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Mr. Heater

Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Radiant Heater 4-9K BTU

Model: MH9BX
Walmart # 552339175
Average Rating:out of 5 stars
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The Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Radiant Heater provides heat wherever you need it. It is made with a patented, radiant, 4,000- to 9,000-BTU design. This innovative, transportable, indoor-safe portable radiant heater features an easy-start, four-position control. It has a built-in piezo ignitor and high/low temperature settings, so you can customize your experience. The Mr. Heater radiant heater has a safety system that shuts the unit off, should it be tipped over. The fold-down handles make it easy to carry from one area to another as needed. This heater has a range of approximately 200 square feet to heat those chilly areas of your home. It features a swivel regulator that allows you to adapt the usage from a disposable cylinder to a remote gas supply as needed. The Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Radiant Heater will connect directly to a 1-lb cylinder.
  • Space Heater Type
    Radiant Heaters
  • Recommended Location
    Indoor
  • Maximum Room Size
    200 sq ft
  • Power Type
    Electric
  • Fuel Type
    Propane
  • Actual Color
    RED AND BLACK

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The Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Radiant Heater provides heat wherever you need it. It is made with a patented, radiant, 4,000- to 9,000-BTU design. This innovative, transportable, indoor-safe portable radiant heater features an easy-start, four-position control. It has a built-in piezo ignitor and high/low temperature settings, so you can customize your experience. The Mr. Heater radiant heater has a safety system that shuts the unit off, should it be tipped over. The fold-down handles make it easy to carry from one area to another as needed. This heater has a range of approximately 200 square feet to heat those chilly areas of your home. It features a swivel regulator that allows you to adapt the usage from a disposable cylinder to a remote gas supply as needed. The Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Radiant Heater will connect directly to a 1-lb cylinder.
Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Radiant Heater:
  • CSA-certified
  • Low-oxygen ODS
  • Tip-over shut-off system to provide safe, reliable heat anytime, anywhere
  • Portable radiant heater features fold-down handles
  • Mr. Heater radiant heater has large heating surface that directs radiant heat and covers approximately 200 sqft
  • 4,000- to 9,000-BTU per hour temperature settings and limited 1-year warranty
  • Designed with a swivel-out regulator for easy fuel connecting
  • Safe for use indoors
  • Made to operate on propane gas
  • Start knob has a single control
  • Features high-low settings
  • Automatically shuts off if the system is tipped over

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Warning: Using this product will expose you to a by-product of combustion, carbon-monoxide, known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. www.p65warnings.ca.gov

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Limited 1-year warranty.
Mr. Heater Inc.
MH9BX
Mr. Heater
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200 sq ft
10.6 POUNDS
Indoor
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F232060
Electric

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
Buddy radiant Heater
It's an excellent portable heater. Keeps my ice shack warm and it's the safest propane heater on the market. Easy to start and has a high and low switch. It is well designed and looks very sharp! Works great in a tent, camper, hunting blind or trailer too. A little pricey but well worth it! You won't be disappointed. GET IT!
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buddy heater
ordered the buddy heater on line from wal mart got it in mail about a week waited a few days took it out of box then tried to light it pilot light would not stay lite tried everything , taking it back couldn't find any help very dissapointed its brand new
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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
Buddy radiant Heater
It's an excellent portable heater. Keeps my ice shack warm and it's the safest propane heater on the market. Easy to start and has a high and low switch. It is well designed and looks very sharp! Works great in a tent, camper, hunting blind or trailer too. A little pricey but well worth it! You won't be disappointed. GET IT!
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buddy heater
ordered the buddy heater on line from wal mart got it in mail about a week waited a few days took it out of box then tried to light it pilot light would not stay lite tried everything , taking it back couldn't find any help very dissapointed its brand new
It's an excellent portable heater. Keeps my ice shack warm and it's the safest propane heater on the market. Easy to start and has a high and low switch. It is well designed and looks very sharp! Works great in a tent, camper, hunting blind or trailer too. A little pricey but well worth it! You won't be disappointed. GET IT!
ordered the buddy heater on line from wal mart got it in mail about a week waited a few days took it out of box then tried to light it pilot light would not stay lite tried everything , taking it back couldn't find any help very dissapointed its brand new

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Easy to set-up and operate

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My main interest was using this heater as a temporary, emergency indoor heat source. Since it does not generate the deadly carbon monoxide gas and since it has a low oxygen shut-off valve, it is ideal to heat a small area should we lose our electricity. It is easy to set-up and operate.

