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Old 12-16-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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Anyone who is using propane heat: do you like it? Assuming you're cooking with propane too, how many tanks do you carry, and how often do you fill them? Problems? Pleasures?

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Old 12-17-2012, 01:39 AM   #2
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I wouldn't use a propane heater. There are recent cases of deaths in the USA of people camping and using a propane heater in a tent. I have propane cooking, I replaced the kero cooker with it. I have 2 x 4.5kg tanks and I swap them about once every 3-6 months. In Australia generally speaking you swap your empty tank with a full one, rather than fill the one you have.

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surrymark, I have a propane heater aboard, though I have never used it. It seems to me that the problem with any combustion type heater is carbon monoxide unless properly vented, which my heater is. I would never use any type of combustion heater without a carbon monoxide detector to warn of higher levels of the gas, preferably two monitors. What say the rest of you? gts1544 - George
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Haven't really needed heating yet, but I'd go for a slow combustion thingy that ate driftwood. Propane filling relies on a standard connector and there isn't one from one country to another.
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