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Dyna-Glo Pro 60,000 BTU Forced Air Propane Portable Heater

The DynaGlo-PRO 60,000 BTU Portable Forced-Air Propane Heater features electrical ignition and 3 heat settings with a convenient dial control. It is portable and offers a 60,000 BTU maximum capacity, sufficient to heat an area up to 1,350 sq. ft. It is designed with automatic overheat shutoff and tip-over protection and is CSA listed.
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how much fuel does it go threw in a night

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martin
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February 18, 2015
in one night
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punky
Catskill NY
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February 18, 2015
A 20 lb tank will last about 12 to 14 hours on low setting. Just make sure you do not do a tank exchange available at most retail box stores or gas stations etc.. They only have around 16 lbs of gas in them. Get your tanks filled at a service or refilling station and get the full 20 lbs in the tank. The cost is about the same if not cheaper.
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Since this heater is not recommended for indoor use, can you recommend a product for a loft living space?

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Lofter
Philadelphia PA
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February 9, 2015
The living space is a 60' x 18' loft-style apartment that has 14' ceilings?
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Kingofthehill
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February 10, 2015
I would consider going electric
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punky
Catskill NY
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February 10, 2015
This type of heater should never be used in a residential setting. It should only be used in a well ventilated work area. Your best bet would be to install electric baseboard heaters. This would be the cheapest to purchase and install but not the cheapest way to heat your area. More expensive to install but cheaper to run would be forced hot air or a gas heater.
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GHP Group Inc. Support
February 10, 2015
Hey there,

We can recommend a vent-free fireplace if you would like to use propane or natural gas. Otherwise, we recommend kerosene wick heaters to use safely indoors. Thank you.

- GHP Group Customer Service Team
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heater will not stay on after ignition - should I clean or replace the thermocouple?

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chasmast
Houston
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February 2, 2015
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punky
Catskill NY
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February 3, 2015
Good morning Chasmast
First check on your gas line, make sure it is flowing freely. Make sure the heater is securely pugged in.
The igniter has to continually click which can be a little annoying but it is for safety reasons.
If you continue to have this problem call the GHP support service team at 877-447-4768 and they will get to the cause of the problem and send you the needed replacement parts.
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what store has in stock

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answer
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January 14, 2015
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GHP Group Inc. Support
January 19, 2015
Hey there,

You will need to contact your local Home Depot to see if they have this unit available for purchase. Thank you.

- GHP Group Customer Service Team
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brian0007
oceanside ny
January 26, 2015
freeport ny had a bunch . i believe all stores had it
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omaha
January 19, 2015
concil bluffs iowa
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Is it safe to use this heater to heat the underside of an open addition to defreeze a pipe?

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NBGVA
Virginia
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January 8, 2015
Water pipes are frozen and I would like to put the heater under the addition to defrost them.
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GHP Group Inc. Support
January 12, 2015
Hey there,

We cannot recommend using this unit indoors or close to certain objects. If you need additional information, feel free to give us a call at 877-447-4768. Thank you.

- GHP Group Customer Service Team
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doe this heater have variable temperature setting?

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fb400
Long Island NY
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January 4, 2015
is it full on heat all the time or can it be reduced to lower temp and gas consumption?

thanks
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GHP Group Inc. Support
January 5, 2015
Hey there,

This unit does come ready for different heat settings. If you need additional information, feel free to give us a call at 877-447-4768. Thank you.

- GHP Group Customer Service Team
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Ron441
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January 18, 2015
Yes, it does have a variable setting. Setting can be from 30,000-60,000 btu.
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Tucker
Cincinnati, Ohio
January 27, 2015
yes. low to high.
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do any of your forced air propane heaters come with thermostats

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jmsvg7249
Henderson Ky 42420
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November 23, 2014
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GHP Group Inc. Support
November 24, 2014
Hey there,

All of our heaters come with temperature units to control heat. If you need additional information, feel free to give us a call at 877-447-4768. Thank you.

