Propane wall heater

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  1. east_ky_hunter

    east_ky_hunter 8 pointer

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    I don't know about propane but natural gas ventless, if used as primary heat source, will cause more condensation than vented especially in a small room. I saw a mobile home ceiling start sagging after a ventless natural gas was installed.
     
  2. reivertom

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    Just make sure you have several Carbon Monoxide detectors.
     
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  3. reivertom

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    I like the radiant heaters better than the blue flame. They don't seem to put out as much vapor....at least my garage windows don't get as wet.
     
  4. EdLongshanks

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    We have 3 in our old mason county farm house. We only really use two. You are not supposed to sleep in the same room as the unit, according to our propane delivery guy. They definitely work for sure. I can condition the better in the old farm house than I can in my home. Both a/c and heat.
     
  5. reivertom

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    That's right! They also usually have a low oxygen sensor, but a little fresh air in the house wouldn't hurt. I don't know if I really want to totally trust them. We have a wood burner in our deer cabin, and we always keep a window cracked to keep some air coming in. Any flame uses up O2.
     
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  6. 00noturkey

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    i agree with; take care using vent-less propane heaters, or any kind of vent-less gas device.. same for wood burner...there is a wood insert, here in the modular home. i think maybe 80% to 90% of the heat, is wasted. just goes up the vent.. with a properly vented iron wood burner, it could be the other way around. even more so if it were baffled on the inside..
     
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  7. JDMiller

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    We have a farm store here in Murray called Orscheln’s it’s about like a cross between Rural King and the old Uncle Lee’s. Has a little bit of everything. Which my wife had mentioned to me she wanted us to run by today as she had been in there lately and spotted a Christmas gift she wanted to get. Long story short... their running Black Friday deals and I went with her.

    Ended up buying the Mr Heater Big Buddy portable heater on sale today for $119 plus I got another $25 off for joining their rewards program today. So .. I ended up getting the heater for $94. Which I went back and bought the 12 ft hoses and fuel filters to run it on Up to 2- 20lb grill cylinders. Which the heater itself is 18,000 btu on the high setting and has a built in battery operated fan to help circulate the heat.

    I was playing around with it this afternoon and even brought it into the house to see how it would do. Which man all I can say is it’s a kick butt heating machine. Really didn’t realize how much these things put out. Which supposedly safe for indoors with the oxygen sensor safety and plan on using it as back up heat here at home or even the cabin when don’t want to fire the wood stove up.

     
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  8. Ataulbe1

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    They will flat put out some heat. My buddy has one and its hard to beat for a pop up camper.
     
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  9. 00noturkey

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    supposedly safe.. not to say, i dont use one... pop up campers still have infiltration, outside air gets in. the old sears tent, i used, i hung a Coleman lantern in it to stay warm. hung it from the top of the tent. you can tell, by the way i write, it didnt affect none.. :D:Do_Oo_Oo_O
     
  10. biged57

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    My mom heats her house with three wall mounted ventless natural gas heaters has been for years never had a problem
     
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  11. EdLongshanks

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    Great name buddy. In fact, I think it’s scientifically proven the best.

    We heat our farm house with a propane furnace and multiple wall heaters. We air condition with window units. I can control the temperature better in that old farm house than I can in my 1998 built house up here.
     
  12. barney

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    At least the effect of the lantern didn't seem to affect knowing how to use the correct effect in a sentence.o_O
     
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  13. 00noturkey

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    ^^^^ ya got me.. i should have said, using vent less heat never afflicted me, or affected my spelling. mostly i can go 5 words, before spell check kicks in. :)
     
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