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Diesel heater for workshop

Mark Bolam

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I currently have a 2kw electric heater in my workshop/gym, which is basically a brick double garage with an up and over door.

It takes the edge off, but I would like more heat on cold workshop days.

Adding insulation isn’t really feasible because of the way everything is configured.


I fancy getting a diesel heater instead, without spending a fortune.

Any recommendations?

And what’s the situation with venting?



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My experience of a paraffin turbine thing and calor heater are that you get immense heat but loads of fumes.

So much that you need to vent, and almost cancel the heat gain. Then add the water vapour and condensation

If I had the means I'd put a wood burner in, but it'd need more work than any gain.


Stick with electric. 


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15 minutes ago, GarethM said:

Get yourself a 5kw vevor diesel heater.

Mine is exhausted through a brick wall, for less than £100 on eBay.


I should say as long as your running on red it's cheaper than electric.

But it probably needs to be pointed out that it would not be legal to run it on red (unless it as part of a forestry or agriculture setup of course).

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