Keeping paint, etc. from freezing in cold garage?


S

Some One

Hey all!

Just wondering... My new garage is going in this September and there
will be paint, etc. stored in it. Unfortunately the garage won't be
insulated/heated this year and I was considering building a cabinet
and heating that alone (probably cheaper in the long run anyhow).

Obviously I don't want to put any kind of arcing thermostat or heater
where it will come in direct contact with fumes that may be flamable,
but I'm not sure what I could do. If insulated well enough, I imagine
a few light bulbs would keep it warm, but still I'm leary.

Can anyone make a suggestion as to how to handle this?

Thanks!
 
M

mark Ransley

Im sure it would work , but why cant you store it in your house
basement, since 100 watt light bulbs cost apx 13.00 a month to run put
out 90 watts of heat you are upping your elec bill
 
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S

Some One

mark Ransley said:
Im sure it would work , but why cant you store it in your house
basement, since 100 watt light bulbs cost apx 13.00 a month to run put
out 90 watts of heat you are upping your elec bill
Just trying to get as much of this stuff out of the house if possible.

What's the point of having a big garage if you can't store stuff in it
over the winter?

It will eventually be insulated, but even then, heating the garage
will cost more than leaving a light turned on.

I'll probably just use the lightbulb, but I'm wondering if a halogen
bulb will throw more heat with less power use? Maybe I'll use an infra
red bulb (or blacklight) as they seem warmer as well (probably just
use more power is all).

I definately have to look into this a bit deeper.
 
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Hey Guys,
I am new to these posts. Couldn't help but notice you answers on keeping you paint from freezing. I live in the south and it doesn't get very cold here but, on occasions it can get freezing and below. I built a box big enough for at least 12 -1 gallon cans of paint from 3/4" OSB. I drilled a hole in the middle of the lid and installed a 15-25 watt bulb. I also put a 3/4" vent to one side. That keeps my paint at a constant temp. through out the winter. O did the same for my glues and caulking tubes and other adhesives.
 

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