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How much propane do you use for heat
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How much propane? Last year I spent 2 months in temps from 38*F down to 10*F. Ran the 4K to 9K BTU/HR Buddy heater every day for 1 HR in the AM and then 3 HRs in the evening almost every day. 4 x 60 = 240 hrs averaging 7K BTU per hour based on the approx. dial setting, for those 2 months.  Whatever that works out to  in gallons...??   I used 2- 20 gal tanks and 1 - 11 gal tank interchanging and refilling as needed. Don't know what I started with etc. etc..
many variables as mentioned. 

Anyway, I believe the Buddy heaters are just propane heaters and not catalytic heaters. I switched over to a Wave 3 Catalytic because it burns cleaner with less smell and much less residual moisture than the Buddy versions. Maybe just my perception, donno....
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(02-12-2019, 09:19 AM)Matlock Wrote: How much propane? Last year I spent 2 months in temps from 38*F down to 10*F. Ran the 4K to 9K BTU/HR Buddy heater every day for 1 HR in the AM and then 3 HRs in the evening almost every day. 4 x 60 = 240 hrs averaging 7K BTU per hour based on the approx. dial setting, for those 2 months.  Whatever that works out to  in gallons...??   I used 2- 20 gal tanks and 1 - 11 gal tank interchanging and refilling as needed. Don't know what I started with etc. etc..
many variables as mentioned. 

Anyway, I believe the Buddy heaters are just propane heaters and not catalytic heaters. I switched over to a Wave 3 Catalytic because it burns cleaner with less smell and much less residual moisture than the Buddy versions. Maybe just my perception, donno....

Been wondering about the comparison between the 4-9K Buddy and the Wave 3 (or 6).  Appreciate your “perceptions” on smell, moisture. The only thing I’ve heard about the Wave 3 thats a negative (other than cost after accessories) is that it takes a while to get the interior warm... 10-15 minutes?  I realize theres a lot of variables for that, outside temps, wind, size of rig, if unit is on the 3K setting...

I’m especially interested in the condensation/humidity comparisons...
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