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Re: Big buddy heater
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01/01/2008
From Crystal, MN
Posts: 1457
Big Buddy. Love mine. I also have a regular Buddy. The smaller one never gets used. It's a backup.

Posted on: 2017/1/17 13:24
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Re: Big buddy heater
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03/13/2011
From On the fish!
Posts: 386
Thanks guys I'm heating my command post insulated shelter my dad has the small one and it can't keep up if it's below 10deg my buddies swear by the big so I'm gonna give it a try

Posted on: 2017/1/17 13:29
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Re: Big buddy heater
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10/30/2012
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I have the 10' line which you are supposed to be able to use without a filter but with the 5' and 12' line you are supposed to use a filter. Anyone know why? Do I need a regulator with the 10' line. having issues but used the canister's for awhile without a filter so may be causing my own problems. Still having problems. Lights on high but then goes out after awhile. I have cleaned the pilot and blew out dust so will try again soon. Any other suggestions?

Posted on: 1/30 11:51:46
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Re: Big buddy heater
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Posts: 309
My understanding is that whether or not you need a filter depends on whether your hose has a regulator on it or not. One hose has a regulator on the tank end and a quick connect on the other. The other type has no regulator and threads into the heater's built in regulator. The latter type requires a filter because the high pressure in the hose can force debris into the heater. The hose with the regulator at the tank doesn't have that problem because the pressure in the hose itself is too low. Again, this is my understanding. I do think the regulated hose is the better option. The only drawbacks are the potential for the tank mounted regulator to freeze if the tank is outside in very cold weather, and the time it takes to purge the air out of the hose on the initial light up.

Posted on: 1/30 12:43:56
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Re: Big buddy heater
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I bought a 12' hose with regulator and 3/8 quick connect for my big buddy. Got home and found out my big buddy doesn't have the quick connect fitting at all to connect it. Am I looking in the wrong place or could this possibly be an older model that just doesn't have the quick connect fitting?

Also, any know of any adapter I can buy so my hose is compatible with my big buddy?

Posted on: 1/30 13:01:39
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Re: Big buddy heater
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Joined:
02/19/2008
From Bloomington
Posts: 3537
If you are looking at the front of the heater the quick connect is in the left side door.


http://www.mrheater.com/downloads/dl/file/id/134/mr_heater_hfa_guide_2015.pdf

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Posted on: 1/30 15:33:22
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Re: Big buddy heater
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12/20/2004
Posts: 145
Big buddy is plenty of heat in my uninsulated northland 4x8' spearhouse in -20f. No filter with 5' hose and no issues.

Posted on: 1/30 18:54:50
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Re: Big buddy heater
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02/21/2014
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Huh. I checked both sides in that exact spot and no fitting for it. I guess I have an older one or something. Thanks for the info anyway!

Posted on: 1/31 9:24:31
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