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Torpedo heaters #7088157
12/13/20 09:41 PM
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Anyone use them? It would be for the garage, but wondering about the fuel fumes. Welcome to alternatives as well. Thanks.

Re: Torpedo heaters [Re: BuckMink] #7088198
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I have one and have used it indoors. Fumes not really an issue but it does create water vapor


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Re: Torpedo heaters [Re: BuckMink] #7088247
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I use a big old Colman propane heater I think it is 80,000 btu s heats my uninsulated shed to wear I can skin in a tshirt

Re: Torpedo heaters [Re: BuckMink] #7088250
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How long did you use it indoors? What kind of ventilation did you have? My uncle ran one in his cabin but it's been so many years would prefer some updated knowledge. Do I have to watch out for carbon dioxide poisoning?

Re: Torpedo heaters [Re: BuckMink] #7088268
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Carbon Monoxide and yes it is a concern -- propane is better than diesel or kerosene but still an issue with either one.

Re: Torpedo heaters [Re: BuckMink] #7088306
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Trim carpenter here died working alone on a weekend. Be careful.

Re: Torpedo heaters [Re: BuckMink] #7088309
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Propane. I have one, use it to warm up garage. Still have a wood stove but takes a long time to get warm. 20 min and my 24 x30 garage is warm.

Re: Torpedo heaters [Re: BuckMink] #7088331
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They are proud of them but I bought a val6. It burns very clean and I have ran it indoors for hours on end - no fumes and headache like Iíve always dealt with when using those torpedo units. It is also much quieter than the torpedo units I have been around.

I have powered it with one of those little Honda backpack generators many times outdoors as well for various activities and projects. I wish I would have bought it years ago

Re: Torpedo heaters [Re: H2ORat] #7088476
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Originally Posted by H2ORat
Carbon Monoxide and yes it is a concern -- propane is better than diesel or kerosene but still an issue with either one.



That's the magic word..ok

Re: Torpedo heaters [Re: BuckMink] #7088485
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You could blast it untill warm , then turn off while you work . Run an electric heater to help maintain the heat


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Re: Torpedo heaters [Re: BuckMink] #7088487
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Ok quite a few propane heaters out there.. cool. Thanks for the input.

Re: Torpedo heaters [Re: BuckMink] #7088687
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I run mine long enough to heat up the shed then shut it off I just need it warm enough so my fingers arnt freezing while I'm skinning. The "fur shed" is also pretty drafty so that helps with carbon

Re: Torpedo heaters [Re: BuckMink] #7088701
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Mine is 180,000 BTUs. Has a thermostat. I put it on 38į F. Barn is drafty but warms it up enough to put up fur and not have freezing fingers. I don't like it too warm when working. Everything stays dry. They are noisy though. If your fur shed is sealed tight just make sure you open a window a little crack for ventilation


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Re: Torpedo heaters [Re: Trappercass] #7088771
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Originally Posted by Trappercass
They are proud of them but I bought a val6. It burns very clean and I have ran it indoors for hours on end - no fumes and headache like Iíve always dealt with when using those torpedo units. It is also much quieter than the torpedo units I have been around.

I have powered it with one of those little Honda backpack generators many times outdoors as well for various activities and projects. I wish I would have bought it years ago



I love my val6. It was spendy.


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