coalnewbie wrote:Healthy disagreements are the basis of a sound society. A barn to me means animals and economy of hot water for most operations means nothing as they do not use a lot of it. Also most barns are cool places and for most animals that is much healthier. A POH is great for warming stuff up like hands, boots, gloves. I am a great fan of radiant heat but of course HW radiators can do that too. Or is this "barn" really a man cave for escaping from the wife. That is fine also.
I purchased a new pickup last winter and knew it would not fit inside my current garage so I have this huge barn that was not really utilizing for anything and decided to make a garage out of the middle. I insulated the crap out of it, added a couple insulated overhead doors and I have a nice heated place to keep my truck and Bobcat. I also had a bunch of weights so I added a low ceiling section and set everything up for my boys to use, the boiler kept it very nice in there...unregulated of course! I don't need to keep that place 65* in the middle of winter. With a hanging coil/fan I will be able to regulate the heat or shut it off if it's to taxing on my coal consumption.