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#1477330 Fri Dec 02 2022 11:20 PM
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J Lucas Offline OP
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Should have done this years ago, had overhead heat installed yesterday. Now to finish insulating.

John

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J Lucas


1941 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1942 Chevy 1.5-Ton SWB
1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Apache 32 Fleetside
1969 Chevy C-50 Grain Truck

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J Lucas #1477331 Fri Dec 02 2022 11:34 PM
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John,

That looks awesome. thumbs_up

Let the year round fun begin! yahoo


Dan

1951 Chevy 3 window 3100 (My Grandpa's hunting truck)
1966 Chevelle (Wife's Hot Rod)
2013 Chevy Silverado (Current daily driver)
US Army MSG Retired (1977-1998)
Com Fac Maint Lead Tech Retired (1998-2021)

Finely time to get to work on my Grandpa's (now mine) truck!
J Lucas #1477342 Sat Dec 03 2022 12:44 AM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Overhead radiant heat is a good solution for a retrofit. thumbs_up

Heated floor is the way to go if you can get it installed before the slab goes in. Laying on a warm floor is nice. And no cold feet.


Kevin
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J Lucas #1477354 Sat Dec 03 2022 02:47 AM
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'Bolter
You'll really like the radiant heat...I love mine! thumbs_up It warns up the surfaces including tools on the work bench.

If you have a lift under the heater, do not use it with a car on the lift as it could burn the paint...you need 3' of clearance minimum.

Mike B smile

J Lucas #1477380 Sat Dec 03 2022 01:47 PM
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Crusty Old Sarge
We have radiant in our warehouse at work, it's definitely the way to go. It is so much more efficient than forced air or oil Brunner style system. Your going to be very happy with your decision.


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J Lucas #1477382 Sat Dec 03 2022 01:49 PM
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'Bolter
Gas or electric?


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1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
1966 Ford Mustang (Little Red)
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150 (Big Red)
1995 Ford F-150 (Newt)
J Lucas #1477392 Sat Dec 03 2022 02:38 PM
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Nice


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J Lucas #1477398 Sat Dec 03 2022 03:03 PM
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Otto,

His pictures show a gas set-up. Super professional install IMHO. thumbs_up


Dan

1951 Chevy 3 window 3100 (My Grandpa's hunting truck)
1966 Chevelle (Wife's Hot Rod)
2013 Chevy Silverado (Current daily driver)
US Army MSG Retired (1977-1998)
Com Fac Maint Lead Tech Retired (1998-2021)

Finely time to get to work on my Grandpa's (now mine) truck!
J Lucas #1477409 Sat Dec 03 2022 04:59 PM
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J Lucas Offline OP
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Yes it’s a natural gas unit. I did hire out the installation and I’m happy with their work. I don’t have a lift, so for now it’s not an issue. It is mounted 15’ 6” above the floor which is more than enough clearance for normal work. I’m just thrilled to have heat. It’s been a “Want” for a long time.

Thanks for the compliments.

John


J Lucas


1941 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1942 Chevy 1.5-Ton SWB
1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Apache 32 Fleetside
1969 Chevy C-50 Grain Truck

My Flicker Photos! [flickr.com]

Gdads51 #1477421 Sat Dec 03 2022 06:13 PM
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'Bolter
Originally Posted by Gdads51
Otto,

His pictures show a gas set-up. Super professional install IMHO. thumbs_up

Duh! I didn't even see the gas pipe.

In my defense I was looking at it on my phone so the pictures were the size of postage stamps.


1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe (The Phantom)
1950 Chevrolet 3100 (Ol' Roy)
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
1966 Ford Mustang (Little Red)
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150 (Big Red)
1995 Ford F-150 (Newt)
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