Posted November 30, 2010 - 03:11 PM
What do you guys think? I would need to adapt it to run propane. My garage is a 2.5 car and only one wall is currently insulated, but I would like to change that...
How big of a propane tank would I need?
Posted November 30, 2010 - 03:20 PM
I would think a 100 LBS portable would work OK.
A 100 gallon permanent tank would get you buy as well.
If you went the permanent tank route I would try to size it to get you by for a year.
Posted November 30, 2010 - 03:25 PM
Posted November 30, 2010 - 05:48 PM
Edited by tweidman, November 30, 2010 - 06:03 PM.
Posted November 30, 2010 - 05:54 PM
Posted November 30, 2010 - 06:14 PM
For piece of mind and safety I would pay the price and make sure it's done right. If you think you can do it yourself and know how to do it right then go that route.
I have made from scratch 6 wood burning furnaces, 1 is in my garage which is a detached building made of concrete and steel. The others are at my neighbors greenhouses, but when I put an air tight wood burning stove in the fireplace in my house I had a qualified company come in and do it, cost me $900. for the 1 piece stainless steel liner. I didn't want to take any chances in the house.
Posted November 30, 2010 - 06:28 PM
It will be in a attached garage.
Posted November 30, 2010 - 06:34 PM
Edited by DH1, November 30, 2010 - 06:50 PM.
Posted November 30, 2010 - 06:47 PM
Posted November 30, 2010 - 06:55 PM
I would never use copper on propane..
That's odd, because my propane company put me in a new tank, plus wanted to replace the supply line. They buried copper to my regulator! It already had buried copper by the way. Not saying it's right, because I don't know all the codes for such things. BUT, when we built our new milking parlor ourselves, WE used the poly/plastic orange gas line all the way into the parlor.
Posted November 30, 2010 - 07:18 PM
I guess I will have to study up on the correct line to use. It won't be a very long run. I was planning on putting the tank just below the heater on the outside of the garage.
Posted November 30, 2010 - 07:39 PM
Posted November 30, 2010 - 07:57 PM
everything inside of the building should be.. This is for insurance purposes...been instaling furnaces for a few years..Never soft copper inside...Always black pipe to regulater...Not home owners insurance but installers ins..
Good to know, thanks for the info. Any idea what size with a 60k btu propane heater?
Posted November 30, 2010 - 08:01 PM
Posted November 30, 2010 - 08:14 PM
Oh man Todd.....you're gonna be happier than a pig in a poke when you get that furnace going! GUARANTEED!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not even sure what a pig in a poke means....? lol
I sure hope I will be warm. Maybe I will actually get something done this winter? I just saw a 100lbs propane tank listed for $80 full. I can't wait to get it hooked up annd running. The guy said it hangs from 3/8 all thread.