Any LP/Propane gas installers here? Need to ask some questions.
If there's someone here in the LP/Propane business I have some
I want to buy a 30K btu ventless space heater at Lowes, but the package says "must be professionally installed." * I was hoping to run it off 20 lb BBQ style cylinders, with the tank(s) located outside the house and a hose run up through the floor. (Shack is on piers off the ground so it is easy to run a line.)
I have no idea what to look for in regulators, what fittings I'd need, where to get these.
* The local gas company refuses to install as code won't allow ventless for primary heating. The bldg inspector (good guy actually) is worried about CO and won't give me a variance. I figure between all the leaks in the structure (the attic is open and vented) and some CO detectors I'll be OK. Besides, the only option the inspector is leaving me is to run a couple of smaller (and more dangerous) propane heaters off 1 lb cylinders and add a 23 btu kerosene heater. This doesn't exactly reduce the CO issue.
Anyone with advice, thoughts.
P.S. It looks like it would take 3-4 K to replace the existing 55 year old Empire space heater and install a 125 gallon tank plus new line all up to code. I don't get enough use out of the shack to justify that expense.