When we first started working in the garage it was fine. Nice temperature, cool in the evenings and warm in the summer. Little did we realize that California was going to have a long, long cold snap. We were freezing our hands and other extremities off with these little tiny heaters when one day I said “We need a big ass garage heater” We looked all over at various OSH, Lowes, Home Depots etc but found nothing with the power we need to heat up our garage.
So I said: “there must be somewhere we can go to get an industrial garage heater.” so we looked online and what came up was Grainger. Grainger was a company that I remember working with way back when I would do web designs for one of their competitors. I know that they carried all sorts of industrial supplies. Took a look at their website, and found an amazing heater. Only thing is is that heaters in this range, don’t use a regular hundred and 20 V plug. They used something more like what you’d see as a dryer plug electric dryer plug a 240 V electric drier plug. since we have a gas dryer, and nonelectric dryer, then this plug was pretty much going unused. So we went up to Grainger, bought the heater, came home, and try to plug it in.
Bad news. It was the wrong type of outlet. Apparently there’s a multitude of 240 V outlets and we didn’t have the right one. No big deal, took a look at the manual, took a look at the kind of outlet what we needed, went to the local Home Depot, bought a cord that would fit into the existing outlet, bought an outlet for the new heater, and an electrical box with cover. Got home, connected the cord to the outlet via the electoral box. Attached everything to the wall. Plug the cord into the outlet. Then plugged the heater into the new outlet.
I turned the on switch of the heater with trepidation. It went on and suddenly the room was filled with hot air (kind of like Congress).
Price of this thing was fairly reasonable, cost us about $165, it heats our entire garage, which is unfortunately is not insulated, but it definitely does the trick, it definitely takes the chill off. And even though we’ve had some really really cold nights over the last a while but it pretty much does the job.
Highly recommended and more than likely there probably is a Grainger location near you so go check it out.
DAYTON Electric Space Heater, Fan Forced, 208/240VIs You
Electric Space Heater, Heater Type Fan Forced, Oscillating/Non-Oscillating Non-Oscillating, Voltage 208/240, 4800/3600 Watts, Height 14 In., Width 10-3/4 In., Depth 10-3/4 In., 60 Hz, 1 Phase, 20.0/17.3 Amps AC, 4.8/3.6 kW, 16, 380/12, 285 BtuH Output, Cord Length 72 In., NEMA Plug Configuration 6-30P, Color Red, Number of Heat Settings 1, Features Auto Overheat Shut Off Protection, Power Indicator Light, Thermostat, Manufacturers Warranty Length 1 yr., Standards UL/CUL