A New Propane Heater

A week ago we discovered the propane heater in the Cottage was leaking propane.

The propane heater in the Cottage is having issues also.
The old propane heater in the Cottage is having issues.

Instead of replacing the broken parts, control and the blower, we decided to replace the entire heater with a new one.

The new heater took about half an hour to install.
The wire coming down the wall is connected to the programmable thermostat.

Interestingly they make the same model direct vent 35,000 BTU heater that we put in about 18 years ago. It took about half an hour to install.

The heater vents directly to the outside through the side wall of the Cottage.
The heater vents directly to the outside through the side wall of the Cottage.

With installation the new heater was $2,047.

The heater is on the bedroom side of the Cottage but easily heats the entire place.
The heater is on the bedroom side of the Cottage but easily heats the entire place.

In the past 6 months we have upgraded the plumbing and heating in the Cottage.  It was due for an upgrade. Lots of capital expenditure.

What are you upgrading?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

4 thoughts on “A New Propane Heater”

  1. It looks good and will be much safer. Will it be a problem sleeping with it so close to the bed? It’s hard when all those expenses come up at the same time.

    1. While we don’t suggest storing things on the heater because it does get hot, the gas technician said there’s no problem hanging something on the wall over it or having furniture near it. We’ve always had a bed in that general area and proximity to the heater has not been a problem. Jo

  2. can it be painted to match the wall or room accents? i know they make paint for high-heat items like radiators. too bad you had to buy a new one, but if this one lasts 18 years you’re all set!

    1. I think is should be painted also but the finish is actually like a baked on enamel which seems to hold up very well. We always have the option. Jo

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