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In Progress
Born On:
14:45, 23 February 2016 (CST)
Last Updated:
17:26, 08 November 2016 (CDT)

Potential Alternatives

Dayton Heaters


Jeff and Daniel V. won two Dayton brand heaters in the LSINC liquidation auction. One heater is missing a part, the other looks complete.

Model and Parts Information

  • Dayton brand is sold exclusively through Grainger. If we are going to ask for a donated conversion kit, Grainger is the company to ask.
  • Model Number: 3E134D ( Grainger Link, $800+ new )
  • Serial Number: 5042490000000021
  • Made by Dayong Electric MFG. Co. , Niles, IL 60714
  • The Natural Gas (NG) spud appears to be metric M10 x 1.0

Consumption Rates

(Email from Preaux)

The average for natural gas is approx 1000 btu per cuft. its all about feed rated after that with a 1/2" pipe if you have a 50' run of gas pipe then you can get a flow capacity of 53.6 cuft/Hour. so you can get 53600 btu. that is a little more than 1/2 of the rated output.

If you have a 17' 1/2" pipe feeding it at 0.5 psi then you will get a 91.9cuft/hr feed rate and that will be close the the unit max output.



TL:DR - 90 cuft per hour OF NATURAL GAS as that is the model you sent.

The propane unit is:


Now propane has a BTU of 2570 per cuft so that being said the max usage of that unit is roughly 35 cuft hr.

a bbq tank is a 20lb tank that is filled 80% (head room is needed to build vapor) you get 8.66 cuft of vapor from 1 lb of liquid propane, so you have 16lbs in the tank (8.66 X 16 = 138.56 cuft) and that will give you 138.56 cuft of gas at a use rate of 35 cuft per hour get you just under 4 hrs of full heat per bbq tank.

TL:DR 4hrs of max heat per bbq tank.

That is at full blast!

Is that what you wanted?

In Progress

  • Check and see if Gas Plumbers can inspect our potential DIY job and hook it up from the street
    • Jeff has called A & H Plumbing at (256) 536-4426 and is awaiting a call back --Omegix (talk) 09:30, 23 May 2016 (CDT) They don't offer the services we need
    • Jeff has emailed Rossair Heating and Cooling and is awaiting a response --Omegix (talk) 11:38, 24 May 2016 (CDT)


  1. Store heaters on top of member storage
  2. Get missing part to heater
  3. Purchase propane conversion kit
  4. Convert one heater to propane
  5. Hang Converted propane heater
  6. In May of 2016, explore option of running natural gas lines for the heaters.

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