Will adding a water tank to a propane stove help regulate heat?
November 17, 2011 8:46 AM Subscribe
Will adding a water tank to our propane heater help regulate the room temperature, or just suck up heat?
posted by attercoppe to home & garden (8 answers total)
We have a Toyostove "Laser 56" (see here: http://www.toyotomiusa.com/products/laserventedheaters/L-56.php). It has a space for an internal, removable fuel tank, which is not installed. I'm thinking that if we got the tank, and filled it with water instead, it would act as heat storage, getting warm while the stove is running and releasing heat slowly while it's not. Does this make sense?
It looks like it would hold about a gallon and a half. The cavity where the tank is intended to go doesn't seem to get too hot, but the surfaces do get warm.