- GHP Group Customer Service Team
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answer 2
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punky
Catskill NY
December 29, 2014
I have not seen any but I have seen many with heat variable heat settings on some. Others have 3 heat settings if they have a range of BTUs. such as 30000 to 60000 BTUs
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Difference between this and Deluxe edition

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Glass
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October 28, 2014
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Dyna-Glo-Delux-30K-60K-BTU-LP-Forced-Air-Propane-Portable-Heater-RMC-FA60DGD/202922773

Both of these have 30-60k BTU. Same price. What is the difference?
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GHP Group Inc. Support
October 31, 2014
Hey there,

You will need to contact HD customer support, or you can give us a call at 877-447-4768. Thank you.

- GHP Group Customer Service Team
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will this heater help to dry out a crawl space with the hose conected

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befuddled
Cincinnati , Ohio
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October 9, 2014
I had someone do some work to a toilet and he didn't seal the pipes correctly so had water standing under the bath room in the crawl space. will this help to dry that out? I don't want to let the water stand with winter coming and take the chance it will cause more problems. Or is there a hose that can be connected to blow the heat under the house without having to put the heater under there?
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GHP Group Inc. Support
October 13, 2014
Hey there,

These style heaters are for outdoor construction use only. We cannot recommend use indoors as it would be unsafe and potentially dangerous. Thank you.

- GHP Group Customer Service Team
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Tucker
Cincinnati, Ohio
January 27, 2015
it will raise the temperature which should help dry it.
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does the heater start automatically

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steve
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August 17, 2014
I want to put the heater on a timer. will that work? do you need to press a start button each time you turn it on or is there a dial you can leave in the on position and then hook it up to a timer? Thanks
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GHP Group Inc. Support
August 19, 2014
Hey there,

We appreciate the question. For safety reasons, this unit does not start automatically and cannot be put on a timer. You will need to manually start this unit for every use. Thank you!

- GHP Group Customer Service Team
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answer 2
Asked by
creamofwheat616
Morgantown, WV
November 4, 2014
Yes and no. It will start automatically, as the igniter is constantly firing as long as electric current is reaching it. However, you can't put it on a timer because the valve for the propane would remain open and bleed your tank dry.
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Bill
Morganton, N.C.
November 3, 2014
Not recomended to use a timer, mfg. Quote.
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answer 4
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punky
Catskill NY
December 29, 2014
You cannot put it on a timer. You have to manually start it each time
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Too noisy but warms garage well..any other heater/cooler suggestion?

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selam
washington dc
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February 19, 2014
Is there any other type of heater you can suggest that can work in garage with gas or electric or both please help. I have to be on the phone as that is what I do and it sounds like I am in a factory.

If you can suggest a heater and a cooler for summer I would appreciate it greatly.
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JimB
San Angelo, TX, USA
April 3, 2014
There are some electric heaters that hang from the ceiling size about 24"X24" with a fan 220 volt that are thermostat controlled that do a wonderful job. Very quite and put out a lot of heat quick
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Wolfnspence
February 25, 2014
Any type of high btu heater that radiant heat like short stand porch heater. Any heaterthat throws a flame must never be left unattended.
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GHP Group Inc. Support
February 19, 2014
For this amount of BTU's it's going to take a rather loud unit unfortunately. If you can try, the 50,000 BTU version of this unit may be a bit less noisy. The other one that may be quieter is the RMC-LPC80 series which is a convection heater and does not have a blower which should reduce the noise levels a bit. Hope this works for your situation, thank you.
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can I run in the house

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cheif
swansea s.c.
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February 14, 2014
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Meterguru
New Jersey
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
February 18, 2014
You can as a temporary source of heat but with plenty of ventilation. You need an open window or door to allow fresh air in. This heater burns with a large forced air flame.
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surfmonkey
Lansford
February 17, 2014
Not really. You need lots of ventilation. I would not recommend running in a house that has people in it. So I have to say no do not run around people living or sleeping in the house. It would be ok to run to thaw out pipes for a short period of time.
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JimB
San Angelo, TX, USA
April 3, 2014
You can but You will need a lot of ventilation. If your remodeling ,doors and windows open yes but if no ventilation could be dangerous
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punky
Catskill NY
December 29, 2014
You should not operate this or any other torpedo heater in an enclosed space. You need to leave a window etc open. I also recommend a carbon monoxide detector.
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can i use it without gas? it has electric plug in the back of it.

