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    What is your experience with monitor heaters/#2diesel oil drip heaters are they gravity fed how much fuel do they use in a typical month any pros or cons cost to purchase new ? basically Anyone with 1st hand knowledge & experience with them.

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    Monitors are no longer manufactured, only used ones are available. This was the last I heard.

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    What is the next go to heater that people are using as a remote cabin heating source when you plan on being absent for extended period of time ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by predatorhuntr01 View Post
    What is the next go to heater that people are using as a remote cabin heating source when you plan on being absent for extended period of time ?
    Not sure of your definition of extended.
    1 day? 1 week? 1 month?

    I'm going with a Wiseway pellet stove in my cabin.
    It is the only non electric gravity feed pellet stove on the market.
    I don't plan on being away for extended periods and will only be heating when I'm there.

    http://www.wisewaypelletstoves.com/

    These non-electric oil stoves may fit the bill for you.

    http://www.thewoodway.com/index.php/heating/oil-stoves/

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    Thanks Drifter that's a great link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by predatorhuntr01 View Post
    What is your experience with monitor heaters/#2diesel oil drip heaters are they gravity fed how much fuel do they use in a typical month any pros or cons cost to purchase new ? basically Anyone with 1st hand knowledge & experience with them.
    Toyostoves are pretty popular up here. The amount of oil they use will totally depend on how cold it is outside, and how insulated your cabin is.....

    I've had three of them. They are great units as long as you keep up with the maintenance. https://www.toyotomiusa.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by predatorhuntr01 View Post
    What is your experience with monitor heaters/#2diesel oil drip heaters are they gravity fed how much fuel do they use in a typical month any pros or cons cost to purchase new ? basically Anyone with 1st hand knowledge & experience with them.
    Monitors / Toyo stoves require electricity. They are electronically controlled, carburated, and feed on pearl kerosene or clean #1 diesel ONLY. Oil drip heaters are a completely different animal. Monitors and Toyos are very efficient and economical. Depending on the model, the local climate, and your use patterns, they will typically run maintenance free for 3 -4 years. Thereafter, they require tune-up maintenance about every two years, just like any other furnace. Pricing varies by model.
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    Many folks here also use Monitor/Toyos. Must use #1 & as other have said keep up on maintenance, but require electricity. Another option is Dickinson Stoves- for non-electric type. I, personally don't leave a stove/heat on when I'm absent from my place- but I've seen others use these with great success. Great heat source or secondary heat source.

    http://dickinsonmarine.com/stoves.php

    http://dickinsonmarine.com/dheaters.php


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    A Toyo Laser56 uses 60 watts when it's burning and approximately 250 watts when it's pre-heating (negligible draw in standby)

    It probably isn't uncommon to burn 4 hours per day, which would be enough to exhaust a 100 AH 12-V battery in a week.

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