Originally Posted by Striker37
Keep in mind that working in a enclosed area where you have your propane heater that you will need plenty of fresh air ventilation.Otherwise you may die from carbon monoxide or lack of breathing air.
I had plenty of cross ventilation but this type of heater is approved for use inside. Granted, the cabin
of a 30 ft sailboat isn't large but with three vents in the companionway
hatchboards and the 3 dorade vents, I felt pretty safe for the relatively short period I needed it to bring the temp up to a point the electric heaters could keep up. I also have a functioning CO detector onboard too.
I second the vote for the oil filled as a good solution. I just happened to have two of the electric forced hot air heaters left over from an office move. I use the oil filled at home to take the chill out of our enclosed patio during the fall and early spring.
WHY CAN THE BUDDY HEATERS BE USED INDOORS SAFELY?
6/25/2014 12:05 PM
There are a couple of required safety
features needed for ventfree heaters to be used indoors safely. A BURNER that is 99.9% efficient at burning all the gas is consumes so that very little CO or carbon monoxide is emitted. The heater also requires a ODS or Oxygen Depletion System that will shut off the heater if the Oxygen level drops to a still safe 18%. Because these heaters are portable, they also require a TIP SWITCH so if it they are knocked over the gas flow stops shutting off the flame and gas. Last there is a FLAME SENSOR safety
shut-off system that will shut off all gas flow if the flame goes out.