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Must have for cool weather tent camping!

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This little heater is great. We camp in Northern California where the night temps drop into the 40s even during the summer. This heater will get our eight person tent warm within a minute or two. One green bottle of propane lasts us at least four nights. We normally run the heater on low when we are going to sleep and shut it off during the middle of the night because it will actually make the tent too warm. For longer trips I recommend getting an adapter hose and using a 20 lb propane tank, like what it used for gas grills. The hose can be purchased anywhere that sells propane grills. You don't have to buy any specific hose. They are all universal. Just make sure you buy one long enough to keep the tank and heater seperated by a few feet. We keep the tank outside the tent and run the hose through an opening made for extension cords in the bottom.

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Great & portable way to get heat

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My family & I were going on a camping trip to where it was going to be cold so we decided to invest in this portable heater due to the safety features. I was very pleased with heater & would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a portable heat source. Besides the safety features, it was easy to use & I liked that you could control the heat with a turn of a knob. It kept us warm throughout the night. We did have to change the propane in the middle of the night but it was because we had it on high the whole time. It lasted at least 4-5 hours though which I thought was quite reasonable.

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Nice heater

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I Unboxed it, read the directions, installed the 1Lb bottle of propane, turned the switch and it lit right up. This is a very simple heater to use. It's energy efficient and quite powerful. Heats up in no time. I'm very happy with this product. Buy it!

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Warms med/large sized room very well

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The last one I purchased worked for 7 years, this seems like the same quality and output. I have it connected to a 20lb cylinder. Sometimes at the end of the season you can find them in store for $45. If you need something to warm a bathroom quickly this is it using the 1lb bottles.

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portable heater

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the heater is wonderful! in the snow storm that we had a few years ago that left me and my all electric home without heat or power for 2 weeks, this was a miracle!! it is light weight, easy to use, safety features and runs for quite a while on 1 lb. bottle of propane. I have purchased another in anticipation of winter storms and my daughters home. the price is super good and Wal-Mart did a great job with obtaining it and ordering it online and store pickup

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Great purchase

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Have owned several of these over the years. They are safe and reliable for 3-4 years and then seem to die so you need a new one. Walmart had the best price around by far. As long as you know they do die after a few years you will be happy with this heater.

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

A good purchase.

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The biggest negative is that it does go through the propane pretty fast. I used it on low the first night and it lasted about 5 hours. Then I was pretty cold. I thought I'd save a little propane by keeping it low. That strategy didn't work. The 30 degrees temperature might have had something to do with that. For my second night, I put it on high and it went about three hours and then I woke up and changed it. I was comfy however. I also discovered that if you bump it, it automatically shuts off. Might be a nuisance, but definitely safe. I liked that feature.

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Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

good if you know how to refill canisters

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gives off good enough heat such that our floorboard heaters never kick in when this thing is on. We use it inside the house and we haven't had any problems with the carbon monoxide alarm. the only con to this heater that I see is that it consumes the 1lb tanks in about 5 hours on high. However, I prefer screwing on a new canister rather than pouring smelly kerosene for a kerosene heater. Much more convenient, no kerosene spills to worry about and doesn't give off smelly kerosene vapors. I would suggest you purchase a propane refill adapter from harbor freight($18) or online from walmart. That way, each pound of propane costs about $1.30. Otherwise you will be buying a lot of canisters to keep this thing going.

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Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

lots of heat

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I used this heater tent camping and the outdoor temperature got below 40F the first night out. We turned this heater on High in the middle of the night, and it warmed up the 6-man sized tent and everything in it in a out 15 minutes. We shut it off after that, and were good the rest of the night. I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't such a potential fire hazard. It has nice safety features, but when using it in a relatively small space, it is tricky to keep everything a minimum safe distance from the heater. Easy to hook up to the propane bottle and start. It's lightweight and packs away easy enough.

