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    Senior Member Carroll Shelby
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    All set with the antifreeze

    I was able to get mine to hot enough to get the t stat open

    I'll be able to see if the light bulb and radiator prob heater turns on, but my unit definitely will get below freezing

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    Senior Member Carroll Shelby AllZWay's Avatar
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    I got scared.. added two electric heaters and a propane heater on low. Using my laser thermometer I was seeing some engine temps in the low 30's. It is 5degrees outside this morning.

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    Senior Member Carroll Shelby RichardP's Avatar
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    All these preparations that are relying on heaters or lightbulbs are having a tough time around here. Most people I've talked to haven't had power since 2 am. I get power for a little bit then it goes away for a longer time...

    Richard P.

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    My shop has zero insulation and isnít really sealed all that well. I put water bottles with tap water all around the shop to see if theyíd freeze. Non of them froze and it got down to 4F here. I thought it kinda strange. I donít understand how thatís possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 64GunPilot View Post
    My shop has zero insulation and isnít really sealed all that well. I put water bottles with tap water all around the shop to see if theyíd freeze. Non of them froze and it got down to 4F here. I thought it kinda strange. I donít understand how thatís possible.
    I know this is not exactly the same, but ...
    I live in Ohio and my shop building is insulated and sheetrocked but no heating system.
    It's a 30X60 building, partially built into a hill so the back wall has about 7' of dirt behind it.
    Coldest I've seen in the shop is 36 degrees so far. The floor and back wall put a surprising
    amount of "heat" in the building. At least, enough to offset the heat loss. I will admit that
    our winter has been both mild and stupid. We've only had a few days below 20 degrees and
    we've had lots of days in the upper 20's and a even a few in the mid 30's. It may help that
    the two overhead doors face South so on sunny days I actually get a little heat through
    the doors; even though they are insulated I think they are only like R6 or something.
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    Senior Member Carroll Shelby
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    My storage unit never lost power! However the temp never go lower than high 20s which was well above the freezing point based on the antifreeze ratio I put in.

    Learned a lot this time and got lucky!

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