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HAS ANYONE USED THE NEW AND IMPROVED MR. HEATER BIG BUDDY? HEARD THEY BLOW OUT EASILY. INTERESTED IN PURCHASING ONE AND WOULD LIKE SOME INPUT.
I sure hope they are durable and long lasting, for I am giving one as a Christmas present.
I have had mine since last year. I have a 8 x 12 and it is really slick, starts up right away and I usually leave it on High for about 30 hour and then after a couple hours I have it on low for the rest of the day. I run it off a 20 lbs bottle. Never had any problems with it blowing out! The fan on it is a joke though, needs alot of batteries and it doesnt last that long!
30 hours!!! I'd be on the beach with Corona with Lemon!!!
just got one last weekend, lots of heat but the tip over protection is too touchy, every time u bump it it shuts off
Just an FYI for anyone who has the Big Buddy. There was a recall on those last winter. I got one last winter and shortly after I got it the recall notice came out. I guess there were some bad valves that were leaking, possibly causing them to explode on ignition. I had one of the valves that needed to be replaced, so just sent it in, the fixed it and sent it back.
I'll see if I can the info on the recall.
I just got a mr.heater buddy. I have used one before and it worked really good. I don't have a blower on mine I don't think anyway. I just have the buddy not the big buddy. I think there was thread not long age on the mr. heater I will try to find it can't remember what it was about.
I have a big buddy heater. My first one was sent back on the recall (you can go to their website if you want info about the recall). My old one had trouble keeping the pilot lit and then one day just went up in flames. The new one's better, but the pilot light is still kinda fussy. The unit's real fussy if you move it or bump it the pilot goes out right away. I also have to turn it on and off a lot to get the pilot to finally light. As for heating it's great. They kick out a lot of heat.
Thanks for the input. Plan on using it this week in the fish house. I like the idea that they won't give you CO poisoning. If it don't work like it should, Gander Mtn will get it back.
Someone please educate me.....
Last comment said it will not give me CO poisoing. Hows that work? You are using air and burning fuel in an enclosed area. Please learn me on this one.
Good Luck and Good Fishin'
They have a built in oxygen sensor, as soon as the oxygen level gets to low it automatically shuts off. By brother has one and has slept in his ice house many nights and has never had a problem. It takes a little while to heat up our 8x8, but once the ice house is warm it works very well.