ProCom Blue Flame Vent-Free Wall Heater - 30,000 BTU Output, 1000 Sq. Ft. Heating Capacity, Model# MD300TBA
Strong odor NG when heater is in operation
I purchased this Heater MD300TBA to replace an older model that we had good experience with in past. The new Unit did not get much service since it was purchased in March 2013 at the end of the heat season. When we did use it, we noticed a very strong odor of Nat Gas when the heater was on. the Plumber checked his work and there were no leaks in the external gas lines. We believe that the problem is the Heater itself. We were offered "no" help from "David" at Pro Com Blue Flame, the Mfg. His best adevise was for us to check for internal leaks inside the Unit and get back to them. Unfortunately, the odor is so strong we believe there is a danger in using the Unit. Based on my experience with the Manufacturer, I Caution you all, "Buyer Beware."
December 2, 2013
Great heater, we use it for our 20x20 hunting tent. You couldn't ask for anything better. Clean, no fumes, it sure beats stocking a wood stove and the smell in the tent. When not in use during hunting I use it in my shop during the winter. You can't go wrong with this heater!
September 17, 2013
I am a software dev by day and a beginning handyman by evening. I wanted to heat my 2 car oversized garage so I could use it more during the winter months. This heater was a great buy first off and man does it work! My pets were happy happy happy and so was I!. I rarely turned the heater above level 1 and it kept the garage at around 65 degrees and comfortable for working. Great product!
September 17, 2013
Can't believe I didn't do this sooner
About every 2 or 3 years the power goes out at my house. I live in an older neighborhood where the power lines are above ground and in the wilnter when the ice storms come....the electricity goes off....sometimes for several days. I purchased this stove to supplement my portable generator. I run the gen during the day when I need everything but at night when I only need to keep warm and keep the pipes from freezing this stove is perfect. I have an electric range in my kitchen but there was also a natural gas pipe behind the range. I connected to the pipe. It literally took longer to read the directions than to set up the stove. It works great! Natural gas is sure a lot cheaper than the gasoline for the generator!
I should have done this years ago.
April 28, 2013
This heater has been a godsend
I purchased this heater for the house. Due to medical conditions, my elderly parent was unable to go to the heated upstairs, but had to rely on unheated (for the most part) downstairs part of the house. We had a fire place insert, but it was not adequate. Again, due to medical issues, she was always cold--until I bought this heater! This has worked fantastic for two years, and I would buy another in a heartbeat. We are running it about 2 on a scale of 5 and it does a great job. This has enhanced the quality of her life by a great deal. She is no longer cold all the time. The fire place would work, but it difficult to regulate, and also requires constant attendance. This unit, once set requires very little attention. Vacuum any accumulated dust occasionally and you are good to go. The only thing to be aware of is that a professional is probably required to run the propane line to the heater. The tank should always be outside the structure. I installed a CO monitor, and it has never gone off even once, no matter how cold and how long the unit runs. It is very efficient and operates with no odor, condensation, or other issues. Buy this heater with confidence. I would imagine the smaller ones for smaller spaces would be the same in their operation and trouble free nature. I consider this a "long term" review, having lived with the unit for a couple of years. I have been well pleased and can think of no way to improve the performance. I did purchase the optional fan, and it helps a lot to distribute the heat quickly and efficiently.
April 23, 2013
Great heater... beware of the fan
I am very impressed with the amount of heat this unit puts out. It is fairly quiet, and looks good, too. The fan is a must, HOWEVER.... the blower unit that was sent to me does not function on the "auto" mode. I have to keep it on "manual", which means it is running constantly. I called Pro Com and it turns out that I have to pull the fan out, take off the brackets, and put star washers on. Of course, they don't have them and can't send them, thus I have to go shopping.
Other than that, I would highly reccommend this product.
December 3, 2012
Nice little heater
got this for the family room in my basement- it keeps us all toasty warm in the winter months. It is cool that it works with natural gas but also works with propane. would buy it again. low maintainence and cleaning. only thing out of the box it was lacking is a small fan to move the heat around. (I use a ceiling fan to get the same results)
October 15, 2012
Excellent for small to medium area
We installed one of these in our hunting camp to replace a regular propane furnace. Not only does it do a better job of heating the camp but it also uses a whole lot less propane gas to accomplish it. At most, we turn it to the number 2 setting, but most of the time it stays on number 1. Any higher than 2 and it will roast us out of camp.
October 15, 2012
My Garage Heater
I put this heater in my garage, (30' x 20') which is insulated. I keep it set at a constant 55 deg. F. and when I am working in the garage I raise it to about 65 deg. F. It does a great job, heats quickly and maintains temp. excellently at a very low cost to me. I don't notice any difference in my bill from the previous years. I am very HAPPY with this product. Remember I live in iowa, we have cold winters here.
October 15, 2012
We live way out in the country and have frequent power outages.In the Ice storms two years ago power was off for two weeks and no power equals no central heat!!
We bought this last year with the feet and It's our main heater in our 1925 home it's a two story farm house about 1300 sq. foot home and this stove kept it toasty all winter with out the worry of a power failure.the only issue Ive had is the ignighter button is a little hard to push and takes several pushes to get it to spark to light it but all in all its not bad.
August 21, 2012