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Old 11-14-2010, 06:31 PM   #3106
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It will go much better when he turns it up the right way!




I've been enjoying my first solid weekend to work on the house since we revolted in mid-June to enjoy riding in warm weather.

The heater works fine. The lack of an attic access door or any insulation in the 2/3's of the ceiling or any of the walls makes the heat disappear pretty quickly. It's gonna be awesome when I get it insulated. For now, I'll just burn some extra gas. Getting the temp into the 50's is fine for puttering about.

The PO did a really good job installing the heater. It's got a wall mounted thermostat. Gas was plumbed from the complete opposite end of the house. The heater itself is grand 1950's (maybe 1940's) USA manufacture. Not the most efficient, but built to last. The burner viewing port is made from mica.

I've never had a heated garage before. Once I get my shelves put up, some organizing done, and the floor carpeted with the stuff we ripped out of the house, I'm gonna be as happy as this guy:


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Old 11-14-2010, 06:37 PM   #3107
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...goes well with this

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Old 11-14-2010, 06:47 PM   #3108
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I should be liking it but ..... well, not really. Might be a nice street bike.
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:03 PM   #3109
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Dude-I have one of those. They work fine... The intermediate sizes don't seem to put out a ton of heat-and my camper isn't all the insulated.

My 60's camper has two items which are no longer legal to built. The first is the "furnace". And by furnace it is a metal box with a burner inside attatched to a very large vent to the outside. Yep, no longer legal.

The other thing is...there is an open flame lantern that burns off of propane. Light these two up...and it could be zero outside and you would be toasty inside-no battery power needed.

The older campers all seemed to come with these. Might even have them at the camper junkyard over at five star.



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Hmmmm...

Not sure what to think. I've been wanting to get something that could run off of propane, could work at altitude and would be safe inside by Flip-pac truck/tent camper.

Any thoughts on these ?
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:08 PM   #3110
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My garage must be vented so well that I don't notice issues with fumes or oxygen using my propane tank mounted heater. And I've used my Mr. Heater at pretty decent elevations without issue. Maybe I'm already half brain dead.

Duke - get a pot belly stove & feed it what ever. Junk mail, beetle kill pine, etc.

I would love to, but the shed we are getting is only 12x16, so it might be a little too small. I may try a Mr Heater or something... shopping around.
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:53 PM   #3111
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Send that stuff back in their prepaid return envelope. The USPS will thank you.

They won't mail it if it's more than 1/4" thick though. The automatic sorting machines can't handle anything more than that.
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:00 PM   #3112
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Duke, I use one of these in my garage, works well and doesn't use a ton of propane.


i want to get a hanging unit heater that will tie into the NG in the house but I never want to pony up the $$ for it and actually do the work to install it.
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:24 PM   #3113
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Duke, I use one of these in my garage, works well and doesn't use a ton of propane.


i want to get a hanging unit heater that will tie into the NG in the house but I never want to pony up the $$ for it and actually do the work to install it.

Looking at the Q&A's : "These heaters do not work in altitudes above 4000 feet."

This is what I keep running into. What's your elevation there? 5,600 or so? It also says a 100lb tank is required?
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:42 PM   #3114
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Looking at the Q&A's : "These heaters do not work in altitudes above 4000 feet."

This is what I keep running into. What's your elevation there? 5,600 or so? It also says a 100lb tank is required?
Didn't notice that, I've had it since I lived in MN. I'm about 4900 here and it seems to work just fine . I've got mine set up on a Rubber line for like a gas grill, and I use it with both a 20 lb and a 100 lb tank whichever happens to be filled at the time.

Edit, just looked again and that's not the exact type that I have, I have one like the 10,000 BTU one they list as a fishhouse heater, only mine is a 30K BTU unit. That doesn't have the O2 sensor in it that will kill it which seems like where the elevation issue comes into play.

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Old 11-14-2010, 09:37 PM   #3115
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Didn't notice that, I've had it since I lived in MN. I'm about 4900 here and it seems to work just fine . I've got mine set up on a Rubber line for like a gas grill, and I use it with both a 20 lb and a 100 lb tank whichever happens to be filled at the time.

Edit, just looked again and that's not the exact type that I have, I have one like the 10,000 BTU one they list as a fishhouse heater, only mine is a 30K BTU unit. That doesn't have the O2 sensor in it that will kill it which seems like where the elevation issue comes into play.
This one?

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...2161_200442161

edit: nevermind... that one says not for use over 4500 ft. Damn, is there anything that will work up here?
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:38 PM   #3116
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I saw the Mr. Buddy heaters at Costco the other day... It was a two-pack, one of the little ones and a bigger one. Didn't really check them out carefully, but probably a good deal.

Also, they had Hero HD helmet cams and SPOT II trackers....
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:54 PM   #3117
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Damn, is there anything that will work up here?
for a space that small, you could use a couple of ceramic space heaters.
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:55 PM   #3118
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The Honda G/Strom ??
you mean VTEC Strom?
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:57 PM   #3119
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for a space that small, you could use a couple of ceramic space heaters.

Actually, Mountain Eagle has a radiant electric heater for me to try. I wanted to go propane, as I'll have to run a cord out there for now- but I guess I will for lights, etc. anyway for awhile. It's a small space but it's a "tall barn" design, probably 12 feet high inside with a loft area... may be hard to heat.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:08 PM   #3120
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Since the 380 became an instant parts bike virtually the day after bringing it home.... I've been pretty fortunate.

A couple of guys singlehandedly are taking a good bit of the bike, prices have been agreed upon, info swapped, etc.
A third expressed interest in the FMF pipe.

One is taking the frame, forks, and shock. Another is taking the plastics - shrouds, headlight/mask, rear fender/taillight, sidestand, and possibly the seat. Once I bring it back from Jeff's I'll be taking it completely apart and seeing what I need to come up with re: shipping the frame to the east coast UPS Ground. I imagine a small crate - will be on the lookout for something like a bicycle shipping crate.

That leaves the wheel/tire combos, brake/caliper/line combos, motor, carb (Keihin PWK 38), triple clamp, and miscellaneous bits and pieces.
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