garage heating

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    This is the original request.........

    "garage heating
    Hi all,

    Well my new 46ft x 26ft garage is bloomin freezing..

    The first time I have heard a lifter make a noise on one of my cars on a cold start... thankfully it resumed normal silence after a few seconds.

    Anyway, I want to inhibit these sorts of issues and rust from forming so need some sort of heating."


    Russ
     
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    Just to chip in....Recently done similar for a friends garage where he keeps a car and Ebay stock

    2 plumbed in De humids to dry the double garage out along with some heavy duty draught excluder and some builders chalk to bung the place up a bit more.

    Works a treat with an oil filled rad from B&Q plugged in on timer to take the chill off it. When working on the car (its a refurb project) he uses an electric fan heater to reach the parts....

    Spending a hour bunging the place up made the real difference or all other efforts are literally blown away and the De humids allow him to have bare metal unaffected (so far..)

    And it was cold down here a few days ago...
     
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    Thanks all...

    Well im going to insulate the place when I get some time, then look at dehumidifiers...
     
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    My double garage is now fully carpeted (complete with foam underlay), which has got to help a bit! :)
     
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    carpeted... surely cant be good when car is brought in wet?
     
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    The garage must smell like a wet dog?

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    Has it got a DPM under the concrete? If the answer is no then the carpet will eventually get wet.
     
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    The SL isn't an everyday car ... I rarely drive it in the wet. It's not good to put a wet car into any garage, regardless of the flooring.

    My garage is well ventilated, so any water that goes onto the carpet will dry out ... as it would if it dripped onto the concrete.

    I should stress that this is old carpet (from the lounge) - I didn't buy it for the garage!
     
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    Dunno, it's a detatched double garage with a pitched tiled roof ... built late 80s.
     
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    I used to have carpet in my garage but it rotted , made the garage smell horrible as well .

    Thin kitchen carpet tiles arent as bad , my mate has a load of them in his garage
     
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    IIRC Glojo's garage is carpeted.
     
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    I like Malcolms garage floor, but I reckon it might be expensive to cover a double garage, maybe one day though if the price is right.

    Russ
     
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    Carpet is good for controlling moisture and it doesn't smell if the floor has a DPM, which it should have.
     
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    I recently tiled my garage floor , i'm really happy with the results

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    I wouldn't be...someones stolen your car..:eek:
     
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    :):):)

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    They brought it back?

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    If the garage was built when the house was built there is a good chance there is a membrane.If not than sadly you can kiss good-bye to your carpet and ceramic floor tiles.

    When we re-built our bosses house,the garage was incorporated into the structure of the main building thus coming under building regs.This meant cavity walls,insulation under the screed and a fire-proof ceiling.We then added radiators and a little sink unit.Once we had painted the floor and installed an electronic folding door it all looked very smart.

    He stored his TVR Tuscan and Triumph speed triple and my 911 c4s and GSXR 600....happy days.
     
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