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Can you use a propane patio heater in a garage

Can you use a propane patio heater in a garage? A friend of mine is using one so I bought my husband one and he says it cant be used in the garage why not

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Absolutely not!

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The owner's manual will specify if it is for indoor or outdoor use. Outdoor patio heaters should not be used indoors. Proper ventilation is key when using a propane heater and patio heaters are not equipped for indoor use. Carbon monoxide could build up and cause serious problems.

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No!

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Probably not a good idea.. :o

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No, because the gas is not vented to the outside as required by law and common sense.

So unless you want to cause carbon monoxide poisoning or kill someone in the garage or adjacent rooms, it is not a good idea.

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No! Even though propane burns pretty clean there will be a build up of carbon monoxide that can kill you .

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No you'll die

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Definitely not if it's not rated for indoor use. Besides the carbon monoxide issue you could have a buildup of other fumes like gasoline, chemicals, paint, etc that is highly flammable. It may not smell strong to you but it could be a high enough concentration to be a threat. Carbon monoxide has no odor...it is a silent killer. It can build up in your system and you not be aware of it. Better safe than sitting in the top of your neighbors tree, or dead.

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It's not advisable, however anyone who is saying there would be toxic levels of carbon monoxide obviously never taken a college or even HS chem class. As long as there is adequate supply of oxygen, propane combustion exhausts CO2 and H20 (carbon DIOXIDE and WATER). If you DON'T give it enough oxygen for complete combustion, then it does create some CO due to unburned fuel, which wouldn't be safe. You can crack the door or window and WARM up the garage before working in it then turn it off and on to maintain, but not advisable for continuous use unless you vent fresh air from the outside. It doesn't create any more dangerous exhaust than the ventless propane fireplaces that you CAN use in a house as long as there is an ADEQUATE OXYGEN SUPPLY both for you and the burning propane.

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