The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2004
    Houston, Tx

    Default Propane stock tank heaters

    Anyone use these? I have two that when they work - they are awesome... But, I have a huge problem lighting them in the wind (and cold), and even though I put them up in the summer, every year I have ended up having to replace the internal themostat piece, which isn't cheap... Mostly, I'm wondering how others light them in bad weather. Cheap fireplace lighters and Bic's just don't cut it. They get too cold to work properly, or blow out to quick. And.. Of course It's below 0 tonight and one of mine broke last friday. I did get the other one lit, but I have a feeling the thermostat is not working. But, at least it's running.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 16, 2003
    MI USA


    How about those little bottles of propane with the screw on torch unit? Tom King has said how well they work for warming frozen things around the farm, gates, locks, and my husband uses one for lighting the grill in the cold.

    I don't think the flame can blow out, you have to turn off the fuel first. You do have to buy new bottles of propane, but they are small to hold in one hand, do hold quite a bit of fuel. Our's lasts quite a long time when used for various jobs around the place.

    I think they are available at the hardware store here.

Similar Threads

  1. Tank/trough heaters
    By ThreeHorseNight in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: Feb. 7, 2013, 08:33 AM
  2. Tank heaters for the smaller tank?
    By greysandbays in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Oct. 9, 2009, 01:35 PM
  3. Tank heaters and GFCI outlets
    By XHalt in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: Jan. 14, 2009, 08:56 AM
  4. What tank heaters do to your electric bill!
    By SCF01 in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: Jan. 8, 2009, 02:33 PM
  5. math: stock tank heaters, tack room heaters and KwHs
    By pintopiaffe in forum Off Course
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: Nov. 25, 2008, 01:57 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts