What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

cglaser104

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Ahh, I'll probably need 100-125k btu and I'm looking at midline or similar.
It's all relative. What size are you trying to heat? Is it insulated at all? (I have R13 on the walls, 16' x 7' door is maybe half that that or less and poorly sealed, and silverboard R3 radiant barrier board on the ceiling.)

You can heat a modest ranch house on a 60k BTU unit
 

Pixguy

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It's all relative. What size are you trying to heat? Is it insulated at all? (I have R13 on the walls, 16' x 7' door is maybe half that that or less and poorly sealed, and silverboard R3 radiant barrier board on the ceiling.)

You can heat a modest ranch house on a 60k BTU unit
It's 36x42 with R21 on walls and insulating the vaulted 20' ceilings in the spring so I'll need a bit more than 60k. I store the MH in there so it had to accommodate a 14' overhead door.

Pics taken last year
Son rolling after spraying

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cglaser104

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It's 36x42 with R21 on walls and insulating the vaulted 20' ceilings in the spring so I'll need a bit more than 60k. I store the MH in there so it had to accommodate a 14' overhead door.

Pics taken last year
Son rolling after spraying

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Nice building. So you're definitely in a spot here. Fully Insulated you'd need a 60k BTU furnace for that space as an everyday heat source especially if you double the r value you put on the ceiling vs the walls. Your building looks far more airtight than mine so a 60k BTU furnace will work but twice as hard/cycle twice as often due to the lack of insulated ceilings. Does the 14' door have a weather seals and insulated panels?
 
 
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