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by An anonymous customerNovember 10, 2011


1. According to the Camping World description you can...and you guessed it.. the hose is sold separately. LOL
by KRART
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2. Definitely! Here's an all-in-one high-pressure hose and bulk tank connector: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stansport-5-Hose-Connects-Appliance-to-Bulk-Tank/10899099 Here are a few examples of the hose you can use to connect to a bulk tank, but a bulk tank adapter will also be needed. If the above is sold out and you need it fast, this is another option: I have two, similar to this Stansport brand, only in 8ft length: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stansport-10-Hose-Connects-Appliance-to-Distribution-Post/10899100 Coleman brand: http://www.walmart.com/ip/COLEMAN-8-PROPANE-HOSE/13848690 And, to go along with the high pressure hoses is the bulk tank adapter. I also have one of these: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stansport-Type-1-QCCI-Adapter/10899098 Here's a bulk tank "tree" which allows connection of multiple hoses and a propane lantern on top, which connects directly to the bulk tank. I've used a Coleman brand, similar to this one, for nearly 25 years to connect a heater, lantern and propane camp stove: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stansport-Distribution-Post-2-Piece-3-Outlet-Distribution-Post/10899101 ...and, another: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-Distribution-Tree-2-Piece/13848693 Using any of the above to connect to bulk propane cylinders will save you a ton over buying the disposable cylinders, and give very long run times for these smaller propane appliances. You do need to consider how much you will actually use these items, but if used frequently and/or for extended periods this may be a very good choice for you.
by SearchingForTheGoodStuff
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3. The instructions state that only a 1 lb cylinder should be used. I wouldn't be brave enough to defy that recommendation. We did find that on the high setting, the 1 lb bottle lasted almost 4 hours.
by MOMMAto3Bs
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4. i've seen a model that comes with the hose for the 20lb propane heater.
by cnova
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5. Kit is avaliable but tank shouldn't come in the house.
by haiing
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6. Here are two numbers for hoses you need: F271803 This connects to the quick connect. There is place place where you connect canisters and on one side there is a quick connect. This hose comes with a regulator. Hose is 12 foot long. F273704 connects to the same place you connect a canister. It does not need a regulator because it connects to the Big Buddy internal regulator. NEITHER NEEDS A FUEL FILTER. But you can use other hoses that will need a fuel filter that you must change once a year. This is 10 foot long. Both can be ordered from Mr. heater dot com or Northern Tool dot com if Walmart doesn't have them. At least you can see what they look like on the other sites.
by Vistagraphs
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7. Yes you can connect it to a 20lb cylinder. I also run mine on a 100lb cylinder. This unit has a built in regulator. I know that Lowes, Home Depot and other hardware stores carry the hoses. I am not sure if Walmart has them in store, but you may be able to buy it online. Mr. Heater recommends that you use a disposable fuel filter when connecting to a remote cylinder. I have three Mr. Heater Buddy Heaters and have never used the filter.
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Last answer: November 19, 2011

by CartmanNovember 18, 2012


1. if this is the same heater i was looking at, it will last 110 hours connected to a 20lb porpane tank running on the low setting which is around 9000 BTU's
by cnova
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2. Long time. I was surprised. They say 6-8 hours. Sounds right.
by haiing
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3. You can use a one pound canister of LPG and it will run for about 4 hours on low. Use two at the same time and it will last abiut six hours but will give off more heat on lo. If you use a twenty pound tank which you must keep outdoor and use a hose, you can go on low for about eighty hours.
by Vistagraphs
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4. On a 20lb. tank, it will run about 110 hours on low.
by ikuriakos
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5. The product review says up to 110 hours on a 20 pound tank. I have had two of these units and most I have gotten is around 75-80 hours on low setting, using a 20 pound tank.
by wadagy
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6. 4 1/2 hours on low.
by Aub76
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Last answer: November 19, 2012

by cookieqOctober 29, 2012


1. propane
by matthew91
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2. This burns propane. A typical bottle (like what you would use for a lantern or camp stove) lasted us about 3.5/4 hours on high.
by MOMMAto3Bs
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3. D batteries, either 2 or 4 batteries
by cnova
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4. Starter switch sparks and ignites the propane. Just like your outside griller. And remember; cold propane is harder to light.
by haiing
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5. Propane or LPG. Use eithe one pound canisters or 20 pound tanks.Can be used safely indoors, but the tank must be kept outdoors.
by Vistagraphs
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6. Propane
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Last answer: October 29, 2012

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