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Old 11-09-2011, 06:43 PM   #15
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It's described as an "indoor/outdoor heater" and it states that it requires ventilation, and has an oxygen sensor that will shut it off. Surely they'd specify if it's a catalytic heater, and charge 3x as much.

My (perhaps unfounded) assumption is that this is not for camping in but for some display purpose, since they have "gutted the Airstream and built a log cabin inside." I would certainly agree that this isn't a good choice for heating sleeping space or even a space that's going to be closed up tightly. I should have stated my assumptions earlier but was reading/posting during a work break.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:38 PM   #16
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Depending on your end use there is quite a range of propane heater products you can research:

Propane heaters available at the heater shop


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Old 11-10-2011, 11:36 AM   #17
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Thanks for all or the responses. I tried to post pictures but I think the moderators thought that I was posting commercial links. Anyways you can see it in the blog section if you search for Aether Apparel. I hope that is ok, Im not promoting anything. I think we are going to go with a 3000watt and a 5000watt.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:12 PM   #18
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Generator capacity.

To determine "what size" generator, is a matter of simple arithmatic.

Add up the total at one time maximum wattage needed.

Add 25 percent to that number.

Never, ever, use a generator to more than 80 percent of it's output. To do so, will shorten it's life.

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Old 11-10-2011, 07:05 PM   #19
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Electric heaters are as close to 100% efficient as anything can be. There is no exhaust from an electric heater therefore all of the heat it produces is within the space it is used. Whereby a propane furnace like the original is not as efficient, 60 to 85% efficient at best. Any heater that requires an external exhaust will not be close to 100% efficient. Those that don't require an exhaust could be a health hazard. We recently returned from a trip across Nebraska to north central Iowa where night time temps were in the low 20's. We used 2 1500 watt ceramic heaters in our 26'Argosy, both units were set on the low setting (1200 watts). Never felt the slightest chill.
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Generators on the other hand are not very efficient when you consider the BTU value of the fuel as compared to the actual BTU value of the output of the generator. The engine of the genset is at best 85% efficient, add that to the efficiency of the generator (alternator) which is also about 85% efficient and you are looking at 70% efficiency at best. Input BTU to output BTU.
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Thanks for all or the responses. I tried to post pictures but I think the moderators thought that I was posting commercial links. Anyways you can see it in the blog section if you search for Aether Apparel. I hope that is ok, Im not promoting anything. I think we are going to go with a 3000watt and a 5000watt.
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I think this is the link : Aether Apparel Airstream | Selectism.com
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Thats us. Im off to NYC. We ended getting a 6500watt generator.
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Aether,
I think this is the link : Aether Apparel Airstream | Selectism.com
Few more pics here:
Aether – Blog | Airstream

He didn't even mention the hanging fireplace..
Nice job.
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Thats us. Im off to NYC. We ended getting a 6500watt generator.
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Let me know your arrival time & exhibition site and I might stop by you in the city (NYC). Safe travel
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