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is it safe to wrench on my 08 in a non-heated garage with the weather outside ranging from 2 degrees- -5 degrees celcius outside?

i have to swap my top end out and i want to know if there is any precautions that i should be taking?

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Here's a precaution - Dress warm!

Its difficult working in those conditions.

I'm in the same situation living in the north east. One thing I did was to get myself one of those double burner Heater Buddy's that mount to the top of a 20lb propane tank.

It helps take the edge off. And you can direct the heat to where your working. It's a bit dangerous if working with flammable liquids. So you need to use your head. My garage has 12 foot ceilings and no insulation so whatever heat I can generate doesn't stay around long.

Maybe we should start a thread related to how to build a year round work shop

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12' ceiling you could use a ceiling fan to push the warm air back down. insulation is cheap and easy to install. don't know how big of an area you have, but a propane heater can throw some heat. i've used them outside in tented scaffolding and it was pretty warm, especially the higher up you went.

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Just move it into the family room like I did. Put down a piece of 1/4 plywood and covered with a tarp. Sip coffee, wrench, watch it snow.....

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Just move it into the family room like I did. Put down a piece of 1/4 plywood and covered with a tarp. Sip coffee, wrench, watch it snow.....

there you go...

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blows big to be you guys, was a sunny 70* on the upper Texas coast today.....be careful with those propane heaters inside if they are not working right you can CO your self real easy

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This is a difficult question, because ambient temp is ambient temp. Surging temps are the ones to watch out for. A heated room is the way to go, even if you can raise the temp by 10 degrees.

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