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  1. Rgarner

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    Are they safe? What do they cost, to buy and run? How do they compare to regular space heaters? Are they available online only or is it possible to find them locally?
     

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    It's hot all year round here so I can't add much, but here's some heaters you can pick up at Walmart.
    https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/wall-heaters

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    When I lived in New Jersey I had a space heater that was no more than $50 which was plastic with a fan inside. It moved the air around pretty well in the car garage and kept the garage tolerable in the winter. Using it almost every day for a few hours only raised the bill about $10-15 a month.
     
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    I'm not really sure what you mean by 'wall hugger' heaters. :thinking:

    But since you're in an area that needs such things, I'd imagine that your local heating/cooling people (companies that sell/install/repair heating and cooling equipment) would have them, along with Home Depot or similar. Or look online.

    ETA: My friend Google just clued me in on wall hugger heaters.
     
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    I have one of these at my cabin. It's propane instead of gas but I'm sure they work the same. It easily heats a two bedroom cabin and cost little to run. My heater has seen three seasons and I feel confident it will handle this winter, no problem at all. I don't know if you have gas available but it's a way cheaper option to operate vs electric. It simply hangs on the wall like a picture. I found my unit at a farm supply store called Atwoods.
     
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    Thanks, that WH20 from Adobeair looks almost perfect. Ain't it a shame that the company's out of business, of course. Maybe I can somehow find it anyway. As for nonelectric heaters, they might cost less but unfortunately they probably wouldn't work in this situation.
     
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    You've lost me! I don't see Adobeair or WH20 on either page linked to.

    On @olbriar's page, the manufacturer of his Dyna-Glo heater is very much still in business. :thinking:

    Could you please clarify what you're referring to?
     
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    I apologize. I guess it wasn't in any of those posts. amazon showed it on one of their pages, a small griege heater with no cord. It just plugs directly into the wall, probably for small spaces only.
     
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    Ah, okay. :)

    The type that @olbriar has, won't that work for you?
     
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    Maybe, but I really wanted a small one without a cord. I guess those are really rare. It'd be nice to have nothing to trip over, just a compact unit out of the way.
     
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    From @olbriar's description, "It simply hangs on the wall like a picture," that's exactly what I envisioned. :thinking:
     
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    It does hang on the wall. It does require power as well as gas however.
     
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    But its cord isn't dangling around getting tripped over, is it? That seems to be @Rgarner's concern. It looks good to me! :)
     
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    I put in an outlet directly below the unit as well as a gas shut off. Both the power and the gas run straight down the wall. It might not fit his desires or needs with the exposed supplies. In my cabin they run behind a couch and is not a big deal. With considerable extra effort, both the gas and the electric could have been brought up inside the wall behind the unit and then the unit would have covered the makeups.

    My aunt and uncle added onto their home when I was a child. With the difficulty of adding to their existing forced air heat they installed two gas heaters that mounted flush with the wall with the units taking up the space between wall studs. The gas and power was ran to each unit prior to finishing the walls. Something similar would be ideal for non-exposed supplies but would only be practical in a new construction scenario.

    Perhaps a free standing heater that sat on the floor and pushed against the wall would be more to the liking of the OP. I'm sure there are countless examples to be found on the market. Going strictly electric would only require a cord running along the floor to the outlet. I only recommended the heater that I'm using because I'm familiar with the unit and have been impressed by it's service and efficiency.
     
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    I thought y'all was talking about steam heat.
    Not Radiators but those finned things around the bottom of the wall.
     
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