Sunpak Patio Heater - Celing Mounted Outdoor Heaters
Since the 1960s, Sunglo's remained a leading name in Sunglo and Sunpak patio heater models. Sunpak patio heaters are ceiling mounted and operate using propane or natural gas.
There are two Sunpak patio heater models: the S25 or S34. Both must be mounted in an open area with lots of air flow. You should not install them in sun rooms or screened in porches due to the risk of carbon monoxide build up.
Where to Install Your Sunpak Patio Heater
The Sunpak patio heaters should be installed in an area sheltered from wind. The burners may blow out if the wind is in excess of 10 miles per hour.
If you have a covered porch, deck or patio, the S25 25,000BTU patio heater is best for areas where the ceiling height is low. For the S25 patio heater, you should be at least a foot from a wall and 14 inches from the ceiling height. Use the S34 34,000 BTU when you have a high ceiling because you need at least 18 inches of clearance from the ceiling and 17 inches from your wall.
The heaters should never be closer than four feet from a surface. Because you can angle the heating element area, make sure when angled that it is at least eight inches from your wall.
Gas Source for the Sunpak Patio Heaters
You can connect a Sunpak patio heater to propane or natural gas. Have a professional install your natural gas line. If you are using propane, make sure you have a connection tube that is long enough to reach from the tank to the heater. Locate the tubing in an out of way area to prevent it being bumped.
Always check the lines for the smell of gas before lighting your patio heater. If you have any concerns, you can purchase gas leak detecting liquid at hardware stores. This helps you pinpoint exactly where a leak is located. Many times, you can fix the leak by simply tightening connections. If the leak is not in a connection, do not attempt to repair it yourself.