I've never shook one. » Forums I guess it would depend on how much bulk you burn from a large bottle, it may last years. Not a problem that i know of. No you do not need the filter for that, just straight from the tank to bottle. ★★★★★ A Mr. Heater Hose with Regulator review will not answer these 32 questions. 20-lb bottle: about 100 hours on low 20-lb bottle: about 40 hours on high Just picked up a Mr Heater Big Buddy heater. Maybe Mr. Heater has the answer. THANKS J R. It would be the smart thing to do. The factory recommends replacement after a year of service. YES....anything that comes from the a big tank needs a filter ....with out the filter you can get the heater Nozzle clogged...from dirt... yes it will work with out one but it will cause headache down the line... No. Do not allow anyone who has not read these instructions to assemble, light, adjust or operate the heater. Only 3 left. » Ice Fishing Forum » Fishing Forums It is a Mr. Heater Reconditioned "Hunting Buddy" heater. WE FILL OUR 20 POUND PROPANE TANK AT OUR LOCAL HARDWARE STORE. It had to be propane fueled. But it burned all the air out of the cabin. I'M USING A 20 LB TANK TO FILL 1 LB CYLINDERS, EITHER GAS WON'T ENTER OR ONLY FILL A FEW OF MANY ABOUT 1/4 FULL. If your canisters are no longer going in I think you need to determine the cause of that problem first. The gas line is coiled in the heater case. I think I need to drill it out. Otherwise get an adapter. Make sure to check with Mr. Heater for specific details. Particles can build-up in old hoses and flake off microscopically into your 20lb tank when loaded (filled). and 20 lb. I tried using the heater unfiltered. I hate to see you loose an expensive catalytic heater such as Mr. Heater or Big Buddy because it got clogged up by unfiltered propane. I did have one instance when the tank was at about -15F and the heater was at about +45F and I had trouble getting it to run, but not even certain what the cause was. A Mr. Heater Fuel Filter Review Won't Answer These 24 Questions. If the amount of fresh air/oxygen is too low, the sensor will shut off the propane flow to the pilot light and burner. Actually, I never shook the one I purchased, so cannot say for sure if that is consistent with all filters. WHAT IS THE AMAZON ASIN NUMBER FOR THIS PRODUCT? I’m currently in the process of replacing my regulator because of no filter. No you don't need one for the 1 lb disposables. I have been using buddy heaters for 15 years now with and without the hose. My is inside heater where you hook up the propane! I have never needed to hang it up. Yes! Added the 10 foot fuel line to a 20lb propane cylinder. Once it’s started its good to go for the day. I Never heard about filter till recently. In this kind of service, the filter is needed no matter what the appliance is - heater, grill, stove, torch, Etc. Does not leach oil into the fuel stream; both ends tighten securely. As far as cleaning it out you may melt the filter internals and for $10 why waste your time buy a spare later on and keep it on hand. HOW LONG DOES THIS FILTER LAST? The filter is only needed if you use the HIGH PRESSURE hose (without a regulator) that couples to the 1# canister type fitting on the heater. Mr Heater Buddy Run Time. It’s very easy to use, comes with some really useful safety features, and is one of the most portable heaters on the market. IS THE GAS FILTER THAT COMES ON THE HEATER GOOD ENOUGH FOR A 20 LB TANK? Manufacturer could answer better than me. Get the truth from people who own a Mr. Heater Fuel Filter, including the fact that it won't... L.P. IS A PRESSURIZED GAS SEALED IN AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER. They give off an oil that plugs the orifice. That is all you can ever do and even by freezing the one lb that is about the best because of back pressure, that is why they use a pump to fill the big ones. (Has run fine since.) Done. Buddy and the Big Buddy with 1-lb bottles and 20-lb tanks, with and without fuel filters. CAN THESE BE USED WITH A 1# CANISTER INSTEAD OF A HOSE TO A TANK? Put in fridge for 15-30mins then fill till you hear it stop I do not use this filter while refilling tanks, I only use it while attached to Mr. Mr. Heater's indoor safe propane Buddy Heaters have become America's Most Popular Portable Heaters. Replaced it. It is an 18,000 BTU portable propane heater with 3 heat settings. You must be logged in to reply to this topic. This filter is for the hose that connects to a 20, 30, 40# propane tank and has a 1# Coleman type canister fitting on the other end that delivers high pressure gas to that canister fitting. They have been lasting me for about a year. $59.99. Mr. Heater 175,000 BTU Forced Air Kerosene Portable Heater … This adapter is for using the larger 20 pound