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Forum topic by Bronzing posted 12-16-2018 03:16 PM 370 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2018 03:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: heating my workspace

My workshop has a tank (acid bath) which has to stay above 65 degrees (or it will gel) and a spray booth which has to be below 75 degrees (or it will dry too quickly).

Brick insulated building with an interior “tank room” I built with studs & sheetrock.

I was going to buy a tank heater and simply have a space heater for the work area. But I am extremely cold natured; though the January lows here are only 46, I have can’t work 5 days a week in a coat and fleece socks. I’m thinking it better if I get some kind of heater with a thermostat. I don’t like the idea of space heaters when they’re unattended. This shop is in my backyard, so the safest heater is what I’m looking for.
Any wisdom?

Oh, I have concrete floors too, so I will place the horse stall rubber mats down or do a false foam and plywood floor as soon as I can.

I do have a window A/C to turn on while using lacquer in the summer.

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#1 posted 12-16-2018 05:20 PM

You don’t say what your budget is. I would say, in general, most any commercially available heating system properly installed would be perfectly safe; gas/electric forced air, radiant, etc. Since you are considering a new floor, maybe radiant floor heat would be worth considering. You could also replace your AC unit with a combo AC/heat unit.

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