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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

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Product Description
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 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Heats up quickly (32)
  • Durable (30)
  • Good power output (26)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Safe (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cabin (14)
    • Travel (9)
    • Living room (6)
    • Ice fishing (5)
    • Bedroom (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Homeowner (28), Avid do-it-yourselfer (12), Professional (6), 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.

    Reviewed by 45 customers

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    5.0

    Awesome little heater

    By Big Clint

    from Beaver PA

    About Me Handyman, Homeowner, Outdoorsman

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Heats Up Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Camper

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

      Bought this to use in my camper for trout . Tried it out in my garage first with amazing results. Tried out in the camper the past weekend wit the temp at 30 .It warmed it up to 67 in 30 minutes. Will definitely recommend this to my friends.

       
      5.0

      This was so awesome I bought another one

      By Mikey from NE Philly

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Heats Up Quickly
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Garage Outdoors Boat

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

      I have a detached garage with no heat and no insulation and this baby does the job but because of it's so cold here I bought a second one and now I can work in the garage without wearing a jacket. Probably gets to 70 degrees using both on high :)

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      To Guy Who Said This was a Piece of Junk

      By squashpup

      from wv

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Heats Up Quickly
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cabin
        • Travel

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

        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.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Absolutely LOVE!

        By KLMauiLover

        from Flint, MI

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Heats Up Quickly
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Living Room

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

          I cannot say enough good things about this little heater. I'm from Flint, MI, and was out of power over Christmas for six days. This heater ROCKED at keeping my living room warm, and my hall and bedroom overnight. I love the fan on this heater, too, it helps move the heat around the room, plus it's good background noise to help you sleep. I recommend having at least one on hand in case of a power outage- I will be definitely getting another one for my home!! Have I mentioned I love this little heater?! Just please be sure to have enough propane cylinders on hand to keep you warm, and some extra D batteries for the fan. I had my heater running 24 hours straight those six days and only changed the batteries once for the fan. Propane use will depend on whether you keep your heater on low, medium, or high.

           
          5.0

          great heater

          By long john

          from minnesota

          About Me Avid Ice Fisherman

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Heats Up Quickly
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portable Fish House

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

            i have only used this heater twice so far but it works great even at minus 15 degrees farenheit.medium setting was plenty warm in my portable fish house

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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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