cylinders and the hoses. Buddy Heater (up to 9,000 BTU) (view on amzn) The 9,000 BTU model has a standard design to accept a 1-lb disposable propane bottle. Works as advertised. It probably is not a concern. I assume no filter of any type will last forever. Those filters are well made. When using the Big Buddy Heater with the 20-pound tank, the regulator and control valve can get clogged by residue formed due to the high PSI from the propane tank. If you plan to refill the 1 lb bottles with the 20 lb (5 gallon) propane bottles then yes, because the propane in the 1 lb bottles you buy off the shelves were already filtered at the factory when they filled the bottles up. If you're having problems lighting your Mr. Heater Big Buddy, this solution worked for me. That is the best advise I can give you. (Includes assembled items 21- 25) 1”-20Male Throwaway Cyl. These and not regulators only filters to have cleaner Gas! What is the Smallest Aluminum Wheelhouse available. It is necessary - unless you are lucky enough to get very pure propane. BIG BUDDY MH188 gas heater pdf manual download. There is a possibility that newer models might work different from mine but I doubt it. Most quick connects still have threads inside. More then likely the filter inside is loose. Shouldn't need for one-time disposable cylinders. That rattling noise would probably be a check ball. My filter is attached to the gas line. As long as the filter is properly installed, I would not have any concerns. Unless you have a different model, the attachment should allow for male threaded side of the filter to screw into. I have no idea. This should not be a problem. A hose with a male swivel end will screw into the other side of the filter and go on to the 20 pound tank. $35.99. I can assume like any filter it needs to be replaced periodically. The heater will be hard to light and will not work efficiently. Free shipping. View and Download Mr. Heater BIG BUDDY MH188 operating instructions manual online. Only use 20lb tank outside of your home, run hose from outside to inside through a window which should be open about 3 inches for ventilation. You attach the filter to the heater. I don't have a quick disconnect, so I'm not sure. Mr. Heater Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Radiant Heater. has an idea. HOW LONG DOES THIS LAST?? Yes it will work! But I can say that when I had my Heater in my tent it would shut off by itself after 20 mins because it didn't have enough oxygen, I had to open the tent windows wider and then it ran all night. YES, On any propane tank being used<>Elimanates moisture and contaminants from entering the unit for better performance and start up. I HAVE A DYNA-GLO RA18LPDG, Yes! CAN THIS FILTER BE USED ON A PORTABLE BBQ GRILL? Also for: Big buddy mh18b, Big buddy. I hate to see you loose an expensive catalytic heater such as Mr. Heater or Big Buddy because it got clogged up by unfiltered propane. Could be possible dangerous if control valve is faulty. COPYRIGHT MR. HEATER 2020. The filter is used on the heater side when you use the connection that has a disposable tank type connection on it, not the quick change connection that has a regulator on the one end for the tank. Short story KIND OF related: A family friend lost his dad and 3 brothers when snow fell off a tree and clogged over a smallish chimney in their hunting cabin. PHONE: 1 (800) 251-0001. Only propane vapor (and trace amounts of other related gases) would be fed through the hose. WANT TO USE IT IN A POP UP CAMPER'S PROPANE SYSTEM. The hose feeds high pressure from the tank through the hose to the opposite end which has a fitting that looks just like the top of one of the Coleman 1# canisters. EPA INFORMATION. Yes they are not regulars only filters As long as the threads fit on the house You have! It operated 2 months. You are still better off than not using a filter at all. It has been my experience that the 1# canisters do not plug up the orifice. No. Pull The relief valve until you see a white mist, then continue to fill tank, repeat this process till it is full or there about. The reason for using a filter is to catch oils that get "squeezed" out of most hoses under high pressure and goes into the fuel stream. No clue. Do I need the fuel filter accessory add on? Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total). I was having serious problems lighting my Mr. Heater. Mr Heater 9000 BTU Buddy Portable Heater features two heat settings, with 4,000 or 9,000 BTU per hour options Heats up to 200 sq.ft for 3 to 6 hours with a 1 lb propane cylinder Can also heat up to 110 hours on a 20 lb tank with an optional hose connection (at low setting) It should work. The filter has standard threaded fittings, one male, one female. When they are made, there may be some looseness inside but the filtering capacity would not be compromised. The filter attaches to the heater where the small tank connects. Just picked up a Mr Heater Big Buddy heater. That seems to be par for the course with this product. Yes. Since your delivering low pressure to the heater, no filter is needed. Use them on ALL heaters even if you have to modify the connections to make it fit but a grill is not nessary or a portable propane stove ,just heaters cause when the oil from the propane gets in your heater the tip of the pilot flame will turn yellow,it needs to be blue all the time if it's yellow then you have to take the heater apart and blow out the lines with brake cleaner and compressed air. CAN U USE THESE FILTERS ON OTHER HEATERS AND GRILLS ? CLOGGED? But will have one now.I Highly recomend using one now. But, filter NOT necessary for a 1# tank. There are currently 3 versions available: Mr Heater Buddy, Mr Heater Little Buddy, and Mr Heater Big Buddy. It had to put out at least 10,000 BTU and 4. Either of those may be more spendy, but they are a 1 time cost versus a cheaper hose and constant filters (depending on how often you use it). The cost is reasonable regarding what it does to keep your propane appliance running smoothly. It's a 'Mr Heater' portable 'Heater buddy.' Propane in refillable cylinders is not dirty or filled with oil or white powder. A READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY: Read and follow all instructions. They found them after they did not come back from the hunt. 3 years now. Just as with a car, you have a gas filter to keep impurities from clogging things up to keep it running good. Doing that, the filter will fit inside the canister compartment OK. Again, you DO NOT need the filter when using 1# propane canisters. It is only advised when using re-usable bottles. Mr. Heater Little Buddy Portable Heater: This is the smallest of the three sizes and I personally think it is the best choice for people in cars, SUVs, mini-vans and even vans because it takes up less space and has the lowest heat output at 3800 btu.Most people find that to be plenty and that the middle size Buddy puts out too much heat for the tiny space of cars and vans. Instead of the normal heat settings of the small portable Buddy, which are 4,000 and 9,000 BTU, the Hunting Buddy allows 6,000 or 12,000 BTU for a slightly higher price, and instead of red paint has camo. Added the 10 foot fuel line to a 20lb propane cylinder. LOOKING TO USE A 20LB TANK. No not at all it works great with just plain propane tanks. DOES THIS GO ON THE TANK OR THE HEATER END? It sounds for like you have stripped your threading, and your heater needs to be serviced. You will be able to tell when to change the filter. its been fine since. You can get slightly better results if you put the 1 lb cylinders in your freezer for a while before you attempt to refill them, but you still won't get 100%. So if you don't want to have a $10 regular cost, the alternatives are to use the "oil-free" hose F273704 made specially by Mr heater or use a regulated supply. SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS. Hector, the answer by B.B.Waters is correct. Whenever I have used this heater in my hot house ,I have always used a 20 gal. James, I assume your heater and your stove are designed to use the 1# canisters of propane and that you will purchase the hose that fits a 20# cylinder and, at the other end, has a fitting that looks like the top of a 1# canister (Hose F273702). The appliance has the needed pressure regulator. Granted, not a Little Buddy Heater. I have read the reviews claiming filter not necessary. Might not be a problem for most but there are times when I like to have the heater keeping my holes thawed yet still want some fresh air to breath. I’ve read if you use the quick connect you do not need filter. 5 out of 5 stars Compare. 10 watching. Yes it will fit fine! 2. With all due respect, All three of the earlier answers are WRONG. MR HEATER STARTING SERIAL #: MHC151000001001 BASECAMP STARTING SERIAL #: MHC151100001001 06/08 15125 Rev. The connection on the heater should swing out. CORPORATE. There is a short stem protruding, but that slides inside the center of the threaded male side of the filter. Myself, I would replace the filter before I tried cleaning it out. 10-inch-long green hose eliminates the need for a fuel filter. This regulator connects directly to the Big Buddy Heater and the propane tank without a hose. I like this portable heater and I don't want to exchange it, because i did once and the problem is back. 3. I use it with a 10 lb. This Regulator is approved for use with the MH18B heater ONLY. It needed to be portable. Mr. Heater F273704 Plasticizer-Free Green Hose for