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How do you heat your garage come winter time?

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2 firebox in one?
One side is an oven. It's a regular wood/coal fired cook stove for off-grid. It weighs 700 pounds!. Hydraulic floor jacks and car dollies to move it in place.
When I was little up in the Cumberland Plateau, that's what everyone had. You heat your house with it heat water for bathing and cook on it. Only thing I'm missing is the metal pot to collect the bacon grease in.

Of course the newer ones are far more efficient. This one is UL and UL-C rated/approved with an 88% efficiency rating that qualifies for a Federal tax credit.

I have to keep reminding my wife that it is NOT your GE Profile so stop trying to wipe down the top cook plate -- it's HOT.
 

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I've been heating my garage with Biden approved unicorn farts.
Works like crap :(
 

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I fired up Mr. Heater the other day in 3 above zero weather. It ran fine for a while, but soon began to slow down. I think the propane itself started to freeze up the tank valve and maybe the line.
 

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I don't heat my garage in the winter.


Don't have one 😕
 

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I have issues with the regulator freezing up on my propane to my house stove. I assume there is condensation in there that is freezing. I have to go out and pour hot water on it to get the stove running.

I know if your bottle is too small for the amount of propane you are pulling it can cause issues with the rapid expansion causing stuff to freeze up.
 

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Expansion of propane also cools it more than it already is. A small tank may get cold enough that the vapor pressure drops considerably.

My garage heats up nicely by just opening the garage door. It faces South and the Sun does a great job of warming a not so cold garage.
 

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I have issues with the regulator freezing up on my propane to my house stove. I assume there is condensation in there that is freezing. I have to go out and pour hot water on it to get the stove running.

I know if your bottle is too small for the amount of propane you are pulling it can cause issues with the rapid expansion causing stuff to freeze up.
I wrap a battery blanket around the tank when it gets cold out. I lived in my RV for 2 winters and saw Temps down to -47C. That's cold enough to pour propane out of the tank into a bucket and it doesn't evaporate.
 

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Yes, the boiling point of propane is around -42 at atmospheric pressure. So, it will remain liquid at -47 and will not boil. It will have low vapor pressure, but it will evaporate.
 

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Yes, the boiling point of propane is around -42 at atmospheric pressure. So, it will remain liquid at -47 and will not boil. It will have low vapor pressure, but it will evaporate.
Oh... start bringing facts to my story...well 😉😘
 

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I fired up Mr. Heater the other day in 3 above zero weather. It ran fine for a while, but soon began to slow down. I think the propane itself started to freeze up the tank valve and maybe the line.
Yeah, I've found that propane stoves don't like the cold much either. Probably the same issue. I did note that the cylinder got pretty frosted over the last time I used it in the winter.
 

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