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12-07-2005, 08:25 PM
Now that winter is here a good question would be what kind of heat would be best to heat with,oil base heaters would settel on the car right?
12-07-2005, 09:45 PM
I heat with a combination of two.I use a 100,000 btu mr heater on propane for most jobs and if its extremely cold,ill let the oil furnace blow over into the booth also.
12-07-2005, 11:30 PM
Proshadetree, if you are talking about using oil fired salamander type heaters, like the ones contractors and farmers use then NO its not a good idea to use them in a bodyshop or a paint shop. Like you said, the residue lands on the cars and can cause several problems. Chris mentioned a portable type propane heater which works fine. I have a fuel oil fired furnace in my garage, I never like open natural gas heaters in the body shop or paint shop. They look like a fire hazard to me mostly because over time dust will settle on them and build up over time. I worked at a Cadillac/Olds dealer body shop a few years ago and every once in a while one of those da**&^%&M overhead gas heaters would go "boom" from igniting that dust build up on them. The place never burned down so I guess it wasn't too much of a fire hazard but they sure made me nervous on occaision.
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