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selam
washington dc
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January 28, 2014
The electric cord in the back is it alternative to gas? please help quick freezing in the garage
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GHP Group Inc. Support
January 29, 2014
This requires both fuel and electricity to run.
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surfmonkey
Lansford
February 17, 2014
No. It needs gas to heat. The plug just runs the fan. You need both for heater to work.
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ExCoastie
January 29, 2014
The electrical plug is for running the blower, the propane runs the burner, which produces the heat. One will not run with out the other.
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Meterguru
New Jersey
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January 30, 2014
No, the power is just to ignite the flame and power the fan. Gas is burnt to produce the heat.
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JimB
San Angelo, TX, USA
April 3, 2014
The electric plug you see if for the iginator and the electric fan. Still has to have propane gas
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creamofwheat616
Morgantown, WV
November 4, 2014
No. The electricity powers the blower and the igniter. You must have access to both propane AND electricity.
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Can you heat a room 20x20 up to 120 deggres?

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fiera2014
sylmar ca
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January 22, 2014
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GHP Group Inc. Support
January 22, 2014
This unit has an internal limit sensor that will most likely limit it from staying lit past such a temperature. Also, it is meant for construction purposes only.
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JimB
San Angelo, TX, USA
April 3, 2014
You probably could but would need ventilation and your propane bill would be high if you did this all the time
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can this be used to safely heat a basement, without the dangers of CO2?

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mike
chicago
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January 12, 2014
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GHPgroup
January 16, 2014
That would be fine if there is enough ventilation as this is a construction heater and not meant for residences. Please consult the manual for any clarity on the air clearances. Thank you.
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answer 2
Asked by
Sunglasses
alabama
January 17, 2014
My understanding, especially with propane, you should never use below grade.
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ExCoastie
January 29, 2014
I would always recommend using a CO2 detector.
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Meterguru
New Jersey
January 30, 2014
you must have some ventilation, you are burning propane. I would not suggest using in a living space for any long period of time without ventilation and a CO2 alarm, it isn't meant for a temporary source of heat.
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JimB
San Angelo, TX, USA
April 3, 2014
I use the heater in closed spaces for just a few minutes to heat the room. This heater works so well that in about 15 minutes you are warm. But you still need some ventilation other wise could be dangerous use with caution with out ventilation
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surfmonkey
Lansford
January 23, 2014
No you should always use co2 detector. This heater really should not be used inside for a long time. I would get a propane heater/stove that is made for use inside use either vented or non vented.
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Should this heater's fan stop when you tun the heater to off?

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alabama
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January 12, 2014
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GHPgroup
January 16, 2014
The heater fan will continue running until it is unplugged.
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ExCoastie
January 29, 2014
When the heater is turned off, you run the blower fan for a few minutes to cool the housing before shutting it down all together.
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Meterguru
New Jersey
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January 30, 2014
No it wasn't designed that way. Yes I think it should be but it will keep running until the plug is pulled
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JimB
San Angelo, TX, USA
April 3, 2014
NO, fan continues to run to cool the unit down. Let it run for about 2 minutes then uplug or if on a switch turn off
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answer 5
Asked by
creamofwheat616
Morgantown, WV
November 4, 2014
No, this heater's blower will run (as well as the igniter) as long as there is electricity connected.
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surfmonkey
Lansford
January 23, 2014
No you have to unplug it to stop the fan.
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Will this heater run without power in case of a power outage

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millman101
N.B. Canada
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December 26, 2013
also how much if any flame comes out the end.
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nlazouzi
Webster, NY 14580, USA
January 7, 2014
the heater needs power to run the fun....so no it won't work.
No flame comes out of the end even on high setting.
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Sunglasses
alabama
January 17, 2014
No!
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Asked by
AZPoolGuy
Mesa, AZ
January 1, 2014
No, it takes power to run the forced air fan.
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answer 4
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Jason
Virginia
January 28, 2014
I should run without power but you'd need the power initially to get the flame started (there's no way I'm sticking my hand in there, even with a long match)

