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Old 04-14-2009, 10:58 PM   #11
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Yeah man, that would be fine. CO is slightly less dense then air at sea level, so it flows around freely and will mix with the incoming air from your open garage door.

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Old 04-14-2009, 11:41 PM   #12
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But it's hot and will rise to the ceiling. It will go out with the air flow eventually. I'd perfer to to get it out of my face before it has a chance to cool.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:27 AM   #13
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In todays Tivek wrapped ultra insulated homes the burner could run out of oxygen in the room if not properly ventilated. For that matter so could you.

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Old 04-15-2009, 10:15 AM   #14
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You should try burning a turkey fryer in my 1916 drafty ass broken pane windowed cedar shingled "tyvek? is that the latest fashion from urr up?" garage. Plenty of ventilation there!
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:27 PM   #15
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If you have a clean blue flame and you are well ventilated, boiling inside your garage is no problem at all. I always use my garage with the side door open and the garage door cracked about 12" off the ground. Think about it people, a gas stove is IN your home and you don't need to run a hood for that. As long as your burn is clean and you provide some ventilation you will be fine. I don't recommend using your burners inside your home but your garage, No Problem At All. FYI, keep your burner away from combustable material. I recommend at least three feet from walls. you don't want to burn down the neighborhood.

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Old 01-28-2011, 05:48 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by jajabee View Post
Would you guys consider being just barely inside the garage with the door all the way open to be "outside" enough? Especially with the wind kicking up, it sure feels like outside...
Yes. Natural gas or propane will burn cleanly so long as the air/fuel ratio is properly adjusted and sufficient oxygen is available. CO production is most often the result of oxygen starvation to the burner. The primary purpose of most high capacity exhaust systems in this type of application is to expel steam/moisture etc. Fresh air is drawn in (usually through vents) as the exhaust is expelled. IMO, a CO detector is a necessity. I prefer the type with a digital readout.

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