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#1 posted 12-04-2010 04:33 AM

IMHO I think 1000w is on the small side particularly with an exhaust vent in the finish room. Will you be drawing in filtered, heated air from the shop? What is the CFM of the exhaust vent? How well insulated and air sealed is the finish room? How many of the walls are exterior walls? Are there any windows? Lots of variables to determine the proper amount of BTUs needed. Michigan winters can be brutal at times. Just when you have a finishing project started the temps will drop below
If possible, go with a 220 unit. This will slow down the electric meter a bit.
Have you thought of a 220 electric baseboard unit? Then you don’t have to worry about airborne particles being blown into your finish.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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