SPACE HEATER ARCTIC (SHA)
OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
Do Not Use Unauthorized Fuels
Gasoline, JP-4, Used Motor Oil, Solvents or other unauthorized fuels should NOT be used
with the SHA under any circumstance. Only approved liquid and solid fuels may be used.
Using unauthorized fuels in the SHA will create a fire danger and potential for explosion.
During operation, the SHA produces harmful carbon monoxide (CO) and other gases.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. Mild cases of carbon monoxide
poisoning can cause symptoms such as nausea, dizziness or headaches. Severe cases of
carbon monoxide poisoning can result in brain damage, heart damage or death. Remember
that although CO has no telltale odor, it may mix with other odors which mask its presence;
therefore, CO can be present within a mix of seemingly harmless odors.
To prevent CO poisoning, ensure that the SHA exhaust stack sections fit together snugly and
that the exhaust gases are properly vented through the roof of the shelter.
The best way to prevent CO poisoning is to keep the SHA in good working order. Ensure that
all possible sources of CO leakage have been repaired and that the operating space is well
Do not attempt to handle or perform services on a heater that has recently been in operation.
Let the heater cool down before performing these procedures to avoid the possibility of
Two Person Lift
The SHA weighs approximately 40 pounds (18 kg). Two persons must carry the SHA when
lifting or lowering the unit 3 feet or more. Be sure to lift with legs, not back, to prevent injury.