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Propane forced air heater

Heater starts and runs fine but the heated air burns or stings my nose and eyes. Is this a common thing with these types of heaters?

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Turn it on high and it should be fine on low and med it is not burning all the fuel up

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Need to make sure you are supplying a minimum tank supply of 100lb cyclinder. If smaller,you are producing co due to low gas flow

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    need to make sure you are using a minimum tank size of 100lb cyclinder

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It sounds like the heater is getting the air in the room so warm that it's making your eyes and nose hurt. That can be from dryness, from heat, or from combustion products.
Depending on the partucular model, you can try to:
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I have a ready heater pro 100 and it fills the room/garage with a gas that burns the eyes and really stinks??? It is propane???


Could be escaping gas. Gas providers usually ensure the gas they supply smells bad so leaks are difficult to ignore. I have never experienced stinging eyes from the gas though.
Stinging eyes and possibly a dry and scratchy throat sound more like a heater that is burning inefficiently and producing excessive amounts of soot and carbon monoxide and probably other foul and potentially dangerous substances in addition.

All heaters produce such gases and should not be used without ventilation but when a heater is in a good state of repair and burning efficiently the emissions and the ventilation required are minimal.

From your description it would seem something about your heater is faulty and you should not be using it until it has been checked and declared fit to be used, when you should find it no longer stinks or makes your eyes sting.

One thought, if you have a dog about the place that has spent all summer marking his territory on your heater, it will stink, really stink, and make your eyes sting for a considerable time...

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Smell emitting from gas heater


Carbon monoxide is completely odourless and every sort of combustion of a carbon or hydrocarbon fuel produces carbon monoxide. That is why heaters should not be used without adequate and efficient ventilation and heaters should be kept in good order because efficient combustion produces less and inefficient combustion produces more.

Inefficient combustion and the need for service can often be recognised by the characteristic blue flame being tinged with yellow.
Heaters burning inefficiently often produce a smell for the sensitive or stinging eyes but that is not caused by carbon monoxide.

The gas itself is also odourless and the characteristic smell is added to warn people of leaks. I think the added gas smell tends to settle or separate from the liquid gas to some extent so there will be times when it is so concentrated it isn't entirely neutralised by the burning process, at least that is my theory.

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I have a Dyna-Glo heater, model #RMC-FA50A, heater will not get hot and there is a odar and eye burning smell after running a short time.


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My heater worked fine for a few months last year before it started burning a smaller flame and not heating as well. I then started noticing the increase of propane used. It seems as if it is running rich ...


Hi,

Check for an air filter....many of these heaters have an air filter that gets dirty or clogged and then they will do just what you are describing her....

also take an air hose and blow out everything....

What you have there is an air/fuel mixture problem...
you are not getting enough air to the burner... most like because of dirt...

The only other explanation would be that the blower is no longer running at full RPM's....

You could also try to get some oil on the shaft of the motor to lubricate it and get it running back to full speed again...

Check the fan blades for dirt also...

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You state after the heater starts it "run fine" then trips the breaker. I assume when you write "run fine" you mean it has no sputter or obnoxious odor or eye burning sensation and it should not be shutting down.

If this is the case either the SAFETY CONTROL (reset) or the photocell is bad. Test the photocell.

If it passes replace the SAFETY CONTROL and/or the photocell.

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Burning eyes and sore throat when heater is on


This heater should only be used in a very well ventilated area, the sore throat and burning eyes are from carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide is potentially fatal.  I cannot express how dangerous this is if used in a house or garage without the doors open
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Burning eyes, can't breathe.


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