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heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 17, 2022 9:21 PM
       heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 17, 2022 9:23 PM
       heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 17, 2022 9:30 PM
       heaters (by plenty [MO]) Nov 17, 2022 9:32 PM
       heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 17, 2022 9:46 PM
       heaters (by WMH [NC]) Nov 17, 2022 10:47 PM
       heaters (by DJ [VA]) Nov 17, 2022 11:18 PM
       heaters (by RB [TN]) Nov 18, 2022 9:12 AM
       heaters (by Busy [WI]) Nov 18, 2022 10:20 AM
       heaters (by Vee [OH]) Nov 18, 2022 11:24 AM
       heaters (by Nicole [PA]) Nov 18, 2022 11:30 AM
       heaters (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Nov 18, 2022 12:19 PM
       heaters (by MikeA [TX]) Nov 18, 2022 3:58 PM
       heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 18, 2022 9:04 PM
       heaters (by myob [GA]) Nov 19, 2022 7:02 AM
       heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 19, 2022 9:11 AM
       heaters (by Mike [MA]) Nov 20, 2022 11:32 AM
       heaters (by don [PA]) Nov 20, 2022 2:08 PM
       heaters (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 20, 2022 9:44 PM
       heaters (by Hoosier [IN]) Nov 21, 2022 12:22 AM
       heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 21, 2022 6:58 AM
       heaters (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Nov 21, 2022 3:22 PM
       heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 21, 2022 7:21 PM

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heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 17, 2022 9:21 PM

I am currently working on a rehab and have no HVAC. I am currently using a kerosine space heater, but they are not safe for indoor use.

Does anyone have a suggestion on a good heater to use while doing a rehab house?

HD has a HearthSense30,000 BTU, Ventless Dual Fuel Blue Flame Heater With Base and Blower, T-Stat Control

Model# 140324 .

Has anyone used one of these and do they work well?

Thank you for your time.


heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 17, 2022 9:23 PM

Any suggestions on an electric heater{s} would be great as I think that would be cheaper cost to run in the end. What do you think? --73.113.xxx.xxx

heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 17, 2022 9:30 PM

The one thing that I thought abought the ventless propane heater was that it would serve as a good backup heater at my house should the power ever go out. I have a generator though. --73.113.xxx.xxx

heaters (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Nov 17, 2022 9:32 PM

We have a couple just plain electric heaters that we keep on hand for such urgent matters. Lowe's is an excellent resource for a few, tenant's leave them also. --172.56.xx.xxx

heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 17, 2022 9:46 PM

Thank you Plenty. I will need to look at lowes as well

Has anyone used one of these?

Comfort Zone1500-Watt Electric Milkhouse Utility Heater

Model# CZ799BK

I could put about 4 or 5 of these throughout the house. --73.113.xxx.xxx

heaters (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Nov 17, 2022 10:47 PM

We use the box-type radiant heaters: boxes on wheels, lightweight, efficient. Like this:

amazon.com/LifeSmart-Element-Remote-Infrared-Heater/dp/B00F4BHC24/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1U25PF146ZEU2&keywords=box+heater&qid=1668743244&sprefix=box+heater%2Caps%2C109&sr=8-3&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.18ed3cb5-28d5-4975-8bc7-93deae8f9840 --50.82.xxx.xxx

heaters (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Nov 17, 2022 11:18 PM

Maybe not at your house, but at the worksite why not just crack a couple windows open? --68.229.xxx.xxx

heaters (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 9:12 AM

Salamander 2000 WXH. --24.183.xxx.xxx

heaters (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 10:20 AM

I keep oil-filled space heaters for such purposes. We ran one for years on a timer to keep our kids' pet bunnies warm in an unheated porch ( spoiled bunnies, but so cute! And sweet!) Never had a concern about overheating, even though there was dust, fur, and hay around.

I bought extra outlet timers that I could pull the set pins out to use them all on one timer. Thus, i could have the heater on for, say, two hours, off for an hour, and on again throughout the night. But, I suspect someone makes an oil-filled space heater with a thermostat. Using that same set up of on for awhile/ off for a bit/ on again, I did heat a rehab house for awhile through winter. Two months of $300 electric bills, and I decided to get the furnace done sooner, rather than later. That was on a 700 something square foot 2/1 with basement, several years ago. With current utility rates, I'd expect much higher electric bills.


heaters (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 11:24 AM

Propane space hater - some can run on nat gas duel purpose, I use a 17k version, a tank lasts over 2 weeks, not a blasting heat so no fumes problem. --76.190.xxx.xxx

heaters (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 11:30 AM

I have cylinder shaped propane heaters. they really blast the heat. I can run it for about 24 hours on low. For our very bitter cold nights that we have a few times a year, I put it in the basement of the apartment buildings. Otherwise, it sits on the shelf as a backup. Used it last winter during a hvac install and it made the house toasty although it wasn't bitter cold out that week. --98.237.xxx.xx

heaters (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 12:19 PM

Does the house have electricity? Then just run some of those oil filled radiators. --76.178.xxx.xxx

heaters (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 3:58 PM

I have a couple of the cheap milkhouse heaters I use in my garage and at remodels when I don't have heat. I leave one running constantly and it was keeping a 950 sqft house about 50 degrees when it was in the 20's outside. I plug the 2nd one in when I get there in the morning and have an infrared propane tank heater that hangs on top of a 5 gallon propane tank that I fire up and it will warm it up nicely in about 30 minutes.

