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  1. #1
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    Default Propane heaters?

    The smaller, classic type I like seems to only be available in the U.K. (I'm in California)

    Is this product available in the U.S.? One is the Provence Portable Heater, and the other is the Thurcroft Portable Heater (both by...Calor?) Maybe they're some code violation, over here? Or just too heavy to ship?



    This is their website.

    The back (with the door off) looks like this:

    Last edited by California_Cookie; 12-06-2013 at 07:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Propane heaters?

    Those units are caravan or patio heaters, not designed for use inside.

    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Propane heaters?

    Portable heaters like these, used indoors and run on LP or Kerosene, are responsible for a lot of deaths, through the years. Never use them indoor.

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    Default Re: Propane heaters?

    Oh dear.

    Thank you ..: )

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    Default Re: Propane heaters?

    Also known as salamanders in a different variation. Used during construction to warm a space enough to work. Not for a residence. Any fuel burning appliance will give off carbon monoxide if not vented.

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    Default Re: Propane heaters?

    Bummer.

    So then, I'm guessing the Radiance Vent Free Gas Stove is out, too?

    This is turning tragical...

    Last edited by California_Cookie; 12-07-2013 at 11:59 PM.

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    Default Re: Propane heaters?

    There are some gas heaters which are so efficient that they do not produce appreciable amounts of carbon monoxide -- instead, the byproducts of combustion are primarily carbon dioxide and water vapor. (Side thought -- what about a gas range? We use those indoors.) However, if used in a small, well-sealed room, the oxygen in the air can be consumed to unhealthy low levels. Only select a heater that includes an oxygen depletion sensor.

    For more information, visit http://www.ventfree.org/
    Last edited by Fencepost; 12-08-2013 at 01:19 AM.
    The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.

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    Default Re: Propane heaters?

    No matter what they say about an unvented heater even with a low oxygen sensor, I would never use one in a living space.

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    Default Re: Propane heaters?

    Quote Originally Posted by ed21 View Post
    No matter what they say about an unvented heater even with a low oxygen sensor, I would never use one in a living space.
    I hope you don't use a gas range in the kitchen.
    The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.

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    Default Re: Propane heaters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fencepost View Post
    I hope you don't use a gas range in the kitchen.
    Gas ranges run as a heat source are potential CO problem .
    I figure adding additional pollutants to the indoor air is never a good thing. The smell of chocolate chip cookies and Christmas trees excluded.

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