1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)

Small Gas stove for bedroom questions

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by RISurfer20, May 12, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. RISurfer20

    RISurfer20 Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Messages:
    80
    I may be possibly interested in a small gas stove for my 300 square foot bedroom. I heat my home with the wood stove but sometimes the 3rd floor does get a little chilly during those cold nights. I figure a small gas stove would heat my room and possibly the other bedroom located on the 3rd floor. I do have lp gas which would make it easy for a small gas stove to be installed. Does anyone recommend an inexpensive gas stove? How much lp gas does these gas stoves use?

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    29,147
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    Don't have one to recommend but you can calculate the usage by their BTU numbers since those are actually the BTU inputs not the outputs for gas appliances. I believe that propane is around 92,000 to 93,000 BTU per gallon.
  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2005
    Messages:
    12,100
    Loc:
    Western Mass.
  4. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    5,995
    Loc:
    madison hgts. va
    bear in mind also that it MUST be a direct vent to be installed in a sleeping room. ansi z21.11.2 specifically prohibits ventfree units. all other type units should be installed following nfpa54. and should be specifically listed for use in a bedroom (link to nfpa54) http://www.nfpa.org/aboutthecodes/AboutTheCodes.asp?DocNum=54
  5. RedRanger

    RedRanger New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    1,428
    Loc:
    British Columbia
    C0-2 detector should be the first order of business.
  6. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    5,995
    Loc:
    madison hgts. va
    i agree , but its a "CO " detector , for carbon monoxide, not a CO2 "carbon dioxide" detector. and even though this will likely be a sealed direct vented gas unit , a smoke detector would be in order as well.
  7. RISurfer20

    RISurfer20 Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Messages:
    80
    Have both the co and smoke detecter in bedroom. If I do purchase a gas stove for the bedroom it will be direct vent. Wood is my primary source for the winter but I would like an easy way to heat our bedroom on the cold nights with something cost efficient even though it would be a gas unit. Thanks for the info and replys.
  8. Ken45

    Ken45 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    545
    Loc:
    southern Ohio
    Have you considered an electric blanket?

    Ken
  9. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    5,995
    Loc:
    madison hgts. va
    might not heat the whole room effectively on colder nights ;)
  10. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Messages:
    10,329
    Loc:
    Bend, OR
    I found a little combo unit for my workshop...smoke/fire & CO in one. Made (I think) by First Alert. It even has, along with the intermittent piercing tone, a female voice that announces what she thinks the problem is in quite a strident way. I heard her once while I was breaking in the new stove and the finish was cooking. She'll get your attention. Rick
  11. sinnian

    sinnian Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Messages:
    894
    Loc:
    Limerick, Maine
    I have a Jøtul GF 100 DV II Nordic QT in a 12X20 room that works quite well. However, I would suggest getting the blower for it (which I am in the process of doing), otherwise it is just a big space heater. Only draw back would possibly be the sound of the blower in the bedroom. I do not know how loud they are (mine will be going in a second living room).
  12. R&D Guy

    R&D Guy New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Messages:
    375
    I'd caution against getting a unit hot enough to heat more than your bedroom. Think of how hot your room will be every night when you want to go to bed.

    I have a gas fireplace in my bedroom and master bath. Both are 16,500 BTU's with a blower. My master bedroom is about the same size as yours at 350 sq ft, and my bathroom is about 175 sq ft. The house was built in 1999 and is well insulated.

    Some things I can say about my experience is the standing pilot alone is about enough to heat the room. I'm always reminded when its on because when I walk in the bedroom it's warmer, and I've yet to turn on the pilot in the bathroom. Your room sounds cooler from the start, but I'd see if you can get one with a intermittent pilot.

    Also, I have one of those Bed and Breakfast style DV fireplaces that's taller than it is wide, and mounts about chest high in a cabinet. Beautiful thing about that is on those cold snowy nights I can set the timer or room temp on the remote, lye in bed and watch the flames as the flakes come down. With a traditional fireplace you will only see the light flicker and it will likely take up more room.

    Lastly I would stay away from a free-standing gas stove. I'd think the temptation to leave a piece of clothing on it would be too high which could cause a fire.
  13. Redox

    Redox Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,099
    Loc:
    Burbs of B'more, MD, Hon!
    That mini soapstone is HOT! I think I might just run a gas line out to the bedroom while I have the ceiling open!

    Something about solid fuel appliance in a bedroom is verboten, but I can't quote chapter and verse...

    BG will be along in a minute to clarify. Where's Elk when we need him? :red:

    Chris
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page