adding heat to the garage?

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HoLeChit

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So in my house that I sold in mustang the garage was pretty well insulated, took some work, but i could work in it just about year around. I feel like that helped with the electric bill/gas bill quite a bit too. The new house, isn't so new. The garage gets awful cold, and I have zero desire to do anything in it when its cold. I've been thinking of adding some heat to it. First thought was a simple woodburning stove, but I don't know how i would run the exhaust for it without chopping a hole in the wall or ceiling/roof, which is a great way to get murdered in my sleep by the wife. Am I just SOL? How do you guys heat your garages/shops?
 

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An electric space heater keeps mine workable.
But not when it is 10° f outside.

I many mobile homes have a free standing wood burning stove in them and vent out the side wall.
Now if you have a smaller door that you can exit the garage from then maybe you could cut a hole in it and run the chimney out of it.
Or get another door and use it just for the wood stove.

You can also add an AC unit to a door.
 

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So in my house that I sold in mustang the garage was pretty well insulated, took some work, but i could work in it just about year around. I feel like that helped with the electric bill/gas bill quite a bit too. The new house, isn't so new. The garage gets awful cold, and I have zero desire to do anything in it when its cold. I've been thinking of adding some heat to it. First thought was a simple woodburning stove, but I don't know how i would run the exhaust for it without chopping a hole in the wall or ceiling/roof, which is a great way to get murdered in my sleep by the wife. Am I just SOL? How do you guys heat your garages/shops?
You could try and run the stove pipe through a piece of sheet metal cut to replace one of your garage window panes (if you have a window in your garage, that is). The good part is that it's a reversible change.
 
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All my shops have been heated and A/C. I just bought another Home, it has a metal shop on it. First thing is it will be spray foamed and a pellet stove in it and a Propane/nat gas vent free.

They make some good 220v shop elect heaters that hang from the ceiling that are vent free.
 

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I came off my gas water heater and mounted mine to the wall.
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