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Old 01-02-2017, 20:26
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Default Outdoor heating and/or barbecue

As a caravan owner - how I love saying that! - I will be spending some nights on my decking looking for the Northern Lights. I've ordered comfy chairs, bought cosy blankies and am presently knitting covers for the hot water bottles.

I wondered if this

http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebas...ket-bbq-380734

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Obviously I don't want to use anything that would cause light pollution and I thought this would do double duty - bbq fish and the Northern Lights!

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 01-02-2017, 21:02
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I was given one as a gift, as a mini bbq it's great but bear in mind the base will get hot, I probably wouldn't place on a UPVC or timber deck with out a small slab, but that will scratch the surfaces.
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Thanks Gossy. I wondered about that.
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As a caravan owner - how I love saying that! - I will be spending some nights on my decking looking for the Northern Lights. I've ordered comfy chairs, bought cosy blankies and am presently knitting covers for the hot water bottles.

I wondered if this

http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebas...ket-bbq-380734

would work as a heater?

Obviously I don't want to use anything that would cause light pollution and I thought this would do double duty - bbq fish and the Northern Lights!

Thanks in advance for any advice.
We've got a couple of these which we use when we don't want to get out the large BBQ. We only use them away from the van and the deck, on the grass area and even then on a paving slab. The metal gets very hot and they are not very stable, the metal wire legs just push in and tend to slde in when you try to move them. I wouldn't use them on your deck, if it tipped over you could have a fire.
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Thanks Heather. I'll think again.
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When we were camping we had from Woolworths ( ok so a while back ) a portable electric blanket it ran from a rechargeable battery on 12V or a cigarette lighter. Its ace for sitting out and wrapping round you. Someone must still make them.
Similar to this but with a battery pack https://www.reichelt.com/?LANGUAGE=E...mfEaAkWk8P8HAQ
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To be honest I would invest in something with a solid base to stand on. Especially if it's going on the decking. A fire is disaster anywhere but I wouldn't want one in or near a caravan.
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To be honest I would invest in something with a solid base to stand on. Especially if it's going on the decking. A fire is disaster anywhere but I wouldn't want one in or near a caravan.
Be sure to put something under the base. We regularly get called to change decking boards that have melted from heat - BBQ etc. The amount of people that think you can sit a disposable BBQ on UPVC decking is mind boggling!
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I've got some warm blankies and hot water bottles, just need to get some nice whisky and will be warm enough I reckon!

Thanks again for all the advice.
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