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Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B

Item# 173635
The Mr. Heater Big Buddy provides temporary heat for barns, sheds, cabins, campers, patios, garages, sporting events, hunting blinds and more. Dual heating system combines radiant heat comfort with convection heat air flow for maximum heating efficiency. 4000, 9000 and 18,000 BTU with the capacity to heat up to 400 square feet for up to 108 hours on 20-lb. propane tank. Blower Power Supply Volts, Amps 110, Clearance from Corner in. 6, Fuel Consumption gal./hr. 3-12 hrs. on two 1-lb. tanks, 50-220 hrs. on two 20-lb. tanks, Blower Included Yes, Clearance from Side Wall in. 6, Thermostat Included No, BTU Output 18,000, Heating Capability sq. ft. 400, Category Type Forced air, Heat Settings 3, Clearance from Rear Wall in. 6, Dimensions L x W x H in. 18 3/4 x 11 x 16 7/8, Igniter Matchless push-button starter, Needs Direct Venting No, Oxygen Depletion Sensor Yes, Remote Included No. Up to 108 hours of use CSA certified Uses one or two 1-lb. or one 20-lb. propane tank propane not included with optional hose connections Items 173645, 173646 Blower fan uses A/C adapter Item# 172641, sold separately or 4 D-cell batteries not included Minimum tank size 1 lb. Not for sale in MA
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Questions & Answers for Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B

Question

Can this heater or any other propane heater for that matter be used without the A/C for the electric blower?

I have a small shed without electricity, can I get radiant heat from this heater or is it required to be plugged in to 110/120? I understand I won't get the fan forced heat.
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
by
ncbuzz98
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answer 1
Staff Answer
Yes, this Big Buddy heater will run and produce heat without electricity.

Not only does the blower run with AC electricity but it can also be powered by 4 D cell batteries sold separately, great for your application.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
ProductExpert11
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answer 2
The Big Buddy CAN be used without power. However, it can also be used with 4 "D" batteries to power the fan. The battery life seems to be good, and it does a much better job of dispersing the heat with the fan running. I would still like to have the AC adapter, but I have been satisfied enough with battery power that I am not in a big hurry to get it. For my use of the heater, I use the fan anytime I have the heater on high. If heat requirements are not that great, as when it is a small area I'm heating, I leave the fan off. When the heater is on high, it gets quite hot, and I'm afraid that without the fan the heat might eventually damage it.

As far as other heaters that do not require power, most small portable heaters do not have a fan. The regular Mr. Heater Buddy, to my knowledge, has no fan, and therefore requires no power.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
HornsChris
 - Central Texas
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answer 3
The heater will heat your garage without the blower running and needs no electricity to operate.You will be able to warm your shed ith this heater.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
hotmeltedcupcake
 - Mayfiels,NY
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answer 4
I use my Big Buddy heater in a converted school bus and never use the blower and it works fantastic
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
coastwise
 - Live in Houston,Tx avid outdoor sportman
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answer 5
These heaters use batteries... D cell. So, you can heat your shop/shed without running power out there. I've ran the blower for several (like 8 hrs) on a set of fresh batteries. Keep a spare set or get yourself some rechargeables if you're going to be operating it for extended periods of time. Also, they have the hose/adapter kit for hooking this up to a large (5gal) propane tank so you don't have to swap out the small coleman style camp stove canisters.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Rincon, GA
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answer 6
NO, you are not required to use the fan, the fan operates by either 120vac adapter, sold with other Mr. Buddy accessories or via size D batteries, I forget how many it takes, thinking it's 3 or 4?
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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Trackrocket
 - Chesapeake, Va.
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answer 7
heater doesn't require ac power. blower is not needed. so the heater heats very well without blower
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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ATLANTICRUNA
 - Central CT
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answer 8
Yes you can get radiant heat. The heater also lets you use d batteries to run the fan, electricity is not a requirement.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
jip72
 - Duluth, MN
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answer 9
NO elect. needed. The is a Battery compartment 4 D cells and the blower works fine.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
scoot9
 - Port Washington, Wi
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answer 10
You can use this without batteries or the plug-in adapter without issue.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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bondoman
 - Dripping Springs, TX
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answer 11
does not require electricity, can use 4 d size batteries
for fan on unit but would be expensive to use this way if used on regular basis, but batteries work fine if used for emergency use due to power outages ect.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
tazstigerman
 - Charleston,WV
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answer 12
No blower is needed and you will get the radiant heat.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
isojim
 - Atlanta, MI
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Question

Is an adapter needed to hook up to a 20# tank?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B
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answer 1
Staff Answer
No, for this Big Buddy heater a fuel filter and connection hose is required in order to utilize a 20 pound cylinder.

