Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Mr. Heater Portable Buddy-Gear Review
I bought this heater for my 12 x 16 studio which is a metal building with R13 insulation and panneling installed. It has a pressure treated floor and carpeting. During the winter I needed some form of heat which did not require electrical hook ups. I wanted something that would not be dependent on a power source.
This heater cost $84 bucks at Walmart. It uses one pound propane cannisters which can be screwed into the system quite easily. There are two settings, high and low, and is designed to shut off if it tips over.
A person can buy a hose and hook it up to a 20 pound propane cannister. I've decided to keep the portability feature to enable instant heat in the corner of the studio I'm working. A one pound cannister will burn about 6 hours on the low setting.
A great feature is it could also be taken on camping trips, used during power outtages inside our home, or lent to someone in need. Little ventilation is needed. I simply open the window a tiny bit when using the heater for any length of time.
I am quite happy with the heat it generates. It can melt fabric if set too closely to curtains. Once my jogging pants began to melt while I was standing too close enjoying the first heat.
The propane cannisters can be recyled. They can not be refilled, a disadvantage to fuel supply. This Portable Buddy-Mr Heater is a great buy.