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Is the heater compliant and able to to used in the state of Massachusetts?
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Looking to use on screened in porch to stretch the seasons, would this unit function well there?
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Uninsulated 10x30 back porch.looking to take chill out of the air. What size and kind of heater(infared or blue flame)would people recommend?
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Is the heater compliant and able to to used in the state of Massachusetts?
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Looking to use on screened in porch to stretch the seasons, would this unit function well there?
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Uninsulated 10x30 back porch.looking to take chill out of the air. What size and kind of heater(infared or blue flame)would people recommend?

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ProCom Blue Flame Wall Heater - 20,000 BTU Output, 700 Sq. Ft. Heating Capacity, Model# MD200TBA

Item# 177201
This blue flame heater warms your home the same way a central heater does. Patented dual fuel technology allows you to choose between natural gas and liquid propane fuel. Not for sale in California or Canada. Check your local regulations on installation restrictions and requirements. Thermostat Included Yes, Heating Capability sq. ft. 700, Includes Diamond mesh grill for added safety, Oxygen Depletion Sensor Yes, BTU Output 20,000, Color White, Product Style Wall heater, Blower Included No sold separately, Dimensions L x W x H in. 19 1/4 x 8 x 23 1/2. Nonadjustable regulator prevents over-firing and thermostat control allows you to maintain desired room temperature Cool-to-the-touch outer cabinet Thermostat control Works with Manual/Automatic Thermostat Blower, Item# 173957 Propane use requires 100-lb. tank or larger with two-stage adjustable regulator available from gas supply company.
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Questions & Answers for ProCom Blue Flame Wall Heater - 20,000 BTU Output, 700 Sq. Ft. Heating Capacity, Model# MD200TBA

Question

propane

hi,

does this unit operate with 20lb propane tanks?

thanks
g
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
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duuh
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Staff Answer
The ProCom wall heater requires a minimum of a 100 lb. propane tank to operate properly.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
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ProductExpert12
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answer 2
Do not know about a 20 # but mine works just fine on a 30#.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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BakerBob
 - NW PA
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answer 3
I'm operating mine from a 20 lb tank as I type but plan on hooking it to a bulk tank next year.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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HiTecRedNec
 - N/E PA.
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answer 4
The instructions say "To prevent performance problems, do not use propane/LP fuel tank of less than 100 lbs. capacity."

On a different store's website someone commented that he used a 20lb tank and had no issues.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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piecebypiece
 - Oklahoma City, OK
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Question

Does a propane tank come with this unit?

Does a regulator come with this unit? Do a hose come with this unit?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
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osbja01
 - Seekonk, Ma
on ProCom Blue Flame Wall Heater - 20,000 BTU Output, 700 Sq. Ft. Heating Capacity, Model# MD200TBA
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Staff Answer
Propane tanks are sold separate. The propane tank must be larger than 100lbs.This appliance requires a 3/8-inch NPT (National Pipe Thread) inlet connection to the pressure regulator. Use only new, black iron or steel pipe. Internally tinned copper tubing may be used in certain areas.
Check your local codes. Use pipe of 1/2-in. diameter or greater to allow proper gas volume to heater. If pipe is too small, undue loss of pressure will occur. See my recommendation below.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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ProductExpert9
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answer 2
No propane tank included and should not be used with a portable tank. No hose included. Should be installed by a professional and properly leak checked.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
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Sopeman
 - Washington, NC
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answer 3
No regulator, hoses or fittings. I had to purchase mine separately for my install. It went together pretty easy with a kit that can be found in several big box stores.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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piecebypiece
 - Oklahoma City, OK
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answer 4
No, a propane tank does not come with this unit. I recommend you purchase the universal connection available from Northern. I had trouble finding such a connection locally.
answered 9 months ago
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platypus1
 - Eastern Washington
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Question

Is electricity required or needed to operate this unit?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
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woodchuck1sunny1
 - VT
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Staff Answer
No, this ProCom heater does not require electricity to operate, if you plan on using the blower (sold separately), it does require electricity.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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ProductExpert11
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answer 2
No power needed the igniter is like one on a gas grill.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
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Sopeman
 - Washington, NC
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answer 3
Electricity is not really necessary to run this heater. Mine does great without it. My heater came with a built in fan but I've never had to use it. The heat just circulates around the room.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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piecebypiece
 - Oklahoma City, OK
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answer 4
No electricity needed to operate this unit, unless you add the optional fan which requires 120 VAC.
answered 9 months ago
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platypus1
 - Eastern Washington
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Question

Can the heater be mounted on the wall? Pilot light?

