Mr. Heater Propane Fuel Filter for Portable Buddy and Big Buddy Heaters
Having been a Mr. Buddy customer since before it merged with the other big name and having suffered the demise of more than one heater through what I had been told was "dirty gas" from the bulk containers 20# and so, I was more than willing to attempt to protect my newest hundred dollar investment by purchasing this $15 accessory. The heater was new, b\never used, the filter was new, never used. The heater came with a book, the filter came with a receipt, no instruction. So, how hard could it be, just screw it in somewhere in the line right? Apparently not, there is a moving part inside and orientation has something to do with the working of the filter, still once you figure this out, beware. The filter lets gas out so slowly that the pilot consumes the gas faster than the filter releases it. In turn the light goes out. Remover the filter, the light stays on. So, in my experience, the filter is not a value.
January 22, 2011
If you don't use this filter then sooner or later imprities in your propane will clog the orifices in the heater and it won't light. Believe the instructions. A voice of experience who didn't use one.
January 27, 2011
Peace of mind
I purchased the filter because the propane heater I previously owned failed after a few years probably because I never used a filter on it.
I really have no way to tell the efficiency of the filter,but it gives me peace of mind that while using it I am doing all I can.
The filter is simple to install and I believe it works because it's pretty easy to make a filter.
March 12, 2014