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Old 12-11-2019, 11:45 PM   #1
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Whats your propane usage?

We took a quick trip to Ohio a week or so ago for about a week and while the temps were not that cold(didn't even get below freezing) it seems like I was going through a lot of propane. 30lbs every 2 days. Lows in mid 30's highs mid 40's. I will say it did seem the basement stayed rather warm although I did not put a thermometer in there. Reading another thread on here and 3-5 days in really cold weather (cold?) for 30 lbs is normal. I've checked the ducts at the furnace and everything is still attached. I did have to reattach one but that was this past summer when I was in there for other reasons. What are your usual usage amounts for propane?

Edit; I guess I should add we could not use the heat pump and fireplace to supplement the furnace due to electric availability. Also t-stat set to 72 during the day and 66 at night.

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Old 12-13-2019, 04:24 AM   #2
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Using strictly propane, that doesn't seem too bad. I would think about normal.
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Old 12-14-2019, 06:46 PM   #3
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the heat pump or the fire place draw about 15 amps at 120 volt. If your plugged into a 30 amp RV site you could run the heat pump no problem . If your on a 200' 14 gauge cord I would say best case you could run a cube heater on (low) 750W and still have enough voltage to start the frigerator. Its all about power management. get a plug in digital voltage meter and use what you can for electricity . stay warm


this is what I use to keep a eye on park voltage. If you see less then 107 volt start looking at how much your using. I also have a Hughes voltage booster that I can use if the parks voltage is low.
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Old 12-15-2019, 01:35 AM   #4
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Thanks MARKW.

XCMARK, this was a quick trip to the inlaws and instead of bringing my 6500W generator like I do during the summer I brought my 2000W. Yes I could have ran the fireplace on 2000W but that would put the generator running at near full bore, hence just the propane usage. I don't normally do this but it was the easiest for the quick trip we had to make this time and was only for a week. Had it been longer I would have explored other more efficient means. Probably would have stayed at a local RV park. I normally just use electric when its available. Just was wondering if the propane usage seemed reasonable. My heat pump will make you sweat.
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Old 12-21-2019, 07:20 PM   #5
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Seems like a lot of propane to use. We spent a week with temps at night down to 15 F and in the 30's during the day. We used about 9 gallons every 5 to 6 days, and kept the thermostat at 70 to keep the basement warm.
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