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Posted on How to survive in an uninsulated pole barn this winter?

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#1 posted 09-20-2020 04:55 PM

How drafty is it? I would get a forced air kerosene heater 250-300K BTU and point it toward where you re working. You ll only need it when you re out there and can heat a small area up very quickly.

- bigblockyeti

300 K can heat a 32×48 barn with wind rolling through it to 55 to 60 in not much time. BTDT, got the T shirt. Thing about it getting COLD when you aren’t there, even at 70 or so, that cast iron stays cold as ice for what seems like 2 weeks of constant 70, to get where your fingers don’t become stiff when you lean on the TS table.

Other thing is don’t point the flamethrower at you directly. That “perfect mix” of air, fuel, and a fire (heat source) can happen. I also had the T shirt…... Believe me it’s a crap yer pants kinda moment when that BIG* flash goes off. But darned if I wasn’t already warm, or the sudden warmth may have made me loose consciousness. Thing is if the fuel source is just the dust in the air, it burns out as quick as it starts.

-- Think safe, be safe

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