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#16 Kmac1 ONLINE  

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Posted November 17, 2014 - 07:25 AM

If I were to sell this what would it be worth

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Posted November 17, 2014 - 07:57 AM

The heater was referred to as a "Herman Nelson" and one of it's primary uses was to heat US Army portable maintenance tents.  The were rated at 400,000 BTU and were found in Battalion level maintenance sections.  They were the best thing since sliced bread during Germany's cold weather operations.



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Posted November 17, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Thanks GT Tinkerer I think I will make it work if possible. I can stand to put some money in it since I only gave the guy $20.00 for it. then put a 50.00 tire on it so I could move around. any idea of value. thanks Willie

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 07:55 PM

400,000 BTU! I would melt the snow off my driveway and turn it to steam at least once just to baffle my neighbors. It would be worth the cost of fuel to see the look on there faces.

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 08:56 PM

If I remember right they work on the same principle as a kerosene torpedo heater, and yes they do get VERY warm. We use to use just one to heat three GP Medium frame tents.

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Posted March 12, 2015 - 05:30 PM

Have you fired it up? The company is still in business..located just down the street from the company I work for.. If it works a contractor may be interested as these would be the catsass for curing cement in cold weather.  I would put out the bait at $800,,,set the hook at $400.  They are such a versatile unit. 

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Yep, good ol' Herman Nelson heaters... we also used them in the National Guard when we were Bivouacked out in the sagebrush in the winter time... they had flexible hoses that ran from the heater to the tents, and some type of dampers to help control the air flow as needed...