"Use this portable heater anywhere you need a blast of heat. Great for tents, campers, RVs, hunting, fishing, workshops, garages, cabins and more. Two heat settings produce 4000 or 9000 BTU, heating a 200 sq. ft. area. Blower Included No, Clearance from Side Wall in. 6, Thermostat Included No, Heating Capability sq. ft. 200, Clearance from Corner in. 6, Category Type Radiant heat, BTU Output 9,000, Oxygen Depletion Sensor Yes, Clearance from Rear Wall in. 6, Dimensions L x W x H in. 7 x 13 x 15, Heat Settings 2, Igniter Pilot light, Needs Direct Venting No, Remote Included No. Lightweight and easy to carry with fold-down handle for compact storage Uses 1-lb. or 20-lb. propane tank neither included Provides 3 to 6 hours of heat with 1-lb. propane cylinder and 48 to 110 hours with a 20-lb. tank Swivel out feature for easy connection to liquid propane cylinder and hose Automatic low oxygen safety shut-off Accidental tip-over shut-off for added safety CSA certified Not for sale in MA"
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Summary(237 reviews)
232 of 237(98%)would recommend this product to a friend.
"For the money spent, I think this little prortable heater is the "cat's meow". I am using in a Sprinter van for camping and it will keep the inside of the van very comforatable for our cool ights camping in the Sierra Mountains. Even in the summer, temperatures drop to 25-30 degrees at night and even with the insulation in the van, my wife, my two pugs and I get a little cool before daybreak.
"An excellent buy for what it can do Will easily hear a 10x10 room and keeps the chill out Very quiet, we use them in our deer blinds and will run you out heat wise if ran on hi Very quite and small propane bottles will last up to 2 hours"
"Bought this heater to use at my work bench in my garage and in our RV.. It heats up the area very quickly, it's very light and easy to move around, and it's easy to operate. I ordered it online via Northerns website and had it shipped to my nearby store for pickup. No problems at all. It has exceeded my expectations."
"This heater is easy to use and throws a ton of heat for a portable unit. The 1 lb propane tanks last much longer than I thought they would so this heater is economical as well. I'm very impressed with this heater's performance, looks and reliability."
"use it in my deer stand and works great with no noise and the right amount of heat on low to be comfortable on cold days.I own two of these for same reason and very pleased.I have a 20 # bottle on each with the hose option and last two seasons easily.i would and do recommend this product to others."
"I have not used this yet but I think it will be perfect. It is to be used as a gift for a relative who will most likely use it the most for ice fishing. Will report back if review needs to be changed."
"My shed is uninsulated, approximately 200 sq ft and is 12' hign at the peak. I tried using this heater on a 45 degree windy day with all doors closed and it really didn't warm up the shed at all. I'm going to return it and exchange it for the Big Buddy 18,000 btu heater that has a blower. I think the blower will make a big difference."
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4out of8found this review helpful.
By Mr. Heater, Product Expert, November 11, 2014
Thank you for your feedback and review! The MH18B, Big Buddy, will be a much better heater in your application. The MH9BX is good for 200 square feet on the high end, but not big enough for any more than that. The Big Buddy will be much better for you. Thanks again for the feedback!
"The Mr Heater portable buddy that I purchased at Northern Tool was priced right, arrived on time and has worked as expected since I received it. This is the third Mr Heater product I have used in recent years and they all have worked up to my expectations. I'm full y satisfied. Thanx!!!"
"Bought for a camping weekend in NE Tx. Low was 40 degrees and this was almost too much heat in our tent. Part of the night only used the pilot light. When it got really chilly the heater did fine on low. We use a fleece blanket to sleep between and layers of blankets under us. Also wear layers and a hat to keep in body heat. Standard cold camping necessities. Keep the heater out if drafts and on a fairly level surface to keep the safety features from turning of the pilot. Keep at least a small ventilation path in a tent as a safety precaution."
"I bought this heater. It was delivered just in time to take it on a camping trip. I fired it up at home just to make sure it was in good working condition. It heated up nicely. I went camping at 4200 feet elevation. The pilot lite started up fine but the heater would not get going at all. To say the least I froze all night! The pilot light would only stay on for about 10 seconds at a time! This heater is supposed to work at 7000 feet! Don't count on it! So much for a light little hunting heater!!"
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By Mr. Heater, Product Expert, October 29, 2013
We apologize for the issue you are having with our MH9BX heater. The heater is intended to work at the 4,200 feet you were camping at. We would be happy to help you in our Technical Service Department. If you would like to speak with us, please call 1-800-251-0001.
"I love this little heater I use it in my workshop and in my little shack/cabin in the woods the only downside is the adjustment knob/lighter feels a little on the wobbly side. takes a bit of getting used to. other than that I'm really happy with the little heater so far. I start it on high and adjust it to low when the chill is gone. I think I will get the adapter for the big tank so I can use it for extended periods of time. mr heater is good stuff"
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By Mr. Heater, Product Expert, October 17, 2013
Thank your for your feedback! We do apologize for the fact that the knob on your unit is not sturdy. We can replace the valve control and/or knob to clear up this issue for you. You have a one year manufactures warranty from the date of purchase.
"I purchased this heater for my RV and couldn't be happier. The heater works exactly as I'd hope easily heating the RV on cold evenings. I hooked this heater up to the main propane in the RV and it works flawlessly. I got a chance to find out how rugged the heater is first hand when I knocked it off the steps of my RV and it fell to the ground. Nothing broke and only a few scratches from the trip.
"We purchased the heater a couple of years ago and have really enjoyed it. I ordered the accessories to hook it up to a large bottle and that is real handy if I am at a craft show outside. The portability is the best part of it though. It is great for hunting, picnicing, snowmobiling,etc. We have done that and more."
"I own both the Buddy and Big Buddy Heaters, and I love them both. This heater is especially great for smaller areas and for just tossing int he back of the truck to bring with. The life from the propane cylinders is excellent, and it warms up my race trailer quite nicely on cold nights. I take it with me to all races early and late in the season. And I use it in to heat my garage when I work on the car in the winter. love this little heater."
"I have had my little Buddy for 3 yrs now and not 1 single problem, works every time use it camping and in my hunting blind... Thinking of purchasing another, you would never go wrong with this heater"