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Mr. Heater BIG Buddy Indoor Safe Propane Heater

Item # 411150
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Key Features

  • Three BTU settings

  • Blower fan

  • CSA certified for indoor and outdoor use


Our Price   $149.99

Availability: In Stock

  • Additional freight charge of $5.00 applies.
  • Please note: This item can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
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mr_heater The latest evolution in powerful and portable heat. The BIG Buddy has the ability to heat 400 square feet for up to 220 hours on its lowest setting. Three heat settings, 4,000, 9,000, and 18,000 BTU/HR. Built-in oxygen shutoff sensor and tip-over switch ensure safe indoor operation. Operates on 4 D-cell batteries (not included).

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Mr. Heater BIG Buddy Indoor Safe Propane Heater
 
4.6

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Heats up quickly (38)
  • Durable (35)
  • Good power output (31)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Safe (5)

Cons

  • Can burn if touched (3)

Best Uses

  • Cabin (17)
  • Travel (11)
  • Living room (10)
  • Bedroom (8)
  • Ice fishing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (34), Avid do-it-yourselfer (12), Professional (7), Hunter / fisherman (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

To Guy Who Said This was a Piece of Junk

Several members of my family own Mr Heaters, and they've all worked well. Would not hesitate to buy another.

But, for the sake of education, I feel compelled to...Read complete review

Several members of my family own Mr Heaters, and they've all worked well. Would not hesitate to buy another.

But, for the sake of education, I feel compelled to respond to the reviewer who said this was a piece of junk and wouldn't trust it on his elk hunt because it kept shutting off...sounds to me like that heater was trying not to kill you.

All Mr. Heaters have a low oxygen shutoff. When carbon monoxide builds up because of a lack of oxygen, the heater shuts down and WILL NOT START until that situation is rectified. That's why it wouldn't turn on for several hours...you were sitting in a gas chamber and probably never realized it. The heater, fortunately for you, did.

Had that heater stayed running as you wish, you'd likely have never survived to write that review, or at the very least ended up brain dead. If you don't believe me, google "carbon monoxide death tent" and check out the first couple of links.

People who breathe carbon monoxide in large amounts become sleepy and disoriented. If they're already asleep, they simply never wake up. It's almost exactly the same as running a car in a closed garage.

You should be grateful. That heater probably saved your life.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

PEACE OF JUNK

I USED THIS IN A LARGE TENT ON A DEER HUNT IN NOVEMBER.THE LOWS WERE IN THE LOW 20"S AND THE THING WOULD NOT STAY RUNNING.WHEN IT RAN IT RAN GREAT BUT ABOUT...Read complete review

I USED THIS IN A LARGE TENT ON A DEER HUNT IN NOVEMBER.THE LOWS WERE IN THE LOW 20"S AND THE THING WOULD NOT STAY RUNNING.WHEN IT RAN IT RAN GREAT BUT ABOUT 12AM EVERY MORNING THE HEATER WOULD JUST TURN OFF AND YOU COULD NOT GET IT GOING AGAIN FOR SEVERAL HOURS.I HAVE AN ELK HUNT IN DEC AND I WILL NOT TRUST THIS HEATER.

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5.0

Order couldn't have been easier

By Dr nut

from Marietta, tx

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Heats Up Quickly
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Living Room

    Comments about Mr. Heater BIG Buddy Indoor Safe Propane Heater:

    Order went as well as one could hope for. Salesperson was friendy, curtious and knowledgable

     
    5.0

    Wonderful heater and easy to use

    By Spaz

    from Indiana

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Heats Up Quickly
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mr. Heater BIG Buddy Indoor Safe Propane Heater:

        Just bought this heater to use in the garage (cleaning to surprise my husband before he returns from vacation), and I did not have any issues at all. Just make sure you have the right connector (see instructions for compatible hoses). It has a built in regulator, so it's an almost self explanatory hookup (if I had to figure out how to install a regulator (being an amateur handy woman) that would have been another story).