Please see my product recommendations listed below...
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
by
ProductExpert11
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answer 2
I use the 12' extension hose with the quick connect adapter. You can buy this as one unit and it works fantastic!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
mthome
 - Montana
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answer 3
yes,an adapter hose is needed that will screw onto on side of the Mr Buddy and the other to the 20 pound tank,as the 20 pound tank will not fit into the compartment on the Mr Buddy.Most hardware or home improvement stores carry the adapter hose,which is normally priced around 20.00
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
hotmeltedcupcake
 - Mayfiels,NY
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answer 4
Yes an adapter is necessary.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
lakebreak
 - Minnesota
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answer 5
when you purchase the green hose for the heater to be connected to bottle and heater, all conectors are on hose
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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coastwise
 - Live in Houston,Tx avid outdoor sportman
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answer 6
You will need an extension hose, sold with the other Mr. Buddy accessories, I believe they are sold in 3 and 12ft. lengths...that hose will have an end that screws onto your propane tank and the other end to the direct port for the mr. Buddy heater.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Trackrocket
 - Chesapeake, Va.
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answer 7
adapter is needed to hook up to 20 lb propane cyclinder
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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ATLANTICRUNA
 - Central CT
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answer 8
Just one of the 3 hoses that is offered by Mr. Heater
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
scoot9
 - Port Washington, Wi
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answer 9
just a high pressure hose.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
bondoman
 - Dripping Springs, TX
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answer 10
yes you need to use a regulator. northern tools sells a hose with built in regulator and always leave 20lb tank outside,never bring tank inside with heater
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
tazstigerman
 - Charleston,WV
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answer 11
There is a line that hooks from the 20 lb tank and hooks straight to the heater where the bottles go. With that you don't need a regualator. I've used it all the time for over 2 years camping...works great.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Bill29456
 - Ladson, SC
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Question

Does it hurt to run this heater with the ac adapter or without batteries.

We use it for outside sports events and wanted to know if it would put heat out if batteries would happen to go dead and if using it with dead batteries would damage the heater
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Kings Mountain, NC
on Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The batteries and AC adapter are there for the use of the blower only. It is not necessary to run the blower for the heater to put out heat. It does a good job with out it.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
ProductExpert6
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answer 2
We used it to heat a tent and the power went out. We still ran it for 5 hours like that without any trouble. We just turned it up more.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Linemen339
 - Ma
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answer 3
Not at all!! The batteries are for the igniter only.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
conductor263
 - Maine
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answer 4
The heater works with or without battery's,and will not be damaged if used without them or optional a/c power supply.The batterys run the fan that aids in air Movement
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
hotmeltedcupcake
 - Mayfiels,NY
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answer 5
Yes, absolutely, it can be used without batteries installed- Heat output will be the same as if the fan were left in the off position, and will still generate a suprising amount of heat.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
02WS6TA
 - Atlanta, GA/ Panama City,Fl
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answer 6
Hi,

Yes you can use it without the batteries. They're just used to power the little fan that blows across the hot metal like a wood stove or insert. They're not necessary....we rairly use the fan when we are using it outdoors.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
wwwyatts
 - Northern California
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answer 7
From my experience, no, there is nothing that gets damaged if you do not use the blower. I don't use that feature much as it is so quiet I forget and have left it on after I turn the heat off, because I'm hard of hearing. You don't need it all the time and don't have to use it.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
BobaLou
 - NW PA
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answer 8
Not at all, you can use these heaters without running the fan...the fan just assists in moving the heated air about the space you have the heater located in.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Trackrocket
 - Chesapeake, Va.
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answer 9
can be used w/ wo blower. ac or dc is fine to run the blower but its not needed
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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ATLANTICRUNA
 - Central CT
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answer 10
I have most of the time used mine without using the fan and do not see why it wouldn't work just fine with weak batteries. I don't know ffor sure if the batteries are needed for spark to ignite it or not never looked into that. But it will heat just fine I still have the same batteries in mine for going on three years with this particular big buddy. My friend has a brand new one and never uses the fan and it heats great.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
stringer
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answer 11
It will still put out heat if the batteries go dead. They will damage the unit if you store it away with the batteries in place, remove the batteries before storing. You can still use the ac adapter with the batteriers in place.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Grandpa03
 - Stanley, WI
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Question

