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Posted January 21, 2013 - 06:57 AM

I went into the garage this morning with the outside temps. at 24*f and the unheated shop was still at 38*f I didn't think that was too bad . Too cold to work without heat ( at least for me lol ) Tonight it's going to 12*f so I'm sure it will be colder in there but what kind of temps are your unheated shops ? Does it take long to warm up when you try heating it ? I know once the floor gets cold it takes a long time to get warm even with the oil fired hot air furnce going , Al

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 07:18 AM

Mine gets exactly as cold as it is outside, so this morning it will be -33 celcius.


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 07:28 AM

Since mine has 2 sides open to the world, pretty cold!


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 07:37 AM

It was 15 outside and 45 in the shop at 4:30 this morning when I went out to plow snow. Haven't had the heat going in days. I'm very glad I spent the extra time and money sealing and insulating.


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 07:52 AM

16* F outside this morning, so with the wood stove going it will probably be in the 50's.  I'll have it up to 70* in an hour or so!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 08:18 AM

The shop where I do the wrenching, is concrete floor poured on bedrock. It never goes below

freezing, and in winter, barely above 10*c (50*f). There's only a small oil stove in there.

I have rubber mats everywhere on the floor. Cold concrete just drains you, and is bad

for the legs.

 

My other shop, where I do my painting, is well heated/insulated, so I can keep it at what

ever I want.


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 08:54 AM

 My shop is just a metal building, so its usually the same temp as it is outside, but I live further south than most of you, so we don't get as cold. However, any time it drops below about 50, I have a 175,000 btu diesel powered (jet engine) as my kids like to call it, that I use. If its 30 in the shop, the heater will warm it up to 60 in about 30 minutes, and my shop is 40x60. :thumbs:

 

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 08:59 AM

Unless it's below freezing or I'm painting, I usually work in my shop without the heater turned on.  I don't mind cold nearly as much as real hot weather.  When it's cold enough I have to work with gloves on because of the cold tools/metal, then I turn on the heat.  Just too hard doing much with thick gloves on.


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 09:39 AM

I will add that it's 23F right now, so I just turned my shop furnace on to do a little straightening up....until I get side tracked!  :smilewink: 


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 09:41 AM

As long as we get updates of what sidetracked you!



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Posted January 21, 2013 - 09:42 AM

How cold does it get in the shop, with it being  in the low 20's it is probably about 50 in the shop, Cold concrete floor and block walls and no heating, just what the sun does to the blocks in the afternoon.

 

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 09:57 AM

Right now I have a small shop with aluminum siding and it is usually about 10 degrees or so warmer then it is out side in the winter and reverse in the summer.  I have one of those oil radiator type heaters and I'll go out turn it on and come back in and have a cup of coffee.  By the time I go back out it will be comfortable.  


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 10:15 AM

I think the average is about 15 to 20 degs. warmer than outside. -6F this morning so it will probably be cold. Have to fire up the waist oil heater then it will be nice and warm. 



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Posted January 21, 2013 - 11:43 AM

I do have a basement shop that is heated but you can't get GT's in there, at least not in one piece. The garage is unheated and uninsulated so it's too cold to work in from November to April. I'm considering insulating it this summer or adding a insulated addition for working in the winter.


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 11:53 AM

The basement work benches at the house are at about 50 degrees, maybe a bit colder when temps dip below 0 f.   The garage at the in-laws is uninsulated and open to the roof, with a wood stove at the back wall, it is pretty much whatever outside temps are, and this week that is going to be cold, wood stove will bump things up about 10-15 degrees in an hour or so.  Don't plan to work when much below 20 f as my hands just won't take it for long.  Of course when things break ya just do what ya gotta do......


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