From: Jeff Buck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 09/26/02-03:40:24 PM Z
I gotta rig my work area for the winter soon. It's unheated at present. I
live in the middle of New Mexico at ~5000 feet. It is very dry in the cool
half of the year. Pretty cold, though.
I work in a well-insulated garage. It's 18x20 but the part that needs to
be heated is more like 18x12 (one end being cut off more or less by a
I'm not too excited about any kind of forced-air heating. The units are
very expensive, they raise dust, and they dry the already dry air. Also,
they chew a lot of amps, and I'm sucking plenty in the area as it is -- two
lines filled pretty close to the brim (1000W halide lamp, swamp cooler,
ceiling exhaust fan, any number of room lights, hair dryer, microwave, etc.
It's a small enough space that I can supply plenty of humidity w/ room
humidifiers of any of several kinds.
Suggestions? Bad experiences? What about pellet stoves? Just plain wood
stoves? Radiant heating units?
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