TM 10-4520-262-12&P 0001 00
SAFETY, CARE, AND HANDLING
While in operation, the heater presents a potential burn and carbon monoxide hazard. Proper precautions
should be observed while operating the heater.
Observe all warning and caution notes that appear before each maintenance operation. Refer also to the
The Space Heater Convective weighs approximately 74 pounds (33.6 kg) without accessories. Two
persons must carry the unit, lifting with legs, not back, to prevent injury.
DO NOT MOVE THE HEATER ASSEMBLY WHILE ANY OF THE ADVISORY LIGHTS ARE LIT.
Small, portable, shelter heaters of this type are not designed to be moved during operation or before
purge cycles are complete. Serious injury, burns, or death can occur if the heater assembly is moved
while operating or before the HEATER ON/ON-HOLD advisory light goes OFF indicating the end of
operation, post purge, and cool down cycle completion.
During operation, some metal components of the heater assembly, such as the debris grill on the outlet
duct, the upper and lower heater housing assemblies, combustion exhaust pipe, etc., can cause severe
burn injuries if contact with bare skin occurs.
During heater operation, air leaving the HEATED AIR OUTLET of the heater and passing through outlet
duct with louver may exceed 220°F. Make sure tent personnel are aware of burn hazards and equipment
hazards presented by the heated air and the louver.
Combustible material must be kept at least 2 feet away from the sides of the heater during operation.
Do not attempt service procedures on a burner that has recently been in operation. Let the burner cool
down before performing these procedures to avoid the possibility of serious burns.