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Best way to heat a garage?

By IdahoRealtor

3 years ago


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    #51 3 years ago

    I’ve got the exact same one you do.

    #52 3 years ago
    Quoted from IdahoRealtor:

    Good point. Maybe humidity was the culprit for the guy who experienced planking with pins in his 55 degree shed. Makes sense since he lives in Gig Harbor, WA.
    I'd prefer not to keep my new garage at 60+ degrees through the winter if I don't have to. The Boise area is very dry.

    I keep my cabin at 55 degrees all winter when I'm not there. I have not noticed any issues with the pins I have there, cabin is in the eastern side of WA which has weather similar to Boise area.

    I'd go with the mini-split as well, Boise can be very hot in the summer so the added ability to cool would be nice.

    #53 3 years ago

    I keep my pole barn at 45*f when not in use

    #54 3 years ago

    To add to my earlier post I had 4 pins put up in the building that time.3 came out unscathed (TZ,WW and BK2K)The were all kept in my main house at room temps for years.Why FH planked I don't know but I personally would not take another chance.BTW our humidity here isn't bad maybe 40-50 %.

    #55 3 years ago
    Quoted from Slugmeister:

    To add to my earlier post I had 4 pins put up in the building that time.3 came out unscathed (TZ,WW and BK2K)The were all kept in my main house at room temps for years.Why FH planked I don't know but I personally would not take another chance.BTW our humidity here isn't bad maybe 40-50 %.

    This sucks to hear. I am going to be storing a handful of games this season in a humidity controlled garage that gets down to 45-50 in the winter. I never had a problem before, but I thought it would have to get below freezing to be a risk.

    #56 3 years ago

    BURNING THE LIFELESS BODIES OF YOUR ENEMIES!
    ♨️

    #57 3 years ago

    I have radiant heat in my house and have been planning a mini split for a bit. The common brand is mitsubishi. I have no idea on reliability of other brands.

    But this got me thinking of getting one of the wall hangers for the garage as well.....

    4 months later
    #58 3 years ago
    Quoted from zahner:

    I had a pretty nice one installed that was both AC and heat (18 SEER/1.5 Ton). It ran $1,700 installed with all pipes, hardware, etc.

    Update. I'm in the house and ready to get the mini split installed. The quote came in at $3500 for a 17 seer 1.5 Ton Daikin unit. I think all the parts run ~$1500. $2k for labor feels like I'm getting bent over a little bit. Maybe a bit of price skimming is normal for these "niche" installations. Or maybe I'm not seeing clearly. What do you guys think? Good price? Bad price?

    #59 3 years ago
    Quoted from IdahoRealtor:

    Update. I'm in the house and ready to get the mini split installed. The quote came in at $3500 for a 17 seer 1.5 Ton Daikin unit. I think all the parts run ~$1500. $2k for labor feels like I'm getting bent over a little bit. Maybe a bit of price skimming is normal for these "niche" installations. Or maybe I'm not seeing clearly. What do you guys think? Good price? Bad price?

    You are getting totally reamed

    Installation is drilling ONE 2" hole, and feeding the precharged lines through.

    Seer rating are up into the 20's nowadays

    It might take 3 hours for 2 guys to install

    #60 3 years ago

    Agree $2k is silly. You can do it all yourself easily if you’re handy. Than ask around to have a hvac put a set of gauges on it to make sure it’s good.

    #61 3 years ago

    Someone I know just self installed those, he said he had to get a few special tools but the install was big money so he saved a lot.

    I think in the meantime of doing a split I’m going to install a gas IR heater

    I get charging some extra incase the install goes wrong but they should of checked it out for the quote. Ya 2k seems like a lot…

    #62 3 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    You are getting totally reamed
    Installation is drilling ONE 2" hole, and feeding the precharged lines through.
    Seer rating are up into the 20's nowadays
    It might take 3 hours for 2 guys to install

    He also quoted a 19 seer Daikin at $4400. Yikes

    #63 3 years ago
    Quoted from IdahoRealtor:

    He also quoted a 19 seer Daikin at $4400. Yikes

    Omg

    Go to Menards, get this 23 seer, 1.5 ton unit for $1100

    Save your receipt to get your $300 tax credit

    You don't need any exotic tools or gauges, the only special tool you need is a drill bit for doorknob holes.

    https://www.menards.com/main/heating-cooling/air-conditioners-accessories/denali-aire-18-000-btu-230-volt-mini-split-air-conditioner/dnmshqc18/p-1569565675068.htm

    To keep it above the snow, don't put it on the ground, get this outdoor wall hanger from Amazon $35:

    https://www.amazon.com/Air-Jade-Conditioner-Mini-Split-Condenser/dp/B07RR7CNMB/ref=mp_s_a_1_32

    That's it. After buying the wall mount, hole cutter and pizza, then getting your federal credit (and maybe local utilities or state rebate), you are well under a grand total.

    If you and a buddy can't get this installed in 3 hours, turn in your mancard

    #64 3 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Omg
    Go to Menards, get this 23 seer, 1.5 ton unit for $1100
    Save your receipt to get your $300 tax credit
    You don't need any exotic tools or gauges, the only special tool you need is a drill bit for doorknob holes.
    https://www.menards.com/main/heating-cooling/air-conditioners-accessories/denali-aire-18-000-btu-230-volt-mini-split-air-conditioner/dnmshqc18/p-1569565675068.htm
    To keep it above the snow, don't put it on the ground, get this outdoor wall hanger from Amazon $35:
    amazon.com link »
    That's it. After buying the wall mount, hole cutter and pizza, then getting your federal credit (and maybe utilities or state rebate), you are well under a grand total.
    If you and a buddy can't get this installed in 3 hours, turn in your mancard

    This is much more in line with what I spent a number of years back. The installer only charged me a few hundred to do the installation. He was an HVAC person for the county and did it as a side job. The entire job for me was about $1,700, and that’s in CA with a permit.

    #65 3 years ago

    I'm not sure if Mexico is allowing germ laden Americans to enter yet, but don't forget that your USA Costco card will allow you to buy a 18,000 btu mini split for $500 USD at Mexico Costco and then just drive it back to the states.

    Landlords in CA, NM and TX often don't even repair broken A/C, they find it cheaper to just drop in a brand new Mexican mini-split, then get the utility $200 credit to boot.

    Remember, when you see $9,000 peso, that's like ~$450 USD

    Yep, the exact same model that is $1600 in the USA Costco stores, is $450 just across the border.

    I have no idea why (other than Americans are suckers for warehouse clubs ?).

    #66 3 years ago

    I have done hvac for 30 years.
    If you are handy enough to repair a pinball machine, you can install a ductless system.

    For that 2k in labor you can buy a lot of specialized tools.

    It is a system for a pinball game room. You can buy any system. If you want it to last longer, buy a Mitsubishi or Daiken.
    They all come with step by step instructions so even the worst techs that can read can do an install.
    May take you all weekend and a 30 pack but still will be cheaper than 2k labor.

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