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Posted on Finishing in Winter, Unheated Garage

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#1 posted 11-25-2014 11:19 PM

We just moved to a house that has an unheated garage so I use a kerosene construction heater (I actually run diesel so it stinks a wee bit but not too bad once adjusted properly).

Remember, the concrete slab ways many tons. The air is light. If you turn on a heater for a few minutes, you can heat the air but that heat will be absorbed into dozens of tons of cold objects, shortly after you turn off the heat source. The longer you keep the shop warm, the longer it will stay warm. Once you get the slab, building, and contents warm, it will stay warm for a long time. Mine will stay above freezing for about a week, even in 40 below weather, but only if I keep it at 70F for two days prior to killing the heat.

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