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    So i am gonna be moving soon and will finally have a garage, i plan to do some work in there but it's (attached) unheated right now and was gonna use one of those kerosene jet heaters until i can get a proper gas heater installed...

    I'd like it to be as efficient as possible so keeping the door closed as much as i can to retain heat, but still open enough to not die.... Has anybody installed a CO2 meter/sensor in their garage for this purpose? figured somebody has had to have done this and it's better than guessing.


    Wondering what kind of unit someone would use for this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaco View Post
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    So i am gonna be moving soon and will finally have a garage, i plan to do some work in there but it's (attached) unheated right now and was gonna use one of those kerosene jet heaters until i can get a proper gas heater installed...

    I'd like it to be as efficient as possible so keeping the door closed as much as i can to retain heat, but still open enough to not die.... Has anybody installed a CO2 meter/sensor in their garage for this purpose? figured somebody has had to have done this and it's better than guessing.


    Wondering what kind of unit someone would use for this.
    I just grabbed one off Amazon.

    Can I ask why kerosene though? I was using that for awhile but the smell was gross so went to propane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaco View Post
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    So i am gonna be moving soon and will finally have a garage, i plan to do some work in there but it's (attached) unheated right now and was gonna use one of those kerosene jet heaters until i can get a proper gas heater installed...

    I'd like it to be as efficient as possible so keeping the door closed as much as i can to retain heat, but still open enough to not die.... Has anybody installed a CO2 meter/sensor in their garage for this purpose? figured somebody has had to have done this and it's better than guessing.


    Wondering what kind of unit someone would use for this.
    It’s a CO meter and it would be a good idea regardless.

    Running a jet heater without ventilation sounds like a bad idea to me. Anything that combusts hydrocarbons will produce CO. I’d stick with electric.

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    I just grabbed one off Amazon.

    Can I ask why kerosene though? I was using that for awhile but the smell was gross so went to propane.
    just because they're cheap at PA or CT or something, just to get me by until the spring

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    It’s a CO meter and it would be a good idea regardless.

    Running a jet heater without ventilation sounds like a bad idea to me. Anything that combusts hydrocarbons will produce CO. I’d stick with electric.
    Yeah that's why it'd just be temp and i want to take this precaution, anything electric you need 220v for and that's also not really an option immediately either.
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    just because they're cheap at PA or CT or something, just to get me by until the spring

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    Yeah that's why it'd just be temp and i want to take this precaution, anything electric you need 220v for and that's also not really an option immediately.
    Find of these used or new https://www.princessauto.com/en/3000...t/PA0008945024 and they put out a ton of heat really fast.

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    Find of these used or new https://www.princessauto.com/en/3000...t/PA0008945024 and they put out a ton of heat really fast.
    i'll look in to that, figured propane would be fairly expensive for the gas, given it's just bbq tanks
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    Kerosene heaters are gross smelling. Propane, or even better 120V electric.
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    ** Note your original post says CO2 when you mean CO **

    Go for it, but use propane.
    My friend did this for years and surprisingly, the CO monitor never alarmed. Very little is produced and if it's a big space, the solution to pollution is dilution.

    *not engineering advise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    ** Note your original post says CO2 when you mean CO **

    Go for it, but use propane.
    My friend did this for years and surprisingly, the CO monitor never alarmed. Very little is produced and if it's a big space, the solution to pollution is dilution.

    *not engineering advise...
    yeah i fixed it but beyond doesnt update the title

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    Ideally i'd got electric but 220v would be needed for anything even remotely good enough to heat the garage, and likely quite expensive compared to gas options. Still weighting the options as far as what to use for the actual heat source, just curious about CO detectors in the garage, ideally one with a display so i can see the actual level.
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    I use one in my garage, but it does go off when I fire up my old 944 and let it idle in the garage for more than a few seconds. Never any trouble with more modern cars, but it's also a cumulative sensor so it doesn't go off for a while after it starts detecting CO. I'll go for a drive and my wife will text me freaking out that the alarm is going in the garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinL View Post
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    I use one in my garage, but it does go off when I fire up my old 944 and let it idle in the garage for more than a few seconds. Never any trouble with more modern cars, but it's also a cumulative sensor so it doesn't go off for a while after it starts detecting CO. I'll go for a drive and my wife will text me freaking out that the alarm is going in the garage.
    yeah that's kinda what i was thinking, hoping i could find one with a programmable alarm, i am sure there's a difference between not acceptable/catch a leak early in a house (where people may be sleeping) vs not acceptable for a short time in a shop.
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