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SunStar Corcho Vent-Free Propane Infrared Heater with Manual Controls - 9,500 BTU

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Manufacturer: SunStar Heating Products
Part Number: SC10M-1-LP
eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-SC10M-1-LP

*Please Note: This unit is approved for bedroom use as long as the area is greater than 475 cubic feet.

Features

  • Generates 9,500 BTUs of instantly-warming infrared heat
  • Almost 100% efficient
  • Requires no chimney or outside venting
  • Runs without electricity
  • Easy-to-use manual controls
  • Reliable piezo ignition system
  • Equipped with an oxygen depletion safety-pilot
  • Can stand on the floor or be mounted on a wall*
  • Natural gas and propane models available
  • Suitable for installation in mobile homes when permitted by state and local codes
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Dimensions: 20 7/8" H x 13" W x 5 3/8" D
  • Minimum Clearances:
    • Front - 36"
    • Top - 36"
    • Sides - 10"
    • Bottom when wall-mounted - 2"
  • *Separately purchased Small Floor Stand is required for installation as a freestanding heater.
Product Description
If you are looking for instant heat at almost 100 percent efficiency, Corcho vent free infrared heater by SunStar is just the right heater. This propane heater generates 9,500 BTUs of heat and requires no chimney or outside venting, as well as no electricity. The manual controls are easy to use, and this heater is equipped with the reliable piezo ignition system. This heater also comes equipped with an oxygen depletion safety pilot and can stand on the floor or be mounted on the wall. Both propane and natural gas models are available.

Features

  • Generates 9,500 BTUs of instantly-warming infrared heat
  • Almost 100% efficient
  • Requires no chimney or outside venting
  • Runs without electricity
  • Easy-to-use manual controls
  • Reliable piezo ignition system
  • Equipped with an oxygen depletion safety-pilot
  • Can stand on the floor or be mounted on a wall*
  • Natural gas and propane models available
  • Suitable for installation in mobile homes when permitted by state and local codes
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Dimensions: 20 7/8" H x 13" W x 5 3/8" D
  • Minimum Clearances:
    • Front - 36"
    • Top - 36"
    • Sides - 10"
    • Bottom when wall-mounted - 2"
  • *Separately purchased Small Floor Stand is required for installation as a freestanding heater.
Manufacturer: SunStar Heating Products
Part Number: SC10M-1-LP
eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-SC10M-1-LP
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Customer Questions & Answers
By Andrew from Fort Mill, SC on February 1, 2016
Can I use this SunStar infrared heater inside a 14 foot enclosed trailer? I need it at night when temperatures drop below freezing. The trailer is stored remotely so I couldn't be present during operation.
By Will M. on February 2, 2016

Answer:
A 14' trailer would not have adequate interior dimensions for this heater to function without issue. As such, you would not be able to use this product.

By Tanya Bounds from Aztec, NM on January 7, 2012
Where is this product made?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 9, 2012

Answer:
Sunstar currently manufactures residential heaters, such as this model, in Charlotte, NC.

By ken from North Carolina on January 29, 2013
Is this more efficient than comparable models built in the mid-1990's?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on February 6, 2013

Answer:
Sunstar has only updated the body of this heater since the 90's. The operation and efficiency have not been changed. As the manufacturer put it, "she's the same old gal with a new skirt."

By Jack from Seattle, WA on October 22, 2015
Could this SunStar Corcho vent-free propane infrared heater with manual controls be used in a cargo van?
By Will M. on October 22, 2015

Answer:
This cannot be used in a cargo van.

By Jim from PA on September 14, 2013
Is an automatic blower available for this unit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 16, 2013

Answer:
Unfortunately, a blower is not available for this particular class of heater. Only when stepping up to the 18,000 BTU version of the heater is a blower available.

By Kate from NY on March 20, 2013
I am looking for a heater that I could use in a small greenhouse (approx. 10' x 12'). What does "manual controls" mean? Can i set the temperature or is it just on/off?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 20, 2013

Answer:
The particular unit does indeed have simple on/off controls, with no thermostat option. Unfortunately, there is not a propane version of this heater with thermostatic controls. However, we do offer another manufacturer that does offer an infrared heater with this option. The unit is the Empire SR10T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Hydraulic Thermostat Controls - Propane. The unit has a slightly greater capacity and has proven to be a more reliable brand.

By Kathy from Marietta, GA on January 10, 2016
Can you use the SunStar Corcho vent-free propane infrared heater with manual controls indoors?
By eFireplaceStore on January 11, 2016

Answer:
Certainly. Both the natural gas and LP versions of this heater are designed for indoor use applications.

By Marcia Eickmeier from Timberlake, NC on September 29, 2012
I am trying to compare the efficiency of a ventless propane SunStar Corcho heater with an electric space heater. How many BTU's are produced per gallon of propane?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 1, 2012

Answer:
Each propane supplier is different, but the average supplier's propane will contain 91,500 BTUs per gallon. Based on that average, this heater would operate for roughly 9 1/2 hours on one gallon of propane.


By Tim from Belle Fourche, SD on September 24, 2015
Can this SunStar Corcho vent-free propane infrared heater with manual controls be calibrated to operate at 4900 feet above sea level?
By Chris C. on September 24, 2015

Answer:
At altitudes beyond 4,500 feet above sea level, the oxygen depletion sensor will not allow the unit to work properly. The heater would like experience pilot flame outages frequently due to lower oxygen levels. I would recommend a direct vent heater in place of a vent free heater for such an installation.

By Tom from CO on December 1, 2014
What altitude is this unit certified for?
By Will M. on December 2, 2014

Answer:
The ODS pilot assembly for vent free heaters is calibrated to operate normally up to elevations of 4,500 feet. Above this elevation, the oxygen depletion system will cause the unit to shut down.

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SunStar Corcho Vent-Free Propane Infrared Heater with Manual Controls - 9,500 BTU
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