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Old 12-09-2017, 09:27 AM   #1
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MY blue fortress of solitude for the next couple weeks. Getting going on a 9'x5' chimney, thin stone on it at some point.

Ive never done woodboxes from the sides vs from the front, but there's 4 of them.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:11 AM   #2
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Back to back fireplace, how’s this for a lead.
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Do you have a CO2 detector in there?
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We have a bird and if he dies we turn off the heater
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No one uses CO2 detectors.....
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Just looking at the pictures has my eyes itching, better you than me!
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Do you have a CO2 detector in there?
Get overwhelmed .... pass out hit, the ground, where there is is fresh air. (Not that'd help but it sounds good)

Spent a couple weeks standing on 3 rings, tarped tight, reducing 2 windows to one. Turn of the century stone sill w/plinths and pilasters. Sweating bullets up high and freezing nuts cutting on the ground all sweated up. low to mid 20s highs LOL We dusted a lot of the interior, cutting the 3 wythes. Boss chit canned cutting anything near the windows after the first day.
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I can't work under blue tarps...rather have reinforced clear plastic or brown with a silver lining to reflect heat back.

I almost can't follow this thread
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In this day and age, there must be an alternative to a screaming, brain cell killing, eye burning diesel torpedo heater. Not for cheap though. You can get a vented heater, or you can get a 15KW electric single phase heater for around $700 and have an electrician temp wire a 100A plug. Then the GC pays for the electricity. And 15K is only equivalent to about a 50k BTU torpedo.
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Bring a little pot belly pig, vent it to the outside and spark it up...it'll keep your coffee warm too!

We've often just used the upright propane heaters with separate tanks...chit, I've even lugged my old trusty kerosene heater into a few jobs...once you fire her up, she burns pretty clean.
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I honestly don't know how you guys work in tarps with kerosene heaters running, 20 min in and I have a headache and want to vomit.
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love my used house furnaces, 90+ efficient, quiet, can filter dust, use bag style duct work... Pvc stack, down side, need to heat water drain/trap in low temp locations(such as bottom of chimney shacks. Always have tempering water...Stone reliable compared to most "temp" heaters, low temp thermostats a little hard to find, but you can use programmable ones to save fuel, and preheat shack while you sleep.

DRY heat, no constant dripping from condensation off of poly, Dry units = cleaner product = more profit, work longer, at a better pace

Down side, might need 2 or 3 in very large shacks/ super cold weather.

Natural Gas is still cheaper then L.P. but not by much hereabouts, might require purchase of Gas meter(~225$) with cheapskate GCs/ Home owners, use same flexible hoses as L.P. No fire Marshall Bob issues regarding LP tank placement vs building walls separation.

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The heater is brand new and to tell ya the truth has almost no smell while running. It’s lightyeara better then the ready heaters that burned your eyes even with kero. Now I burn diesel and it’s fine.

I have a thermostat for it set to 40 also. When it’s 30 out it kicks on and off every 30 minutes for 5 minutes then shuts off.
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I can't work under blue tarps...rather have reinforced clear plastic or brown with a silver lining to reflect heat back.

I almost can't follow this thread
I’ve been under blue tarps since 88, can’t learn anything new at this point
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It hasnt gotten cold enough here to start tenting yet this winter....Im dreading it
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It hasnt gotten cold enough here to start tenting yet this winter....Im dreading it
I'm envious... we've been under tarps for two months now...
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I'm envious... we've been under tarps for two months now...
I was laying stone on a front stoop this past Tuesday, 43 degrees and sunny. When the sun hit the tarpaper on the backwall, it was almost warm to the touch! Thankfully, we've had enough warm swings this winter that we've been able to sneak all of our masonry in w/o having to tent anything. Might be a first this year.
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I'm envious... we've been under tarps for two months now...
Its 57 degrees here right now and rainy...weatherman says its suppose to turn of cold tonight.
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I was laying stone on a front stoop this past Tuesday, 43 degrees and sunny. When the sun hit the tarpaper on the backwall, it was almost warm to the touch! Thankfully, we've had enough warm swings this winter that we've been able to sneak all of our masonry in w/o having to tent anything. Might be a first this year.
Not up here in GB! Weve been tenting in since mid November.

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