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  1. diymirage

    diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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    Here's a few shots of the inside
    (Those blue coveralls are mandatory for when they take the 4 wheelers out...too many of their friends have gone home wearing his clothes cos theirs were covered in mud)

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    • fratzog lover

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      No "cold" fires. Put mine in in 2001, chimney checked every year, still clean as a whistle. DONT burn anything but dry hardwood. People want to choke them down so far to make it last all night. That's not a fire, it's a smoulder, and it's a recipe for a chimney fire.
       
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      • toolmanmike

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        8x8 is 64 square feet but that stove is too big. You need a stove matched to the space. You won't be able to run it slow enough to not overheat the room.
         
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        diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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        thanks guys
        ive abandoned the wood burning option and decided to order an electric space heater instead

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        • sireland67

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          Do you have enough power to run it?
          I heat my garage with a propane wall heater, it requires no electricity, just set the thermostat and it cycles on/off to regulate the heat.
           
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          How much CO stays in the room? Do they vent completely?
           
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          They are ventless stoves, never had a co issue with it.
          I also use a couple of them to heat my house.
           
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          Seems 5 out of every 10 houses we look at in Northern Alabama has them in most of the rooms. Are they cost efficient?
           
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          Very efficient, cut my heating bill in half from a regular furnace.
          All the ones I have seen are set up for duel fuel propane or natural gas.
          I run natural gas in the house and propane gas grill bottles in the garage.
          Insulation is not the best in the garage so in the dead cold 0 degrees in the winter, the most it will burn is two tanks in the winter. So $26 a week to heat the garage in the dead of winter.
           
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          Not bad at all. I have only had wood heat, but when we move to Alabama we may wind up with some gas units. Like I said, so many houses seem to have them judging from the pics on Zillow.
           
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          Alabama,
          I would look into how large the ac unit is. It may get cold enough to snow a couple of flakes once a winter.
          My sister has lived there for a long time.
          When she and her family comes home for Christmas here in WVa they wear way too heavy a jacket, and complain it is cold.
          Last Christmas she was wearing a parka and it was only about 40 degrees here. They literally freeze to death.
          Not much heat needed in Alabama.
          But a super huge ac unit is a must, the humidity is rough.
           
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          • AJ/FormS

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            Geta 60 pound dogfood burner. He runs on two cups a day of cheap food and keeps my truck cab warm for many hours.
             
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              The shed thread was awesome, I just read it! I say keep the electric heater, and put in a lift with the savings!! You can use it for bunk beds while camping!!
               
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                Pellet stove. In that little space it would idle all day long on less than a bag a day.
                Up here bags run $6 per bag.
                I run stove in shop only when im working, a bag goes 2-1/2 to 3 days.
                 
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                  Whatever you do, if it's not electric and has a flame, get a CO detector.
                   
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