KLook wrote:I ran a couple of them to heat a small home I was finishing last winter. I believe at the high setting I was using up a small tank every 24 hours. It can be figured by the Btu rating for the heater. I think they max out at 15000?? 12000?? Anyways, there is about 90000 btu's in a gallon of propane so just calculate it by that.
NWBuilder wrote:Just an aside, I am using a kerosene type salamander for heat but that gets expensive and smells kind of awful. It also adds moisture into the air. Not great for a wood shop.
Rob R. wrote:NWBuilder wrote:Just an aside, I am using a kerosene type salamander for heat but that gets expensive and smells kind of awful. It also adds moisture into the air. Not great for a wood shop.
Propane will also put a lot of moisture into the air, and while the fumes aren't as strong, you are still breathing the products of combustion (assuming you use a ventless heater).
If you have electric service out there, some electric baseboards or a "garage heater" might be worth considering.
Freddy wrote:I think it all comes down to how much you are going to use it. Propane isn't cheap, but it's usually less than electricity. But... if you're only heating a small space for a few hours here & there, it's hard to beat electric... this (see pic) type of heater is very directional....it tends to heat humans, not air, if you know what I mean. Now, if you are painting, you'll need to heat the entire room... it's going to take more BTU's. I don't care what fuel you use, if it has a flame, I like to have it vented. No good comes from a "ventless" type heater.