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#7162255 - 05/06/18 08:24 PM Heaters and propane tanks
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Dad bought a new very nice fiberglass blind last year. He has issues with wing cold due to the chemo, he was in a jacket today in the sun frown. In order to keep him warm we use a Buddy Heater, and I works perfect, but uses a bunch o those little bottles. We have 2 RV propane tanks that we would like to use in place of the 1lb bottles.

Hereís the problem. We donít want the propane tank inside the blind, and the blind has a porch to put the tank, and we als donít want a hold in the blind wall. Is there any kind of fixture that can be put in the wall and will seal off well enough that wasp wonít get in?
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#7162352 - 05/06/18 09:49 PM Re: Heaters and propane tanks [Re: BigPig]
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https://www.amazon.com/DozyAnt-Propane-N...uick+connect+rv

You're going to have to drill a hole I'm afraid, you can use a neoprene washer in front of a metal washer on both sides of the wall in between the fitting to seal the hole.

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#7163807 - 05/08/18 10:23 AM Re: Heaters and propane tanks [Re: BigPig]
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drill a hole thru the wall or floor for routing copper (or flex) tubing, then seal with caulk or expanding foam.

use flexible tubing and run thru open window, disconnect when not in use and leave flex tubing inside blind.
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#7165512 - 05/09/18 11:59 PM Re: Heaters and propane tanks [Re: BigPig]
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I thought about this and looked at a bunch of different options for myself this past fall. Same thing, nice new fiberglass blind, absolutely hate the Coleman can thing with my Buddy heater. Ultimately I ended up with the tank in the blind with me.

I'll think about it again this fall and actually do something, I'll come up through the floor in the far corner from where the heater will most likely be with a bulkhead/low pressure quick disconnect. If I get lazy, which is a real possibility, I'll just get a plain bulkhead fitting and fasten to the floor upside down (flat as possible inside), cut the big propane fitting off, run the hose through from the inside and then put the two pieces together, outside. That way, there's nothing non-factory inside the blind.
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#7165619 - 05/10/18 07:46 AM Re: Heaters and propane tanks [Re: BigPig]
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Donít be afraid to put the 20 lb bottle in the blind with you. Better outside for several reasons but inside with proper plumbing and care will be fine.
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#7166908 - 05/11/18 10:15 AM Re: Heaters and propane tanks [Re: BigPig]
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Guessing it has windows that slide up...cut a piece of plywood that will fit at the bottom of the window and drill the hole in that...run the hose through there. Then you can remove it and close it up tight when not in the blind.

Or you can get an adapter to fill those little bottles off of a regular propane tank...instead of buying a bunch of those bottles. Just refill them.

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#7168347 - 05/12/18 11:43 PM Re: Heaters and propane tanks [Re: BigPig]
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I had the same problem, I bought a small natural gas bathroom heater changed it over to propane and plumbed in a line to the ground for a 5 gallon tank.
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#7170946 - 05/15/18 07:41 PM Re: Heaters and propane tanks [Re: BigPig]
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I have the same heater as Dogcatcher in my 5x7 blind with a 20lb tank inside the blind. I've been using this setup for a couple of years now. Just be sure to keep a window open to allow fresh air into the blind.
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#7171340 - 05/16/18 09:59 AM Re: Heaters and propane tanks [Re: BigPig]
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Iíve been hearing my cave with these for years. Old Dearborn heaters are hard to beat.

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#7180985 - 05/26/18 10:58 PM Re: Heaters and propane tanks [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
I had the same problem, I bought a small natural gas bathroom heater changed it over to propane and plumbed in a line to the ground for a 5 gallon tank.





I have blown the doors and windows off with those and almost died from falling asleep.. Not worth it

Even with windows open it sucks the oxygen out

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#7249902 - 08/08/18 10:37 PM Re: Heaters and propane tanks [Re: BigPig]
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This is what I use on my heater in my blind. I also use it on my small tailgater propane grill.

This hose is long. Just put the tank on outside, run hose inside, connect to heater. Done. 20 bucks!
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#7255861 - 08/14/18 06:36 PM Re: Heaters and propane tanks [Re: MathMan]
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Originally Posted By: MathMan


This is what I use on my heater in my blind. I also use it on my small tailgater propane grill.

This hose is long. Just put the tank on outside, run hose inside, connect to heater. Done. 20 bucks!


I have the hose. I just want a way that I can route it through the fiberglass wall thatís bug tite. Donít want to have to run the hose through the window or door and create gaps.
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#7256142 - 08/14/18 10:17 PM Re: Heaters and propane tanks [Re: BigPig]
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I love those little bathroom heaters! Can warm one of those little foil trays of cinnamon roles on them in no time for breakfast. Or warm a ham and cheese on toast wrapped in foil in the evening. That keeps me in the stand longer. Thru-hull nipple nutted tight on both sides of the wall with a male quick-connect inside and outside, keep the little plastic caps, female quick connects on the hose to the bottle and the hose to the heater. I use male/male on the stand because they're easier to clean and handle the weather and debris better than the female couplings.
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#7256147 - 08/14/18 10:25 PM Re: Heaters and propane tanks [Re: BigPig]
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About the holes in blinds. Google "Enclosue hole seal" drill hole size for gas line, once you leave blind remove line plug hole, return remove plug attach line. 2cents

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#7256720 - 08/15/18 09:28 AM Re: Heaters and propane tanks [Re: BigPig]
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You can also cut the hole large enough to install a rubber grommet, in the wall, cut the hose and then re-attach on the other side of the wall.
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