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littlerunner
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oops, I miss read that the first time around. I thought you said that you returned the fixtures and went back to richardsons. My Bad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so the garage heater has been fired up over the last week and its going to be pretty good.. i finally got my programmable thermostat installed last week and i have been trying out different locations for it to give me the best overall performance.. what i have found so far is that it works the best on my front wall.. i am comparing what the thermostat is seeing for temps to what another temperature gauge is reading and it is acurate within a degree so i will permanently mount it on the wall when i have a minute or two...
the programmable thermostat that i got was bought at canadian tire.. it goes down to 5 degrees and up to however hot you want.. it has a fan function as well so i actually hooked up my thermostat with a 3 wire hookup and now can have just the fan going if i want some circulation going.. as well, there is a 15 dollar rebate happening right now for thermostats so my 30 dollar thermotat was actually only 15 bucks.. not bad.

tomorrow, Dale ( "tires" on our forum..) from Pro-comfort insulation is coming to blow in insulation into my roof.. i will give a full update when the work is done.. i cant wait... this is the last round of real garage mods to happen for the next while.. its been an expensive summer and fall doing all this stuff and i am glad its almost over.. this being said, i sure enjoy working in a heated garage.. i am keeping it at 15 for the winter although i might lower it a bit once the roof insulation is in.. i dont know how much it will affect the temp that i am at so it might get dropped to 10-12 degrees but i really dont care.. no matter what, it will be cheaper than running two electric construction heaters like last year..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Insulation in the roof will make a BIG difference on efficiency. Can you post up the thermostat you got? I would love to get my garage down to 5 degrees during the day and have it programed to warm up in the evenings.

Glad to read it's really coming together!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Dude wrote:
Insulation in the roof will make a BIG difference on efficiency. Can you post up the thermostat you got? I would love to get my garage down to 5 degrees during the day and have it programed to warm up in the evenings.

Glad to read it's really coming together!


I am interested as well, right now mines on a light switch Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here are the pics of the new thermostat..








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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and here is Dale from Pro comfort putting insulation into my garage...
i want to thank him for fitting my garage into his tight schedule!!! he did a great job at a very resonable rate and am very pleased with the results.. already i can tell that it seems more insulated.. i definitelly would recomend Pro comfort to anyone..
oh, and his helper wasnt too bad as well.. Wink Laughing






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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome there's nothing better then a heated garage when it's 30 below outside. I keep mine at about 10-12, I have to run a dehumidifier a lot due to the snow plow quad and sleds melting.
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Tires



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot, Jason.

It was a pleasure, enjoy the warm shop!!

I'll pass on the kind words to the helper. Laughing
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Nodge



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much $ to blow in the attic?
I just finished re-doing my ceiling, and haven't priced out having it blown in.
My garage is 26x24.
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