Wood stove ok to heat garage?
I have a non-insulated 1-car Brick Garage [L20'xW10'xH8'] and have tried propane and kerosene heaters in there but they did not work well when temps dip below 30 degrees. I was told by someone that I can try a fireplace or wood stove in the garage, one person told me that using a wood stove in a house or totally sealed area will work good but for a garage with cold drafts coming in from around both the large pull-up and side doors that the wood stove would only heat the area around the stove and not the entire garage.
One heating person told me that that as long as I get a stove which has more 32,000 btu's capacity, it will work well in there. Another told me that btu's don't really matter, it depends on the amount of wood used which will determine how hot the place gets.
Can anyone simply tell me if the wood stove will heat the "entire" garage please and not only the space immediately surrounding it so we won't have to stand around or close to the stove? Thanks.