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Best non-electric cabin heat....

Let's here your thoughts. Consider these factors:

Safe/CO2 issues
Vented/Vent Less issue
Ease of start-up when you get to camp
Effectiveness for heating-radiant/convection
Set it and forget ability for keep the place warm while out for long hunts
Cost of needed equipment
Cost of fuel
Ease of hook in

I got a clean slate right now and need HPA help. I am struggling a little with how to heat the shack. We have been all over the board with it...vented kerosene, vent less propane, small wood stove.

Right now we got a Mr. Heater big buddy portable propane on a 20 gal tank which is fine for 30-40's lows but this at Dixie in winter and would like to be able to go up and work on the inside of camp in February...

small sapce 12 x 24 (288 Sq feet) but NOT airtight or well insulated yet.

Budget is enough to do it right the first time, btu not enough to do it a second.

Thanks in advance. Again..






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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 01:42 PM
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Re: Best non-electric cabin heat....

If you could find a ventless with a low co2 shutoff....,cost in most cases if they don't make you buy a tank is inexpensive
this year I'm paying $1.88 a gallon.... 30000 btu would cook you out if it were set on high
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Re: Best non-electric cabin heat....

That is exactly what I got last weekend from TS and am thinking of taking back (maybe)...after reading all the precautions in the manual I am a little afraid to go to asleep with it running...

We have a CO2 detector and the heater has a low O2 shutoff but I rather have nothing for either to detect.

I don;t want to hamper future resposnes to this thread, but if you can talk me into it...I got all the peices for that in inventory right now.




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Re: Best non-electric cabin heat....

You should be fine with that unit. If you need a little more, take it back and get one with a blower on it. If you're that concerned about relying solely on the O2 shut off and CO detector, you can always leave a window cracked. I use mine all the time and have never had any issues.

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Re: Best non-electric cabin heat....

I went with this one. It worked very well for me.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_293811-51507...ace&facetInfo=

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Re: Best non-electric cabin heat....

Did you guys hook these in from the tank yourself ? Did you use piping or just one of the LP appliance hook up kits and a two stage regulator at the tank ?

I just looked at that one on Lowes.com last night. Like the look of it.





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Re: Best non-electric cabin heat....

I tapped into the line off of the stove. I saved about 30 ft. of copper doing it that way

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Re: Best non-electric cabin heat....

Why not get a set of vent free gas logs and put an inexpensive fireplace in?I had a vent free fireplace in my old house and heated my entire house for about three months with it until my HVAC buddy put a new furnace in.My current house has a vented gas fireplace and it's no where near as efficient.Truthfully,I think every cabin should has some sort of fireplace.You can get one with a cheap mantel for now and eventually frame it off and stick some stone.
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Re: Best non-electric cabin heat....

I'm kinda nostalgic. What's a deer camp without the smell of woodsmoke and a crackling fire? Id spring for a flat top wood stove. Eliminates any need to worry about fuel storage or delivery, etc. Just some elbow grease and split enough wood to keep it stocked up for the year. Plus nothin beats coming in at lunch or dinner to a big pot of stew simmering on the wood stove. Did I mention that woodsmoke is a great cover scent?
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Re: Best non-electric cabin heat....

Get a wall mounted gas heater as a backup for the woodstove......Non vented, just mount it near a window, we did that in WV, keeps a 16x32 pretty cozy....
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