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Old 11-02-2012, 07:19 PM   #21
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Hey Edge, pay attention to how many nites you get running that furnace. She burns up a 20 pound tank quick. 30-40 degree nites, had thermostat set at 63 and no fireplace, fridge, or water heater running. Fried a tank in 3 nites.

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Old 11-03-2012, 09:17 PM   #22
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With AC power we rely on the fireplace and two small space heaters for primary heat and propane furnace for extra kick when needed. You're right about a 20lb tank not lasting long as soul source of heat. We are using an external 90lb? tank right now.

This winter I will learn more about how much propane a winter requires.
It's nice to know that with two batteries I would be good for 24 hours without a generator.

Joe, like you we have a dually king ranch, my first Ford ever.

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Old 11-04-2012, 07:38 AM   #23
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When I had a 2 bedroom cabin, heat was small fireplace and baseboard electric heat. No propane used. If you have AC, it's the way to go in winter. Propane would be the backup. That torpedo looking tank is probably 100 lb by the way. Their fun to move around. You'll get good at rolling it on the bottom edge then lifting it into vehicle for refill. Way better than messing with 20 pounders during winter.

We use a Honda EU2000I generator at the fish house. This is an 8 hole large house setup like an RV. Look up Ice Castle for simular model to what my buddy has. Anyway, they have propane furnace, oven/stove, 120volt lighting, etc. The generator runs for 5 hours or so on a tank, easy refill, and works great at sub zero temps. Honda EU2000i Super Quiet Generator
Electric blankets on the bunks keep us toasty so you don't have to run furnace so much.

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