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California_Cookie
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:

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Propane heaters?

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

Jack

dj1
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.

California_Cookie
Re: Propane heaters?

Oh dear.

Thank you ..: )

ed21
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.

California_Cookie
Re: Propane heaters?

Bummer.

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

This is turning tragical...

Fencepost
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/

ed21
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.

Fencepost
Re: Propane heaters?
ed21 wrote:

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. :rolleyes:

ed21
Re: Propane heaters?
Fencepost wrote:

I hope you don't use a gas range in the kitchen. :rolleyes:

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.

ordjen
Re: Propane heaters?

I would be extremely leery of any propane heater in a sleeping space. However, I used the propane fired heaters frequently to heat the job site, usually an unheated customer's garage. I used the two headed type heater that attached directly to the top of a 20 pound propane tank. With both heads running, 30kbtu was given off. Formerly, I used the kerosene type "torpedo" heaters, but these are smellier, noisier and definitely give off more CO. The propane burners burn without an open flame and burn cleaner. You don't get that groggy feeling with them.

There are many catalytic heaters used by RV'ers. These can be either portable or permanently mounted. They do not need to be vented, but as stated, they give off considerable moisture and you have to keep a window cracked somewhere. They do have the oxygen depletion sensors. The RV'ers like them because they do not draw down the RV batteries, as there is no forced air fan. The biggest manufacturer for them is "Olympus". They are carried by "Camping World" RV stores.

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