does this come with a propane tank

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The tanks do not come with the heater.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
ProductExpert27
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answer 2
No. You have to supply a propane tank. 1 lb. bottles or you can connect it to a 20 lb propane tank you supply. Use part # F271803 to connect a 20 lb tank as it has a regulator and quick disconnect fitting and does not require you to use a filter.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Rawhyde
 - Northeast Florida
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answer 3
no
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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christyj
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answer 4
No, Its not included with the heater.
There any many types of tanks that can be used.
1lb, 5lb, 20lb, 40lb, 100lb and more.
You do need to have the correct hose assembly for the type of tank you want to use, but it can be done for what ever set up you want.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
JoeWorker
 - Osage Beach, MO
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answer 5
The propane tank is not included. It is set up to take the small camping propane bottles - one on each side. With the optional accessory hose, it can be hooked to any propane tank.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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Mordoc
 - Idaho Falls, ID
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answer 6
NO
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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Tweeker
 - Okinawa, Japan
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answer 7
No, you have to buy it separtly
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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Grandpa03
 - Stanley, WI
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answer 8
No
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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warhammer58
 - Clinton, TN
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answer 9
No the heater does not come with a propane tank.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
BigBuddylover
 - Danville, Illinois
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answer 10
No, it does not come with propane tanks. You need to install up to two 1-lb "Coleman" type cylinders in the doors on either side of the unit or purchase the extension hose to connect an external propane tank like those used on gas grills.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
CaptRick
 - Southeastern PA
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Question

Elevation

Does this heater operate at higher elevation? I was reading about one that would not operate above 4,500ft., but had a themostat and piezo ignition which I liked
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
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answer 1
Staff Answer
When operating the heater at altitudes over 7,000 FT. above sea level, the unit may not burn as bright as in lower altitudes. This is normal. At higher altitudes, the heater may shut-off. If this happens, provide fresh air, wait 5 minutes and re-light.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
ProductExpert27
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answer 2
I've been using this exact model for years without any problems. The elevation where I live is 7,560'.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
RCinNM
 - Ojo Feliz, NM
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answer 3
I live at 6500 ft elevation and it works great. The problem comes with the oxygen sensor on the heater. It may not function above 4500 ft because of the decrease in oxygen. However, the heater itself functions. I have 3 of these and use them on a daily basis!!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
mthome
 - Montana
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answer 4
It's regularly called on to work for us at 7,500 feet and higher. It works fine.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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blackhawk5
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answer 5
The big buddy requires too much oxygen at higher altitudes. We found that the smaller version works well at high altitudes and heats our fifth wheel well.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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COoutdoors
 - Colorado Mountains
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answer 6
I've used mine at 8,000 ft above sea level
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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Grandpa03
 - Stanley, WI
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answer 7
Even though they aren't rated for it I have personally used this model at over 10,000 ft. elevation without issues for several days.
answered 10 months ago
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MLMinCO
 - Colorado
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answer 8
We use ours with the quick disconnect hose and a 20LB cylinder at 9,600 feet in a small 16x12 cabin. It never shuts itself off, burns hot and bright and brings the interior temp to 70 degrees when its 25 degrees outside within 35 minutes. Don't let the altitude make you not buy it. It works fine at altitude.
answered 8 months ago
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buck01
 - Colorado
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Question

do you have to put a bottle on both sides to run heater.

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
grace05
on Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B
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answer 1
Staff Answer
No, you may operate it with either one or two 1 LB propane cylinders.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
ProductExpert19
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answer 2
Top 25 Contributor
Top 25 Contributor
no either side will work but 2 will obviously last longer
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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HANDIEMAN
 - Pa
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answer 3
No, You can use one bottle at a time.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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JoeWorker
 - Osage Beach, MO
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answer 4
No, it can run off just the one side
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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Grandpa03
 - Stanley, WI
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answer 5
No, you can use one bottle.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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warhammer58
 - Clinton, TN
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answer 6
No, but only one side of this heater will heat up. You need bottles on both sides to get the maximum temperature output. If you only need a little heat, one bottle on one side would be fine.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
heavenhelper
 - Lancaster SC
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answer 7
No, but it will only burn 1 panel and not deliver the full heat.
answered 9 months ago
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PeterH
 - Hudson Valley, NY
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Question

12 ft hose

Will the 12 ft hose without a regulator work on just a 5lb propane cylinder?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
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beesha
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The 12' hose with regulator will work on a 5 lb. propane cylinder also.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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ProductExpert12
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answer 2
Top 25 Contributor
Top 25 Contributor
It will work on any cook out grill tank. I used the 1 lb tanks. I also used the 20 lb tank from my grill. with this 20 lb tank lasts long time.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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HANDIEMAN
 - Pa
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answer 3
Yes,
If the tank has the internal thread.on the valve (I think they all do but check and make sure)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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JoeWorker
 - Osage Beach, MO
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answer 4
I believe so, I run mine on a 20 and 30 lb tank without one.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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Grandpa03
 - Stanley, WI
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answer 5
Yes, the heater has built-in regulators on both sides.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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warhammer58
 - Clinton, TN
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answer 6
Yes, propane is a fixed weighted flow of pressure.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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FishersofMen
 - Cleveland Ohio
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answer 7
I've used it with 5 lb and 20 lb cylinders without a regulator and it works just fine.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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CaptRick
 - Southeastern PA
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Question

Can this be run on natural gas?

