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    20 degrees in the shop

    But things need doing. Oh well, I guess I'll fire up the kerosene heater and see how long it takes to get to a temp where I can actually do something.

    I'd be quite happy to get it up to the mid 40's
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    Lightweight. When I was your age, we worked in the shop at 10 degrees. In shorts and a t-shirt. And we LIKED it.

    It's been pretty nippy here in Albuquerque this past week, too. Pretty similar to what you guys are seeing at your place, I think.
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    Mid 30's now. I can spend upwards of 15 minutes there before I have to come in to warm up!

    That's not bad actually. It's 23 degrees outside, so it is making a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Mid 30's now. I can spend upwards of 15 minutes there before I have to come in to warm up!

    That's not bad actually. It's 23 degrees outside, so it is making a difference.
    Too cool! Installing heat in the shop was one of the best things I ever did.

    Today was the second day in a row that the temp outside was 1 when I got up.
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    yeah,. what vaughn says, and not only was it 10 degrees, we had old shoes with cardboard stuffed in them, and we had to walk uphill to the shop in 26 inches of snow, and then back uphill to get home again and the snow only piled up higher on the way home.
    get out there, stop being a wimp.

    my work temp in the garage where my fingers work ok, is around 42-45 degrees F.
    with the heaters on a 30 degree day, I can get the shop up to 55-58 degrees.
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    50's is very comfy in the shop....
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    Experiment - I put a 12" square of 1/4" sheet steel on top of the kerosene heater. Going to use it as a coffee warmer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Experiment - I put a 12" square of 1/4" sheet steel on top of the kerosene heater. Going to use it as a coffee warmer...
    HOT HOT HOT!!!!

    Shop is getting there... Up to 40!
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    I have yet to fire up the wood stove, but usually set the coffee cut on top of it. My wife has a metal tea pot I put some in from time to time and bring it out with me to keep on there. Today it's mid 30's but having the office at 70 to warm back up helps. Mostly finishing up some organizing out here today. Need to get some drawers cut out, but thinking about building the shop cart.
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