Propane hookup heater
How to hook up a propane tank to a wall heater?
Therefore, it’s essential that you know how to hook up a propane tank to your wall heater. To connect the propane tank to the wall heater, you will need to drill a hole through the exterior wall using a 2-inch drill bit. Then, feed the hose from the heater to the propane tank.
How much propane does it cost to run a propane heater?
Well, propane heaters can’t work without fuel … but our local liquid propane (LP) suppliers wanted us to get a minimum of at least a 250-pound tank with fuel. This would cost anywhere from $600-$800 in propane and then another $200+ to install the line and make the connections.
Do I need a propane regulator for my heater?
Most heaters are not provided with a regulator and you will have to purchase one on your own. The purpose of the regulator is to control the high-pressure gas that exits the propane tank and reduce it to a safe level. This is done by the force of the spring against the diaphragm to exert a back pressure.
What size gas valve do I need for a propane heater?
I installed a ½-inch liquid propane gas valve, available cheaply online or in hardware stores. Our heater was provided with a ⅜-inch gas inlet located on the bottom of the heater. The heater also came with a ⅜-inch FIP (female iron pipe) elbow provided with male and female ends.