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Standing Propane Patio Heater $149.99

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[Princess Auto] Standing Propane Patio Heater $149.99

I've been looking for one of these and they are either sold out or really expensive. Princess Auto has these in stock. Not much information but with the return policy it seems like a no brainer for me. Rule of RFD Buy first think later applies here

https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/ ... -p8948572e
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That powder coat might rust in no time. And lugging it back to the store might not be worth the time and effort.
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michiebaby wrote: That powder coat might rust in no time. And lugging it back to the store might not be worth the time and effort.
Heat resistant anti-rust spray paint is $10.
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Would it work as an umbrella replacement for a round-patio table? How practical is 41,000 BTU, I mean, would it allow to comfortably sit outside all Fall up until the first snow? :)
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Any idea which brand or company is this? Would like to check out reviews. Costco has similar online for $180 but sold out now
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I was looking extensively at these a few years back as my condo had natural gas hook up and it was unmetered. Also looked at propane tanks based ones.

What I learnt is that most have parts that fail and they are all some random brands with questionable post sales support. The igniter being the one that fails frequently. These do not perform well in the wind.

Then I thought to myself how often do bars struggle to get these things going and those are commercial ones. The higher end bars have crazy wide ones that are more reliable.

I passed on buying one but at this price

No comments on this unit in particular
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findmedeals2 wrote: Any idea which brand or company is this? Would like to check out reviews. Costco has similar online for $180 but sold out now
Brand is Red Mountain Valley
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is this a buy?
Something something dark side...
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I think i own the same one. Its fairly simple inside, nothings broken down in the last couple of years.

Not much rust even though i just keep it outside. The hat is super flimsy and fell off a few times, looks a bit wonky now.
I didnt end up using it as much as i thought i would because the wind usually blew the heat away. I cant see it heating up a whole table unless its not windy at all out.
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purchased, thanks OP. Will be nice for the upcoming winter covid gatherings
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Grau18 wrote: Would it work as an umbrella replacement for a round-patio table? How practical is 41,000 BTU, I mean, would it allow to comfortably sit outside all Fall up until the first snow? :)
Not sure what you mean by a replacement for an umbrella. This thing won’t keep you dry and def won’t fit In That round hole in your table.

They do make table top heaters. That are short and sit in middle of table. Might have less wind effect and I think they make infrared ones.
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Ordered, I was waiting for it to show up on their website, they always put it up the day before.

I am 100% expecting my order to get cancelled. I ordered a kayak carrier and a park bench (twice) they all got cancelled more than a month after ordering it. They have a terrible system.
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Thanks OP. Was looking for one but they were usually start in the high 300 elsewhere.
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ive had one of these the past 3 years and no rust on it as of yet
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Sold out now. I've been trying to get my hands on these for a few weeks. If these come through I could kiss the OP.
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GangStarr wrote:
I passed on buying one but did learn that infrared is the way to go. Yes it uses electricity but it works well and wind doesn’t impact it.
Actually that is terrible advise. Avoid the electric infrared ones at all costs!

First of all you have to have a dedicated 240v circuit installed, which could costs thousands depending on the location (if you can even do it). Next, they are very weak compared to the natural gas or propane versions. My friend installed a commercial quality infrared heater on his back porch (cost was close to $2k not including electrical). We sat directly under the thing and could barely feel any heat. This is on a early october day in Vancouver so not even cold out. He ended up removing the thing and upgrading to the tube style natural gas ones you see at hockey arenas. And finally, the running costs are significantly higher than LNG/LPG.

At any rate, these cheap portable units are probably good enough for most people. Keep in mind, unless you shell out for a premium commercial unit, these will fall apart after a few seasons.
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Buy now, ask wife for forgiveness later.
RFD syndrome is where you spend less per item but buy more stuff with the saved $$
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Malta wrote: Sold out now. I've been trying to get my hands on these for a few weeks. If these come through I could kiss the OP.
I have been trying also, was lucky to get in before it was OOS. Fingers crossed it comes through.
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36 left online currently. RFD in full effect
RFD syndrome is where you spend less per item but buy more stuff with the saved $$
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how does this work again? you just plug in a propane tank? any idea how many hours you can get out of it on one tank?

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