Getting Cold!

Hey everybody it is starting to get cold out and that is always a harder time in my shop. I do not have a central heating or one of those nice ceiling gas heaters or even insulation in my garage so it die slow me down sometimes. I use just one of those sundial type burners on a propane bottle. I have seen a lot of people posting about how dangerous it is to have an open flame in a woodshop and totally agree with that. Saying that I still do have one but I am very careful on how I use it in there. Being a one car garage it is small as well so things are close but I always make sure they are far enough away and I do not leave it unattended. I sure wish I had one of those natural gas ceiling heaters like my brother does because man doe stat thing work well. I also wish I had a nice electric one which are not that expensive and could keep that place toasty but I do not have the power to run one of those and run my machines. I tell you what that would have been the first upgrade I would have done to the garage if I didn’t rent this place. I would have insulated and installed a nice 220 panel from the house so I could upgrade my saw and have a nice heater out there.images

Like I mentioned things tend to slow down out there in the winter but it isn’t so bad most of the time. Unless it get’s around ten degrees fahrenheit I really am ok because obviously there is no wind and I can run that heater close by so as not to get my hands really cold. Once it has been running for an hour it is warm enough just to have a flannel on and no gloves which is nice. I was worried at first as to the ventilation issue and I think it is ok because there are so many ways for the air to be refreshed. With the gaps in the garage door and no insulation I do not have to worry about that issue. Just being cold! So it may seem early but I am already checking to make sure I have propane and my heater works so I am not left in the cold. Oh there is one note about propane tanks that I did not know until last year and that is you have to get them certified every 5 years. I think that is a farce myself and a way to make money off us but that is the rule here in Chicago. A certified tech has to make sure your tank is ok to be continued to be filled and is safe. I would think they would last forever and until last year had never run into this situation before so I do not know if this is just around here and a new thing or if it is nation wide but I think it still a scam. If I was filling them I would pretty much look them over every time I filled them so I didn’t hurt myself and if they looked suspect I wouldn’t do it. Plain and simple! I guess with the way people like to blame others for they’re stupidity and are so damn sue happy that these ridiculous rules have to be dreamt and enforced.


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