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I have a Lennox brand ducted mini-split system for 2 bedrooms and bathroom that suppliments the original home HVAC. The evaporator failed after 18 months, warranty covered a new unit but I had to pay the labor.
If I was to do it again I'd want to choose a different brand and make sure that it has electric resistance heating coils to provide heat when the ambient is below zero.
Most of them are made by a couple manufacturers and a bunch have had evap failures along with control boards.
 

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I have an empire ventless similar to what bigred has mounted rigged on propane that I mounted on 4x4’s. I use it if I lose power.
If you can swing it my preference is ceiling mount radiant heaters with sealed combustion chambers. I put a tube in my old shop. Was great. Heats objects more than air. Safer also in dusty environments or messing with combustibles. Put several in auto and body shops including a couple outdoor patios at residence and restaurants.
 

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It says they attempted over 2,000 different scenarios and situations where gasoline and a lit cigarette could interact, and not a single attempt resulted in the gasoline catching on fire.

So, which is more volatile; liquid gasoline or gasoline vapor? And, just for giggles, I'd like a list of those 2000 different scenarios and situations.

That, or give us a link to the source of that little smidgen of info that isn't even all there.
 

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So, which is more volatile; liquid gasoline or gasoline vapor? And, just for giggles, I'd like a list of those 2000 different scenarios and situations.

That, or give us a link to the source of that little smidgen of info that isn't even all there.
I posted the link above. There’s lots of info on the net about this. Vapor is much more volatile of course.

Lighting a cigarette around gasoline vapors is extremely dangerous.
 

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The vapor must be mixed with enough air - oxygen - to ignite. Fuel pumps are put inside fuel tanks because the fumes are too rich to ingite. The fuel pumps in my Suburban and Tahoe are inside the fuel tanks.

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The vapor must be mixed with enough air - oxygen - to ignite. Fuel pumps are put inside fuel tanks because the fumes are too rich to ingite. The fuel pumps in my Suburban and Tahoe are inside the fuel tanks.

Woody
I made a new thread in Gearheads to discuss the possibility of a cigarette igniting gasoline vapors.
 

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Check out the Chi-Com diesel heaters on Amazon. Seems cheap and efficient. I seen where a guy was heating a 1500sq’ home with one. No matter which way you go make sure you get all the various detectors to make sure you don’t kick the bucket.
 

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I posted the link above. There’s lots of info on the net about this. Vapor is much more volatile of course.

Lighting a cigarette around gasoline vapors is extremely dangerous.
Yep, I was trying to get a brush pile started that had become damp earlier in the day. Using a little gas as an accelerant to get enough kindling going to start building heat and drying out the rest. What I didn't account for was a buddy coming up behind me and lighting a cigarette while I was still pouring. The flash startled me and I immediately tossed the can out into the gravel driveway but not before getting 2nd and 3rd degree burns from my tshirt line down to my fingers. 2 weeks of daily debriding and a couple of years of wearing a sun sleeve on that arm when working and all is well now.

I typically used diesel for this process, but didnt have any. I had a 6' long stick with an old oil rag wrapped around the end I had planned to use to light the center of the pile. I didnt make it that far in the process.
 

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