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15-01-2021, 13:38   #46
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I have an air to air heat pump. It’s the job, heats the place up very quickly and is efficient. Also have the option to cool if it’s one of the four days in the year it’s needed.

The units themselves aren’t hugely expensive (start around €400) but professional installation can cost three times that. It would be better if you know someone in the air conditioning trade to either do it for you or lend you the tools.
Can you post a link to the model you have, thanks,

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Can you post a link to the model you have, thanks,

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Outdoor Model:http://www.toshiba-calc.co.uk/ahu/im...V-SM803ATE.pdf


Indoor model: http://homeappliance.manualsonline.c...vsm802xte.html


Its close to 8 years old now so newer ones will be even more efficient. Also have a 2.5kw LG wall mounted unit installed in the house nearly 5 years. Both going as well as the day they were installed.
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15-01-2021, 19:48   #48
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How about a diesel heater like used in Motorhome a and trucks.

I’ve seen people use them for workshops.

Like this.
Air Diesel Heater, 5KW 12V Parking Vehicle Heater Set For Car Truck Bus, Trucks,RV, Motorhome Trailer, Trucks, Boats https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XNYWSDJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_6hFaGbXQEEJE3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
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Not sure how good our bad this would be at meeting anyone's individual requirements, but aldi have an Easy Home Mini Oil Filled Radiator for just under 17euro....


https://www.aldi.ie/easy-home-mini-o...02241398190600
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My son just bought 2 1500w dimplex ones last week. 60 euro a pop.
He said they were crap.

I insulated between the rafters of his workshop then with 50mm high density EPS.

Before the insulation he had them going all day and could not heat his area.

After the insulation, you would be overwhelmed with the heat, that now reach the temp and turn off.

Cheap form of small area heat, providing you have the workshop well insulated
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Was in a place today using one of these, it works well, but they lined the lower half of it with firebrick, to protect the steel, as a previous one got too hot and buckled.
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Was in a place today using one of these, it works well, but they lined the lower half of it with firebrick, to protect the steel, as a previous one got too hot and buckled.
The problem here is before its lined , its already narrow.
After lining with firebricks I reckon the firebox could be reduced by up to 50%

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The problem here is before its lined , its already narrow.
After lining with firebricks I reckon the firebox could be reduced by up to 50%

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I got a second hand stove off done deal
And i i insulated my 20x 18 garage and it’s fantastic
Got second hand 80mm thick and did the job for me
No cheap option but at least it’s all second hand stuff and did not cost a lot
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does secondhand insulation come up often? was it leftover excess?
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does secondhand insulation come up often? was it leftover excess?
There is usually a Laois based Add, on DD for seconds and secondhand insulation.
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cheers, i'd just need to friction fit rigid foam between the joists in my shed.
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Insulation is definitely the first thing if possible. Makes a tremendous difference.

My son has 2 small dimplex heaters in his insulated workshop. And they are on the low setting
thermostatically controlled.
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AS the title says workshop heating.

What do you guys have. At the moment I have an old small stove,
thats not really doing the job for my large workshop.

Its about 40'x30'. I am looking for an option thats cheap enough to run.
I am considering a diesel/ kerosene heater, but not sure on its running costs.

So I would appreciate your input lads and lassies.

Thankyou,
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Kadman, unsure if you've come across this resource, as you descended down the rocket (stove) pipe.
https://donkey32.proboards.com/

Came across it on a Vortex Rocket stove YT video.
Appears to be an immense rocket stove /RMH/ batchbox resource.

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