Ice House Heater

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Ice House Heater

Just wondering what everyone uses for heaters in there permanent shacks.  I need to get a new heater for a Zack Shack and just not sure what to get.  I want to be able to sleep in the house so the vented vs non vented is a factor. Thanks for the help.

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in my previous house had a forced air 12 volt heater; everest star I think was the name

added in a non vented blue flame; thinking being that we would leave it on at say 50 degrees

didn't work well as the house was so sealed up and the low o2 sensor in the furance would kick it off

new house is an ice castle; it came with a forced air 12 volt
works great; only down side is that you need 12 volt power to run; so if you leave it on for day's it'll eventually go dead

next house will absolutely have a 12 volt forced air furance

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I GOT THE REMINGTON WALL MOUNTED PROPANE HEATER...IN A 8 BY 16 AND IT WILL ROAST YOU OUT. GOTTA HAVE 2 FANS GOING AND WINDOW OPEN...ESPECIALLY ON TOP BUNK.....GETS WARM WITHOUT FANS AND WINDOW OPEN.. GOOD HEATER THOW GOING ON 8 YEARS OLD AND NO PROBLEMS YET .LIKE NEW.....

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I WOULD THINK IN A SMALLER ZACK SHACK, A DOUBLE SIDE BUDDY HEATER WOULD COOK YOU OUT OF THERE WTH THE INSULATION THEY PUT IN THEM.WITH THE ADDITION OF A 12 VOLT FAN.....

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First you take the matteress lay it out on the ice with your sleeping bag, then you get the gas and matches and light it on fire, that should keep you warm for atleast a day or 2. haha sorry I am just bored


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Forced air vented. Old campers have them all set up, just get one salvaged with a bit of work.  This site looks to have a good selection too.  Give you an idea of your options anyway.  http://fishhousesupply.com/furnaces.htm
 

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I have an Orbis Calorama in mine and absolutely love it. Finally have some issues this year with ignitor and had the internal parts cleaned but have been using it 8 years hard. It's vented propane and I can leave it for days on low just to keep the holes open and when fishing it'll run as hot as you want but has good temp. control.

My biggest concern was venting because i do sleep in the house quite often and wanted to be safe. Also, the flameless heaters or any open heater (sunflower or Heater buddy) will sweat up the fish-house full of moisture and I hate that.

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LakeOaheGuides.COM Said:
Just wondering what everyone uses for heaters in there permanent shacks.  I need to get a new heater for a Zack Shack and just not sure what to get.  I want to be able to sleep in the house so the vented vs non vented is a factor. Thanks for the help.

I have a forced air furnace in mine, however in a zack shack I don't think they would be your best option.  The space in those units are a little limited and I don't think you would like that.  I guess I'm not sure, will a buddy heater gas you overnight?  I would get a gas monitor (their cheap) and mount it near the floor and crack a window.  Those shacks hold heat extremely well, so its not going to take much. 

Another option would be to get a small cheap electric heater and run a generator over night.  Just a thought.