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Anyone using these torpedoes?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Dyna-Glo-...5DGD/202924998

The reviews are really good, and I like that it can run 1-K OR Diesel.

Would be nice for small thaws as a 75k?

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I wouldn't use something like that in a house. If all the windows are busted out, maybe. Make sure the CO's are working so you get a warning hopefully before you pass out.



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There OK for a quick blast using K-1, if no one is looking.
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lol!

Pretty sure I'm adept enough to not sit in the house while it fills with CO, just wondering if anyone used this torpedo. I'm happy to post signs and sit in the truck surfing...
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I have used them and still do.

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lol!

Pretty sure I'm adept enough to not sit in the house while it fills with CO, just wondering if anyone used this torpedo. I'm happy to post signs and sit in the truck surfing...
You need to provide a fresh air supply. Always use K-1 and only use them on concrete floors or use a heat shield, like a piece of masonry backer board, and do not leave unattended. I also use an inline thermostat for controlled thaws. Most of the time I just use them to bring the basement up to temp, then go with electrics or if there is a source that can be turned on in the house switch to that. A little common sense goes a long way.
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Very true. I like that they do have a thermostat, and will probably pick one up for selected thaws...
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If you are using them on a cold basement floor with a door cracked for fresh air, you should use in inline thermostat up near the floor, or it will be 100 degrees up there before the integrated t-stat kicks off.
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torpedo heater

I use them all the time they work great! For the guy who thinks you need a heat shield I guess he's never really looked at the unit it's on top of the fuel tank it won't get hot on the bottom brother. I bought a 125 btu unit at lowes for 240 it has wheels very handy it gets quite heavy when topped with fuel. I open 2 doors I know it sounds counter productive but it works fine. You'll be down to a tee-shirt in a hour. I took my subject from 17 to 68 in 1 hour It's been around 8 degrees here I just I'd a 200 Sq foot house in four hours completely winterized. No Co problems unit says 3 feet of open air per 100K btu. I run diesal no problem or strong odors. I was going to try a couple gallons of off road diesal. ..? ... I think it will be fine.
Keep in mind your not trying to heat the whole house close up areas you dont need to heat like bedrooms with out baths. Focus on where the water lines are. I put it in basment if it has one and blow heat towards h2o tank. I focus the heat where it needs to be.I take a 17k btu propane burner and place in bathrooms open vanity doors and keep as close as reasonable to toilet. I use a propane torch to heat cooper elbows near exterior walls or very cold pipes just a few seconds and it will start moving water. I can usually get water from a completly frozen home in 3 to 4 hours. Use common sense and you'll befine. Remember that no matter what you burn in the house it's putting CO in the area always get fresh air in the home while you are processing. Hope it helps for the m I new check out the at lowes it's worth it.
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The fuel tank is behind the output

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I use them all the time they work great! For the guy who thinks you need a heat shield I guess he's never really looked at the unit it's on top of the fuel tank it won't get hot on the bottom brother. I bought a 125 btu unit at lowes for 240 it has wheels very handy it gets quite heavy when topped with fuel. I open 2 doors I know it sounds counter productive but it works fine. You'll be down to a tee-shirt in a hour. I took my subject from 17 to 68 in 1 hour It's been around 8 degrees here I just I'd a 200 Sq foot house in four hours completely winterized. No Co problems unit says 3 feet of open air per 100K btu. I run diesal no problem or strong odors. I was going to try a couple gallons of off road diesal. ..? ... I think it will be fine.
Keep in mind your not trying to heat the whole house close up areas you dont need to heat like bedrooms with out baths. Focus on where the water lines are. I put it in basment if it has one and blow heat towards h2o tank. I focus the heat where it needs to be.I take a 17k btu propane burner and place in bathrooms open vanity doors and keep as close as reasonable to toilet. I use a propane torch to heat cooper elbows near exterior walls or very cold pipes just a few seconds and it will start moving water. I can usually get water from a completly frozen home in 3 to 4 hours. Use common sense and you'll befine. Remember that no matter what you burn in the house it's putting CO in the area always get fresh air in the home while you are processing. Hope it helps for the m I new check out the at lowes it's worth it.

they can get pretty hot in right front of the output. If you are using it on finished floors. Diesel gives me a headache, and smells. You may not mind it, I do.
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