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Old 09-24-2007, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Propane indoors

I just realized propane is not to be used indoors.

Anyone use propane in an enclosed area ?

If so, how do handle ventilation ?

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Old 09-24-2007, 05:36 PM   #2
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There's a few do it in well ventilated garages and basements.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:37 PM   #3
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Yeah...Carbon Monoxide is badd, mmmkay?

Some crazy bastid around here, don't remember who exactly, had this setup with vent hoods and all kinds of wackyness...and a CO detector too. It seems like a lot of work just to avoid having to brew outside, but hey...if you really wanna brew inside.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:41 PM   #4
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Just get good ventilation. You're going to want that for sure anyway if you're boiling off a gallon on wort. Nothing wrong with propane or NG inside - lots of homes have ranges that use one or the other.

Get a good fan and vent outside....
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Anyone use propane in an enclosed area ?

If so, how do handle ventilation ?

Thanks
sorta kinda...I run my burner in a cellar outside stairwell with the bilco doors adjusted for conditions (open wider on nice days, less so on rainy days). A whole house fan supplies the ventilation, moving a rather massive amount of air up and out through the doors.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:01 PM   #6
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Propane sinks and NG rises.

Huge consideration.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:21 PM   #7
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Biermuncher posted this a couple weeks ago http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=38814 check out the 6th post

He does it and is still alive and kicking.
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Here is BierMuncher boiling away in his basement. He puts a box fan up in the window for ventilation. Seems OK to me.

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Carbon monoxide detectors are relatively inexpensive and well worth the peace of mind.

So is ventilation.

I too, have a propane stove top and oven.
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I believe NG burns completely and cleanly, while propane does not.


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