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7/9/2021 (Permalink)

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Stay Safe from a Propane Patio Heater

Calling all SPI and Brownsville homes and businesses!

Check this following information out!! if you own a propane patio heater or have maybe been in a restaurant in the area, you might have seen one of these before! When wanting a nice dinner with a seaside view, they can be quiet the accessory to complete the view! Personally, I have been to a few restaurants in SPI and seen their adorable propane patio heaters. I stayed thinking about what dangerous could occur (in the event of a worst-case scenario). how do we handle a situation in the event something ever went wrong?

Here are some safety tips to review when thinking of purchasing or owning a propane pedestal heater

  • The MOST important thing to remember is that these heaters are meant for OUTDOOR use only!
  • Assure that the propane tank is properly closed and stored in an upright position, away from combustible materials. Keep it away from direct sunlight and in a well-ventilated area, preferably a detached garage or shed.
  • Choose the right heater for your space. You’ll have to know the size of the propane heater you have, to know how much range it’ll provide. Standard portable propane heater is about 40,000 BTUs, heating about 20 feet in diameter. If you own a business and have a bigger space, you’ll calculate the dimensions and estimate how many you’ll be needing
  • Buy smart. Make sure your heater is commercially rated. Look for a CSA Safety rated product. When you see that rating, CSA Safety, you’ll know that product has passed certification for safety by an independent third party
  • Considered one with a thermocouple, which will shut off the gas if the flame goes out, due to high winds or other factors.
  • Keep a clearance both vertically and horizontally from the hater when in use
  • Secure the heater to precent it from tilting. Many will include a feature in which it’ll shut off in the event the heater falls. You want to consider this if you’re prone to high winds.
  • Cover heater when you aren’t using it. This keeps it clean and free of debris that could accumulate
  • Store your heater in a secure spot when it is not in use. The heater should not be left outside and exposed to the environment.
  • Follow the instructions for proper use and storage of your heater

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