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Propane Consumption


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Was wondering what others have experienced with regard to propane consumption.

I have a 8 X 16 perm that has a 10,000 btu "blue flame" heater in it.

I started the heater out with a 100 lb tank on 2/6/08 and it has been on ever since that date.

Typically I fish twice a day for a total of 10 hours. The heater has not really been set much over low the majority of the time, and when I leave I set it under (1) on a scale of 1 - 10 settings.

Seems like a long time to be still running so I thought I'd ask those familiar with (100 lb) tanks and their longevity.

I have no way of metering the tanks level so I'm wondering how much more time I can expect on this tank.

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Interesting info on the pilot consumption. I would have expected a higher rate of burn and shorter period for a 20 pound tank.

I had a Ultra Shack with 2-40's on it and a Empire and it only used 4-tanks the entire winter. I never shut it off from the first day of the season. Would just put it on its lowest setting when not in it.

This "blue flame" I have in this old house has a thermostat that shuts her down so even on "low" or less it's not running the entire time. Minus "pilot" time I must be getting close to the end I would think by this next week which will be three weeks straight run time !!

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