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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

Will both burners opperate using one 20lb tank?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
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MEOPM
 - AZ
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The Big Buddy heater is fully operational using one 20 lb propane tank with optional hose connections.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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ProductExpert25
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answer 2
Yes.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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g512ga
 - Pleasant Ridge, Mi.
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answer 3
Yes. I have mine hooked up to a 20lb tank using a Mr. heater 12' hose with regulator and quick disconnect, which I recommend. I am using mine in my deer blind. Both panels heat up my blind really fast, this is a great heater. I think I'm gonna get another one.
answered 1 week, 1 day ago
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jcwillow
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Question

how many minutes after ignition to get heat

how long does it take for ceramic to heat up or how many minutes after ignition till you recieve good heat?
asked 3 weeks ago
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hopley
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The Big Buddy Heater begins to produce heat as soon as it is ignited.
answered 3 weeks ago
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ProductExpert25
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answer 2
The MH18B heats immediately and it takes a couple minutes to reach full BTUs.
answered 2 weeks, 5 days ago
by
Mr. Heater, Product Expert
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Question

can you use a 100lb propane tank stored outside

I have a 15x10ft insulated garage. If I want to use this heater to heat the garage when it's really cold, Can I use a outside stored 100lb tank? What type of gas line would I need along with the heater. Also would I need a filter?
asked 10 months ago
by
SWMINN
 - SW Minnesota
on Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B
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answer 1
Staff Answer
No, this is not certified for use with a 100lb tank.
answered 9 months ago
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ProductExpert19
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answer 2
The MH18B is not certified for use with a 100lb tank.
answered 9 months ago
by
Mr. Heater, Product Expert
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Question

Do all the Mr. heater hoses attach to the quick connect?

Does the F273702 hose and all the mr. heater hose assemblies connect to the quick connect on the Big Buddy heater? The video is confusing.
asked 9 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The F273702 hose does not connect to the quick connect on the Big Buddy Heater. The F273701, F273702, and F273704 hoses connect to the regulators on the Big Buddy heater. The F271803 hose connects to the quick connect on the Big Buddy heater.
answered 9 months ago
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ProductExpert19
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answer 2
The F273702 hose does not connect to the quick connect on the Big Buddy Heater. The F273701, F273702, and F273704 hoses connect to the regulators on the Big Buddy heater. The F271803 hose connects to the quick connect on the Big Buddy heater.
answered 9 months ago
by
Mr. Heater, Product Expert
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Question

Can I safely use the heater indoors above 10, 000 feet above sea level?

asked 10 months ago
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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 10 months ago
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ProductExpert19
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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, 11 months ago
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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, 11 months ago
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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, 10 months ago
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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, 10 months ago
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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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 months ago
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Grandpa03
 - Stanley, WI
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answer 7
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 10 months ago
by
buck01
 - Colorado
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answer 8
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 11 months ago
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MLMinCO
 - Colorado
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Question

can it be placed on a carpeted floor

I see a comment that says that it was too hot to place on a wood floor and consequently had to be placed on bricks. That makes me wonder if it is safe for a carpeted floor.
asked 10 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The manufacturer does not recommend using this heater on a carpeted surface. They recommend placing a sturdy, hard surface such as a wooden board underneath the heater if carpet were present.
answered 10 months ago
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ProductExpert38
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Question

Does the buddy heater come with the two 1lb tanks?

Does the buddy heater come with the two 1lb tanks?
asked 10 months ago
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RonaldR
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answer 1
Staff Answer
This heater does not come with two 1 pound propane tanks.
answered 10 months ago
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ProductExpert41
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answer 2
Sold seperately
answered 10 months ago
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TonyMarmot
 - Texas
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answer 3
The Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater does not include the 1lb propane tanks with the unit. Mr. Heater does not manufacture or produce propane.
answered 10 months ago
by
Mr. Heater, Product Expert
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Question

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

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
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grace05
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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, 10 months ago
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ProductExpert19
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answer 2
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no either side will work but 2 will obviously last longer
answered 3 years, 9 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, 7 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, 4 months ago
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Grandpa03
 - Stanley, WI
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answer 5
No, you can use one bottle.
answered 3 years, 4 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 3 years 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 11 months ago
by
PeterH
 - Hudson Valley, NY
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Question

Does this product come with carrying case?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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hawk1
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The Mr Heater Big Buddy does not come with a carrying case. It has a carrying handle.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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ProductExpert6
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answer 2
Ours did not.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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rubydoodle
 - Townsend, TN
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answer 3
No, carring case just handle on top.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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BubbaVa
 - Salem, VA
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answer 4
No carrying case
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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shu2002
 - Silver Creek ,NY
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answer 5
no, it has a handle you carry it with.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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Carron
 - Greenville, MS
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answer 6
No it doesnt, But it has a nice handle.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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THINICE
 - Greenville, S.C.
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answer 7
No.
 
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answered 11 months ago
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PeterH
 - Hudson Valley, NY
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