The flame stays completely within the unit and only goes about 3-4 inches from the burner to inside the tube on high. The fan does a great job of keeping the flame in a right circle and blowing the heat out.
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ExCoastie
January 29, 2014
No. Electricity is needed to run the blower, which distributes the heat from the burner.
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Meterguru
New Jersey
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January 30, 2014
No, power is needed to run the fan and to ignite the flame. On loss of power it will shut down.
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JimB
San Angelo, TX, USA
April 3, 2014
No, has to have constant 110 voltage. There are no flames that come out the nose of the heater. Nose is long and the flame are only at the beginning of the heater well enclosed.
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JimB
San Angelo, TX, USA
April 3, 2014
Unit has to have 110 voltage and there are no flames that come out the front. Flame is at the beginning of the heater well enclosed
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creamofwheat616
Morgantown, WV
November 4, 2014
Nope, but the fan only draws about 75 watts, so you could easily use it with a small generator or car power inverter (careful not to run your car's battery dead!). No flame comes out the end. The flame is kept in the tube.
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surfmonkey
Lansford
January 23, 2014
No needs power to run.
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how is this system compared to my kerosene heater?

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jttint
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November 24, 2013
what are the pros and cons to using this propane heater compared to a kerosene heater?
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surfmonkey
Lansford
December 8, 2013
Both are good heaters. Kerosene has a smell propane does not.
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AZPoolGuy
Mesa, AZ
January 1, 2014
I compare to a kerosene heater and there is no comparison in running costs as this will get you about 12-14 hrs on a 20lb bbq size tank. That's roughly $20-$24 usually. Look at the consumption rates for kerosene and cost per gallon and you will see this is a way better value hands down.
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Meterguru
New Jersey
December 11, 2013
The kerosene heater is cheaper to operate but from my experience kerosene puts off a lot of fumes, the propane is virtually odorless.
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ExCoastie
January 29, 2014
From my experience, it warms up a room quicker. Keep in mind though, with a blower distributing the heat, you have to deal with the noise form the blower running. It is fairly loud,
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JimB
San Angelo, TX, USA
April 3, 2014
I have both and like the propane better. There is a kerosene smell that I don't like and pouring a liquid in to fill is a pain to me I won't use my kerosene heater unless I have to. I think the propane heater heats the room faster
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Will this heater run off of a 40 or 100 lb tank without a pressure reduceing regulator?

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GaryMichael
VA, Will
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November 24, 2013
If not, what does the pressure need to be reduced to for a 40 and 100 Lb tank?
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surfmonkey
Lansford
December 8, 2013
Yes it will.
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GHPgroup
November 29, 2013
Hello Gary Michael,

Yes, you can use this regulator on both of those size tanks.
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AZPoolGuy
Mesa, AZ
January 1, 2014
You won't be able to use a tank larger than 20lb as the larger tanks do not have the inside threads at the tank valve. This heater uses the inside threads. You would have to adapt it somehow if that's possible.
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Meterguru
New Jersey
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January 30, 2014
The heater has its own regulator on the gas line. I use a 40 lb bottle which has the same fitting as my 30 lb bottle, so as long as the 100 lb has same fitting your good.
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JimB
San Angelo, TX, USA
April 3, 2014
The heater will run off any size as it comes with its own regulator
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I plan to use this heater in a rehab until the permanent heater is installed. Do I need any special ventilation?

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ep84
Kennett Sq, PA
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November 23, 2013
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surfmonkey
Lansford
December 8, 2013
Just make sure house is not air tight and you should be ok. that is what I'm using my heater for.
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nlazouzi
Webster, NY 14580, USA
January 7, 2014
NOT recommended...sometimes there is a strong propane odor....needs good ventilation.
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Kdunn
Atlanta
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December 2, 2013
There is always great concern when using a space heater...especially one that puts out 60,000BTUs.

It is advisable to place an Oxygen sensor in rooms that are not very well ventilated. Low oxygen levels can be deadly and cause carbon monoxide poisoning if depleted.
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AZPoolGuy
Mesa, AZ
January 1, 2014
You will need some intake of air somehow as it does have a large flame which will consume oxygen. You won't be able to use it in an enclosed are that contains flammable solvents etc as it does use an open flame inside the burner housing.
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Meterguru
New Jersey
December 11, 2013
No special ventilation but you need to have a window cracked since you are burning propane you will deplete your oxygen and put carbon monoxide in the space without some ventilation.
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JimB
San Angelo, TX, USA
April 3, 2014
This heater puts out a lot of heat fast and you should not need to run it long,but in enclosed spaces you will need a lot of ventilation ,if run very long open windows doors etc
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