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Heater for ice shanty
« on: Jan 02, 2013, 05:52 AM »
I built a 6X8 ice shanty made intirely out of cedar. I had it insulated with spray foam insulation. The floor, walls and ceiling is all insulated. I also have the interior walls covered with paneling. I plan on installing a CO2 detector and a heater. I would like to sleep in it nights but I ma concerned about what kind of heater to install. I have seen some guys on here use Empire heaters would these be a good choice? Its so well insulated it will not take much but the more comfortable the more time I will be spending in it.  Any suggestions?
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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #1 on: Jan 02, 2013, 07:50 AM »
I would go with a big heater buddy and a 5 lb propane tank, for a well insulated shack like that (very nice by the way, I am jealous) you could even get away with a regular heater buddy. 

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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #2 on: Jan 02, 2013, 08:21 AM »
Thats a nice lookin shanty.. Big Buddy would do a great job..
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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #3 on: Jan 02, 2013, 08:31 AM »
Thats a nice lookin shanty.. Big Buddy would do a great job..
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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #4 on: Jan 02, 2013, 08:43 AM »
I built a 6X8 ice shanty made intirely out of cedar. I had it insulated with spray foam insulation. The floor, walls and ceiling is all insulated. I also have the interior walls covered with paneling. I plan on installing a CO2 detector and a heater. I would like to sleep in it nights but I ma concerned about what kind of heater to install. I have seen some guys on here use Empire heaters would these be a good choice? Its so well insulated it will not take much but the more comfortable the more time I will be spending in it.  Any suggestions?
Here are some photos of the shanty



Just out of curiosity, who did you have spray the shanty. I have to ask as I have been spraying the foam for about 26 years. I did a few of my own shanty's many years ago while in Michigan as well as my hunting blinds. You could heat them with a candle once they were sprayed.
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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #5 on: Jan 02, 2013, 09:11 AM »
I am with the other guys....a Big Buddy Heater with a 20lb tank and you would be set. The Big Buddy would be more than enough to keep you warm.
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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #6 on: Jan 02, 2013, 09:32 AM »
I am with the other guys....a Big Buddy Heater with a 20lb tank and you would be set. The Big Buddy would be more than enough to keep you warm.

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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #7 on: Jan 02, 2013, 09:35 AM »
Big buddy would be the best bet...20 tank and you would be in business...

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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #8 on: Jan 02, 2013, 11:55 AM »
Just out of curiosity, who did you have spray the shanty. I have to ask as I have been spraying the foam for about 26 years. I did a few of my own shanty's many years ago while in Michigan as well as my hunting blinds. You could heat them with a candle once they were sprayed.
I buddie from mid coast Maine has a spray foam business. I just hauled it to one of his job sites and he sprayed it.
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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #9 on: Jan 02, 2013, 11:57 AM »
Big buddy would be the best bet...20 tank and you would be in business...
I have a Big Buddie heater but I am very concerned about CO2 poisening. Not so much with me but my son. With it being so air tight I should have a vented heater.
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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #10 on: Jan 02, 2013, 12:08 PM »
A direct vent propane heater would be best. All the combustible gases go outside and they will run off a thermostat.

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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #11 on: Jan 02, 2013, 12:14 PM »
I have a Big Buddie heater but I am very concerned about CO2 poisening. Not so much with me but my son. With it being so air tight I should have a vented heater.
I use a 15,000 Empire Direct Vent in my wheelhouse. I still use a CO detector and sleep with the window cracked a bit, but don't worry about waking up in the morning. I don't know how small they go, but there used to be a 10,000 BTU Empire. You can always turn the thermostat down.
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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #12 on: Jan 02, 2013, 12:42 PM »
I have a Big Buddie heater but I am very concerned about CO2 poisening. Not so much with me but my son. With it being so air tight I should have a vented heater.

Id put a CO2 detector in and make sure there's enough ventilation!
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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #13 on: Jan 02, 2013, 12:50 PM »
I use a 15,000 Empire Direct Vent in my wheelhouse. I still use a CO detector and sleep with the window cracked a bit, but don't worry about waking up in the morning. I don't know how small they go, but there used to be a 10,000 BTU Empire. You can always turn the thermostat down.
16,000 Empire Direct Vent is the smallest I have found and its $400
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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #14 on: Jan 02, 2013, 01:04 PM »
16,000 Empire Direct Vent is the smallest I have found and its $400
I believe I paid around $554 six years ago shipped to me and the local Propane dealer wanted $675 for a 15,000 Empire at that time.
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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #15 on: Jan 02, 2013, 01:15 PM »
16,000 Empire Direct Vent is the smallest I have found and its $400
Here is an Empire 8,000 which may work well for you. The smaller oned don't have remote thermostats though. http://www.ktonic.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=163982
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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #16 on: Jan 02, 2013, 01:36 PM »
A direct vent propane heater would be best. All the combustible gases go outside and they will run off a thermostat.
This is what i use by nu way you can get them in gas or wood and they vent out side with a 3" pipe.
        

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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #17 on: Jan 02, 2013, 01:46 PM »
This is what i use by nu way you can get them in gas or wood and they vent out side with a 3" pipe.


Whats the price on that?
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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #18 on: Jan 02, 2013, 02:52 PM »
Go to nuwaystove.com. think it's a couple hundred bucks,  I bought their wood version years ago through northerntool n clearance for $50

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Re: Heater for ice shanty
« Reply #19 on: Jan 02, 2013, 03:26 PM »
Just checked them out and it looks like something id want in a hardside! Fairly priced, in my opinion
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