How to Adjust a Coleman Gas Heater

How to Adjust a Coleman Gas HeaterColeman is a recognized name when it comes to a vast array of outdoor equipment, including gas heaters. They make a variety of gas heater models, all of which are relatively basic to operate. Though a portable heater might not be required on every camping trip, early autumn lows and winter temperatures make having one on hand handy. With a portable propane bottle and the turn of a couple of knobs, your tent will be toasty in no time. When selecting a Coleman portable gas heater, check the specifications as all models are not adjustable.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Propane bottle
  • Flat surface
Step 1
Screw the propane bottle securely in place on the bottom of the heater. Situate the base of the heater securely onto the propane bottle so the heater does not fall over while in use, if the particular model has a base.
Step 2
Turn the heater upright and turn the operating valve clockwise to the "light" position. Hold the valve in the "light" position for approximately 10 seconds.
Step 3
Push the red ignition switch two to three times while still holding the valve on "light" and a quick, visible flame will appear igniting the heater. Hold the knob on "light" for 10 more seconds before releasing. The knob will instantly click to "On" when you release it.
Step 4
Turn the knob gradually counterclockwise towards "Off" to control the amount of heat radiating from the heater. Adjust until you have the desired amount of heat coming from the heater. Set the heater on a flat surface while it is operating.
Step 5
Switch the knob to "Off" when turning the heater off and shutting it down. Allow the heater completely to cool for approximately 15 minutes before handling or storing.

Tips & Warnings

Do not allow water such rain or snow to get on the heater as it will extinguish the heat and the catalytic process will not work properly.
Keep the heater away from flammable liquids and items such as sleeping bags, clothing, alcohol or the walls of the tent.
Inspect the propane bottle for leaks before using.
Turn the heater off if at any time you smell gas.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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