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Old 04-14-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default Propane burner indoors?

Ok this might be a dumb question but is it ok to run my propane burner indoors? I have a fairly large basement and was going to put an exhaust hood over the brew rig to get rid of the water vapor and fumes. The main reason I ask is it would be more convient to assemble the rig in the basement and leave it there vs making it so I can take it apart and into the driveway each time I want to use it. What is everyones thoughts?

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Old 04-14-2008, 07:37 PM   #2
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MAKE SURE that vent hood is working well, and make sure that you have a carbon monoxide monitor nearby also, we don't need any dead homebrewers.

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Old 04-14-2008, 07:45 PM   #3
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get a CO monitor if your going to do this. Also not the best idea. and How big of a ventilation hood..You will need vertical and horizontal ventilation. put a fan outside the door to the basement facing and blow everything out another door or large window..
Get a CO monitor. Anything under 500ppm although not safe is not lethal, by not safe I mean you will be messed up. OSHA regs say a max of 50ppm if you are going to be exposed more then 1 hour working. Just not safe considering that most CO monitors will not alarm till they have been at 30-50ppm for 3 hours. With my fire department, we will evacuate any building that is over 30ppm and ventilate the whole building. Just go outside!~

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Old 04-14-2008, 07:52 PM   #4
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you can as long as you have adequate ventilation. and +1 on the CO monitor just to be safe.

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Old 04-14-2008, 08:06 PM   #5
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I have plans on doing this myself, and I agree 100% with adequate ventilation and a CO monitor. If you find a good price - get two and keep on different battery cycles - better safe than dead.

But it has to be said - not brewing outdoors on a cold day can make the time go much better.

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Old 04-14-2008, 08:15 PM   #6
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Agreed, it gets very cold up here in northern alberta, we are talking -35 C! Not fun to be out doors brewing then! Anyone recomend a good CO detector? we used to have the style that would change colour mounted on the insturment panel on the beaver. It looked like this... http://www.sportys.com/acb/showdetl....7926&CATID=178
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I'd get an electronic one.

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I would think you would something more like this.

I would be kind of difficult look and check the colors of the one you linked if you were passed out.

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Ohhhh that is more reasonable, the other ones on the site where near $200+.

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Please read this thread as well:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=52676

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