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is a sunflower safe?

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Just wondering how safe a sunflower is to run inside a small two man flip over shelter. There is always plenty of draft and it does have vents in the canvas if needed. The one I have is a single head that kicks out from 4,000 to 12,000 BTU.

Thanks

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I've used the same size in my Otters for years and not had a problem.

Just don't seal it up too tightly with banking or zip the door up all the way.

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Always make sure you have very good ventilation using a Mr. Heater. I had an instance 15-20 years ago where we had a portable all zipped up and went to light a cig. (when I smoked) and the flame just lit on the very top but outside was fine. The oxygen was being used up in the house and I'm sure there was major carbon monoxide build up. There were some kids that did a sleep over in a fish house last year that were killed this way. I use a mr. heater but just be careful cause it can kill you.

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As long as you are not sleeping in the house and you have a little fresh air supply, you should be just fine.

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Ive used one for years and one thing I noticed back when I smoked was that when it was really cold and the portable was sealed up good, and depending on how long it was before I RE-freashened the air,(not too often when -20) the flame on my lighter would allways start but then slowly dissapear meaning the O2 was nearly gone in the shack. if you feel tired after a while (without booze) your being affected.

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fivebucks.
You can't be talking about the same Mr. Heater that I am because this one just came out a couple years ago. You don't have to ventalate this one. The sunflower you do.
Good luck and be safe.

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We were in my dads permenent ice house last weekend and we were using his sunflower heater, after about 10 minutes I couldn't hardly breath, I feel like I was going to be sick or pass out. My husband turned it off for a while then we started getting cold so we turned it back on and again I couldn't breath. Closer look at it there was a leak in the hose. The hose had gotten to close to the heater and burnt a hole in it. So we got out our Mr. Heater. And no problems after that. It is a good heater as long as you use it in the ice house out of the wind. We don't have to leave the doors open or doors unzipped.
Good luck and be safe.

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No matter what type of heater you use you should always have a vent of some type open to let in fresh air!
I had the same experience many years ago when I smoked! I could not keep the match burning long enough to light my cig. I relized there was not enough oxygen and stuck my head out the door of my air tight portable. When I took the first breath of fresh air, I passed out! I came that close to dieing!
I was using the old Coleman Catalatic heater at that time. Have never used one since!
The Buddy Heaters work great in smaller portables, but be sure to have at least a little freash air coming in at all times.
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Kenandheather,
The Mr. Heater I'm talking about is the sunflower type that goes right on a 20lb tank. They do give off alot of carbon mon. Last winter at our deer shack I put one in the bunkhouse to quickly get the chill out so the baseboard heater could catch up and immediatly the CO2 detector went off after not ever going off in a couple of years with our ventless wall mount in the other room. I just think with any heater that doesn't have an air intake or chimney you need to leave windows or doors open a bit to get fresh air. We don't need any long naps.

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