High powered portable heater to make room 140F, suggestions?

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I need to get temperature for some rooms up to 140 to 165F and maintain for few hours.

The rooms: 300 square feet bedroom, 40 SF bathroom, 8 SF closet. The rooms have 5 vents that I can seal, and 2 windows.

Wondering if you have any suggestions on:

1. What heater models would work
2. Where can I rent one near Norther Virginia and DC area
3. High powered fan models / rentals (to circulate air)

Also, know a place that does heat treatment of a car? Thanks
 
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Mac_Max

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I'm thinking something like this will work:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202269721/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=heater&storeId=10051#.UC51E6kTu-U

The heater stays outside/inside a ventilated room and you pump the hot air into the room. This model produces an INSANE amount of energy and uses propane so it won't kill your wallet. Should do the trick.

Not sure about where you can rent them from but perhaps call Home Depot themselves and see if they rent them. At $200 though, it might be cheaper just to buy one.
 

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One site shows this (attached).

try a fire.
That will probably work but burning down the place might not be desirable.

I'm thinking something like this will work:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202269721/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=heater&storeId=10051#.UC51E6kTu-U

The heater stays outside/inside a ventilated room and you pump the hot air into the room. This model produces an INSANE amount of energy and uses propane so it won't kill your wallet. Should do the trick.

Not sure about where you can rent them from but perhaps call Home Depot themselves and see if they rent them. At $200 though, it might be cheaper just to buy one.
Yeah a 150,000 BTU propane heater can be rented for about $30 / $40 per day but concerned about whether it's dangerous to use indoors.

EDIT to add: Someone in construction told me the high powered unit might "melt the paint off the wall"
 

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Whatever you do, PLEASE post before and after pics of the room. I'd love to know what happens when you heat a house to that temperature.

</sarcasm>

I would seriously recommend you not do this.
 

TsunamiTheClown

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Can you use poison? If not the portable construction site heaters might work. You know the "jet heaters", i believe that you can rent them.

Whatever you use be careful about CO build up. It can be as dangerous as the heat.
 

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Whatever you do, PLEASE post before and after pics of the room. I'd love to know what happens when you heat a house to that temperature.

</sarcasm>

I would seriously recommend you not do this.
Thanks but plenty of companies offer to do this at the temperature I mentioned, except they want to charge for multiple rooms, not just one room.

Can you use poison? If not the portable construction site heaters might work. You know the "jet heaters", i believe that you can rent them.

Whatever you use be careful about CO build up. It can be as dangerous as the heat.
Poison = effectiveness depends on coverage. Much cheaper but I want to be through.

CO build up: yeah probably won't be using a jet heater.
 

GoreVidal

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Get a Mac Pro and render a 4 hour video in FCP with 20+ filters on it. Should do the trick.
 

StephenCampbell

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I had satan over for lunch once too.. but he only demanded 135 degrees. Maybe he wasn't quite comfortable and has re-evaluated his protocol.
 

Larrybyous

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I'm thinking something like this will work:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202269721/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=heater&storeId=10051#.UC51E6kTu-U

The heater stays outside/inside a ventilated room and you pump the hot air into the room. This model produces an INSANE amount of energy and uses propane so it won't kill your wallet. Should do the trick.

Not sure about where you can rent them from but perhaps call Home Depot themselves and see if they rent them. At $200 though, it might be cheaper just to buy one.
All heaters sold in home improvement stores have thermostats and can't reach high temperatures