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In many areas now, only vented propane heaters are allowed indoors.In order for a ventless one to be safe, I think you would need a very drafty room....
I have had good luck with this company, http://www.empirecomfort.com/Lots of choices.
Peter, you're right, most of them are NOT safe for enclosed areas; there are some labeled 'indoor safe' but I have no experience with them. Thus the "Has anyone actually used any of these and survived?" question.Jon, I'll take a look.This is for a future long-term power outage situation, and something I should have checked into a long time ago.
The one I tried almost killed me Firehand, thus my reluctance to use them. But I see many of them online. Being a chicken when it comes to this kind of thing, I think I'd stick to vented models....Peter
I use a Mr Heater Buddy heater. I use one in my "office" which is a 28 foot travel trailer I'm renovating, and I loaned my other one to my ex-wife and it heats 2/3rds of her 68X12 trailer. They are both safe for indoors use as long as they are mounted properly either to a wall or with the base which is extra.
I've used the portable ones, and you are supposed to leave a windo open.I actually hate the things, if I'm somewhere that one is being used, it gives me a head ache, and there is loads of condensation from them too (probably more of an issue here in these damp islands than for you in the Mid West. If you can vent the exhaust up a chimney, so much the better.Word verification is "untswif" Sounds like a un dept?
I'm not fond of the idea, but seems like some kind of heater of the type would be nice to have around at times. And I've heard some can be a problem with moisture.Snort, yes, it does.
The Northern Toll catalog has several in Ventless and vented models. I have one of their ventless 28KBTU models in a 625sq.ft. garage apartment. It will warm the whole place nicely in about 20 minutes from dead off. Of course that is in FL and the worst we have seen this year was a low of about 36 last week so YMMV. I have a CO detector in the room with it and it has not gone off yet.
ARRGH Toll s/b Tool.
I've got a Toyoset kerosene fired radiant heater that I use in the shop and in the house. Upstairs I open a window slightly and can see a draft going up the fireplace chimney if I smoke my pipe. Downstairs, I open one of the 6x10 rollup doors at the front and the window at the back, each about 3/4 of an inch. No problems with either headaches or kerosene smell either place. I got CO alarms for both places. I have to believe that the manufacturers are not out to kill off their customers and some attention to the operator's manual is in order.Gerry N.
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