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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinScuba View Post
    Just curious which heater you have? I have a medium buddy heater and it has the tip over shut off and low oxygen shut off, but they do not shut off with high co2.
    To the op, no need to worry in a hut, but open your vents if you are worried. That smell is probably just the new heater smell, it will disappear.
    My bad Scuba low o2. not high co2. Please don't hate me .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickAng View Post
    Alright so I just purchased a buddy heater and it says that I should never use it in enclosed areas but I was wondering because I see people using these all the time in their huts. I own a eskimo quikfish 3 so I have two vents at the top of the tent. I ran it for 15 minutes in my basement with the door open and there was a distinct odour that I personally relate with propane combustion is that supposed to happen or is it a sign of incomplete combustion. I might be a little paranoid but Im really nervous about the Carbon monoxide.

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    They produce co when first lit up and when not burning correctly, ie low on propane, dirty or firing in an enclosed air tight area. Portables are not air tight, the air is constantly being replaced, keep your vents open. Keep the fuel tanks full, keep the unit clean and operating correctly. Start it up and let it heat up for 1-2 mins, there is very little co being produced when its burning hot and properly. These are meant to radiate heat directly in front of them and not heat the air space they are in. You should be good to go just ere on the side of caution and know and understand the symptoms of co poisoning. Get out for a stretch and some fresh air every so often.

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    Yall are so awesome thanks so much for the answers!


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    Take it back and get a new one! Absolutely.

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    Canadian restrictions may be more strict than down here but with the instructions I got with my Buddy heater is states - "This heater is safe for indoor use in small recreational enclosures having a means for providing combustion air and ventilation, such as enclosed porches, cabins, fishing huts, trailers, tent trailers, tents, truck caps and vans. It may be used for emergency indoor heating when connected to a disposable 1 lb propane cylinder ......" . It also says that the requires a vent area of 9 square inches (example 3" by 3" opening) minimum for adequate ventilation - In the winter time I have used one in my truck camper but make sure I have some window open - there is a propane and carbon monoxide monitor in the camper

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    also if you are that worried get a Battery Operated CO detector to have in your hut. better to have peace of mind than sitting there day after day worrying.

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