Converting to propane

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Post By: Turbogeno » Thu. Feb. 15, 2018 4:20 pm

I have an unvented propane unit at my small camp. It's got the safety's and I have 2 CO detectors and one smoke detector. I regret not getting a vented one. I worry about an issue with it whenever it's running. I was being cheap. I only use it to help warm the place up till the solid fuel appliance is putting out good heat. No matter what's burning I always have a window cracked an inch top and bottom, sometimes more. I might change out this one out and I'll never do it again.

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Post By: BigBarney » Fri. Feb. 16, 2018 12:05 pm

CO can put you permanently asleep.

Even if 98% efficient out of each gallon burned the 2% you breathe

is like living in a chimney. All fuels contain some impurities that should

be exhausted outdoors.


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Post By: PJT » Sun. Feb. 18, 2018 1:26 pm

David... wrote:
Thu. Feb. 15, 2018 2:12 pm
I have kerosene heaters and enjoy them. They are still available and widely used. CO helps me sleep at night.

David
Ive got a few Perfection kerosene heaters that belonged to my Great Grandparents. My Mom always called it the "oil stove" used to tell me they smoked like hell. Never been brave enough to fire one up but you can still get wicks for them.

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Post By: Sunny Boy » Sun. Feb. 18, 2018 3:59 pm

PJT wrote:
Sun. Feb. 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Ive got a few Perfection kerosene heaters that belonged to my Great Grandparents. My Mom always called it the "oil stove" used to tell me they smoked like hell. Never been brave enough to fire one up but you can still get wicks for them.
I can still get wicks and glass chimneys for many of my antique kerosene lamps at the local hardware store. But even with the new "clean burning" lamp oil, it'll still make some folks sick within a few hours if they don't have lots of cross ventilation.

I spent lots of time living on sailboats boats using Aladdin kero lamps and taking aspirin for the headaches it caused,.... even with portholes and hatches opened.

I got rid of my clean burning kerosene heater for my garage workshop because it was pointless to pay for fuel to have a heater that needs lots of cold air blowing through.

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Post By: joeq » Sun. Feb. 18, 2018 5:03 pm

My wife bought us a Corona kerosene heater years ago, for emergency situations. Depending on fuel burned, it really can stink. Lately I used it in my garage only, and even bought the $7 a gallon 1-K fuel, and it still stinks. Glad I got my Resnor ceiling mounted propane heater up and running again, which by the way, is vented to the outside.
To the OP, heating a room with a radiant stove, with 22' ceilings is gunna be really challenging. Hope you have a few ceiling fans. Also, the BTUs of coal will far out weigh what the propane conversion will provide. You have a pretty nice stove there. Have you tried running on coal yet?


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Post By: Sunny Boy » Mon. Feb. 19, 2018 9:19 am

The OP hasn't been back since shortly after starting the thread. Hopefully, she hasn't been overcome by fumes.

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Post By: joeq » Mon. Feb. 19, 2018 4:18 pm

"She?"

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Post By: Lightning » Mon. Feb. 19, 2018 4:34 pm

joeq wrote:
Mon. Feb. 19, 2018 4:18 pm
"She?"
She might be a she or he might be a he. Reminds me of a bad experience I had when I thought she was a she but turned out to be a he.

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Post By: joeq » Mon. Feb. 19, 2018 4:53 pm

Think I saw a British movie like that Lee. Can't remember the name, but prefer to forget it anyway. :?
(The Crying Game maybe?) :no1:

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Post By: mntbugy » Mon. Feb. 19, 2018 6:08 pm

He is a she. The vinegar lady from the other place.


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Post By: KingCoal » Mon. Feb. 19, 2018 6:25 pm

mntbugy wrote:
Mon. Feb. 19, 2018 6:08 pm
He is a she. The vinegar lady from the other place.
yep

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Post By: PJT » Tue. Feb. 20, 2018 12:12 pm

Lightning wrote:
Mon. Feb. 19, 2018 4:34 pm
She might be a she or he might be a he. Reminds me of a bad experience I had when I thought she was a she but turned out to be a he.
I once had a job where we had to telemarket once a year. One quickly learned not to use the terms "Mam" or "Sir" until gender was absolutely clear. Nothing like an angry "I'm not a "Mam" I'm a "Sir" and vice-versa to wake one up on a cold mid winters morning.

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Post By: PJT » Tue. Feb. 20, 2018 12:16 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:
Sun. Feb. 18, 2018 3:59 pm
I spent lots of time living on sailboats boats using Aladdin kero lamps and taking aspirin for the headaches it caused,.... even with portholes and hatches opened.
Paul
Thats interesting. I used my Aladdin a lot during the last hurricane and it seemed pretty clean burning. Maybe the odor from the antique lamps I was also running covered up anything the Aladdin was creating. I always have to add vanilla lamp oil scent to the oil I use in the old lamps or it just smells too bad. Never noticed that with the Aladdin as it burns so hot.

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Post By: Sunny Boy » Wed. Feb. 21, 2018 5:23 am

The Aladdin lamps are well made and with the "clean burning" lamp oil don't stink as much as using kerosene. However, they still produce CO and CO2 and can give you a headache, and/or, make you sick if you don't have good cross ventilation.

"clean burning" lamp oils are still a hydrocarbon and the name does not mean it's non-toxic.

Paul

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