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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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  • franktalk Sep 29, 2009

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

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Hi Eric

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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  4. If you're smelling fuel, or overt burning petroleum smells, turn the unit off. This is a sign that things aren't burning right.
Last, but probably most important. If you are running a unit like this inside, make sure you have windows open. Please take me seriously here - installed propane furnaces have heat exchangers to pull in fresh air, heat it, and pass that air into your house. A propane heater burning inside your house is burning your inside oxygen and, depending on the flame quality, dumping Carbon Dioxide or, worse, Carbon Monoxide, into your house. You can end up dead pretty quickly, especially from Carbon Monoxide poisoning, and you'll likely be feeling fine right up to the time you pass out. These types of heaters are meant more for outside use, so please, if you absolutely feel you must run it inside, keep windows open and have a fan running. You're playing with your health

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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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I have a propane 155,000 btu forced air heater. when it runs the air burns my eyes


Your mixture is too rich. Go to http://www.reddyparts.com which has assistance with setting the fuel balance or get a new control valve from them.

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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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HI it sounds like you have incomplete combustion on this heater making funes needs to be checked over by a gas fitter

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