Thinking back some years ago, which I seem to remember like it was yesterday; it was early fall and the sun was disappearing, with the temperature dropping, and my friends and family members are all hanging out on the patio. Everyone is having such a good time being together and chit chatting away, which of course also included some mixed drinks, but I could feel no one wanted to go inside, and would prefer to stay right where they are. As my mind is working, I thought about the patio heater I had bought about a year prior, but just never got around to using it. It is still in its original packaging and sitting in the garage. I thought about how much time it would take to set this up, thinking it could take a while, and who would really feel like dealing with this right now.
I decide to mention this to my guests, giving them the option of the patio heater and outdoor warmth, or everyone going inside. Just as I thought they might, they said sure bring it out, we'll set it up. I'm thinking great, because I surely didn't feel at that time like messing with it, especially being the host and having other things to do. I went ahead and got it, opened up the box and took out a small package of nuts and bolts, along with the patio heater in a few sections, including the heat deflector. The instructions were simple, so a few of my handy guests dove in. I remembered giving them a star point screwdriver and a ratchet set, and surprisingly they were finished setting it up much faster than I thought they would.
That was my first time attempting to use a patio heater, so I was anxious to experience if this really work. Including myself and guests, there were 8 of us total. Some are sitting around the patio table and a few of us are standing. I'm thinking I hope this heater can cover a good area. Sometimes we read what a product can and can't do, but are still skeptical and have doubts with what it can actually do, depending on certain factors around us and the ability of the product to serve its purpose.
The patio heater once setup was beautiful, with a bronze finish and standing tall. We also installed the two wheels. Looks like its ready to go, until I look at the big empty space below for the propane tank, yep, I didn't buy one for the heater !!. My guests are looking at me like huh, whats next. I'm thinking please let this all work out, especially with the efforts and time just spent setting up the heater, along with the anticipation of the patio heater doing the trick and bringing us some much needed warmth. With the great thinking spontaneous mind of mine (ha), I thought of my grill, which was on the deck not too far away and covered up.
I'm thinking please let this tank not be empty; whew, what a relief when I felt the weight of the tank, that is one time I didn't mind something being heavy. I placed the tank in position in the patio heater, hooked up the gas line, turned on the gas on the tank, placed the heater cover over the tank so its not seen, turned the knob to the desired heat on the patio heater, lit the burner, and wala, flames.