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Portable Heaters

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by Bigdee, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Bigdee

    Bigdee Member

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    Winter is here and it's getting cold.

    Anyone use portable heaters during wrap installs?

    I rent out a section of a fairly large shop that doesn't have adequate heating.

    Making my install not a fun experience...

    Does anyone have experience in this situation and can recommend a heater(s)?

    I'm thinking of buying a few oscillating infrared heaters and directing those at the vehicle while I'm working.

    I work in a fairly open area so I need more direct heating I assume?

    Think that'll work?
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  2. Kentucky Wraps

    Kentucky Wraps Kentucky Wraps

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    When I had my first shop, it was in a HUGE warehouse. I bought a large easy up type tent and a large tarp to make a mini tent for cars in the warehouse and ran a cyclone heater into it. Got warm real quick. Just don't aim it at the area you're working in...to much breeze.
     
  3. Bigdee

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    That is such a good idea KW. Thank you so much. I think that might just do the trick. Now I need to hunt for a large tent.
     
  4. Kentucky Wraps

    Kentucky Wraps Kentucky Wraps

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    They sell them at Tractor supply, Lowe's etc. They are the ones you see people parking thier cars under in thier yards and stuff.
     
  5. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    i have a 60,000btu kerosene heater, heats up my garage in ten min. also installed a modine "hotdog" 30,000btu propane heater a couple years ago, but hardly use it now.
     
  6. DizzyMarkus

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  7. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    Not really portable but my new install shop has three 85000 BTU natural gas forced air heaters. With all 3 running you can warm the entire 5000sf up in less than 5 minutes. :Big Laugh Pretty much have found that we really only need to run one so far and even it cuts off a good bit. At our old shop, we also did Kentucky's method. Had an Easy Up tent (with optional sides) and used a couple of the radiant propane heaters that mount on top of a propane tank. Worked pretty good without the wind and noise of a fan forced heater.
     
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