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2nd March 2005, 23:52
My painted pieces (battery cover, oil tank cover and swing arm) will be done by this weekend. My garage is FRIGGIN' cold so it won't be any fun re-assembling my bike. But I can't wait, so I'll probably lose a finger or two to frostbite 'cause I'll be impatient to see her together. I hope spring is around the corner, got a lot of riding to do!
3rd March 2005, 00:12
LuxBlue, I picked up a 35,000 btu tube heater (salamander) at a garage sale and used my propane tank from my gas grill to turn my garage into a toasty little shop. You really don't need a whole lot, just enough to take the chill off.
This pics was taken on a day when it was 10 degs outside.
3rd March 2005, 00:13
12" snow in my drive way this morning i hate winter!
3rd March 2005, 00:27
I worked on mine in the cold for the last couple of weeks.
My garage is unheated, and I considered a propane heater. I opted not to because of the mower and bike and gas cans and such with a flame heater.
Am I over concerned about the risk of fire, or worse explosion?
3rd March 2005, 00:37
I also have a fuel oil torpedo heater 110,000 BTU ( thermostate controled ) for a double garage. I'm in a short sleeve shirt within 6 minuets. Consider a smaller BTU if you have a small space.
3rd March 2005, 00:57
Hell, it was even 'cold' here this morning-34 degrees. Should be back to 70 by the weekend tho'. Think it's winter's last gasp around these parts.
3rd March 2005, 01:24
Thanks for the ideas. Unfortunately, I'm in transition and only rent my current house. It has a vaulted ceiling in the garage with louvred soffet vents and NO insulation. Any heat I generated from a heater would go right to the ceiling and out the vent!! I was thinking of using clear plastic to box in a working area and use my kerosene heater to warm it up. If that doesn't work, I figure it's much more fun to have a wrench slip and bark you knuckles when you can't feel your hands. Keeps the blood flow down!
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