The milkhouse heaters don't have a thermostat like the more expensive one's. You can adjust the heat output up or down but it won't shut down when it gets to a set temperature like the more expensive electric heaters do so you kind of have to judge how high to set it depending on how cold it is outside. --209.205.xxx.xx

heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 9:04 PM

Thank you everyone for the responses.

RB, I tried Googling that model, but nothing showed up. Is the one you are referring to electric?

I had thought, prior to all the replies, about trying the milkhouse heater that I mentioned earlier. I am going to try one in my shop upstairs. I have an old 1970, small heater that I use there now. I will compare to it as it does pretty well. If the milk house heaters are at least as good, then I will buy a few of those and scatter them through the house. --73.113.xxx.xxx

heaters (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2022 7:02 AM

A nice big gas grill with tank. (with the 2 side burners. (get extra tank) dual purpose. you can write it off as a business expense and when your done bring it home.

There's great sales going on right now.

many years ago we use one of those huge heaters and just about killed us from the odor and noise. --108.239.xx.xx

heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2022 9:11 AM

Here is an update for the milkhouse heater that I am trying.

The upstairs to my shop is approximately 256 sq ft as it is 16x16. It is 29 degrees outside. The temperature in the building was 39 degrees and one hour later, after turning on the new heater, it was 52 degrees. So, the temperature rose 13 degrees in one hour. It is very similar to my older heater and thus I will buy a few more of these and place them throughout my project house.

Thank you everyone --73.113.xxx.xxx

heaters (by Mike [MA]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2022 11:32 AM

ALL 1500 watt electric heaters put out the same amount of heat. Some like oil filled radiators take a little longer to reach temp but also longer to cool down,..but still the same BTU's

I wouldn't ever have a non vented heater, no matter propane, Nat gas, oil, kerosene etc.

The products of combustion burned in a home is not healthy, (its not just carbon monoxide) --185.199.xxx.xxx

heaters (by don [PA]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2022 2:08 PM

Yep. 12.5 amps X 120 volts= 1500 watts, producing 5250 btus. I laugh when people say that the radiators are better because they keep giving off heat after they are turned off. Yeah, but they don't give off heat when they are turned on until they warm up! No free lunch with the laws of thermodynamics. --73.141.xxx.xxx

heaters (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2022 9:44 PM


I am a huge fan of those eclectic radiators. I was on the national GSA website and the Altoona VA had a pick up truckload them for sale and I was the high bidder at $40. I think I picked up about 30 or so of them --24.101.xxx.xxx

heaters (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2022 12:22 AM

I didn't read all the responses, but electric heat is VERY expensive. I think some sort of gas salamander would be good, but you can't safely run it when you're not there...it's more to warm the place up when you're working there. Do you need to worry about water freezing? If so, maybe get just a few electric space heaters just to keep enough heat going to prevent freezing, and use the salamander when you need to work there. IMO if you keep the interior temp around 40-45F or higher you won't have any freezing issues unless you have a water pipe on an exterior wall.

Try to use some other common sense tips also, such as on sunny days leave blinds/drapes open, buy some 3 mil plastic sheeting and temporarily put over windows, go ahead and insulate the attic better, and so on.

Another good tip is this one....put some sort of large "vat" of water in the house and fill it with water...for example a bathtub. use the salamander to warm the water/tub up. Then when you leave at night, the water will radiate heat and keep the room warm overnight....maybe not the ENTIRE night, but it will help some. Ceramic is also great at holding heat, as are bricks...so pile up some bricks and clay pots and get them warm before you leave at night. --99.92.xxx.xxx

heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2022 6:58 AM

Thank you, Hoosier. I am trying to get quotes on getting the walls blown and attic insulated. This is balloon frame construction. --73.113.xxx.xxx

heaters (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2022 3:22 PM

Blown insulation will help where spray foam more expensive is a completely air tight system that prevents any air infiltration. Avoid fiberglass as develops air pockets. Roxul batt where if have a 6" stud then will get a good R factor. If use cellulose then can get R 50 in the ceiling. Tenants will always want a rental home that has low utilities where they should pay a higher rent. A well insulated building then the HVAC system can be downsized where even without heat then the building will never go below freezing.

Heating is like a bucket that has a hole where if the hole is reduced then the heat loss will be reduced. --68.69.xxx.xxx

heaters (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2022 7:21 PM

Thank you Robert. --73.113.xxx.xxx

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