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Old 02-09-2010, 09:21 PM   #21
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I am not an expert by any means but are you sure that will be adequate ventilation. people are worried about brewing in the garage with the door partially open. I dont see how a small fan can be sufficient. I am soon goin to be setting up my stuff in the basement i was thinking about ventilation.

 
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:20 PM   #22
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i have the 12 inch fan blowing out of the window, and the other window open to let air in. And the stairs leading to my room has a outside door - with a fan blowing that air in. it still gets too hot for my taste, that burner kicks out a lot of heat. Seriously underestimated the heat it puts out. i also have a co detector 10 ft away from the burner and in a room above the basement room. I think it's important to have CO detectors, and after using it i know i need more fresh air blown in. Next time i'll put a fan in the open window blowing air in. Hope this helps you out.


 
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:36 AM   #23
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you're lucky. my woman insists i have to keep it in the garage. you get to use your basement. good job, keep the progress postings coming

 
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:02 AM   #24
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i have the 12 inch fan blowing out of the window, and the other window open to let air in. And the stairs leading to my room has a outside door - with a fan blowing that air in. it still gets too hot for my taste, that burner kicks out a lot of heat. Seriously underestimated the heat it puts out. i also have a co2 detector 10 ft away from the burner and in a room above the basement room. I think it's important to have CO2 detectors, and after using it i know i need more fresh air blown in. Next time i'll put a fan in the open window blowing air in. Hope this helps you out.
Along with the carbon monoxide detector that you already have (CO not CO2 just so you know ), I would also recommend getting a good fire extinguisher and mounting it to the wall near (but not too close) to your burner. An ABC dry chem extinguisher like this should work just fine.

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Old 02-10-2010, 05:32 AM   #25
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thanks,i do need a fire extinguisher, thanks for reminding me.

 
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:33 AM   #26
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thanks,i do need a fire extinguisher, thanks for reminding me.
No problem, it's the Firefighter/Paramedic in me.

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Old 02-10-2010, 05:13 PM   #27
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looks good!
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:29 PM   #28
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Propane is heavier the air. So if you get a propane leak, etc.. I will pool up in the low spots. If you windows are at the top of the room, this would present a problem. Most forums I'm on, if someone mentions using propane in a basement they get stern stern warnings..
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