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Old 11-09-2007, 12:00 AM   #15
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Great replies guys, as always!

The one thing Coleman said is that I can return the SportCat to them or whoever I bought it from. I don't think it's enough BTUs after reading everyones replies. The fan added makes perfect sense in hindsight. I'll upgrade to the ProCat.

I would think that the flower pots, as long as they are dry, shouldn't break. They've been fired at higher temps before. I think they would be a good "in a pinch" solution. Heat em up, turn it off and let em radiate.

I've really become a creature of comfort.

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Old 11-09-2007, 12:57 PM   #16
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I would think that the flower pots, as long as they are dry, shouldn't break. They've been fired at higher temps before.
I agree that moisture level and distribution could be important. I also think that the relatively even heat of a kiln is a very different environment than direct exposure to a stove burner's flame. Maybe heating a chunk of clay in the trailer's oven would be a more comparable situation.

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I think they would be a good "in a pinch" solution. Heat em up, turn it off and let em radiate.
Many members seem to be enthusiasts of cooking with heavy cast iron pans. Such a pan would seem to me to be a far more suitable thermal battery than a flowerpot, if one wanted to try this approach.
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:24 PM   #17
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I lied...

but not on purpose...

I have a Black Cat, not a Pro Cat. A Pro cat is a Black cat with a fan is all.

I will be awaiting mt punishment..
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:32 AM   #18
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I will be awaiting mt punishment..
Hmmmm, what would be appropriate?

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Old 11-10-2007, 12:41 AM   #19
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Hmmmm, what would be appropriate?

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In my Boler 13' first i use a coleman sport cat 1500 btu and it is ok for temps around 45F but a lower temp it is to cold

I buy a black cat coleman 3000 btu and i use it around 32 F and it is ok , also i have window open for fresh air !!!
Many morning it have ice on the top of the Boler and the interior temps was comfortable

For me the black cat 3000 btu is ok and it have 2 level 1700 btu and 3000 btu for cold temp
Yvon, I use a 6,000 BTU ventfree LP heater that doesn't have a thermostat and after a while it gets too hot inside. The Coleman cats came on the market after I installed my heater or I would have just bought two of the 3KBTU Cats. I'd use both to get the place warm and then turn one off. That way I'd have a spare heater, just in case, and could even use them outside, in the potty or whatever.
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