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Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater - 9000 BTU, Model# MH9BX

Item# 173690
Use this portable heater anywhere you need a blast of heat. Great for tents, campers, RVs, hunting, fishing, workshops, garages, cabins and more. Two heat settings produce 4000 or 9000 BTU, heating a 200 sq. ft. area. Blower Included No, Clearance from Side Wall in. 6, Thermostat Included No, Heating Capability sq. ft. 200, Clearance from Corner in. 6, Category Type Radiant heat, BTU Output 9,000, Oxygen Depletion Sensor Yes, Clearance from Rear Wall in. 6, Dimensions L x W x H in. 7 x 13 x 15, Heat Settings 2, Igniter Pilot light, Needs Direct Venting No, Remote Included No. Lightweight and easy to carry with fold-down handle for compact storage Uses 1-lb. or 20-lb. propane tank neither included Provides 3 to 6 hours of heat with 1-lb. propane cylinder and 48 to 110 hours with a 20-lb. tank Swivel out feature for easy connection to liquid propane cylinder and hose Automatic low oxygen safety shut-off Accidental tip-over shut-off for added safety CSA certified Not for sale in MA
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Questions & Answers for Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater - 9000 BTU, Model# MH9BX

Question

Can this be attached to a propane tank & if so what are the needed attachments to do that?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater - 9000 BTU, Model# MH9BX
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answer 1
Staff Answer
Yes the Mr. Heater can be attached to either a 5lb to 40lb cylinder. You have a couple options with hose lengths, fuel filters, and regulators. See links below for options.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
ProductExpert20
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answer 2
I attached mine to a bigger tank and saved a lot of money. You just need the adapter hose and filter.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Bourbonator
 - Tappahannock, VA
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answer 3
All you need is the extension hose to any propane tank, you can see how the fittings line up. That way you do not have to rely on the small disposable tanks, it is more convienent and saves you some money too.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
happycampers
 - Santa Paula, CA
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answer 4
Yes this can be hooked to a propane tank. Basically you need to match up the fitting on the small propane bottles.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
NYcamper
 - Fulton, NY
-1point
1out of 3found this answer helpful.
answer 5
It can be attached to a 20lb grill type tank with a hose that Mr. Heater makes. I believe they recommend a filter as well that they make. Don't know if the filter is a requirement or not.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
Cabininthewoods
 - South Carolina
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answer 6
Yes, it has a built in regulator. All you need to buy is the hose from your local retailer.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - pa
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1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 7
Yes, Mr Heater makes a hose that will connect this heater to 5 through 20 pound tanks. They do not recommend using a larger tank than 20 pound. The hose is available in 2 different lengths, 5' which is part # F273701 and also 10' which is part # F273704.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
dakotaboy
 - Forman, North Dakota
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Question

What are the venting requirements for this heater

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Eddie1000
on Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater - 9000 BTU, Model# MH9BX
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answer 1
Staff Answer
This heater requires a vent area of 9 square inches (example 3” x 3” opening) minimum for adequate ventilation during operation.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
ProductExpert19
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answer 2
I always crack a window when using indoors. Any gas (flame) type heater can deplete oxygen, so by cracking a window or two will be sufficient. The unit has never set of my Carbon Monoxide detectors it burns very clean.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
NJPete61
 - New Jersey
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answer 3
No venting is required unless the oxygen in the room is depleted. If low oxygen is detected the unit will shut off and it can not be restarted until the oxygen is at a safe level again.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
NYTools
 - Northern, NY
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answer 4
Little to none. I use mine all the time in my hunting blind.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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Anonymous
 - pa
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answer 5
There is a LOW OXEGEN SHUTOFF, on this unit.I use it in a drafty old house.INSIDE. whith no problems.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
letmetellyou
 - Lowell MA.
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answer 6
The Buddy Portable Heater does not require venting and can be used safely indoors. If there is, by chance, an oxygen depletion, the heater has a sensor which will turn the heater off. We use this heater often during the camping season and have never had an oxygen depletion problem.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
Mobius
 - Blackfoot, Idaho
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Question