Portable Buddy and Big Buddy. Out of the box, the Big Buddy … As far as I know, there is "no" baffle that can be taken out and cleaned. The propane gas you get from the suppliers is not dirty. The way I look at it, if you can afford propane for the heater, you can afford to replace the filter once a year. The hose that uses it connects to the tank without a regulator on it. As for a 1 lb. Mr. Heater Fuel Filter for Portable Buddy and Big Buddy Heaters . WARNING: No electricity required and approved for indoor use in most areas. HOW CAN YOU EVEN CONNECT THE FUEL FILTER WHEN THE ATTACHMENT FOR THE 20 POUND TANK IS A QUICK DISCONNECT? DO WE NEED TO USE THE FILTER TO FILL THE ONE POUND CYLINDERS FROM THAT 20 POUND TANK? Hopefully your big buddy isn’t as sensitive when starting it as mine. You screw this filter onto that hose fitting. This filter will keep your line clean, and that's much easier than having a heater go out on you and then you have to troubleshoot to find the problem. NEW Mr. Heater 15,000 BTU Propane Heater/Cooker, Model : MH15C. WHAT IS IT THAT THIS IS GOING TO FILTER OUT ANYWAY? It screws into the appliance, and the hose screws into it. That very slightly expands and contracts the hose thereby gradually squeezing and leaching some of the oil (used to plasticize the hose material) from the hose. There are far fewer impurities in the small canisters than the larger tanks. Shop Mr. Heater Cast Aluminum Propane Hose Fuel Filter in the Propane Tanks & Accessories department at Lowe's.com. tank i wouldn't but i would put the cap back on the tank when finished if it not empty to prevent dirt from getting on top of tank which could get into the heater and plug the line. Set your store to see local availability Add to Cart. Make sure to check for leaks! If you are using the one pound cylinders then you should not have any clogs. It would be my guess it would last a very long time,its been a while but I don't think the one they sold me works with the hose they sold me. CLICK HERE . THE FILTER MAKES A RATTLE NOISE WHEN GENTLY SHAKEN. I know Mr. Heater says you should replace the filter annually and it only costs about $10. Other features seem to be the same. Mr. Heater Brand Mr. Heater Model Portable Buddy Product Dimensions 19.56 x 34.04 x 38.1 cm; 4.08 Kilograms Item model number F232000 Manufacturer Part Number F232000 Folding No Cover Included Portable Buddy Heater, Piezo Igniter Item Weight 4.08 kg Many years ago, I was involved in the handling of MILLIONS of gallons of propane.) CAREERS. It's worth the small investment. WHERE IS THE BAFFLE TO BE REMOVED TO CLEAN? Just my opinion. I used for the season and it still works have put 7 tanks of fuel thought it 10 pound tanks. No just with the bulk tanks like BBQ grill tanks. WILL THE BUDDY HEATER STILL SIT LEVEL IF INSTALLING THE FILTER AND A 1 LB TANK ? The Tough Buddy, in its signature yellow, is available only through Lowes. Having used these filters for several years now I can say that, when I try to start the heater at the beginning of each new season, the heater will invariably NOT start until I replace the filter. That hose feeds high pressure from the tank to the canister connection on your appliance. It says on the package, "FILTER MUST BE CHANGED ANNUALLY." 83 List List Price $269.95 $ 269 . Over the past 10 years, I have had only one failure -- one heater clogged … Using the hose that includes a pressure regulator AT THE TANK that feeds low pressure to the heater, yo u will not need the filter. Added the 10 foot fuel line to a 20lb propane cylinder. It's a throw away.When it's clogged replace. I guess it depends on how much you use your heater. Overview. I've used both the 1 lb. HOW LONG WILL THE FILTER LAST BEFORE NEEDING REPLACEMENT OR CAN THEY BE CLEANED OUT WITH A SOLVENT AND REUSED? IDO Bought it when they first came out and have had zero issues plus it’s never left me cold including some sub zero nights on LOW. The Mr Buddy propane heater has a sensor which detects the amount of oxygen/fresh air in the area being heated. I know the budget minded thinks about the added expense but if the regulator gets clogged you will spend more in repairs than the price of the filter. As others said, the it is recommended that it be replaced each year. NEW Mr.Heater Portable Propane Heater MH15 . Recommended when using F273701 or F273702 hoses, you don't need it with the quick connect hose. The filter is ONLY NEEDED in high pressure HOSE (Like the F273702 Hose) operations where you feed high pressure gas from a larger cylinder to the 1# canister connection on the heater. Mr. Heater 4000 to 18000 BTU Big Buddy Propane Gas Space Heater with Big Buddy Carry Bag Model# MH-F274800 + MH-78019 $ 178 22 $ 178 22. 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