        It has been running for about 30 minutes and my 765 sq. ft. garage is about 45 degrees (it's 20 degrees outside).

         
        5.0

        Would buy again

        By P. Gibson

        from Goose Creek, SC

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Heats Up Quickly
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful
        • Turns Off When Bumped

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Living Room
          • Travel

          Comments about Mr. Heater BIG Buddy Indoor Safe Propane Heater:

          Heats up my 34ft 5th wheel travel trailer without using any other heat source.

           
          5.0

          Great heater to keep you warm!

          By Sue the cat lady

          from Durham, NC

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Heats Up Quickly
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Can Burn If Touched

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Cabin
          • Living Room
          • RV
          • Tent
          • Travel

          Comments about Mr. Heater BIG Buddy Indoor Safe Propane Heater:

          This product is easy to use and light weight. I also love the fact that I can hook it up to my 20 lb. tank, crack a window and I have heat. It puts out a good amount of heat and will heat any room without any problem.

           
          5.0

          Replaced a worn out heater for a new one

          By Crazy dog mommy

          from Grantsville MD

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Heats Up Quickly
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Cabin
            • Living Room

            Comments about Mr. Heater BIG Buddy Indoor Safe Propane Heater:

            We use this product to heat our living when it is chilly outside, like this summer. We also use it in our fifth wheeler on chilly evenings. It small enough to fit in our RV and still give plenty of heat. Remember to purge the gas line before using it for the first time.

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            7 Questions | 6 Answers
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            • Q:

              Is this heater made in the U.S.A.?
              Asked on 12/25/2010 by Watchdog from MN.

              1 answer

              • A:

                Yes

                Answered on 1/16/2011 by Outdoorsman from Barstow, CA
            • Q:

              What size Propane does this take..?
              Asked on 1/27/2010 by Christina from Great Valley, NY

              1 answer

              • A:

                If you buy the hose and regulator kit you can use a 20,30,40,or 100 pound cylinder. I also recommend the 110V power supply for the fan.

                Answered on 10/8/2010 by Spankdiddy from Little Rock, AR
            • Q:

              WHAT IS THE DEMENSIONS OF THE HEATER
              Asked on 1/22/2010 by HOBIE from OCALA FL

              1 answer

              • A:

                2' by 2.25'

                Answered on 11/29/2010 by ty from forestlake , mn
            • Q:

              how big is this item?
              Asked on 1/12/2010 by Anonymous from peoria Il

              0 answers

            • Q:

              How heavy is this heater -- too heavy for an 81 year old
              female?

              It looks like just what I have been looking for.
              Thanks,
              Mary
              Asked on 1/11/2010 by Gorney from Harrisonburg, Virginia

              1 answer

              • A:

                It is not heavy. Am sure you can pick it up.

                Answered on 2/19/2012 by Bankhappy from Lake George, NY
            • Q:

              Does this use an internal tank or do you need to have an external tank?
              Asked on 1/14/2009 by GOATMAN from VIRGINIA

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Here's some more specs about the heater:
                When using a 20 lb. propane tank, place cylinder outdoors. Never bring a 20 lb. cylinder indoors.

                Specifications:

                * 4,000/9,000/18,000 BTU/Hr.
                * Gas: Propane
                * Operating Position: Vertical
                * Valve Position: Pilot, Lo, Med. & Hi
                * Heating Time:
                * One 1lb. Cylinder: 1.5 to 6 hour
                * Two 1lb. Cylinders: 3 to 12 hours
                * One 20lb. Cylinder: 25 to 110 hours
                * Two 20lb. Cylinders: 50 to 220 hours
                * Overall dimensions: 17”L X 10”W X 17.5”H
                * Shipping Weight: 16 lbs.

                Answered on 1/30/2009 by Richard from Gander Mountain
            • Q:

              I have this system how, where, can i find the ac adapter cord
              Asked on 1/11/2009 by Bill from Fulton N.Y.

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Our retail stores could possible order this item, if not, you can order it from the manufacture.

                Answered on 1/27/2009 by Spencer from Gander Mtn
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