Mr. Heater 12-Ft. Hose with Regulator for Item# 173635
works but not recommended
First let me say I used this product on my big buddy heater and it works just like one would expect, until my heater got clogged. Now I have a nice boat anchor with a 12 foot hose. The problem is that you can not use a fuel filter with this hose. With out a fuel filter after just a few 20 pound tanks you have one clogged up useless heater.
use only the Mr. Heater non regulated hose that screws onto where the little tanks go. So that it will work with the filter.
January 29, 2012
A regulator is not a filter
I have had my Little buddy now for 3 years and always use a 20lb. propane tank. This hose is a must to keep tank out of my way. I also was told not to buy a filter and did not at first. After talking to one of our propane agents, I now use a filter also.
It was expained to me that in all big propane tanks, there are impurities that reside. Those impurities may be drawn up into your tank as you have it refilled. The requlator on the hose is not designed to control impurities, only pressure. Therefore it is important to be aware that to actually filter these impurities, you need the filter for your heater. Remember, that orifice on that heater is very small and can clog easily. In case you don't use a filter. Piano wire , a G string, works pretty well to clear the way.
December 22, 2010
A must have!!
for any one who has a big buddy heater this is a must have supper easy to use .works well for shop or lose of power!!
February 16, 2010
Good, but pricey
This is a really convenient item, but I noticed a significant reduction in gas pressure. It almost seems that the regulator is set more for a high pressure application such as 100 lb. tanks. I didn’t get nearly as much heat from the ceramic plates as I did using a straight hose from a 20 lb. tank with a Mr. Heater filter. I like this product, but I'm not really sure if it's worth the price.
November 11, 2009
This hose is worth the money. I can now haul a 20 pound propane tank to the shack and not have too worry about heat for a long while.
March 16, 2009
A must have for Big Buddy portable propane heater
This hose is a must if you have a Big Buddy portable propane heater. This hose allows you to hook up to a 20 lb propane tank and can heat for up to 120 hours vs. 8 hours on two of the small tanks that hook directly to the heater.
March 16, 2009
Quick and easy
Got tired of using the small bottles and ordered this for my Big Buddy heater. It took less than five minutes to in stall and start using this hose with quick connect. Now I can go for days between swapping out bottles.
March 16, 2009
The best add-on for a Mr. Heater Big Buddy heater
This is that hose that you want if you want to hook up a twenty pound tank. You DO want to use the twenty pound tank. Even though the price is high in comparison to the heater itself it will pay for itself in a year or two over the hoses with no regulator because YOU DO NOT have to buy filters which run around the ten dollar range . Also the quick disconnect fitting is more useful than I thought. It was faster and easier to set up the Big Buddy in the cold with this fitting - my hands did not have a chance to freeze. This hose WILL store under the Big Buddy in the storage area.
4/5 because of the price.
November 21, 2008
Fittings and connectors worked great. Hose length accommodates keeping the propane tank away from the Mr Heater.
November 17, 2008
easy to install
i purchased this to use with 20 pound propane tank easy to install easy to use
April 15, 2008