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LP Heater
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Scott S.    Posted 12-06-2004 at 07:02:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Morning. I love to read this site, but I seldom post here...anywhere, for that matter, but I have a question. I'm looking to get one of those lp convection heaters. It's said to adjust from 30,000 to 80,000 btu, but requires no elec. I want to use it in my garage at home (can't use wood) and my small shed at the land. Anyone have any experience? How quickly do they heat? How long might a 20lb cyl. last me? Any feedback would be more than welcome. Thanks.


JoeK    Posted 12-06-2004 at 08:32:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Once you determine the BTUs you need for avg temps,you'll have a better idea as to a scource.I use a "blue flame" 30K btu in my well insulated shop,and seldom have it turned up to more than about 1/3.It has a mechanical thermostat and I keep it about 40 deg unoccupied and 55-60 when working.In cold winter temps a 20lb tank will last about 4-5 days.This equates to appx $2.50 a day at current prices.Buying 100lb cylinders or putting in an outside tank would reduce cost somewhat.Oversizing a heater,while giving quicker warmups is not worth the extra cost/fuel use(imho).I go out and fire or turn up the heater about an hr ahead of work,come in,have a coffee,rest stop and shop is warm when I return :)


Clipper    Posted 12-06-2004 at 07:09:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have a look at Northern Tool.com :^)


Scott S.    Posted 12-06-2004 at 07:17:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Oh, I did. That's what got me to thinking this might be the way to go.


Clipper    Posted 12-06-2004 at 07:53:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
With any propane heater make sure you have good ventilation to the space you are heating. Opening the windows a couple of inches will work well. Following safety instructions will get you in far less trouble than trying to get a spot in the next Jacka$$ Movie. Good luck with whatever you choose to heat with. :^)


Willy-N    Posted 12-06-2004 at 07:23:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
That one looks like it would work better for heating a larger area. This is the one I got so I could also take it out side when needed. Wind does not take the heat away since it is radiated away from the heads. Mark H.


Willy-N    Posted 12-06-2004 at 07:09:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use a 2 head Mr. Heater in my garage on a 20 gal tank. It does not heat the garage that much but it is not insulated and a lot of the time the door is open. What it does do is heat me I just move it around when working and point it at the area I am in. I go thru a tank or 2 each winter but don't use it unless I am out there a long time and it is realy cold. It has allowed me to do some repairs in some nasty weather! Mark H.


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