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    As part of my prepping I'm placing a conex behind my cabin. Has anyone put a heat source in a conex to maintain temperature? I'm thinking a vented propane heater and plumb it into my cabin's propane system...thoughts?

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    Used to live in them out in the bush, lol.

    You need to frame them in on the inside and insulate and vapor barrier them, then put whatever you want on the inside, stick the littlest TOYO type stove in there and they make good homes. (I would run the elec on the inside tho if I were you, the less holes the better with a metal container.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock_skipper View Post
    Used to live in them out in the bush, lol.

    You need to frame them in on the inside and insulate and vapor barrier them, then put whatever you want on the inside, stick the littlest TOYO type stove in there and they make good homes. (I would run the elec on the inside tho if I were you, the less holes the better with a metal container.
    Like Rock Skipper said you will need to insulate it or if you put heat in a metal box like that you will not need anyother water supply. You will have solid ice walls and it will be full of condsetation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bend View Post
    Like Rock Skipper said you will need to insulate it or if you put heat in a metal box like that you will not need anyother water supply. You will have solid ice walls and it will be full of condsetation.
    What he said. Even more so with propane heat as it makes alot of water..

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    One more thing is ,that includes the floor, you need to envolope the building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boone View Post
    As part of my prepping I'm placing a conex behind my cabin. Has anyone put a heat source in a conex to maintain temperature? I'm thinking a vented propane heater and plumb it into my cabin's propane system...thoughts?
    If you want to put heat in something like that you would be much better off to find a refrigerated box off of a truck and use that instead of a regular conex . That way it would be insulated and much cheaper than trying to fix a conex the way it should be done.

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    Big Bend is right on this, a 40" trailer is less expencive than a conex or comparable, and you can do the same but still be portable. The good thing about a trailer is that it has a crawl space and that when the time comes to move it , back the truck up.

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