Yurt Forum - A Yurt Community About Yurts  

Go Back   Yurt Forum - A Yurt Community About Yurts > Yurt Living
Search Forums
Advanced Search

Kerosene Heater

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
Yurt Forum Youngin
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 12
Default Kerosene heater

Hello all,

I just had a Yurt constructed in VT this summer. Have not had a chance to install a wood burning stove with a stove pipe yet. Is there a safe way to use a kerosene heater without a risk from carbon monoxide?

Thanks for any help you can provide.


Peter M

Vermont2014 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
Yurt Forum Addict
 
Marshall Eppley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: WEST VIRGINIA
Posts: 188
Smile Re: Kerosene heater

We used a kerosun in our 16 foot yurt until i put in a 38,000 btu gas vent free heater.i also put in a co2 detector just in case.but never had anytroubles at all.
Marshall Eppley is offline   Reply With Quote
Pacific Yurts - The original modern yurt
Old 12-05-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
Yurt Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 40
Default Re: Kerosene heater

If were me, I wouldn't sleep with it on. I would invest in a good sleeping bag, (Big Agnes) rated for your temps and sleep at night with that. Fumes can and will kill you. Admittedly I'm accused of being overcautious, but I'm not dead at 61 which has to account for something.
cmwingfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 09:38 AM   #4
Yurt Forum Youngin
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 12
Default Re: Kerosene heater

Thanks for the helpful responses. The CO2 detector and higher rated sleeping bag as well as turning it off at night are great ideas.

When you have it on during the day would you open anything or crack the

dome

to let in some ventilation?
Vermont2014 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 04:05 PM   #5
Yurt Forum Addict
 
Marshall Eppley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: WEST VIRGINIA
Posts: 188
Default Re: Kerosene heater

when i was a kid growing up kerosene heaters is all we had to heat our house. i am 57 now oldest of 5 we all survived just fine. we used 2 perfection 500 kerosene stoves. down stairs during the day upstairs at night. the stoves they have today are so much better than they were back then.
Marshall Eppley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2013, 03:50 PM   #6
Yurt Forum Youngin
 
dennishl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Somewhere East of Butte MT
Posts: 13
Default Re: Kerosene heater

I have a 16' yurt with a single layer of

insulation

. A 23,000 btu kerosene heater brings the temp up to a comfortable 65F with outside temps at 10F or colder and high winds. I will not crawl into bed with it on (I like waking up in the morning, even if my boots are frozen to the floor).
dennishl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2013, 06:31 PM   #7
Yurt Forum Youngin
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 12
Default Re: Kerosene heater

Thanks for all of your responses. All were very helpful.


Peter M.
Vermont2014 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #8
Yurt Forum Youngin
 
TKOAK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Big Lake Alaska
Posts: 13
Send a message via AIM to TKOAK
Default Re: Kerosene heater

Please do not sleep with the unvented heater on. It will KILL YOU. My unvented gas heater (30,000 BTU) used all the oxygen in my temp quarters (Connex) this past August in Alaska. The flame went out. I was up for the morning and when I realized what was going on, I opened the door. Everything started working again. That day we installed a thru the wall vented heater! We already had a CO detector. It never made a sound.
Unvented heaters are Illegal in Alaska!! Some stores still sell them!!
TKOAK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 03:52 PM   #9
Yurt Forum Addict
 
Marshall Eppley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: WEST VIRGINIA
Posts: 188
Default Re: Kerosene heater

Your heater shut down because of a safety feature called an oxygen depletion sensor. the heater used all the oxygen in the room so it shut everything down. same thing happens if the pilot goes out. the thermo coupling has to have constant flame on it or it shuts the gas valve down so no gas passes through the valve.
Marshall Eppley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 10:41 AM   #10
Yurt Forum Youngin
 
TKOAK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Big Lake Alaska
Posts: 13
Send a message via AIM to TKOAK
Default Re: Kerosene heater

Thanks Marsshall!
No more unvented heaters for me!
TKOAK is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Yurt Forum | Buying a Yurt | Building a Yurt | Yurt Life | Yurts for Sale | Yurt Glamping | Yurts Pricing Yurt Calculators | Yurt Insurance | Yurt Insulation | Yurt Classifieds

Copyright 2012 - 2017 Jeff Capron Inc.

Yurt Posts Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with all the new yurt posts to your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]