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Gas wall heaters (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Nov 14, 2012 9:14 AM
       Gas wall heaters (by RR [WA]) Nov 14, 2012 9:17 AM
       Gas wall heaters (by Opinionated [NC]) Nov 14, 2012 9:33 AM
       Gas wall heaters (by Lee [IN]) Nov 14, 2012 9:39 AM
       Gas wall heaters (by Roy [AL]) Nov 14, 2012 10:40 AM
       Gas wall heaters (by Txmike [TX]) Nov 14, 2012 10:47 AM
       Gas wall heaters (by Gill [MA]) Nov 14, 2012 11:09 AM
       Gas wall heaters (by Nicole [PA]) Nov 14, 2012 12:26 PM
       Gas wall heaters (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Nov 14, 2012 2:57 PM
       Gas wall heaters (by 574-Brad [IN]) Nov 14, 2012 4:14 PM
       Gas wall heaters (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Nov 15, 2012 6:20 AM


Gas wall heaters (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Posted on: Nov 14, 2012 9:14 AM
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I will be replacing a sit-on-the-floor gas space heater with a ventless unit that hangs on the wall. It's a 2nd floor apartment.

Anybody have any experience/opinions?

--24.60.xx.xxx




Gas wall heaters (by RR [WA]) Posted on: Nov 14, 2012 9:17 AM
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Any way to vent it? Those ventless ones put a lot of moisture in the air, and not the safest concept --24.18.xxx.xx




Gas wall heaters (by Opinionated [NC]) Posted on: Nov 14, 2012 9:33 AM
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For natural gas, 2/3 of the products of combustion is water vapor. Too much humidity is not good. Can you say mold? --67.213.xx.xxx




Gas wall heaters (by Lee [IN]) Posted on: Nov 14, 2012 9:39 AM
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Not very tenant friendly. imho. --166.216.xxx.xx




Gas wall heaters (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Nov 14, 2012 10:40 AM
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These gas wall heaters are a standard down here in the South. They have used inside homes for the last 100 years and no one has died yet.

Several of my rental houses have them and no one is complaining about lack of heat. One 5-brick gas heater in the center of the house can heat up a 1,000 square foot house nice and toasty. Even with Central H/A units, these gas wall units are kept in place as back-up heat in case of a power failure.

I just installed 2 new ventless gas heaters in my last rehab. Again, no one complains when the outside temps drop below 40. --68.62.xxx.xx




Gas wall heaters (by Txmike [TX]) Posted on: Nov 14, 2012 10:47 AM
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I have no experience with them myself, but do recommend having a co2 detector in the unit. My brother and his wife came close to death about 30 years ago from a gas wall heater and co2. --66.169.xxx.xxx




Gas wall heaters (by Gill [MA]) Posted on: Nov 14, 2012 11:09 AM
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Better check,..I believe they are illegal in ma. --96.39.xx.xx




Gas wall heaters (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Nov 14, 2012 12:26 PM
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I've got them in 3 units and love them. The only issue I've got is tenants must be careful - the "guts" are made of plastic and I had one guy strip the gears by turning the knob. No idea about moisture but I've never notice any excessive in my places. They are illegal in bedrooms here so I've got an electric baseboard heater in those rooms. also, they do take up a nice chunk of wall space. --72.95.xx.xxx




Gas wall heaters (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Posted on: Nov 14, 2012 2:57 PM
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Here a wall vented heater must be vented outside. There is going to be a lot condensation if the heater is not vented outside. To vent outside it is a matter of drilling a 4" hole then putting the vent directly outside. --216.110.xxx.xxx




Gas wall heaters (by 574-Brad [IN]) Posted on: Nov 14, 2012 4:14 PM
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If this is a two story apartment with attic access over the second floor, you could probably get a furnace with ductwork installed in the attic pretty cheaply. --67.236.xxx.xx




Gas wall heaters (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Posted on: Nov 15, 2012 6:20 AM
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Thanks to all who responded.

1. This is a second floor apartment below a third floor apartment = no attic heater/venting possible.

2. The probable placement of this wall heater is near the chimney, so I guess I'll have to plug it into the chimney.

It sounds like the H2O produced by these ventless heaters makes venting almost mandatory to control any mold-feeding interior moisture issues.

Thanks again. --24.60.xx.xxx





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