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    Propane heater question

    I own two propane heaters. A Mr. Heater buddy..which is rated for indoor use and a tank top heater (I bought today). The tank top heater attaches to a 20lb propane tank and is rated for outside only. If both are using the same gas why is one rated for outdoor only and the other can be used indoor or out? Any info would be greatly appreciated. I stay in an unheated single wide trailer where I hunt and I normally run an electric space heater and the Mr. Heater Buddy but it still stays pretty cold in there depending on the outside temp. I'd like to run the tank top heater in there, near a partially open window, but I'm still a little concerned about carbon monoxide. I have a carbon monoxide detector in there but still a leery. Just wondering if anyone has ever run one of these types of heaters inside before.
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    Because your not supposed to have a 20lbs cylinder indoors
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    Yes used tank top in school bus made deer camp...just need some ventilation. ..they knock the chill out fast and then u can turn down after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfd300 View Post
    Because your not supposed to have a 20lbs cylinder indoors
    If that is the only reason, then I would say play it safe and get TWO carbon monoxide detectors (in case one malfunctions) and you should be good.
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    I have used them indoors as well. Make shift deer camp.
    As SJ said it will be hot pretty quick and then you'll probably have to turn it down.
    great when you get up in the morning to get the place warmed up fast.

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I think I'll just run it near a window and I like Archer's idea about a second CO detector. Still don't think I would sleep with it running but it definitely would be good to get the place warmed up in a hurry.
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    Put an extension hose on it and put your tank outside.
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    Keep a window cracked.

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    CO detector is a must! You won't know your dying until you wake up dead. Cracking a window is a good idea but if there is pressure in the trailer, no air will come in. 2 openings will create air flow. C O builds up in your system, lower exposer amounts can hurt you just as bad over time. Watch out for headaches, flu-like symptoms, feeling tired. Younger and older feel the effects earlier. Not trying to scare you but just be careful especially if your by yourself

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