• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
mrjigger

20lb versus 100lb propane tanks

Question

mrjigger

My brother and I are building a fish house on wheels. The heater we are looking at buying is a 20000btu wall mounted ventless heater. We have talked to a few people who have told us it may not operate well on a 20lb propane tank because lack of pressure. Just looking for some more opinions and what size tanks other people use for similar style heaters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
sparcebag

I dont think the pressure is much different in the two tanks if any difference,you have more volume in the 100 but a pressure regulator should do what its for,I've also read a heater runs better off the larger tank,Its hard to believe with a set psi of a regulator there is any difference in supply.I have a wall heater and can run it off 500 gal tank or 20lb. tank only difference is the 20 runs out sooner!Or my buddy heater same there 500gal--20gal--or 16oz bottle they all work the same! cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Eyewitness

Go with the 100#er if you can. The problem with smaller tanks is that the rate of evaporation slows way down as the temperature drops. Once a smaller tank hits about 1/2 full the rate of evaporation has a hard time keeping up with the rate of usage under colder temps. The more surface area the better, and the 100#er will offer that.

Better pressure means a cleaner burning heater and or lights and better btuh availability as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
bwtrout

If you do go with 20# get an automatic change over regulator and run 2- 20#'s. I was having problems last winter running on a single 20# when it got really cold. This way you know where you sit in regards to propane without releasing the tank from the holder and guessing by weight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
SVO

If you are worried about running out, go with two thirty or forty pound tanks and an automatic change over regulator. I run a stove, gas lights, and 15,000 btu furnace off two thirty pound tanks and never have a problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • leech~~
      Hey Joshua, May be post back in the morning when the owner of this site is awake and see if he likes the Free bait, buy later your selling. May be you can work out the sponsor-vendor deal with him.  I'll have to say posting late at night when site owners and most of the Mods are asleep is a good way to get some site and product views in before it's deleted. Good luck with the sales!
    • TBFOutdoors
      No not a sponsor or vendor. Not intending to do so at the moment. Just giving away the 2017-2018 edition of this guide. Don't forget to vote for your favorite fishery to help decide the best fishing spot in Minnesota for the 2018-2019 guide!
    • leech~~
      Are you an Approved sponsor-vendor of this site?
    • TBFOutdoors
      The guide is free. That banner applies to purchases on the site. Are you having difficulty getting your copy?
    • leech~~
      How BOT that. Says this at the bottom of the FREE guide!  Get 6 months to pay on purchases of $99+ Subject to credit approval.See terms
    • TBFOutdoors
      50 States of Fishing is a 100% free annual guide that displays the best places to fish in every state. This guide is available to every one for free via digital download. You can get your own digital copy here: https://www.tackleboxfishing.com/pages/50-states-of-fishing
    • kelly-p
      According to the Army Corp of Engineers weather station here in Waskish we have had a grand total of  1.29 inches of precipitation so far in 2018.  When we were burning the grass of there was still about 30% snow cover. The flames were hitting 10 feet high.
    • Wanderer
      Nice to see there might actually be some ice melting up that way! jkrash, those are hooded mergansers though.   I might’ve called out my first woodie sighting this year as one of those too.  But nah!  I know what I saw had to be woodie! Haha! Seriously though, I’ve seen more, and more variety of ducks this spring than ever  in my life.  The late lake ice outs have made the river a diver Mecca.  I think I saw a few with Ely or bust signs on em too!  The bulk of woodies have been in the Little Falls area for about a week, some for a couple.  The hoodeds have been here for at least a month. They’re all coming though!
    • Wakemup
    • mrpike1973
      Wow great job!! Looks like a nice young generation of care takers of the land. Thank you all for your efforts! Sure a nice day today.