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Old 02-24-2014, 10:23 AM   #5971
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Nice trusses! Are those expensive?

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http://www.barnplans.com/index.html

Unfortunatley I tore my rotator cuff just before I was to start building mine and I had to have a outside firm build them from my plans. I had 24 made (2' O/C) I think they cost me around $5K.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:30 AM   #5972
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Quite contrary to the way mine works. I'm guessing that building was not insulated well. Maybe the newer units are more efficient also? Mine is only three years old. The installer also told me they run as much extra tube inside the building as possible to make them more efficient. Mine makes two 90 degree turns before exiting the building. The flame throws down about 25' of the tube then I have another 25-30' before it exits the building. My floor is always warm along with all the objects. It is a nice, even, well distributed heat. Any water on the floor dries out in about 15 minutes. I have been in many buildings with floor heat and I agree there is nothing like it. But the radiant tube I have is very close in comparison and I do not regret doing it that way.
Probably because of old equipment. There was only two tubes, front to rear. I'm guessing, it wasn't enough to do the job. I believe, they were original to the building and am guessing the building to be at least 20yrs old. Obviously, modern equipment brings efficiency.
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:31 PM   #5973
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Nice pipe there, any plans with it?
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:02 PM   #5974
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Probably because of old equipment. There was only two tubes, front to rear. I'm guessing, it wasn't enough to do the job. I believe, they were original to the building and am guessing the building to be at least 20yrs old. Obviously, modern equipment brings efficiency.
Probably the case. I believe the old radiant tubes used to draw intake air from inside building which in turn would draw cold air in. They piped mine to draw outside air in through the unit. I do know you do not want them with low ceilings. A friend of mine owns a motorcycle repair shop with 10' ceilings. When those tubes run they really burn you up if you stand directly under one.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:16 PM   #5975
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Probably the case. I believe the old radiant tubes used to draw intake air from inside building which in turn would draw cold air in.
Yes. They drew air from inside.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:49 AM   #5976
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I have a downdraft propane house furnace 95% efficiency that I made a duct box with 2 flat outlets that blow the heated air right across the floor, each one shoots down the bays so it goes under any vehicles. This setup keeps the floor warm and there is no cold areas. Nice for working under a vehicle. I also have 8inch walls and 3ft insulated ceiling, 34 x 24 x 9.5. The furnace only runs for 1 to 2 minutes even at -15F, kept at 60F. The #1 place to spend extra money on is as much insulation as possible, pays for itself in short order.



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Old 02-25-2014, 01:12 AM   #5977
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Nice pipe there, any plans with it?
You see that TDM on the right

Already got the flange adapter cut, just need to find someone local to weld it.

Reason I'm doing it is that the stock pipes were heavy rusty crap, the aftermarket pipe on it at the minute is stainless crap (already blowing the packing out) So a nice titanium exhaust from a gsxr is going on, this will be the third bike I've put them on, previous was a f650 Dakar and a curvy sv650, it's almost to easy to do now
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:59 AM   #5978
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Not if you build them yourself:

http://www.barnplans.com/index.html

Unfortunatley I tore my rotator cuff just before I was to start building mine and I had to have a outside firm build them from my plans. I had 24 made (2' O/C) I think they cost me around $5K.
Thanks for the link Pete.


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Old 02-25-2014, 06:11 AM   #5979
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I have a downdraft propane house furnace 95% efficiency that I made a duct box with 2 flat outlets that blow the heated air right across the floor, each one shoots down the bays so it goes under any vehicles. This setup keeps the floor warm and there is no cold areas. Nice for working under a vehicle. I also have 8inch walls and 3ft insulated ceiling, 34 x 24 x 9.5. The furnace only runs for 1 to 2 minutes even at -15F, kept at 60F. The #1 place to spend extra money on is as much insulation as possible, pays for itself in short order.
I've though about this, for my own garage. I've got a Reznor, hanging furnace that'll work in, either, my garage or shop. I'm undecided, at the moment. But, one of the local HVAC companies has plenty of takeout furnaces sitting around.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:30 AM   #5980
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Here is the unit I have.

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Old 02-28-2014, 10:22 AM   #5981
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The main problem I have with hanging heaters is the cold floor. With our cold climate up here those floors get cold and any little cold coming in from the outside sits there(or when you drive a snow/ice packed truck in that has been outside at -15F ).You have to have a couple of fans always running to get the heat down there and the under any vehicle. With my furnace coming out the bottom it is hot air right at floor level and then blows across the concrete which warms it up. Best way, I think, of doing it other than the in-floor tubes. Warmer climates it may not make as much of a difference.



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Old 02-28-2014, 10:27 AM   #5982
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The main problem I have with hanging heaters is the cold floor. With our cold climate up here those floors get cold and any little cold coming in from the outside sits there(or when you drive a snow/ice packed truck in that has been outside at -15F ).You have to have a couple of fans always running to get the heat down there and the under any vehicle. With my furnace coming out the bottom it is hot air right at floor level and then blows across the concrete which warms it up. Best way, I think, of doing it other than the in-floor tubes. Warmer climates it may not make as much of a difference.
The Reznor was free.
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:14 PM   #5983
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:11 PM   #5984
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:11 PM   #5985
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I don't know anything about can ams but that looks awesome. What model is that?
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