Mr. Heater MRHF273400 Buddy Portable LP Gas Heater

Mr. Heater MRHF273400 Buddy Portable LP Gas Heater
5Best money I've spent
By Neal (Sequim, WA USA)
”We have a tent trailer with a wimpy propane furnace that puts out lots of air and little heat. After having "fixed" the furnace twice I gave up and purchased one of these. Since then we've camped in sub-freezing weather and our Buddy Heater has kept us warm and toasty. I usually have to set it on the low position at night lest we get too warm. What a great product.”

Mr. Heater MRHF273400 Buddy Portable LP Gas Heater
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Mr. Heater MRHF273400 Buddy Portable LP Gas Heater

Product Description

Mr. Heater Buddy Portable LP Gas Heater features include a tip that helps to switch over when it gets knocked over due to low oxygen sensor. It has a pilot design that helps to shut the heater off completely if the pilot light goes out. This heater runs up to 5 hours on a one pound cylinder and can be free standing or wall mounted. It is approved and factory tested with a one year warranty.

  • Features include a tip that helps to switch over when it gets knocked over due to low oxygen sensor
  • Runs up to 5 hours on a one pound cylinder
  • Approved and factory tested with a one year warranty
  • Use with 1- or 20-pound cylinders; optional hose assembly and fuel filter sold separately
  • Never bring a 20-pound cylinder indoors; limited 1-year warranty

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Product Description
The Portable Buddy propane heater gives you instant heat indoors or out. At eight pounds, the heater can be taken just about anywhere. The high/low setting allows you to conserve fuel at 4,000 Btu or to heat larger spaces (up to 200 square feet) at 9,000 Btu. The heater works with one- or 20-gallon propane cylinders, and you also have the option of using hose connectors (not included). The unit may be operated free-standing or as a wall-mount, and it includes a low-oxygen shut-off switch for safe indoor operation. CSA certified. One-year warranty.--Josh Dettweiler
What's in the Box
Heater (piezo igniter, igniter wire, ground wire, RH plastic cover, fuel control knob, rear cover, LH plastic cover, two base support tubes, guard wire, handle tube, burner-mount screw, regulator, owner's manual, control valve, pilot ODS/ tip-switch assembly, burner orifice, burner orifice o-ring, burner plenum, burner tile clip (2), burner tile gasket, burner tile, burner reflector, regulator hold-down)
Five Tips for Buying a Heater
Choosing a space heater is a matter of sifting through a bewildering array of types, power ratings, and fuel sources. Let's break it down a little to make the process easier.
What are the different types of space heaters?
  • Radiant heaters emit infrared radiation that directly warms the objects in front of the heaters (rather than the surrounding air). If you only need heat by a desk or in a small section of a room, a radiant heater is quiet and will use very little power.
  • Forced-air heaters use a fan to blow air that has been warmed by metal or ceramic heating elements. A forced-air heater is appropriate for quickly heating up a small- to medium-sized room, but can be noisy.
  • Convection heaters draw cold air from the floor; the air is warmed by heating coils and emitted from the top of the heater. A convection heater is appropriate for quickly heating up a small- to medium-sized room, but also can be noisy.
  • Radiators work by heating oil enclosed in a reservoir, gradually heating the surrounding air. If heating speed isn't an issue, you might want to opt for a radiator. These are extremely quiet and effective--perfect for bedrooms.
Should I buy an electric or a combustion model?
If you want a heater that will be available in emergencies, or that can heat areas larger than a single room, choose a "combustion" model--one that is powered by a gas or fuel like propane, kerosene, natural gas, or diesel. Which fuel type you choose depends largely on convenience and local availability. For example, diesel would be appropriate for a heater you take with you on long car trips.
How powerful a heater do I need?
Heaters are rated by BTU, which stands for British Thermal Unit (the amount of heat needed to heat one pound of water by 1 degree F). To find out how many BTU you need:
  • Calculate the volume of the space to be heated by multiplying square footage by height.
  • Multiply that number by 4 if your insulation is poor, 3 if it's average, or 2 if it's good.
The resulting number is a ballpark figure for how many BTU you'll need. Do space heaters cost a lot to operate?
As a general rule, electric space heaters are more expensive to use than combustion models. To ensure energy efficiency, a thermostat is a must-have feature for any heater. For radiant heaters, models with a 360 degree heating surface can heat larger spaces. If you need a forced-air heater, models with ceramic elements tend to be more efficient.
Are space heaters a fire hazard?
Space heaters are implicated in about 25,000 residential fires every year. To ensure proper safety, always follow the manufacturer's usage instructions and fill out the warranty card to receive informational updates from the manufacturer. Also, look for extra safety features such as an automatic shutoff switch that can shut down the unit if, for example, it gets upended. In addition, choose a model where the heating element is adequately enclosed within the unit.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
256 of 259 people found the following review helpful.
5Great Product
By Daniel J. Gilley
This heater is excellent and the perfect fit, for a certain set of requirements.
If you have electricity, use an electric heater. Don't bother with the hassel of propane. The cost isn't too different and the hassel factor is much higher than electricity.
I also don't recommend using the small canisters. That's an inconvinient way to go as well.
BUT. If you don't have power and need a cheap, safe heat source that you can run while you sleep, this is the best one made. Buy the 12' hose, place a 20lb propane tank outside, and run this heater all night with just a small crack in a window or door (just in case!). You will get > 100 hours of heat out of a tank of propane! Less than a buck to run it all night.
Highly recommended under the right circumstances.
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