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Hey Guys,

I wasn't sure where to post this, so mods please move to a better spot if you need to.

I'm looking to get some recommendations from the group.

I have an outdoor covered patio that I'd like to add a bit of warmth to.

I currently have two of these freestanding heaters, but I really hate having to fill the tanks and they just get in the way.

The area is already plumbed for natural gas and has basic (not 240V high amperage circuits) electric available.

I would really like to get a wall/ceiling mount heater and plumb it in for a long term solution but they seem obscenely expensive compared to the freestanding units!

Like $1,000s vs $100s.

Maybe I'm looking at the wrong types of heaters or I'm not searching for the right terms, can the group help me out here?

I'm located in Southern California if that makes a difference.
 

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I would look into converting the propane units to NG. It would require a different regulator and burner orifice.
 

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Those seem like fairly cheap units and you may have a hard time getting a orifice and regulator spring kit unless it is a major brand like Weber or Napoleon etc.

If you can buy some natural gas ones for the same price then I would sell these on Craigs List and just buy nat gas ones and save the hassle.
 

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Best way to save money is not to wastefully heat an open patio.

I would try to somewhat close it in on the sides with material that could be easily removed for summer and do it in a way that still allows for ventilation so you don't get co poisoning.
 
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