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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
Is there a maximum temperature cut off, or will it keep heating?
Recent Question:
Can this heater be hooked to a bulk home propane tank that already has a regulator?
Recent Question:
I see this unit doesn't come with a thermostat - can one be wired in?
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
Is there a maximum temperature cut off, or will it keep heating?
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Can this heater be hooked to a bulk home propane tank that already has a regulator?
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Is it safe to use this inside the house? Any danger of Carbon Monoxde generated in using this Heater in the house?

Customer Questions & Answers for
"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 Included Yes, Needs Direct Venting No, Clearance from Side Wall in. 6, Blower Power Supply Volts, Amps 110, Fuel Consumption gal./hr. 3-12 hrs. on two 1-lb. tanks, 50-220 hrs. on two 20-lb. tanks, Dimensions L x W x H in. 18 3/4 x 11 x 16 7/8, Oxygen Depletion Sensor Yes, Remote Included No, Thermostat Included No, Category Type Forced air, Heating Capability sq. ft. 400, Heat Settings 3, Clearance from Rear Wall in. 6, Igniter Matchless push-button starter, Clearance from Corner in. 6, BTU Output 18,000. 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

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

Does the buddy heater come with the two 1lb tanks?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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RonaldR
on "Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B"
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Staff Answer
This heater does not come with two 1 pound propane tanks.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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ProductExpert41
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answer 2
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 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Mr. Heater, Product Expert
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answer 3
Sold seperately
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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TonyMarmot
 - Texas
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answer 4
No you have to by the tanks and fuel from just about any hardware store or camping store
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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ColdPolecat
 - Heathsville, VA
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answer 5
NO
answered 4 months ago
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Trophy24
 - TX
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How many straight back to back hours this heater run?

How many hours that Mr. Heater Big Buddy can be ran before you have to shut it off to cool?
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
by
TrooperGirl
 - Colorado
on "Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B"
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As long as there is a supply of propane to the unit, it can run continuously without needing to cool. The length of time it would run would depend on the setting you have it on and the size of the tank you have it connected to.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
by
ProductExpert6
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I think you can run it indefinitely as long as you have gas attached to it. The heat does not build up over time and explode like a volcano.
answered 5 months ago
by
asfawfertwer4w545wdg
 - Dallas, TX
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answer 3
Mine is on at least 08 hrs. a day. When I do shut it off it only takes about 05 min. to cool off.
answered 5 months ago
by
Colbycat
 - TN.
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Do you need 2 20 lb. tanks w/hoses and filters to run the Mr. Heater Big Buddy on high (18,000 btu)?

Just tell me what I need to run the Big Buddy on high with a 20 lb. tank. I DO want filters and 12 ft. hoses. Are regulators required?
Thanks,
Gregory
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
by
GregoryB
 - Grand Lake, Oklahoma
on "Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B"
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As long as you buy a 12 foot hose with a regulator which is listed below you do not need a filter. If you buy a 12 foot hose without a regulator you will need a filter which is also listed below. As long as have these items your Big Buddy heater can run on high off of a 20 pound tank.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
ProductExpert41
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answer 2
If you want high heat, you have to have 2 of those little green propane bottles that fit in the sides of the big buddy. If you have a large 20 lb propane tank (like for a bbq grill), you only need one of those tanks for high heat. Mr buddy makes a hose for this that includes the regulator and everything. They say you do not need a filter with this hose/regulator setup. I bought a couple big buddies and the 20 lb propane tank hoses and it works great.
answered 5 months ago
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asfawfertwer4w545wdg
 - Dallas, TX
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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 1 year, 7 months ago
by
hopley
on "Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B"
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The Big Buddy Heater begins to produce heat as soon as it is ignited.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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ProductExpert25
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The MH18B heats immediately and it takes a couple minutes to reach full BTUs.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Mr. Heater, Product Expert
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answer 3
Mine is running hot in a minute or less. needs to be started on med or hi and after the element gets hot can be turned down
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
RhUT
 - Ut
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answer 4
A few minutes. You heat up one side then heat up second side. Grab a copy of manual it covers the start up.
answered 6 months ago
by
bt60
 - Winston Salem NC
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Can I safely use the heater indoors above 10, 000 feet above sea level?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
on "Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B"
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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 2 years, 4 months ago
by
ProductExpert19
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answer 2
I would feel safe using mine under those conditions , just be sure to allow adequate fresh air. it does have a low oxygen shut off but always allow ventilation.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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RhUT
 - Ut
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Will both burners opperate using one 20lb tank?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
by
MEOPM
 - AZ
on "Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B"
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Staff Answer
The Big Buddy heater is fully operational using one 20 lb propane tank with optional hose connections.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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ProductExpert25
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10out of 12found this answer helpful.
answer 2
Yes.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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g512ga
 - Pleasant Ridge, Mi.
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4out of 4found this answer helpful.
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 year, 6 months ago
by
jcwillow
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answer 4
yes
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Bubba61
 - Saginaw Bay Area, MI
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1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

Can I put this heater in our brick lined fireplace with the flue open as the required 18' open ventilation

I would place it toward the front edge of the fireplace and use the A/C adapter to blow heat into the room.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
by
lizc
on "Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B"
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The Big Buddy indoor/outdoor heater is not recommended as a primary indoor heat source. When using indoors the heater should not be left on unsupervised regardless of location of the heater including in your fireplace with the flue open.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
ProductExpert40
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answer 2
Thank you for your inquiry. This unit is certified for indoor use, but not as a primary source of heat. You can use this unit with the brick lined fireplace as the ventilation for the unit.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Mr. Heater, Product Expert
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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 2 years, 5 months ago
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Anonymous
on "Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B"
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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 2 years, 5 months ago
by
ProductExpert38
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1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 2
I have had this heater setting on a formica counter with nothing above it and nothing sitting next to it and the counter was fine. No problems I wouldn't recommend sitting it on any carpet though.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
MART24
 - Ely Mn.
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Questions about 6V power adapter:

1) center ground ?
2) O.D. of plug ?
I have many transformers ( I never throw them away with their discarded equipment ) and maybe I can use what I have instead of buying a new one.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
by
larryb8746
on "Mr. Heater Big Buddy Indoor/Outdoor Propane Heater - 18,000 BTU, Model# MH18B"
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Staff Answer
The ac power adapter listed below is the only adapter that is designed for The Big Buddy Heater. Use of any other adapter can void the warranty.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
ProductExpert13
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answer 2
Thank you for your inquiry. The tip is a 2.5mm tip. They sell the same adapter at area RadioShack stores. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend repairing the plug itself.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
Mr. Heater, Product Expert
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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 2 years, 4 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 2 years, 4 months ago
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ProductExpert19
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The MH18B is not certified for use with a 100lb tank.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Mr. Heater, Product Expert
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