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Reznor shop heater anyone?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by newhere, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    Does anyone have a Reznor heater in the shop?

    If so how many BTU's, shop size and most importantly how much fuel per month are you using?


    Im thinking about installing a 200k BTU model in the shop and trying to get a basic idea on what i will be burning in propane a month.
     
  2. Duramax Plower

    Duramax Plower Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Heater

    Best heater ever made, have one in my shop run all day all winter , 7 years ever touched , know on wood
     
  3. tread lightly services

    tread lightly services Member
    Messages: 89

    i hae a hot dog in my garage 35000 btu very cheap to run
     
  4. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    What does the fuel run you a month?

    I plan on leaving mine on all winter. Turn it down to 45 at night and 60 when im working inside. Fueling up the torpedo heater at a cost of 40 bucks a day is ridiculous.

    Our house uses about 350 bucks of propane for 5 weeks so im hoping i can get about the same in the shop. I would be happy with 350 for 4 weeks of use.
     
  5. Duramax Plower

    Duramax Plower Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    We have natural gas and i heat our house and garage 30x40 for $190 last month, House 70, Shop 65
     
  6. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I have a wall mount dual burn heater in my garage. Nat gas/propane. I run Nat gas.
    Garage is 1,000 sq ft and it can maintain a even temp of choice depending on the setting.
    Depending how high I set it it costs about $70 a month extra on the gas bill.
    It has a small fan and is temp controlled to go off ,again, depending on your setting.

    Have had it 9 years now and zero problems. I also have a ceiling fan to keep all the heat from rising which I found to be a big problem using a ceiling type mounted heater.
    A few guys on here have been in my garage during winter and cant believe how well it works for the size of the garage. Thumbs Up

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  7. procuts0103

    procuts0103 Senior Member
    Messages: 818

    Reznor 75000 btu here. Shop is 68 degrees all winter. About 70 bucks a month at 30 degrees outside. Worth every penny my friend!

    M
     
  8. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I take it you guys have your shops insulated? Sadly, mine is not.
     
  9. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    My garage is insulated and drywalled with double pane windows.
     
  10. hatefulmechanic

    hatefulmechanic Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    If you are uninsulated, I would suggest an infrared heater instead of a forced air one.
     
  11. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    mine is insulated everywhere, insulated doors, and 1/2" osb as drywall on all walls and ceiling.
     
  12. hatefulmechanic

    hatefulmechanic Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    What size shop? I have a 350k in a 7200sqft shop and it does very well.
     
  13. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    mine is about 1200 but the ceilings are 16' tall.

    Im going with a 100k that should be plenty
     
  14. hosejockey4506

    hosejockey4506 Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    get a out door wood burner, you have more wood on your property then half the state of michigan
     
  15. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I have a wood furnace. But I dont like running it, not only smoke sometimes inside. But it can take an hour to heat up, and when Im only going to be in there for a few hours it sucks. And my torpedo heater creates too much moisture.
     
  16. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    hahaha


    I looked into outdoor boilers but by the time its said and done i will be about 8-10 grand into a decent one plus the heat exchangers and the pipe. Then i need a wood splitter ( saw you with a new one yesterday) then i have to factor in a hour a day to split and load and smell like smoke.

    What really makes me worry is all the problems with the outdoor burners, seems like every one i know has had theirs spring a leak.


    I figure for 1,500 a winter in propane i can handle that.
     
  17. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    I've got a 150K hanging in my shop for years, actually installed the same one at the last shop as well. I heat about 2400 sq. feet, 15' average ceiling height, "decent" insulation, about 50 degrees when vacant, 60+ when I'm working in there, and it costs me about $700-1000 a year on propane. This year propane's relatively low, especially if you pre-paid it.......
     
  18. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288



    Good to hear, i find myself getting alot more done in the shop when its warm!


    The heater are actully really cheap. I neever installed one because i thought they would be 4-5 grand but they are less then 1,000 dollars!
     
  19. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Where did you get it from?
     
  20. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288