I currently have a 8 year old wall mounted vent free LP heater but it has no thermostat.
I would like to replace it with this one if it can be wall mounted.
Does the heater use a pilot light that remains on 24/7 or does it use an electronic "battery control" to light the igniter?
thank you,
Bill
asked 3 years ago
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Anonymous
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Staff Answer
Model MD200TBA vent free heater has a pilot that can stay on 24/7. The piezo ignition is electronic and requires (1) AAA battery. This unit can be wall mounted.
answered 3 years ago
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ProductExpert31
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answer 2
Top 100 Contributor
Top 100 Contributor
This heater does have a thermostat, and it will " throttle" the flame as needed. The Pilot light does stay on for automatic operation, You can turn off the pilot, but the heater will be off - Totally. This unit has a pilot light that is ignited by a piezzo electric button that you must manually depress until the pilot light stays on. This Heater can be mounted on the wall and comes with wall mounting hardware. It is designed to be wall mounted. You can purchase feet as an accessory option if you wish it to be free standing. I purchased the feet and mine are free standing. Also this heater is dual-fuel... You can run LP OR Natural gas.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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GrandTbird
 - Philadelphia, PA
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answer 3
Yes, the heater can be wall mounted. We replaced an old vent free LP heater with this one. It has a battery controlled electronic igniter. You can choose to leave it on pilot, but you don't have to.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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countrygirl14
 - Pauline, SC
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answer 4
Yes, it has a pilot light that stays on. It does have one of those piezo electric sparkers to light the pilot off.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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piecebypiece
 - Oklahoma City, OK
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Question

can this unit be used at 5000 ft or above

asked 4 years ago
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Anonymous
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This can be used over 5000 feet, however there may not be enough oxygen to sustain the pilot flame.
answered 4 years ago
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ProductExpert7
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answer 2
Hmm... The only thing that the instructions say about elevation is "Operating heater above elevations of 4,500 feet could cause pilot outage."
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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piecebypiece
 - Oklahoma City, OK
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is model MD200TBA vented of ventfree

asked 4 years ago
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luckey
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Staff Answer
The heater, model # MD200TBA is a vent free heater producing 20, 000 BTU's.
answered 4 years ago
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ProductExpert10
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answer 2
ventfree
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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HiTecRedNec
 - N/E PA.
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Do you stock a regulator?

Do you stock a regulator for this Propane heater? If so I need a item number to make the purchase. I am using a 100 pound tank. Also what size copper pipe do I need .
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
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Hlfjr69
 - Maine
on ProCom Blue Flame Wall Heater - 20,000 BTU Output, 700 Sq. Ft. Heating Capacity, Model# MD200TBA
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Staff Answer
The oxygen depletion sensor in the heater has a built in regulator. Northern also offers a universal connection kit that could be used instead of the copper pipe. If you are using copper pipe it should be 1/2" , but please check you local codes.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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ProductExpert10
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answer 2
Your LP gas supplier will have the correct regulator for you. The pressure should be set btween 10 w.c and 13 w.c. This setting can be checked by installing a guage after the regulator coming into your house/garage. As far as the piping size, check with your building inspector because it varies from state to state. In Michigan code said that 3/8" copper can be used inside of my garage, which is what I used. I draw my LP from a big tank in my back yard which feeds my house and two garages. the lines from the tank are 1/2'' and are buried under ground.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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Yoopper
 - U.P. of Michigan
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Question

How much propane does this unit use on either a high or low setting per hour?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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Staff Answer
This heater will use approximately 0.92 lbs per hour on the highest setting. Because this unit is thermostatically controlled there are too many variables to determine the amount of fuel that will burned per hour on a lower setting.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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ProductExpert13
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answer 2
Top 100 Contributor
Top 100 Contributor
It depends on MANY factors. The main factor is the burner running at Max the full time and/or on Low the the whole time. I can say that this is quite an efficient heater.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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GrandTbird
 - Philadelphia, PA
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Question

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM SIZE PROPANE TANK YOU CAN USE FOR THIS HEATER? IS THERE ALSO A MAXIMUM SIZE TANK?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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Staff Answer
This heater requires at least a 100 pound propane tank for use. There is no maximum tank size.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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ProductExpert41
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answer 2
I use a 40# propane tank, less than the 100# the specs require, and it works just fine.
answered 9 months ago
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platypus1
 - Eastern Washington
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Question

Units have a propane exhaust smell?

Do these blue flame &/or infered heaters made by PROCOM, produce a propane exhaust smell while heating?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
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Anonymous
 - Northern AR.
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When using for the first time there may be a brief break-in smell but after that most people will not notice a gas odor. It is possible that when nearing the end of the tank, some people may notice a slight odor which is caused by something added to the propane by the fuel companies.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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ProductExpert40
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answer 2
No, no propane smell in our small (20'x20') cabin. just heat.
answered 9 months ago
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platypus1
 - Eastern Washington
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