Need heater advice!

Old 12-26-04, 12:39 PM
KY Joe
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Smile Need heater advice!

I have an essentially unheated basement under my house that I am trying to turn into a woodworking shop for my wife and me! It is about 40'wide by 20' deep and has bare cinder block walls. We plan to use about 50% for the shop. The side we're using has a drive in garage! Here in Kentucky the winters are cold enough that it isn't possible to spend more that 45 minutes or so downstairs once the cold weather sets in. I have tried an electric baseboard type heater that puts out about 1200 watts and it only helps marginally within 6 or 8 feet! I need suggestions so I can use the basement year round! Has anyone tried the oil filled radiator type heaters in your shop? What kind of results did you have?

Thanks for your input!

Have a safe and happy new year. KY Joe
Old 12-26-04, 04:42 PM
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Id think more in what do you have for the home heat now. What kind of heat. Why cant you use it?? Block walls and a garage door. Id also insulate the garage door and put stud walls with insulation down there If i want a shop there.


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