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Big Buddy Heater

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Safe for indoor use, this clean-burning, odor-free propane heater is a great alternative to kerosene for emergency or auxiliary heat.
Big Buddy heats up to 450 square feet for up to 220 hours on low. Dual heating system combines radiant heat comfort with convection heat airflow for maximum heating efficiency. Powerful built-in fan spreads heat evenly. Convenient push-button piezo ignition lights without matches. A heavy-duty wire safety guard and shock-absorbing floating insulation protect the ceramic burner tiles and porcelain-coated reflector. Safety features include automatic low oxygen shut-off and accidental tip-over shut-off. Swing-out cylinder mount makes installing disposable propane cylinders easy. Non-skid pads for extra stability.

Special Features:
  • Ergonomic Easy-Carry Handle
  • Low Oxygen Shutoff Pilot Safety System For Indoor & Outdoor Use
  • Blower Fan Power On/Off Switch
  • Uses optional A/C Adapter Or 4 D-Cell Batteries To Power Blower Fan
  • Large 4-Position Heat Level Control Knob With Built-In Piezo Starter
  • Integrated Hot Air Blower Venting System
  • Attached Swing-Open Doors with Swivel-Out Mount For Easy Cylinder Installation
  • Porcelain Coated Reflector For Extended Life
  • Dual Ceramic Burner Tiles With Shock Absorbing Floating Insulation
  • High-Temperature Coated Safety Wire Guard
  • Non-Skid Surface Pads For Extra Stability
  • Key Shaped Rear Mounting Holes For Wall Mounting
  • Built-In Tip Over Shutoff Switch
  • CSA Certified For Indoor & Outdoor Use
Temporary Heat For:
  • Barns/Sheds
  • Cabins/Shelters
  • Workshops/Worksites
  • Porches/Patios/Decks
  • Garages/Storage Buildings
  • Picnics/Tailgate Parties
  • Sporting Events
  • Hunting Blinds
  • Ice Fishing Shanties
  • Truck & Horse Trailers
  • Emergency Heat

Technical Specs

Tech Specs

Weight: 17 lbs.

Warranty: 1 year limited warranty.

Manufacturer: Mr Heater Corp

Mfg Part #: F274825/F274800/895

Tech Notes: Produces up to 18,000 Btu/hour on High; 9000 Btu/hour on Medium; 4000 Btu/hour on Low.
Uses two 1 lb. disposable propane cylinders or two 20 lb. refillable cylinders with optional extension hose (all sold separately).
Fan operates on 4 D batteries (sold separately).
The 20-lb. tanks should be placed outside the heated area.
CSA certified for indoor or outdoor use.
Use free-standing or wall mounted, at altitudes below 7000 feet.
17"L x 10"W x 17 1/2"H.
Prohibited for Sale and Delivery in the state of Massachusets.

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Big Buddy Heater: Customer Reviews

Camper's Choice Rating

(5 Based on 10 Reviews)

Good Heat (1)
Quiet (1)
Compact Size (1)
Very reliable (1)
Eats batteries (1)

Reviewed by 10 customers


Need portable heat - this is the answer

534 out of 835 people found this review helpful.
February 10, 2007
We dry camp in the Smoky Mountains in our Coleman popup in fall and early spring and you always need heat. With no utilities in their camp grounds this was the answer for us. Lots of heat when needed and can also just knock off the chill. Use the bulk propane tank as it will go through the small bottles quickly on high. I like the battery powered fan as well. It also has an optional AC adapter for the fan. Bottom line, lots of heat, low cost and great for emergency heat anywhere, anytime.
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works great in class A

182 out of 298 people found this review helpful.
December 14, 2007
We have two big buddies set up while fixing our suburban 42,000 btu furnace. I actually like the big buddies BETTER because there is no noise, they are very efficient, and use radiant heat. The hose hook- ups work great (must be the specific hose--don't buy the wrong ones twice like we did). You can go on just the little bottles, but be sure to buy a mr heater propane adapter to use your big bottles to fill your little bottles. Enjoy!!!
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Toasty Warm with the Big Buddy

55 out of 92 people found this review helpful.
March 04, 2008
We had to travel to Ohio this winter. The temperatures reached 7 degrees, yet we were toasty warm with the Big Buddy Heater. It worked like a charm. We had it hooked up with the adapters to a regular size tank and didn't have to deal with frequent changes of propane bottles. We especially liked the 'fan' feature which kept our motor home warm even during an ice storm. The safety features are great and give you great peace of mind. Most of all... THEY WORK. We tried to move it slightly to adjust it... and the unit turned off immediately. Our family members in Ohio are going to purchase one for their garage. We highly recommend this unit.
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