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Heating the shop: Big Buddy + outdoor propane tank

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    Re: Heating the shop: Big Buddy + outdoor propane tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200395479_200395479
    NESR is fubaring the link nicely...

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    Re: Heating the shop: Big Buddy + outdoor propane tank

    Oops, didn't notice. Thanks.

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    Re: Heating the shop: Big Buddy + outdoor propane tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosco61 View Post
    That is what you want. Pay once and do it correctly. Cost me around $1600 to buy and install the unit. 60.000 BTU so a smaller heater would be cheaper..
    I'm heating around a 24x26 space and two floors and it's a bit of overkill.
    Bit OT...

    Rosco - i'm installing one of these for a 2.5 car garage (36x22 but some interior space chews into this). 3 garage doors, walls/ceiling insulated and the area above garage is finished/heated. Plan on keeping minimally heated (40*) and kick it up when I'm going to be out there. I was gonna go with 60k BTU but your post has me thinking a 45k would still do the job. Your 2 cents?

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    Re: Heating the shop: Big Buddy + outdoor propane tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    We have a propane fired Modine Hot Dawg. Is awesome.
    60K btu Natural gas Modine Hot dawg in my 20x22, 2 floor garage and it feels toasty in there if I set it at 60 degrees.

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    Re: Heating the shop: Big Buddy + outdoor propane tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Tekime View Post
    Problem: I don't want to keep the propane tank inside.

    Solution: I put it outside.

    Do you also coach them to ignore fire codes, void insurance policies, and unnecessarily waste space?

    Just asking if anyone had tips for hooking an external tank - it's pretty easy to just click past if you don't...


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    Re: Heating the shop: Big Buddy + outdoor propane tank

    Quote Originally Posted by keeena View Post
    Bit OT...

    Rosco - i'm installing one of these for a 2.5 car garage (36x22 but some interior space chews into this). 3 garage doors, walls/ceiling insulated and the area above garage is finished/heated. Plan on keeping minimally heated (40*) and kick it up when I'm going to be out there. I was gonna go with 60k BTU but your post has me thinking a 45k would still do the job. Your 2 cents?
    I would still build it with the 60.000 BTU. It will just run a bit less and better a little overkill than not enough Juice.

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    Re: Heating the shop: Big Buddy + outdoor propane tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosco61 View Post
    I would still build it with the 60.000 BTU. It will just run a bit less and better a little overkill than not enough Juice.

    overkill on heating systems isn't good, an oversized system will be on and off rather than a longer, more efficient run of a correctly sized heating system

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    Re: Heating the shop: Big Buddy + outdoor propane tank

    Ship me the bike to CA and I can work on it at a chilly 62 (high of 66)

    Jk jk...I used to work all winter in MA with a household space heater in an attached garage - can you move into one for the winter?

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    Re: Heating the shop: Big Buddy + outdoor propane tank

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    overkill on heating systems isn't good, an oversized system will be on and off rather than a longer, more efficient run of a correctly sized heating system
    I am certain that is true.
    My brother in Law is a sales guy for a big store Like Webb and my neighbor is a Webb sales guy and they both sized my garage and recommended the 60.000 BTU. They said the 60 was just a little big for my space. So I figured it might work out for Kenna as well seeing as his space is bigger than mine.
    Maybe they are wrong as well but my system seems to work just fine going on 4 years now.

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