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Re: Garage Heating
« Reply #100 on: July 28, 2019, 03:44:26 PM »
I suppose the next thing will be  someone to invent a reverse cycle diesel heater that air çonditions through summer. 


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Re: Garage Heating
« Reply #101 on: July 28, 2019, 03:49:58 PM »
I suppose the next thing will be  someone to invent a reverse cycle diesel heater that air çonditions through summer. 


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I want them to hook up an alternator so it charges up the batteries while it runs. Because I have the correct silencers in the right places I can’t hear mine 20 feet away when on low. The 5 is many times quieter than the 2 was - it was genuinely noisy.


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Re: Garage Heating
« Reply #102 on: July 28, 2019, 04:48:32 PM »
I want them to hook up an alternator so it charges up the batteries while it runs. Because I have the correct silencers in the right places I can’t hear mine 20 feet away when on low. The 5 is many times quieter than the 2 was - it was genuinely noisy.


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I've got industrial deafness too, but I can still hear mine from 40ft away.
Your deafness must be really bad !!  ;D
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Re: Garage Heating
« Reply #103 on: July 30, 2019, 09:31:47 AM »
Just a final evaluation of the 8kw diesel heater as a garage heater.

The garage still isn't sealed how I want to seal it (Ill get to that at some stage) but on a night when the outside temps are between zero and 5 degrees the heater takes the chill out of the air quite fast.

Late last night I was out there doing stuff and in the adjacent storage shed that has no heating it was bloody freezing and a lot of steam was blowing out of my mouth. But in the main shed there was a noticeable difference and no steam when I breathed.

It's not a heater that would suffice to heat a shed up for a sit down shed party in winter that has people who feel the cold I dont think, but more than adequate for me when out there in winter tinkering around.

It is fast, easy to turn on and off, very efficient and clean.

I still wouldn't rule out a wood heater or one of those demon oil heaters at some stage if I was to have Grand Final day or Bathurst day in the shed and it was cold but I think ill give this diesel heater a chance on those fringe months and see how it performs. Which going by how it was when the temps were between 5 and 10 degrees Id say it would be perfect.

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Re: Garage Heating
« Reply #104 on: July 30, 2019, 10:31:30 AM »
Get onto some cheap insulation and you’ll be home free.

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« Reply #105 on: July 30, 2019, 10:35:23 AM »
Get onto some cheap insulation and you’ll be home free.

Ill probably never insulate the walls, its just a shed, although I will admit insulating it and lining it had crossed my mind prior to it being built. The roof has a pretty good insulation on it for condensation.

All I really want to do is seal the trimdek sheeting where it meets the concrete and I have to put a brush seal at the top of the rear roller door. The large main front roller door is sealed for the fire rating. Then at least no drafts can get in.
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« Reply #106 on: July 30, 2019, 10:54:58 AM »
Ill probably never insulate the walls, its just a shed, although I will admit insulating it and lining it had crossed my mind prior to it being built. The roof has a pretty good insulation on it for condensation.

All I really want to do is seal the trimdek sheeting where it meets the concrete and I have to put a brush seal at the top of the rear roller door. The large main front roller door is sealed for the fire rating. Then at least no drafts can get in.

For the trim deck, I was looking at sealing mine for a while with a few different products but didn't find anything that I really liked, so one day I grabbed a can of expanding foam that I had and gave each of the gaps a little squirt. Looked ok from the inside but the outside where it oozed out looked pretty ugly. Then when I was doing the lawn I hit a bit with the whipper snipper and it pretty much turned that bit that it hit into dust. A couple of mins later and I had tidied up all the extra oozed out bits without even having to bend over. 

Was in hindsight a cheap and easy way to seal it, the only tip I would add is to have a piece of cardboard etc in one hand as you are doing it, as although you stop squirting in between each bit,, what is in the tube keeps expanding. So if you are moving more than just the small gap in between the adjoining holes, it's better to just rest the nozzle on that than having to clean up some dags.

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Re: Garage Heating
« Reply #107 on: July 30, 2019, 01:57:07 PM »
For the trim deck, I was looking at sealing mine for a while with a few different products but didn't find anything that I really liked, so one day I grabbed a can of expanding foam that I had and gave each of the gaps a little squirt. Looked ok from the inside but the outside where it oozed out looked pretty ugly. Then when I was doing the lawn I hit a bit with the whipper snipper and it pretty much turned that bit that it hit into dust. A couple of mins later and I had tidied up all the extra oozed out bits without even having to bend over. 

Was in hindsight a cheap and easy way to seal it, the only tip I would add is to have a piece of cardboard etc in one hand as you are doing it, as although you stop squirting in between each bit,, what is in the tube keeps expanding. So if you are moving more than just the small gap in between the adjoining holes, it's better to just rest the nozzle on that than having to clean up some dags.

Yeh thanks for that. I used expandable foam to seal the toilet area as I gyprocked and insulated the Loo and didnt want moisture getting up through the sheeting.

I was thinking of either using it for the rest of the shed or buying the actual foam inserts that lysaghts sell for that exact thing.
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« Reply #108 on: August 10, 2019, 11:16:01 PM »
Yep I was actually thinking of mixing in some old sump oil into my fuel to get rid of the stuff. I wonder if it would work?

Have you tried this yet and if so how did it go?


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Re: Garage Heating
« Reply #109 on: August 11, 2019, 05:11:48 AM »
Have you tried this yet and if so how did it go?


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LOL You know how it went but for everyone else, if I get the oil to diesel ratio right I can make it look like this....................so dont add oil to your diesel unless of course you see the amusing side to it  >:D

 
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« Reply #110 on: August 11, 2019, 10:40:31 AM »
Used to do that at the wreckers years ago, feed a couple of liters of diesel down the carb of an old Holden or Ford  motor at revs, used to feed the exhaust into a drain pipe and watch the white smoke billow from the drain entry points all up and down the industrial estate .. Kept the mosquito / midgee population down a bit too .
Metal fab mate next door used to make a fair bit of noised so at times we'd smoke him out too . So he'd tack weld our gates shut .. great bloke " Uncle john " R.I.P. ..
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Re: Garage Heating
« Reply #111 on: August 11, 2019, 04:47:16 PM »
So he'd tack weld our gates shut

hahah thats a bit like cable tying someone's camper zip closed from the outside................
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Re: Garage Heating
« Reply #112 on: August 11, 2019, 05:17:32 PM »
l had a 9kg gas can  rolled on its side with a flap cut in the  top 1/4 . The flue was a wet sleeve from a 165 Massey tractor  tec screwed 900mm down pipes to the roof line . All my wood scraps from projects went into it , heated up a treat . .
When l reconfigured the shed to house the Exodus 14  it was sold off to a better home , to make room
l do miss the heater but love the camper ,,,,,,,,,Lots                            :cup:

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