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Old 02-22-2021, 10:16 PM   #1
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Default mr big buddy heather , inside?

who run one last week? looking into them but real gun shy running one in the house ? thanks
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:18 PM   #2
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good heat output, but you'd be better off using a big tank of propane, the 1 pound ones don't last very long.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:28 PM   #3
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I run one connected to 20lb tank in our hunting cabin whenever it’s below 40 or so. It does a good job of heating about a 200 sq foot space. That being said I don’t trust something that supposedly has a low oxygen sensor and will shut off when it’s supposed to that only costs around $100. I leave a window cracked and have a CO2 alarm hooked up on battery power. The alarm has never gone off but definitely worth the piece of mind if you are running one indoors. Generally you can expect it to keep things about 30-40 degrees warmer than the outside temp at our cabin. I ran up to our families place before the winter storm last week to grab it and it kept me comfortable in a room with a sliding door cracked this past week. It’s a decent product for what it is.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:34 PM   #4
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Love mine and have used them inside a 12x20 cabin sleeping peaceful on many occasions. Small tank Low setting get 4-5 hrs, High setting 2 hrs if your lucky. I also have hookups for larger tanks when needed. Ran one last week in room to keep it warm and also in the shop where I kept the dogs up at night.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:35 PM   #5
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I love mine but only ran it in my garage last week to keep the stuff in there warm. Kept it ventilated by keeping the garage door slightly cracked. It does good to heat up small areas and would definitely recommend the hose to connect the larger bottles.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:38 PM   #6
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We keep one in our bathroom and it kept the pipes thawed, we use it all of the time in the house but for only a few hours at a time. For the money just buy a 30,000 BTU infrared heater and run the hose out a door or window.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:41 PM   #7
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I used it last week and only used it during the day. Used the connector/adapter so I could use the bigger propane bottle. It heated up my small living room just fine. Would have been freezing in the house without it.

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Old 02-22-2021, 11:01 PM   #8
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I used one all week in my house. No issues. Kept us warm.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:15 PM   #9
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I use one all winter to warn up my bathroom for a shower. My master bathroom is coolest room in the house.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:16 PM   #10
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https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...t=Buddy+heater

Read post 10 & 18, specifically the link in 18.

I ran one in my garage with a carbon monoxide detector. It never alarmed.
I would be cautious, but it seems catalytic heat does not off gas CO
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:18 PM   #11
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Been running one in my Krivo blinds with the windows closed for years. Hasnít killed me yet. I also use the big buddy in the house with zero problems.
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Old 02-23-2021, 07:51 AM   #12
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Always have a carbon monoxide detector
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:18 AM   #13
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I used one all week in my house. No issues. Kept us warm.
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:19 AM   #14
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How big an ol’ gal is Heather?
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:26 AM   #15
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I purchased a Mr Heater cabinet heater last year to heat the shop while building my skiff. With the recent cool snap I retired it from the shop and brought it in the house. The heat output exceeds the fireplace by far and the 20# tank lasts a LONG time.

Mr. Heater MH18CH Radiant Cabinet LP Heater https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054WH796...7N35XRXC5G6PNS

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Old 02-23-2021, 08:54 AM   #16
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I had a portable CO2 monitor ready to use beside the Mr Buddy Heater. Luckily I never had to use the heater during last weeks storm. I did a test run in my building and the monitor never registered any CO2 on the readout.
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:19 AM   #17
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I had a portable CO2 monitor ready to use beside the Mr Buddy Heater. Luckily I never had to use the heater during last weeks storm. I did a test run in my building and the monitor never registered any CO2 on the readout.
its my guess were talking CO monitor... prob just typo
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:22 AM   #18
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you tube it a lot out there on these guys all good i have 3
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:24 AM   #19
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Used more than one for years never had a problem
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:25 AM   #20
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How big an olí gal is Heather?


LMAO.

Big enough to put a pop knot on someone head.
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:49 AM   #21
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I tested my Mr. buddy last week in the house! I turned it on let it heat up and run for 15 minutes. I then turned on my 4 gas monitor and put it near the heater. Neither one of the sensors went off.

Would say that it is safe but always use caution and have a Co monitor and crack the windows for ventilation
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Old 02-23-2021, 10:55 AM   #22
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How big an olí gal is Heather?
That's Mr Heather to you...


"Well she's a guy, so....."
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:22 AM   #23
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I ran my Little Buddy in the living room last week with the bedrooms closed off. It keep it at about 60 deg during our 24hr power outage.
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:54 AM   #24
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I purchased a Mr Heater cabinet heater last year to heat the shop while building my skiff. With the recent cool snap I retired it from the shop and brought it in the house. The heat output exceeds the fireplace by far and the 20# tank lasts a LONG time.

Mr. Heater MH18CH Radiant Cabinet LP Heater https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054WH796...7N35XRXC5G6PNS

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Thanks for this. Looks like it would be super handy in the shop during the winters and take up way less space than those big diesel blowers.
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:58 AM   #25
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They have a built in CO DETECTOR. They will turn themselves off with unsafe levels of carbon monoxide


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Old 02-23-2021, 12:50 PM   #26
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The company says it is safe indoors and that's where I use mine - inside my archery shop. I would not hesitate to bring it into the house, either. You have to keep in mind, it has a flame so just like other heaters, make sure nothing is above it by 2-3' that is flammable.
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Old 02-23-2021, 01:21 PM   #27
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How big an olí gal is Heather?
Apparently big enough to keep the whole family warm. ....
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