Lantern BTU output

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Lantern BTU output

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I know I have seen this information here before. I just can't and it now? Help, Please.
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3-4K btu on double mantle gpa lanterns. slightly less for singles.
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Interesting question I'd like to know myself and will the kerosene lanterns produce more btu's.
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I typed up the above info and add to it. The tabs don't translate.
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Coleman GPA Output BTUs Per Hour
Lanterns:

200A Single Mantle, CF 2,900
220/228 Double Mantle, CF 3,500
5107 Single Mantle, Propane 2,600
5114 Double Mantle, Propane 3,100
Stoves:
500 1-Burner, CF 7,500
502 1-Burner, CF 4,500
425E Small 2-Burner, CF 18,700
413G Large 2-Burner, CF 25,600
426D 3-Burner, CF 25,800
5418 1-Burner, Propane 8,000
5400 2-Burner, Propane 8,000
5410 2-Burner De Luxe, Propane 10,000

Coleman Fuel BTU Content: BTU
Per Quart 30,000
Per Gallon 120,000
Per Pound 20,000
To figure burn times, divide the BTUs in the
container by the BTU output of the appliance.

Propane BTU Content: BTU
14.1 oz Tall Bottle 19,000
16.4 oz Coleman Bottle 22,000
4.25 lb. Bottle 86,540
11 lb. Bottle 236,500
20 lb. Bottle 430,000
Per Pound 21,500
Pressure @ Temp Without Regulator PSI
30° 52
50° 77
70° 110
90° 149
110° 197
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A few years back E Hodges and I were curious about just how much heat a typical lantern would provide, so I did the calculations. As I recall my results were in close agreement with what is given above.

Since one BTU equals approximately 0.293 watts and my average burn time on a 220 is about nine hours with a full fount (about a quart), it would yield 30,000 BTU per 9 hours or 3,333 BTU per hour or 977 watts. The common 120 volt space heater is rated at 1500 watts. So a couple of gpa's running can absolutely provide significant heat.

As I burn non-ethanol RUG almost exclusively in my lanterns, at $3.00/gal it cost me 75 cents for 9 hours per lantern, or $1.50/9 hours for two lanterns for which I get 977x2=1954 watts. My electricity costs me about 11 cents per KWH. So a 1500 watt space heater running for 9 hours would cost 1.5 x 9 x $0.11 = $1.49.

So for a penny more I get 30 per cent more heat plus the light.

I burn lanterns/lamps daily.
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fishinmuscian52 wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:37 am A few years back E Hodges and I were curious about just how much heat a typical lantern would provide, so I did the calculations. As I recall my results were in close agreement with what is given above.

Since one BTU equals approximately 0.293 watts and my average burn time on a 220 is about nine hours with a full fount (about a quart), it would yield 30,000 BTU per 9 hours or 3,333 BTU per hour or 977 watts. The common 120 volt space heater is rated at 1500 watts. So a couple of gpa's running can absolutely provide significant heat.

As I burn non-ethanol RUG almost exclusively in my lanterns, at $3.00/gal it cost me 75 cents for 9 hours per lantern, or $1.50/9 hours for two lanterns for which I get 977x2=1954 watts. My electricity costs me about 11 cents per KWH. So a 1500 watt space heater running for 9 hours would cost 1.5 x 9 x $0.11 = $1.49.

So for a penny more I get 30 per cent more heat plus the light.

I burn lanterns/lamps daily.
I run lamps everyday inside, at least in winter. May not in summer. Anyways I used several during the arctic blast to supplement our gas furnace. Furnace is just fine but really helped to keep it from having to run a lot. I really need to try RUG in a lantern on day. Curious how it smells.
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I updated my list with some heaters. I got out my Paulin 3500 to warm me up a couple days ago and looked up the Btus (15,000). Got it back in the 80s and runs good and duals as a stove. I usually run it on an 11lb tank. -Gar

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Coleman GPA Output BTUs Per Hour
Lanterns:
200A Single Mantle, CF 2,900
220/228 Double Mantle, CF 3,500
5107 Single Mantle, Propane 2,600
5114 Double Mantle, Propane 3,100
Stoves:
500 1-Burner, CF 7,500
502 1-Burner, CF 4,500
425E Small 2-Burner, CF 18,700
413G Large 2-Burner, CF 25,600
426D 3-Burner, CF 25,800
5418 1-Burner, Propane 8,000
5400 2-Burner, Propane 8,000
5410 2-Burner De Luxe, Propane 10,000

Coleman Fuel BTU Content: BTU
Per Quart 30,000
Per Gallon 120,000
Per Pound 20,000
To figure burn times, divide the BTUs in the
container by the BTU output of the appliance.

Heaters BTU
Paulin 3500 Propane Heater/Stove 9,000-15,000
Japanese Catalytic, CF 5,000
Coleman Catalytic, CF 3,500-5.000

Propane BTU Content: BTU
14.1 oz Tall Bottle 19,000
16.4 oz Coleman Bottle 22,000
4.25 lb. Bottle 86,540
11 lb. Bottle 236,500
20 lb. Bottle 430,000
40 lb. Bottle 860,000
Per Pound 21,500

Pressure @ Temp Without Regulator PSI
30° 52
50° 77
70° 110
90° 149
110° 197
Boy, I say boy... you're about to exceed the limitations of my medication.
Nice girl, but she's 'bout as sharp as a bag o wet mice.
- Foghorn Leghorn
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