A: Yes, the housing does get hot during use. Please use the provided handles if you need to transport the heater.
A: I don't touch the metal housing. Who would on a heater? the switches for off (750/1500) are on the bottom outside of the fan. easy to flip off, easier than a lightswitch.
A: Yes it does. I believe it is shown in the pictures. Located on the opposite side of the power switches.
A: Yes it sure does, this mighty, little heater does everything a larger one does. Just be sure you do read the instructions. It tells you how to calibrate the thermostat.
A: I use mine in a small room 8 x 12' and it works okay, as for a garage I would consider using a larger model.
A: No 120v 15 amp space heater will heat a 2 car garage. Most garages are not insulated, and if they are, they are not done correctly or very well.
A: As long as the heater is stored in a dry environment and away from any flammable fumes, these heaters will work in a garage.
A: Yes it does
A: This model does not have an auto shut-off for tipping over. It does automatically shut off if it were to get above a certain temperature.
A: Yes, it does. I tested it myself.