'm working. Works fine, and hasn't been terribly expensive.