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Old 28 December 2005, 12:28   #1
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Which heater

I am organising a new years eve party for about 12 people in someones garden. We're going to use my 6x4m mini marquee. I need to get some sort of heater for it so we don't all die of hyperthermia (if the alchol poinesing doesn't kill us first). I went to HSS Hire today and hired a gas fired catalytic cabinet heater, which cost me 50 for two days hire, including a bottle of gas (this seems expensive to me). I'm now worried that this isn't going to keep us warm and I've just blown half the party budget on a heater. Doesn anyone have an experiance with this sort of gas heater and confirm to me that it will indeed keep a small tent warm on a freezing winters night.

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Never mind hyperthermia - watch out for carbon monoxide instead!!!

Make sure you have some ventilation - better cold than dead!!!

Yes it should keep you warm but I reckon people will be fighting for the best spot!!!

There is a REALLY revolutionary solution - some extra clothing.....

And just one tip - NEVER hire anything from HSS again - got to be the biggest rip off ever - do you realise you can buy heaters like that new for not much more???

Anyway take care and have fun - don't want to see you in the Darwin awards this year!!!
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Mmm, now I'm thinking I should cancel the booking and get something else....
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Tim, honestly I really doubt this heater will be doing anything really to me it seems to be approx equalvant to 4200 watt heater and if you have tent which is 24 square metres it will only heat let say 10% of the space.

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Tim, honestly I really doubt this heater will be doing anything really to me it seems to be approx equalvant to 4200 watt heater and if you have tent which is 24 square metres it will only heat let say 10% of the space.

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Just realised he meant metres and not feet!!! Unless the tent is foil lined not a chance!!!

What you need is a space heater

A little one like this will do

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/product...0&r=2138&g=118

http://www.northerntooluk.com/produc...lt.asp?id=5504

They run off the big propane bottles - still got to watch out for CO but the stink will get you first - great for garages or small ind units as well.

Shop around - may find them a bit cheaper or may be able to rent but everyone wants them this time of year!!!
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If you were any closer you could borrow mine - must be someone on here who can help out????
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Thanks codders.
I did consider one of these blow heaters, but it was going to cost 100 to hire one from HSS. I will shop around tomorrow. My budget is about 50 now having bought some carpet for the tent.......

Edit: I take it you can't run a propane heater on butane and visa versa.....
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How many students can you fit into a 6x4 space. I was thinking of Tim surrounded by an all female contingent. Wouldn't need a heater in that case, Air con unit might be order of the day.
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Thanks codders.
I did consider one of these blow heaters, but it was going to cost 100 to hire one from HSS. I will shop around tomorrow. My budget is about 50 now having bought some carpet for the tent.......

Edit: I take it you can't run a propane heater on butane and visa versa.....
100 from HSS??? See what I mean - 2 days and you could buy the bloody thing!!!

Technically you can run them on either gas but Butane crap when it gets cold and they only come with propane regs!!!

Try to borrow one if you can - badger people on RIBNET!!!
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