Just asked because in some jurisdictions you cant run (pipe) Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG, Propane) with copper tubing or piping. The gas, and or liquid (if cold enough outside to deliver as a liquid) has a chemical reaction to the copper that causes it to break down and eventually rupture/leak. Just wouldnt want that to happen here. But if your jurisdiction (Authority having Jurisdiction) allows it in your county/state. You are good to go. Just a red flag around here.Yes propane. I had a tank already for the fireplace put a T in the line and ran it to the Garage. This is an-inhome type unit I puchased at lowes. It has a fan built in and does a wonderfull job.
You need to heat your garage in Ft Wort with an 80,00 BTU heater? You should be able to get it very toasty in there unless you guys get a lot colder than we do here. My wife would probably rather sleep out there than in my house.This is the one I use in my garage. Inexpensive, and heats the garage until it's toasty. http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_503598_503598
Kamo, what more do you need to hear about kerosene and propane?It said it's designed for in home use
Beat me to it!! I'm a HVAC service tech and highly recommend the "mini split" for your situation.I've steered alot of my customers in that direction for garages,sunrooms etc, and haven't had any disappointments. I would also recommend not doing anything your self. Have your HVAC contractor come out and do a load calculation on your garrage to figure up the exact heating and cooling capacity. I'm very familiar with the LG,Mitibishi and Sanyo brands and recommend any of those. The are very efficient. Heat and cool great and i rarely find issues with those brands. As far as safety, your not going to get any safer than the mini splits vs putting gas heaters here and there.This is what you need.
Do a search on the web for Ductless Mini Splits.
They're the bomb.
Your 2 car garage w/ work space is probably 500 sq/ft. So a 1 1/2 Ton unit may be appropriate. That's approx 18,000 btu heat, 18,000 btu cool. Assuming you go with heat n cool. These are heat pumps and they dehumidify as well.
You will only need a single zone unit with an Inverter driven compressor. Approx cost for a 1 1/2 ton unit is $1,600.
If you get a unit with a pre-charged line kit it's a total plug and play DIY job. If not you just need a HVAC guy to charge the lines. Need 220 power and a 4" hole blown through an exterior wall. Mount one unit outside and the other high on wall indoors.
These things beat anything out there.
Compare models from Fujitsu, Mitsubichi, Sanyo or LG.