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Gas fire pit tables and gas patio heater - How many hours of use,

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by NeilF, 19 May 2021.

  1. NeilF

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    So roughly how many hours of use do you get from a standard 10kg gas bottle for a patio heater or a fire pit table thingy?

    eg: 4hrs? 14hrs? 40hrs?
     
  2. Einskis Nokkur

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    I thought gas barbeques were bad but but can you seriously get gas fire pits?
     
  3. Delvis

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    You can get internal gas fire heaters, so yes
     
  4. gort

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    The hours depends on the output of the heater.
    Not enough info given.
     
  5. NeilF

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  6. Einskis Nokkur

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    That is a good point but part of the fun is feeding the fire pit fuel, chopping the wood to put on and just 'man make fire'. Simply switching a flame on does not have the same appeal. Plus my fire pit was at least ten times cheaper than the one linked.
     
  7. NeilF

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    Well the example I've just included of a fire pit spec'd about 6hrs for a 6kg bottle.
     
  8. NeilF

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    Understood, but most fire pits I've used has meant walking away smelling of smoke, which isn't ideal for me...
     
  9. Kenai

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    Much like with barbecues, these presumably also have the advantage of being able to spontaneously decide to go and fire it up for half an hour on an evening, enjoy a drink and then turn it off again and not need the entire thing to be a workup to set up and clean that means you never use it unless you'll be sat there for 3 hours.
     
  10. NeilF

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    Exactly... Only downside is if you assume you get say 6-8hrs of use per 5kg gas bottle, that works out about £4 per hour.
     
  11. BUDFORCE

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    That gas bottles for my gas barbecue and outdoor gas burner seem to last ages, like well over a year maybe 2, and I use those all the time.

    Those are 12 &15 kg respectively.
     
  12. NeilF

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    "Gas burner" being a patio heater type thingy?
     
  13. BUDFORCE

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    Nah, like an ourdoor gas hob ring.

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    I mostly use it to put a large wok on when I do some stir fry outside in the garden. I have an induction hob in the housee with no piped gas which is useless for any type of wok I have tried.

    I also made a large home made deep fryer which I put it on.
     
  14. NeilF

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    Oh :)

    I'm simply after warming my hands, not cook a chicken stir fry:)
     
  15. Flake87

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    Unbelievable that the government is banning the sale of gas boilers for domestic winter heating, but allows bottled gas heating of the sky in what we laughably call a 'Summer'.
     
  16. NeilF

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    All over the climate catastrophe cult... Sigh...