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PROPANE HEATERS!
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GregWhitmore
Fri Feb 11 2011, 04:31PM

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Everything you want to know about propane heaters!


[ Edited Sun Feb 13 2011, 01:51PM ]

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Fri Feb 11 2011, 07:14PM

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Please don`t use propane heat in your bus unless it has an exaust to the outside. This will not be good for anyone sleeping in the bus. This is dangerous to your health.

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If it don`t fit force it if it breaks than it needed fixing anyway
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How would you set up an exhaust to the outside? I always put it under a window that's cracked open... been doing it for years.

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You can`t vent a propane heater unless it is designed for it.
one of the by products of burning propane is carbon monixide and also H2O if the inside your bus is danp in the morning than you have been breathing carbon monixide all night. You just might not wake up.

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We've used our propane heater for years. We just heat the bus up, turn it off and go to sleep. Then about 2am when it's old again, we turn it back on to just heat the bus up, then turn it off and go back to sleep again. In the morning when we wake up we turn it on again to heat the bus up so we aren't getting out of warm blacket and getting dressed in the old. What I am trying to say is .....we don't leave our propane heater on, we just warm the bus up enough so it's not freezing.

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Everyone I am not trying to be a smart a## or a know it all. I am sorry if I offended anyone. I have seen carbon monoxide poisining first hand and it was just a caution.

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Hey Maddog2, I understand. I know you were saying it out of concern and not trying to be a smarta##.

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4 kids crammed in the EV with me will be plenty of heat.

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In this case I would be concerned with hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane, hydrogen sulfide and ammonia as those combined can be quite flammable

Lickity Split wrote ...

4 kids crammed in the EV with me will be plenty of heat.






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Robert
Sun Feb 13 2011, 05:19PM
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I do the same with my Buddy heater- run it before going to sleep, cut it off then cut it back on when I wake up. I always leave at least one window cracked and I also have a carbon monoxide/smoke detector in the bus.

Incidentally, the Buddy heater is NOT a catalytic heater! It does produce CO. Catalytic heaters can be run indoors as they produce very little CO although they do add a lot of moisture to the air (they still need a fresh air supply though). That said, I would never run one of those without a CO detector either just in case there was a problem with the element. If I'm staying in an area with electricity I just bring the electric heater- no issues there other than making sure it can't catch anything on fire (I still use the CO/smoke detector as an early warning in case it should short during the night or something).

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I agree with Maddog, they are not safe. Warm the bus up, turn it off while you are sleeping and then back on when you are fully awake. Waking up in the middle of the night to warm the bus back up may result in you falling asleep as that is what CO does.

An RV furnace such as an Everest Star or Propex the one Karl sells http://www.westyventures.com/propex.html

Both vent to the outside, even so I would and do use a CO detector. Mine came lose from the vent one night and the alarm woke me up at 2 am. If it wasn't for the alarm, I might not be here.

If you have electric use it, you are already paying for it.

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