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[Princess Auto] Mr. Buddy Heaters

Big buddy, buddy and little buddy heaters on clearance at Princess Auto. Was able to pick up a big buddy for $141 all in. Great price on the little buddy for those who want to get into ice fishing.
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Do bear in mind that these are bad for human health, you are breathing untreated concentrated exhaust.
Here is some information:
https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environm ... alth-risks

https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/ar ... as-heaters

https://www.abe.iastate.edu/extension-a ... s-aen-204/
In fact in Rand McNally they wear hats on their feet and hamburgers eat people
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Quentin5 wrote: Do bear in mind that these are bad for human health, you are breathing untreated concentrated exhaust.
Here is some information:
https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environm ... alth-risks

https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/ar ... as-heaters

https://www.abe.iastate.edu/extension-a ... s-aen-204/
Wow I cant believe there are unvented heaters for houses, insane. I can understand a leaky fish hut where you are always getting fresh air but inside a house that is supposed to be as air tight as possible...
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Pretty good price on the Big Buddy as I ordered one a few years back on Amazon for $114.50.
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instanoodles wrote: Wow I cant believe there are unvented heaters for houses, insane. I can understand a leaky fish hut where you are always getting fresh air but inside a house that is supposed to be as air tight as possible...
There is money to be made.
But ventilation is not enough unless you vent out all the heat you just created which defeats the point of this appliance.
In fact in Rand McNally they wear hats on their feet and hamburgers eat people
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Pretty good deal. Like another mentioned I also got this from Amazon a few years ago and I love it. I use it in the shed during the winter if I have to work on the snowblower. My shed is not insulated but it doesn't take long to heat up the place so I can work without my winter jacket.

If you are going to buy I would recommend to get the filter if you are going to use a 20lb propane tank + adapter hose.

https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/ ... -prod-com5
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nounou23 wrote: Pretty good deal. Like another mentioned I also got this from Amazon a few years ago and I love it. I use it in the shed during the winter if I have to work on the snowblower. My shed is not insulated but it doesn't take long to heat up the place so I can work without my winter jacket.

If you are going to buy I would recommend to get the filter if you are going to use a 20lb propane tank + adapter hose.

https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/ ... -prod-com5
You can always get the buddy heater hose designed not to leach oils, that way you don’t need the filter.
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I ordered a 50,000 btu NG furnace for my garage last week from Princess Auto. Purolator delivered it in pretty shitty shape even compared to Purolator standards.
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UmarF7302 wrote: What portable indoor heater would you recommend then?
I don't know of any that are portable yet safe for human life.
Gas furnaces use heat exchangers so that heat is extracted and exhaust is vented outdoors and not breathed by occupants.
Electric space heaters use about 1500W and are safe for indoor use but electric heat is pricey and you need an electricity source to run them.
In fact in Rand McNally they wear hats on their feet and hamburgers eat people
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Melkor wrote: I ordered a 50,000 btu NG furnace for my garage last week from Princess Auto. Purolator delivered it in pretty shitty shape even compared to Purolator standards.
Given that the box still contains the item and it was actually delivered to the proper address... Purolator did well above their average delivery!
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Melkor wrote: I ordered a 50,000 btu NG furnace for my garage last week from Princess Auto. Purolator delivered it in pretty shitty shape even compared to Purolator standards.
Thats pretty extreme...
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Quentin5 wrote: Do bear in mind that these are bad for human health, you are breathing untreated concentrated exhaust.
Here is some information:
https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environm ... alth-risks

https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/ar ... as-heaters

https://www.abe.iastate.edu/extension-a ... s-aen-204/
These heaters are not approved in Canada to use indoors. The articles you have here are only relevant to the USA.

Big Buddy heaters in Canada come with a mandatory giant label NOT FOR USE INDOORS attached to the knob. Source: I have one.

They are for use in places with lots of ventilation like open garages, construction sites, hunting, ice fishing huts, etc
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Thanks OP got the Big buddy too.

This Heater is great for ice fishing, camping or emergencies. This heater is very safe with the Automatic low oxygen shut-off system (ODS) and the
Accidental tip-over safety shut-off.

Note The Mr Heater Big Buddy is the MH18B (As Princess Auto description)

*Due to recent governmental changes to import tariffs, Mr. Heater has removed the fan on some models of the Mr. Heater Big Buddy (MH18B). We apologize for the inconvenience and confusion this has caused some customers. Please feel free to contact Mr. Heater Technical Service with any questions by phone at (800)-251-0001 or email on the Contact Us form.

Country Restriction: CANADA

https://www.mrheater.com/big-buddy-port ... -2933.html
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brunes wrote: These heaters are not approved in Canada to use indoors. The articles you have here are only relevant to the USA.
The border has the magical ability to render pollution nontoxic when you cross it. Please.
I am reminded of those who don't care about the hazardous chemical warnings on products because they are required by the state of California. Apparently lead, carcinogens and other toxins are only dangerous there...
Big Buddy heaters in Canada come with a mandatory giant label NOT FOR USE INDOORS attached to the knob. Source: I have one.

They are for use in places with lots of ventilation like open garages, construction sites, hunting, ice fishing huts, etc
An enclosed space is an enclosed space. In order to vent their pollution you would have to vent out all the heat they produce. That defeats the purpose of using them.
If you don't care that your breathing burned fuel exhaust thats your business, but pretending it doesn't exist is stupid. Simply admit you don't care about the health implications of breathing exhaust.
In fact in Rand McNally they wear hats on their feet and hamburgers eat people
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No 4000-9000k units at Edm PA's. Had two in cart at Lowe's ( namao)and they wouldn't match or beat due to verifying no stock. Fyi they at clearing this unit for $99.....
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surrealillusion wrote: Pretty good price on the Big Buddy as I ordered one a few years back on Amazon for $114.50.
Wish I got it at that price. Upgraded my hut this year so I'm going to need the extra warmth for guests.
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Melkor wrote: I ordered a 50,000 btu NG furnace for my garage last week from Princess Auto. Purolator delivered it in pretty shitty shape even compared to Purolator standards.
I have a Mr Heater version of this. The B-vent was as much as the heater.
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Quentin5 wrote:

An enclosed space is an enclosed space. In order to vent their pollution you would have to vent out all the heat they produce. That defeats the purpose of using them.
If you don't care that your breathing burned fuel exhaust thats your business, but pretending it doesn't exist is stupid. Simply admit you don't care about the health implications of breathing exhaust.
Doesn't the majority of heat get transferred through infrared though? I can have the heater pointed at me warming me up and have the wind/fan blowing the fumes away from me (outdoors)

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