The Mr. Heater brand of portable propane heaters is hugely popular among everyone from campers to fishermen to construction workers. Homeowners extending the season of using outdoor decks and patios also like them. The Big Buddy portable heater is also popular for use as an emergency home heat source during a winter storm power outage. They are easy to carry anywhere, and they run on disposable propane cylinders. An optional hose kit can connect the heater to a larger propane tank such as the ones used with barbecue grills.
A Big Buddy heater is switchable between putting out 4,000, 9,000 or 18,000 BTU/HR. This makes them capable of heating up to 400 square feet of enclose space. With their built in low oxygen shut off sensors, they are safe for use in everything from a home to an ice fishing shanty. Lower heat output models are available for smaller spaces.
The heaters are made of metal and tough plastic. A metal grill protects the ceramic bricks that glow orange as the propane burns. An internal fan runs on batteries to circulate heat where it is needed. Though the heaters are made tough to take the bumps and scrapes typical of any portable device, they can break. Dropping the heater during transport could possibly break one of the ceramic perforated bricks. The grill is designed to protect the unit, and it may get bent if the heater is dropped. There is damage that can happen which is purely cosmetic in nature, or it may render the heater useless.
Instead of just buying a new unit if something breaks on the heater, consider replacing just the broken parts. A Mr. Heater Big Buddy heater is an investment in always having a back up heat source in case of an emergency. It can also be used to provide heat for most any reason or situation. EquipSupply.com carries the full line of Mr. Heater products and is also a source for parts to repair them.
EquipSupply.com also carries parts for kerosene heaters such as wicks, mica windows and even a scent additive for kerosene. Equipsupply.com is a parts supplier for electric, oil, natural gas and propane heaters as well as providing parts for radiant heaters, patio heaters and portable heaters. Whether a high pressure nozzle for an oil furnace is needed or special fittings to connect a propane line, Equipsupply.com has it all. Instead of replacing an expensive heater, save some money and just get the part to fix it.