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Sizing Outdoor Heater

Danny Scully
Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,415
How would one go about sizing an outdoor heater? 

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  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,695
    edited October 2020

    How would one go about sizing an outdoor heater? 

    The whole Outdoors or just your neck of the woods? o:)
    Solid_Fuel_ManSTEVEusaPA
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,415
    I see what you did there...10 x 10 spaces, with building overhand and one wall of building. 
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
    In my experience it’s based on the footprint the infrared heater can cover. 
    Steve Minnich
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,542
    Great question!
    The only one that I have much experience with is this type. https://www.h-mac.com/product-catalogs/detroit-radiant/Re-Verber-Ray-HL3-Installers-Guide.pdf
    If you install them at the lowest recommended height the work pretty well.
    The key to all outdoor radiant products is screening the wind. You can install all the heat you want but unless you can block the wind, folks will still be cold.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein