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Feb 17th 2018, 05:45 PM   #16
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
First....you need More Bikes as seen in this photo of my garage 2011?



J/K...hang anything you can off the ceiling, the bicycles..the ladder.

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Feb 17th 2018, 06:05 PM   #17
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  Feb 2016
  Oregon Desert

  Speed Triple R
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Try garagejournal.com, lots of great ideas there, but be careful: now my fancy garage makes my house look like hell....
Good luck Sentinel!
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Feb 17th 2018, 07:13 PM   #18
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  Jan 2016
  Salem, Oregon

  Supermoto Dreaming...
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Mirrors on the ceiling, some black light posters...
No pink champagne on ice?

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Feb 18th 2018, 07:08 AM   #19
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
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No pink champagne on ice?
Oh heck no! Courvassier...cuz he's a ladies man.
Feb 18th 2018, 07:32 AM   #20
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
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Originally Posted by Scribbles
The best improvement I did to my garage was adding heat. In about an hour the garage was warm enough to work in with just a t-shirt. No more numb hands from working in the cold.
I also have an adjustable mechanics stool
and lots of lights, (around 1500 watts of fluorescent shop lights)
Good setup, would like to ask a few questions:

Have a basement shop & garage. Heat it with an old wood stove but getting sick of dealing with it. What kind of fumes does your propane heater generate? Don't want the fumes to drift up into the house, wonder if it would be safe to use in the basement?

About how high does your seat rise and where did you get it?

Thanks
Feb 18th 2018, 09:59 AM   #21
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

  Aprilia RSV Mille, CB77 (AMA Nat'l landspeed record holder), CB750K, CB750F
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Have a basement shop & garage. Heat it with an old wood stove but getting sick of dealing with it. What kind of fumes does your propane heater generate? Don't want the fumes to drift up into the house, wonder if it would be safe to use in the basement?
Thanks
One of the issues with unvented propane heaters is CO production if the burner is too lean or too rich. The other is condensation, a lot of H2O is released. Ideally you need to put the heater in a "leaky" space that turns over the air supply, and you should put a CO alarm in the space. This is meandering away from Sentinel's post, but my garage is so old and crappy that I have moved my winter bike building to my basement. There are strip heaters down there that jack up the electric bill like nothing else when they run. The house is heated by an old oil furnace in the basement which I rebuilt and modernized a few years ago. I realized that there is quite a bit of heat going up the flue, that I could redistribute without dropping the flue temp so low that I would have a condensation problem in my chimney. So there is now one of those Home Depot floor stand type fans aimed at the flue pipe. It is wired to the furnace fan circuit and distributes warm air around my basement when the main fan kicks on. Makes sitting around wrenching on stuff a lot more pleasant.
Feb 18th 2018, 11:50 AM   #22
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  Jan 2016
  NW

The seat adjusts from 20"-28", got it at a local auto parts store (dont remember which one) it was one of those christmas specials. (Amazon has a bunch of these.. search "mechanics stool")
Propane puts out no noticeable fumes. If I run it for more than a couple hours, I'll crack a window and I open the window when I'm done to help get rid of moisture.

Edited by Scribbles on Feb 20th 2018 at 03:39 PM
Feb 18th 2018, 01:16 PM   #23
 
  Nov 2017
  Vancouver, WA

  2006 GSXR-1000
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The seat adjusts from 20"-28", got it at a local auto parts store (dont remember which one) it was one of those christmas specials.
Propane puts out no noticeable fumes. If I run it for more than a couple hours, I'll crack a window and I open the window when I'm done to help get rid of moisture.

not sure on your exact set up but carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, tasteless and doesnt have to be inhaled. It can be absorbed through your skin.

If youre burning propane for heat, you need ventilation and a carbon monoxide detector for safety.
Feb 18th 2018, 02:23 PM   #24
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  Jan 2016
  NW

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Originally Posted by Nicegy525
carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, tasteless
Yes, I know. Like motorcycles, propane heaters have some risk that needs to be respected.

As a carpenter I've worked around unvented propane and kerosene heaters many, many times. One jobsite had a propane heater like the one above running for over 48 hrs straight.

So burning propane in my garage for a couple hours does not worry me.

I will add a CO detecter tho.. they are just too inexpensive not to have one.. (CO alarms will go off at 70 PPM, much below the dangerous levels..)

FWIW


Edited by Scribbles on Feb 18th 2018 at 02:52 PM
Feb 18th 2018, 03:47 PM   #25
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
Thanks for the responses I appreciate them. The wood stove cranks out the heat but every time I light it, seems like I take an hour fiddling with it. Only light it off if I'm going to spend the whole day working in the shop.

If its only for a few hours its on with the long underwear and pack boots. I have a 250W radiant heat bulb that I screw into an overhead socket where I'm working. All this helps but the fingers still get cold.

The basement walls are not insulated and its not tight. Have concerns though about fumes and CO making their way up into the house. I've been thinking about a radiant heater that you see at Costco. Anyone have any experience with these?
Feb 18th 2018, 07:24 PM   #26
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  Jan 2016
  NW

Electric heaters are great, but they dont put out as much heat. This 1500 watt elec heater puts out appx 5,000 BTUs. The propane heater puts out appx 30,000 BTUs.




Edited by Scribbles on Feb 18th 2018 at 07:54 PM
Feb 18th 2018, 07:34 PM   #27
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  08Kawasaki Versys(Sylvester),72Suzuki RV90(vanvan),81Honda TwinStar(Bobber),Yamaha225,Honda Shadow
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The basement walls are not insulated and its not tight. Have concerns though about fumes and CO making their way up into the house. I've been thinking about a radiant heater that you see at Costco. Anyone have any experience with these?

i have 2 and they are great, just dont fall asleep next to one and roll over into it.... my roommate learned that the hard way. and when i woke him up said "but not being on fire is cold"
Feb 18th 2018, 08:02 PM   #28
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
I keep an electric h eater underneath the workbench, which is the bench I'm sitting at now. The bench traps the heat and it actually helps. Also, the work surface isn't cold.
Feb 18th 2018, 08:05 PM   #29
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

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Originally Posted by Scribbles

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Feb 19th 2018, 09:27 AM   #30
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  Jan 2016
  Beaver-town

  '07 GSXR-600, '05 CR85r
We just recently reorganized our garage and we bought 4 of those hanging rack things you can buy at Costco for a decent price.





Once I find or take some pics I'll post em but hanging anything makes your garage look and feel bigger.
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Edited by ashfoot on Feb 19th 2018 at 12:05 PM
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