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« on: December 02, 2019, 09:48:18 PM »

Right, I need a decent heater for my lock-up garage this Winter.
I've been using a couple of little camping heaters that run on Butane cylinders. They're about the size of an aerosol can & I'm getting through loads of them, at 12 quid for 8.
Somewhat pointlessly, Butane doesn't work when it gets cold, so the heaters constantly stop working & I have to shake the cannisters to get them going again or swap them for a warmer one.
There must be a better way. There's no electricity supply in my lock-up & as it's just a rented garage I can't go installing flues for wood burners etc! (haven't got the room for one anyway).
I don't want a generator running to supply electricity to an electric heater, (unless anyone knows of a battery powered one?), so I guess gas is the only answer.
Any recommendations? Calor Gas?
The local Morrisons supermarket petrol station stocks those gas bottles with the 2 green plastic handles on the top, which I assume are for home patio heaters, but I've no idea how much they cost or how you set up an account.
Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 06:38:11 AM »

12 volt diesel night heater  120 of flea bay
Run it of diesel or kerosene and a car battery
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 06:43:36 AM »

Andy, sent you a photo on messenger
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 05:35:02 PM »

Talk me through that then Mike -how does that fit together & work?
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 05:35:25 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 06:10:35 PM »

Before I had my WOODBURNER..(which was smaller than my gas heater) I used a calor gas heater..13k blue bottle..costs about 42 each 😱 but used on just 1 bar can last for ages?  The WOODBURNER was much hotter but needed constant vigilance
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 06:53:48 PM »

Andy get a calor gas fire and get two gas bottles don't need a flue or battery power to run down

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-2KW-CALOR-GAS-PORTABLE-CABINET-HEATER-FIRE-BUTANE-WITH-REGULATOR-HOSE-NEW/192665105062?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2019, 01:08:03 AM »

These are Butane again though aren't they. No problems with them not working in cold weather like I'm getting with the small cannisters?
Not sure I've got the room for one, but as the garage is insulated, I suppose once it's warm I could switch the heater off & push it to one end of the garage while I work at the other. Where do you get the gas bottles from?
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2019, 08:00:55 AM »

Local petrol stations and hardware stores/ garden centres
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2019, 03:30:34 PM »

Right, I've ordered the gas one Terry listed, (50 quid cheaper than anywhere locally).
Thanks guys Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2019, 04:05:38 PM »

Right, I've ordered the gas one Terry listed, (50 quid cheaper than anywhere locally).
Thanks guys Smiley
Andy if you haven't already got the bottles there is some on f/b market place cheaper to buy an empty one and exchange if for a full one
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2342114022578456/
you need to check the size / weight  of these first
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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 06:00:02 PM »

Talk me through that then Mike -how does that fit together & work?
Same as an overnight heater in a truck cab , uses diesel or paraffin,, kerosene , and a small 12 volt supply ,
Burns the fuel inside a burner chamber and supplies you with warm/ hot clean blown air ,
No damp condensation like you get with gas heaters
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2019, 07:55:37 PM »

Right, I've ordered the gas one Terry listed, (50 quid cheaper than anywhere locally).
Thanks guys Smiley

If you're down this way anytime we have an empty spare cylinder you can have.
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