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

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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 09-21-2020 05:26 PM

I don’t know what climate you’re in but I’ll assume it’s northern as you need the heat. I’m in Maine in an insulated shop, but being in Maine I know cold. I only turn on the heat when I go out to work. I too, keep any perishables in the house.

The thing is… It’s only 6-8 months. It’s not your place, so why put money and time into it at all. Get a large kerosene or propane heater, or two of them if needed; one of the portable ones, maybe like a Mr. heater, or heating buddy unit. They come in all sizes. Don’t insulate, and just heat it as best you can. Maybe one with a fan that can put heat directly on you. Do the best you can, then take the unit with you when you leave. It will cost you a bit to heat when you go out there without the insulation, but it will be a lot less expensive than if you spring to insulate someone else’s barn for them.

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