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J295
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Patio Heater

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Looking for recommendations on a patio heater (May need one unit, may need more?). We live in middle America and would like to warm up on the patio on the 50° days/evenings.

Haven’t researched it all. Perhaps all of these are created equal? But perhaps like many consumer products there are some that work better than others?

The patio is not enclosed and is all concrete surface.

Thanks
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without any partial windbreaks, and no ceiling, most patio heaters just don't put out the BTU's needed to actually warm an area.. if you are close to them, you will get some radiant heat on your face.. but your toes will be cold.

not saying you shouldn't buy them.. but i have two.. and its not enough if there is any air movement (wind)... unless you are really close to them.

If next to the house, you need at least one perpendicular side partial windbreak to cut the wind from the other direction such as a wall made out of:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Veranda-4-f ... /100011154
Also they make (atleast )two different ratio of hole to panel.... you want to make sure you get smaller holes and more panel one.
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There are at least half dozen threads on this topic.
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snackdog wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:02 am There are at least half dozen threads on this topic.
Electrons are inexpensive ... I appreciate and often read threads like these even if they retread topics covered in the past that might not have been of interest to me at the time.
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Soon2BXProgrammer wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:00 am without any partial windbreaks, and no ceiling, most patio heaters just don't put out the BTU's needed to actually warm an area.. if you are close to them, you will get some radiant heat on your face.. but your toes will be cold.

not saying you shouldn't buy them.. but i have two.. and its not enough if there is any air movement (wind)... unless you are really close to them.

If next to the house, you need at least one perpendicular side partial windbreak to cut the wind from the other direction such as a wall made out of:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Veranda-4-f ... /100011154
Also they make (atleast )two different ratio of hole to panel.... you want to make sure you get smaller holes and more panel one.
Great point. I was wondering about that. It’s pretty secluded but maybe we can make it better to capture some of the heat. Thanks for posting
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I bought a Home Depot Hampton Bay 48000 btu propane patio heater. Stainless steel $149. Works great at taking the chill off a 250 sq.ft. sitting area on a stone patio with one full/3 partial stone walls. I bought mine in August but they are now backordered due to high demand in my area.
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bob60014 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:12 am Recent discussions here.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=330155

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Thank you !!
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