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Old 11-16-2013, 02:34 PM   #11
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The key to success here is "proper ventilation". As others have mentioned above, it is done all the time, but you have to have adequate air exchange. I unfortunately don't have the luxury of a basement, but will use my propane burner in the garage in the winter, with the door cracked open enough to circulate the air.

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Old 11-16-2013, 02:36 PM   #12
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What's a basement? Stupid Florida.

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Old 11-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #13
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Natural gas stoves are not the same as LP. Propane is more dense than air and pools on the ground, creating pockets that are likely to ignite from flame sources like your burner or a water heater if you're in the basement. Unless I'm mistaken, NG is less dense than air and will disperse, making ignition pockets less likely.
Check with your homeowner's insurance as well, there may be something in there about propane being used indoors. If you were to have a fire, it would be a shame if your insurance didn't cover it

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I have a squirrel cage fan in the window with a slide gate. On the other side of the room I have a slide gate in another window for make up air. Absolutely no problems. The propane tank is outside because it is home service.

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Old 11-16-2013, 03:08 PM   #15
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In the rural United States what do you imagine they store in those big silver/white tanks near the house? We used to call it butane, but it is commonly liquified propane gas. Household heating and cooking fuel for rural residences.

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Old 11-16-2013, 03:13 PM   #16
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As someone else mentioned, a stove burner is not the same as a turkey fryer burner. I know that some areas have LP for heating, my parents have LP in their house, but they have electric appliances, so I don't know about LP stoves

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Old 11-16-2013, 03:19 PM   #17
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Au contraire, a range burner or oven burner is precisely the same thing as a turkey fryer burner: fuel air mix, ignition, flame, heat, etc. The question is, whether the fuel air mix is correct: yellow flame = inefficient burning = elevated levels of CO residual. Blue flame = efficient burning = minimal levels of CO gas residual. Water heaters, knee burner heaters, ranges and ovens are same as turkey fryer. Leaking fuel gas is a completely different concern and MUST NOT be allowed. Farm boy turned professional firefighter for a long time now.

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