Category Archives: Heating

Building to building outdoor heated walkway for U of Iowa Athletic Department

We set up a 10′ x 320′ heated frame tunnel tent from the Recreation Bldg to the Indoor Practice Facility at The University of Iowa Athletic Department. We added 11  700-lb. blocks, two 80k heaters, six radiant propane heaters with cart (45k BTU each), two 2,000 watt generators, five 80′ sections of globe lights, pop canister weights, cylinder covers, sidewalls, extension cords, and blue sandbags.

Temporary indoor onsite seating for 800 people with stage, catering, heating & lighting

KBR logoOur 60′ x 197′ Losberger event structure was set up for the KBR safety meeting at the new Alliant Energy power plant in Marshalltown, Iowa. Temporary indoor onsite seating for 800 people with stage, catering, heating, lighting, emergency exits and fire extinguishers for company safety meeting. Two entry tents (10′ x 20′ frame marquee tents).  Heat includes: Two 400k BTU Diesel, three 350k BTU propane tent heaters, three 170k BTU propane tent heaters and two 80k BTU tent heaters. Plus 8′ x 12′ stage with PA system and speakers. Plus, 800 folding chairs, tables and a multitude of other items make up this amazing event!

60' x 197' Losberger tent setup in Marshalltown, Iowa. Temporary onsite auditorium tent that seats 800 people with seating and stage
60′ x 197′ Losberger tent setup in Marshalltown, Iowa. Temporary onsite auditorium tent that seats 800 people with seating and stage

Tent with HVAC & lighting used for archeological dig in Iowa

We set up a long frame tent with a 390,000 BTU Oil/Diesel Fired heater and High-Bay Tiger 400 HID temporary lighting for this archeological dig in Iowa.

40′ x 60′ Rope & Pole Wedding tent in De Witt, Iowa with sidewalls, dance floor, Edison lighting and more!

Outdoor wedding reception held in October? No problem! We set up a 40′ x 60 Rope and Pole tent with French window sidewalls and added some heat! The tent was lit with our Edison lights. Tables included twenty-five 60″ round tables, five 8×30 tables and 160 white plastic chairs. Don’t forget room to dance! We added 22’x22′ subfloor with 21’x21′ wood dance floor over top of it to make this a wedding reception for everyone to remember!

Wedding reception tent at Oakwood Country Club in Coal Valley, Illinois

Dlux events logoD’Lux Events and Big Ten Rentals once again joins forces for another spectacular event. This event had an amazing 40′ x 80′ hybrid tent, 12 French window sidewalls, 2′ X 2′ X 2′ blocks for tent ballast, 15′ x 15′ frame for entry way tent, 170K BTU heaters, 200 chiavari chairs w/cushions, 36 dance floor sections, 4 6′ x 30″ tables, 13 8′ x 30″ tables, 4 60″ table, 361 sections of sub-flooring.

2015 Iowa Ag Summit set-up by Big Ten Rentals

The Iowa Ag SummitWe have designed and put up a portable banquet hall/event structure for the 2015 Iowa Ag Summit being held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Elwell Family Food Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

We set up our 18m x 50m Losberger-made clearspan event structure with side walls and double glass doors. Plus our 30′ x 30′ (9m x 9m) Losberger clearspan tent with side walls. 10′ x 10′ frame entry marquee tent. Added heat with our 400k btu heaters, 350k btu tent heater, 180k btu heaters, 290k btu heaters  and 170k btu heater. Plus power with 60 KW 144 Amp towable generator and spider boxes. Lighting with LED high bay lightsdouble glass doors, exit signs and fire extinguishers. You are left with one large toasty warm Agriculture Summit!

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Heated Tent Rentals: Outdoor Winter heated events

Coralville, IA Weather during event.
Coralville, IA Weather during event.

We were unable to get Iowa One Call out in time to check the ground to stake before we set-up this event with a 30′ x 30′ frame tent. We had to use Block and Roll dead weight on this windy and cold (temperature outside was 23.4 °F and dropping) day. We added a 290,000 BTU diesel tent heater and a 6500 Watt Honda super-quiet generator because multiple electronic devices under the tent were tripping circuit breakers. We added multiple sand bags at the base of the solid sidewalls to stop the wind from blowing under.

For cold temperatures like today, Big Ten Rentals recommends the use of a Hybrid tent or Clearspan structure because of the difference in the sidewall design. They let out much less heat and do not require sandbags at the base because the walls are stretched vs. wrapped around the tent.

Tent with heaters for Jumer’s New Years Party: Rock Island, IL

Jumers Casino & Hotel Rock Island ILIt was a cold day on New Years Eve in Illinois with temperatures dropping to 2°f. To keep up with the cold and wind, we needed our 400,000 BTU Oil/Diesel heater390,000 BTU Oil/Diesel heater, plus our 290,000 BTU Diesel heater pumping in hot air under our 40′ x 100′ Hybrid Tent10′ x 20′ Frame Tent used as an entrance/vestibule and other tents with Block and Roll 700 lb. & concrete 2′ x 2′ x 4′ bunker blocks dead weight ballast.