I have a 30,000 btu heater I just purchased. I am wanting to use this
for a small garage(500 square feet). I used a gas grille regulator to
hook it up, to see if it would work. It lights and runs for a couple
of minutes, then shuts off and kills the pilot. Do I have to have a
different style regulator for this? Do I have a problem with my unit?
Can I use a small tank, until I get a larger tank. I appreciate any
help I can get.
On Fri, 31 Mar 2006 12:01:41 GMT, email@example.com (skippy7024) wrote:
Does it have an oxygen sensor that knows you're about to kill yourself
& it shuts itself off? [It should say on a tag somewhere what the
regulator requirements are. If not- check the manufacturer's
website] Tank size doesn't matter.
How tight is that garage? If it is fairly tight I think you're
pressing your luck with a heater that size. At the very least,
spend $40 and get a CO monitor. Get a digital one that remembers what
the highest reading is. I have one [about $60?] that also monitors
for explosive gases.
Personally I don't like the idea of an open flame in a garage were there
is gasoline. However I suspect your heater is sensing something. It may be
reduced OČ or CO increase or gasoline fumes may be triggering the sensor.
Check the owner's - installation manual.
Thanks for the reply.
It does have a oxygen sensor on it. I did purchase a CO monitor.
This heater is mounted next to a door. When I was trying to use it,
the door was open. The CO monitor reads aroun 22.1 - 22.4. I hope
this info helps you out.
On Fri, 31 Mar 2006 16:04:05 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (skippy7024) wrote:
If it was near an open door, maybe the pilot was getting blown out.
As soon as the thermocouple cooled off it would close the gas line.
It *could* still be the regulator, but you'd need to know what the
install instructions call for.
Your memory probably failed you this time. I get an occasional
reading of 26. [I've never seen it on anything but 0, but it records
the highest reading and every few days I check it and it has a number
in the 20s] 40 for more than 3 hrs sets off my alarm.
If it was constantly in the 20's it might alarm me a bit but OSHA
allows 35ppm over a 8 hr workday. [and that would seem to indicate 40
hours a week]
This page has some effects of different levels-
I guess I need to be more specific. I have a 30 x 40 pole barn. I
sectioned half of it off. I drywalled it and insulated it. I built a
bar and added a couple of TV's. I park my motorcycle in it on the
opposite end from where the heater is mounted. There are no tools or
flammable items in the garage. Minus the motorcycle. I have an
airconditioner in this room also. This really just a hang out pad for
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