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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

hi

just wondering what you guys do for a source for heat ? I have infloor heat in my shop but I wanna do some painting in my shop, and need something to bring up the temperature when I'm done spraying. It gets cold this time of year.
can a radiant heater be used?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's likely better to bring up the temperature of the material being painted. I've even heard of some painters warming up the paint.
Once the fumes have been evacuated you should have no issue using a space heater.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:10 am    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Your infloor system should be alright if the equipment is outside the area where you are spraying. Motors and even a light switch can generate a spark which could set off the paint. You would have to wait until the fumes were gone before adding any other heat. Even with electric heat the fan generates a spark. Most solvent coatings are not really affected that much by cold. They will work in cold weather but the paint might take 24 hours to dry where in warm weather an hour would do it.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-td466 wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:26:06 12/04/1Cool hi

just wondering what you guys do for a source for heat ? I have infloor heat in my shop but I wanna do some painting in my shop, and need something to bring up the temperature when I'm done spraying. It gets cold this time of year.
can a radiant heater be used?
Thanks

I run the temp up with a torpedo heater for a while. When everything is nice and warm I turn the heater off and paint. My shop is well insulated so it will stay warm for quite a while. I have done this for years with good results.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

DScott wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:12:57 12/11/1Cool
CVPost-td466 wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:26:06 12/04/1Cool hi

just wondering what you guys do for a source for heat ? I have infloor heat in my shop but I wanna do some painting in my shop, and need something to bring up the temperature when I'm done spraying. It gets cold this time of year.
can a radiant heater be used?
Thanks

I run the temp up with a torpedo heater for a while. When everything is nice and warm I turn the heater off and paint. My shop is well insulated so it will stay warm for quite a while. I have done this for years with good results.


I do the same as Scott
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have heard that some paints must be over 50F to harden. They have a chemical reaction that stops below that and will not restart,do'nt harden. A few years ago I painted something and shut off the heat after and it got down to 40F over night and it never dried, had to strip it and start over.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Tom Massachusetts wrote:
(quoted from post at 14:44:00 12/15/1Cool I have heard that some paints must be over 50F to harden. They have a chemical reaction that stops below that and will not restart,do'nt harden. A few years ago I painted something and shut off the heat after and it got down to 40F over night and it never dried, had to strip it and start over.


Hey Tom where abouts in MA are you?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:45 am    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hey, I'm in Belchertown, near Amherst, north of Springfield.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Tom Massachusetts wrote:
(quoted from post at 07:45:56 12/16/1Cool Hey, I'm in Belchertown, near Amherst, north of Springfield.


Do you know Roy Owen? He has some pretty Farmalls.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:00 pm    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

DScott wrote:
(quoted from post at 06:12:57 12/12/1Cool
CVPost-td466 wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:26:06 12/04/1Cool hi

just wondering what you guys do for a source for heat ? I have infloor heat in my shop but I wanna do some painting in my shop, and need something to bring up the temperature when I'm done spraying. It gets cold this time of year.
can a radiant heater be used?
Thanks

I run the temp up with a torpedo heater for a while. When everything is nice and warm I turn the heater off and paint. My shop is well insulated so it will stay warm for quite a while. I have done this for years with good results.


What about those tube? Pipe Heaters that hang in the ceiling and run off natural gas? We have them in our shop at the DOT and they keep that place toasty warm even when all garage doors are wide open. What would be the practicality of having that type in an un-insulated 12x20 steel frame, tin sheeted shop with 14-16 ft. Ceiling? I could even shut the doors with that system and probably “bake” the tractor!! Haha
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:12 am    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

RTR wrote:
(quoted from post at 23:00:27 01/03/19)
DScott wrote:
(quoted from post at 06:12:57 12/12/1Cool
CVPost-td466 wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:26:06 12/04/1Cool hi

just wondering what you guys do for a source for heat ? I have infloor heat in my shop but I wanna do some painting in my shop, and need something to bring up the temperature when I'm done spraying. It gets cold this time of year.
can a radiant heater be used?
Thanks

I run the temp up with a torpedo heater for a while. When everything is nice and warm I turn the heater off and paint. My shop is well insulated so it will stay warm for quite a while. I have done this for years with good results.


What about those tube? Pipe Heaters that hang in the ceiling and run off natural gas? We have them in our shop at the DOT and they keep that place toasty warm even when all garage doors are wide open. What would be the practicality of having that type in an un-insulated 12x20 steel frame, tin sheeted shop with 14-16 ft. Ceiling? I could even shut the doors with that system and probably “bake” the tractor!! Haha


RTR, those tube heaters are radiant heaters. They are very efficient because unlike most other types of heat they work by heating the objects under them instead of heating the air which in turn heats the object. The downside is that if you have little to no insulation they need to stay on pretty much continuously or you will get cold again very quickly.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

showcrop wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:12:29 01/04/19)
RTR wrote:
(quoted from post at 23:00:27 01/03/19)
DScott wrote:
(quoted from post at 06:12:57 12/12/1Cool
CVPost-td466 wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:26:06 12/04/1Cool hi

just wondering what you guys do for a source for heat ? I have infloor heat in my shop but I wanna do some painting in my shop, and need something to bring up the temperature when I'm done spraying. It gets cold this time of year.
can a radiant heater be used?
Thanks

I run the temp up with a torpedo heater for a while. When everything is nice and warm I turn the heater off and paint. My shop is well insulated so it will stay warm for quite a while. I have done this for years with good results.


What about those tube? Pipe Heaters that hang in the ceiling and run off natural gas? We have them in our shop at the DOT and they keep that place toasty warm even when all garage doors are wide open. What would be the practicality of having that type in an un-insulated 12x20 steel frame, tin sheeted shop with 14-16 ft. Ceiling? I could even shut the doors with that system and probably “bake” the tractor!! Haha


RTR, those tube heaters are radiant heaters. They are very efficient because unlike most other types of heat they work by heating the objects under them instead of heating the air which in turn heats the object. The downside is that if you have little to no insulation they need to stay on pretty much continuously or you will get cold again very quickly.


Say I work in my shop for 2-3 hours in the evenings and 8-10 hours on Saturday and Sunday. Would I have a Huge gas bill if I ran it continuously like that?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Here is my shop.....I think it is a 12x24.





 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:37 am    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

RTR wrote:
(quoted from post at 09:02:54 01/04/19) Here is my shop.....I think it is a 12x24.






Well, it is of course all relative. As small as it is it could not take a whole lot, and of course it depends on the cost of the gas. I use propane here at $2.60/ gal. so it would be a lot. If I were you I would get specs on a particular unit in order to see how much it is rated to use per hour.
 
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