I already have a regulated natural gas line that was for an outdoor grill that we no longer have.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
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GP134
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answer 1
Top 25 Contributor
Top 25 Contributor
no, you woud need a special adapter and I dont know if they make on for this. Also it may not be acceptable by fire code
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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HANDIEMAN
 - Pa
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answer 2
Staff Answer
This runs on propane only.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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ProductExpert9
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answer 3
No, it is set up for propane only.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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Grandpa03
 - Stanley, WI
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answer 4
No, propane only!!!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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warhammer58
 - Clinton, TN
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answer 5
I would NOT attempt this
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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Jason1083
 - Detroit, MI
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answer 6
No - Progane Only
answered 2 years ago
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cwreich
 - Prestonsburg, KY
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answer 7
no it can't. strictly propane
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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captmahi
 - maine
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Question

Will the Mr. Heater Big Buddy blower work with only batteries

Will the blower fan and ignition work using only batteries in the event the power goes out? I'm wanting to use the heater for emergency home heating.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Mando
 - Kansas City
on Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B
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answer 1
Staff Answer
Yes, this heater is fully functional with the use of 4 "D" cell batteries.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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ProductExpert13
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answer 2
yes, "d batteries". but I'm not sure this would be your best choice...check paperwork to see ventilation requirements before attempting to use any heater indoors
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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christyj
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answer 3
Yes it will work only on batteries.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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jimmyggbaptist
 - Leakesville, MS
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answer 4
YES
This heater really works well with no power sources at all but if you want the fan, put some batteries and Voila. You're off the grid
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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GreenIng
 - Tampa Bay, Fl
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answer 5
Yes!
In fact you don't need batteries to light the heater.
The batteries are for the fan only.
So if the batteries die, you only lose the fan, the heater will still opperate.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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JoeWorker
 - Osage Beach, MO
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answer 6
yes, i do this at the deer camp!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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buckmaster50
 - dallas, tx.
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answer 7
The ignition works just like a gas grill. The heater is set up for both batteries and a cord to run the fan. And batteries will run the fan without the cord as well.
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Grandpa03
 - Stanley, WI
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Is Mr, Heater Model #MH18B safe to use indoors?

I live in a rural area where electricity goes out often especially with winter coming on and I have all electric. I need an easy to use alternate heat source other than my fireplace! What type of propane source does this use (the small Coleman-type canisters)? Does it use batteries for the blower? Did I read that it has a matchless on/off switch. I am a widow and worry about these things!!
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Anonymous
on Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B
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answer 1
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This Heater is safe for indoor use, it is equipped with an oxygen depletion sensor and would require batteries to run the blower, this Big Buddy Heater will use both a 20 lb. propane or the smaller 1 lb. cylinders, and also features the matchless ignition. The optional hose and regulator (below) is a good item if you want to use the larger 20 lb. propane tank.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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ProductExpert30
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answer 2
We use it in a 12' x 12' cabin with no problem. Also it has a low oxygen warning and shut off.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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CanadianTrucker
 - Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
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answer 3
Yes, its rated to be used indoors and states so on the box. I have two of these and use in my workshop.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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LarryJay
 - Maidens, Va
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answer 4
Unit uses 4 D cell bateries for the blower only. Can power it from1 or 2 of the small cylinders. Also can get a hose to use it with a larger remote cylinder.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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D4D4
 - Texarkana, AR
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answer 5
this is a very easy unit to use.it uses the small propane tanks but if you get the attachment hose you can use the 20 lb.gas bottle.it does use batteries for the blower which i use in my hunting stand and garage.it does have a matchless ignition system.
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doc62
 - frostburg,md
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answer 6
1. You can use the small one pound canisters if you wish. If you use these, you must have two of them in the unit if you operate it on the high setting. I recommend you get one of the accessory hoses so you can use it with a 20 or 40 pound LP tank like used on a gas grill or RV trailer.
2. The unit fan will operate on four D cells if neccessary. Recommend using an accessory 6 volt DC power supply if possible. You can get this from Northern.
3. Use inside--I heated my entire house three years ago with the unit. Never had a problem. My CO alarm never once went off.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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frankt99
 - New Mexico
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answer 7
It has an oxygen and CO sensor and is safe to use indoors. You can buy a 12' remote hose to connect it to a standard propane cylinder for gas grills. It is recommended that the gas cylinder 5 lbs or larger be kept outside for safety. Route the hose into your house for use. I believe the blower does run on batteries but they are used up fairly quickly (you probably would only get a couple days out of them). For longer than back-up heat during power outages, I recommend getting the power supply to plug the fan into a 120 v outlet. It does have a "matchless" igniter built in.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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CaptRick
 - Southeastern PA
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