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Unread 11-10-2013, 11:57 PM   #16
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Reading the op
1 not portable
And 2 running a chimney is a bit of a commitment

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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:16 AM   #17
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Why don't you just get a wood stove?
Love to but not an option here.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:38 AM   #18
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I have a natural gas water heater in my garage. Same thing
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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:50 AM   #19
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i've been running kerosene for years. 100,000 btu is a bit loud, but heats my poorly insulated 2 car up to 75 deg in about 15 min. originally purchased a propane heater that directed most of the heat up instead of out, and it ran through a standard grill propane tank in about 8 hours. the tank on my kerosene heater lasts me closer to 100 hours, thats a guess, but i usually fill it 3 times a season. if you can find a gas station selling kerosene at the pump, i'd go for it. its under $5 per gallon by me, and i'd bet its even cheaper just about everywhere else in the country

still working on running a 220v line to the garage and just using overhead electric heat
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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:56 AM   #20
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I'd love a wood stove but it's not an option for my house.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #21
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[QUOTE="Ironhead"] originally purchased a propane heater that directed most of the heat up instead of out, and it ran through a standard grill propane tank in about 8 hours. =QUOTE]

20lb tanks are pretty much useless, you would need at least a 50 pound tank to get some time out of it
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Unread 11-11-2013, 01:31 PM   #22
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originally purchased a propane heater that directed most of the heat up instead of out, and it ran through a standard grill propane tank in about 8 hours.
20lb tanks are pretty much useless, you would need at least a 50 pound tank to get some time out of it
how much does it cost to fill a 50 lb tank?
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Unread 11-11-2013, 02:27 PM   #23
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how much does it cost to fill a 50 lb tank?
I dont know off hand but im gonna guess 40ish bucks. Take whatever it costs for a 20lb tank and figure out the price per pound.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 02:46 PM   #24
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im thinking that kerosene is more efficient, dollar for dollar. but that is only from the couple of propane heaters that i have seen that seem to run through propane
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Unread 11-11-2013, 02:53 PM   #25
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Kerosene. It only stinks if you run too rich and the fuel is about the price of diesel where I'm at. Dad's used one in his garage as long as he's had one... 1989ish, and Grandma still keeps one in her livingroom all winter.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:14 AM   #26
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I have a kero heater that I use in my garage. One of those round convection ones. I've had it for years and it is absolutely fantastic but I would never bring it into the house given any other choice. You still smell some oil no matter how clean it is and how pure the kero you burn.
If you are looking to bring it indoors get a catalytic propane heater. They burn clean, have less risk of fire from radiant heat, and don't need any electricity.
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