Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
  • 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!!!

TRDtom69

Amount of lp used in subzero weather?

Recommended Posts

How much LP can a guy expect to use in a couple of days when the temps are down blow zero like it currently is?

I have a 14' IC with two 30# tanks.  Will it have a problem making Friday-Sunday with temps so far blow zero?

The floor is foamed and there should be a good amount of snow for banking around the house.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You shoukdn’t but these are extreme temps. It would be wise to take the 20#er off your grill for insurance. An extra regulator and tape is a good idea too. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a frozen regulator is a bigger problem below zero vs lp runout.  Are standard regulators just as bad freezing up as the auto tank switch over style?  

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ve had a couple auto switch that have not been a problem. I think the biggest thing for any regulator  is to keep them protected from road grime. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info.

How many days can you get from a pair of 30# tanks?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You should be able to go a long time with two #30 tanks and a spray foamed floor. I also have a 14' IC and it's never gave me an issue in sub zero weather. I find it peace of mind to run one tank during the day time and the other tank overnight so I know they don't run empty. You can also keep a 14' IC very warm with a big buddy heater on medium if you get in a pinch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When we used to stay in our 40 ft camper in Ely for laker fishing weekends we went through about 1 30 lbr per day in weather like this weekend.  Much less than when it stayed above 0.

Thats with open air underneath and no additional Insulation.

We dropped the T-stat to 50 when we were gone during the day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can actually calculate propane consumption to some degree. each gallon of propane contains 91,500BTUs @60*  There is about 6.8 gallons  of propane in a 30 lb tank so 622,200BTUs per tank. If you have say a 30,000 btu heater so in a perfect world you would have 20.74 hours of run time (heater on 100%) Id say take 20% off  of that figure because I doubt you'll actually get that much out of a tank in below zero. so say 16.5 hours of heater on 100%. Now your heater run time will more than likely be on 40-60% of the time so lets say 50% on time for this example would get you 33 hours of fishing time on a tank...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We only used one 30# tank last weekend from Friday through Sunday and kept it at 70 degrees.  I was surprised that it never switched over to the other tank.  I ran out right away when I fired the furnace up to thaw it out at home.

Even with these cold temps, the sunny side of the house felt warm to the touch on the outside.  The dark siding really helps when it's sunny and not so windy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On December 31, 2017 at 3:39 PM, TRDtom69 said:

How much LP can a guy expect to use in a couple of days when the temps are down blow zero like it currently is?

I have a 14' IC with two 30# tanks.  Will it have a problem making Friday-Sunday with temps so far blow zero?

The floor is foamed and there should be a good amount of snow for banking around the house.

 

 

Hard to really know/tell......how many times are guys going to go outside to pee or do other things......Is anyone gonna be smoking causing for a window to be cracked? Are guys comming & going fishing out of shacks or the area? 

I've got an 8x16 house. I figure About a lb per hour ruffly, so I figure a 30#tank will go about 30hrs. Which so far has covered me fine and been on the conservative side. Plus 30hrs per tank makes for pretty easy figuring. In your case I'd have either an extra 20# or 30# tank, just for a backup....not saying you'd need it.....just nothing worse then running out of LP and having to make a run....especially when sleeping. Plus a guy never knows......A filled 30lb extra tank can bring a very nice "exchange" fee if the neighbor runs out of LP and wants to exchange his empty one with your extra full tank......Just because of this I'll throw in that "extra" tank I don't really need. 

I've got 4-30# tanks though and a 5th at my MIL if I want it....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I typically get 3 full 24 hour days out of a 30#, but this last weekend had an abnormal amount of visitors coupled with the extreme cold, so it was about 48 hours per 30#.  I don't think they were quite empty, but they were as low as they were going to get at -30.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It won’t be as cold this weekend thankfully but I get to test ours with 30’s.  I just filled 2 - 30’s last night and swapped out the 20’s on our new True North toy hauler (8x21).  I expect to have more heat loss with ramp serving as a wall.

We didn’t have a problem with the 20’s during deer season; I think each 20 lasted a weekend but I didn’t really keep track.  But being at deer camp (a friends yard) vs being on a large lake are two different animals.  It’ll be interesting to find out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Lip_Ripper Guy said:

I typically get 3 full 24 hour days out of a 30#, but this last weekend had an abnormal amount of visitors coupled with the extreme cold, so it was about 48 hours per 30#.  I don't think they were quite empty, but they were as low as they were going to get at -30.  

How did the in-floor work at the extreme temps?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, rl_sd said:

How did the in-floor work at the extreme temps?

 

It just plain works awesome.  A group of 4 showed up to visit and the 2 ladies had freezing cold feet.  They looked at me pretty funny when I told them to take off their boots and stand on the floor.  Within about 2 minutes they were warm!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/3/2018 at 9:50 AM, Wanderer said:

It won’t be as cold this weekend thankfully but I get to test ours with 30’s.  I just filled 2 - 30’s last night and swapped out the 20’s on our new True North toy hauler (8x21).  I expect to have more heat loss with ramp serving as a wall.

We didn’t have a problem with the 20’s during deer season; I think each 20 lasted a weekend but I didn’t really keep track.  But being at deer camp (a friends yard) vs being on a large lake are two different animals.  It’ll be interesting to find out.

 

Made 48 hours on the first 30.  I haven’t checked to see how much is left.  Strong winds most of the weekend that started at -20.  I’m happy with that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now