Outdoor gas heaters cannot be used indoors. They are designed for ventilated outdoor areas, as they can emit carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide can be dangerous when it is produced in an unventilated indoor area. Supagas’ outdoor heaters can be placed near lower lying roofed areas such as patios, but spaces with mid to high ceilings are safest.
Some outdoor heaters are waterproof, which means they can be left in the rain. However, others may be water resistant - this means they can only withstand short term exposure to water.
Outdoor heaters work best when positioned in the middle of an outdoor area, providing several square metres of radiant heat.
Check that the gas supply valve is turned on. Press and turn the control knob to the PILOT position. Hold down the knob for 30 seconds. As you do this, press the igniters button several times until the pilot flame is lit. Wait 20-30 seconds before releasing the control knob. If the pilot flame goes out, wait 5 minutes before repeating this process. If connecting a new gas bottle, wait a few minutes after turning on the supply valve before turning the heater on.
A gas bottle in an outdoor heater can last up to 12 hours without needing to be replaced. Burning at a lower heat will increase this time.
Gas heaters can heat larger outdoor areas in a shorter amount of time compared to electrical heaters.