which extension hose should I order to connect to a 20# tank? The recommended one says for model no. 173634?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater - 9000 BTU, Model# MH9BX
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1out of 1found this question helpful.
4 answers
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The Mr. Heater Buddy Portable Propane Heater item #173690 recommends two different lengths of hose item #173646 and #173645 for 20lb cylinders.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
by
ProductExpert29
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answer 2
I WOULD CERTAINLY ORDER THE ONE RECOMMENDED AND THE FILTER THAT SCREWS ONTO THE HEATER WHICH WILL INCREASE THE LIFETIME BY 5
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
by
McCREIGHT
 - GREENVILLE,SC
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answer 3
I use a 5ft hose i bought on line
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
by
MrMZ
 - Colchester, CT
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answer 4
It will work on this one as well.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
happycampers
 - Santa Paula, CA
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1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

Does elevation and temperature affect functionality?

Is this heater going to fire up at 6000' elevation and when the temp is in the teens?
Thanks.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
by
fj45
on Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater - 9000 BTU, Model# MH9BX
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The Mr. Heater Buddy Portable Propane heater will function at elevations up to 7000 feet and will not work at temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
ProductExpert36
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answer 2
I live at 6900' elevation and we camp higher yet. During hunting season in October the temps run into the teens often. It worked fine for taking the chill off, it's not going to heat a tent to70 degrees in that weather though. It seems to function fine for me.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
awyogal
 - Evanston, WY
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Question

Can this be used *effectively* outdoors?

I want to put this heater near my chair as I pass the evening in a campground before heading into my tent. But the manual states "note: The heater can be used outdoors, but may experience nuisance shutoffs due to certain wind conditions"

How big a threat is that? Is the the heater totally useless for the application I want, or is the "nuisance shutoff" more of a theoretical than a practical problem? Thanks!
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - California
on Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater - 9000 BTU, Model# MH9BX
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The "nuisance shutoff" is a safety feature on this heater. It is perfect for keeping you warm when putting it next to you outdoors. But if it is real windy out, there may be a problem with it shutting off.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
ProductExpert26
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answer 2
I haven't had trouble with it shutting off outside. I think it would be a fairly strong wind to bother. If you use some shelter to break the wind, such as by the tent, I would think it would be OK.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
awyogal
 - Evanston, WY
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Question

Can you safetly operate in a tent?

I go camping with my son a lot with a coleman tent..
asked 1 month, 1 week ago
by
BillJones1
on Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater - 9000 BTU, Model# MH9BX
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2 answers
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answer 1
Staff Answer
This heater can be safely operated inside of a tent.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
by
ProductExpert41
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answer 2
The MH9BX is certified for indoor use. A requirement for indoor use is to allow the heater to have proper ventilation. A small 9 square inch opening is recommended.
answered 1 month ago
by
Mr. Heater, Product Expert
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1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

Is this heater the F232000 model CFA certified for indoor / outdoor use?

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater - 9000 BTU, Model# MH9BX
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The heater may be used in an area that has adequate ventilation and combustion such as a garage or workshop. The owners manual details a formula for your application.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
ProductExpert10
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Question

How is the California model of 9000 BTU Buddy portable heater different from MH9BX?

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
by
Barronmind
 - Portland
on Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater - 9000 BTU, Model# MH9BX
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The California model of the Mr. Heater Buddy Portable is the same heater. The only difference on the California model is the packaging, which per California law is restricted for indoor use. The heater itself will function the same, the box will just come with reminders to not use indoors.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
ProductExpert29
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Question

How long does 1lb last?

At high and at Low
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
by
ATinNJ
 - Bergen County, NJ
on Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater - 9000 BTU, Model# MH9BX
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answer 1
Staff Answer
A 1lb propane take will last around 6 hours on low and around 3 hours on high.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
ProductExpert5
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Question

What is the max altitude? Will it work at 9,000 ft? Do any of the models work at altitude?

asked 11 months ago
by
wayne254
on Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater - 9000 BTU, Model# MH9BX
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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. Due to local atmospheric conditions heater may not re-light.
answered 11 months ago
by
ProductExpert19
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