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Old 12-03-2019, 14:48   #31
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Re: Buddy heater and carbon Monoxide video

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little buddy should not be mounted on a large tank period. You'll also know that they're top heavy and wont stay upright without a bottle attached.
I never said anything about mounting on or near any bottle.

It is also crystal clear I am not recommending anything like this for use on a boat.
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Old 12-03-2019, 16:33   #32
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Re: Buddy heater and carbon Monoxide video

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I hope you know that it does not.
  • No solenoid valve.
  • No propane detector.
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Typically the 1 pound cylinders are screwed directly into the device that uses them, so the PVC pipe storage solution is for finding a safe place to store cylinders for future use.

Note that the person you are responding to says -
(although the heater itself would not)

So I believe it is clear that he is only talking about where do you put several of the 1 lb bottles when not in use.

I have made one of these PVC pipes to store my bottles that I use with the BBQ on the aft pulpit railing.
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Re: Buddy heater and carbon Monoxide video

I have a CO detector on my boat. Just a household unit that I mounted onto the bulkhead by the cabin floor. I tripped it before with my alcohol stove. But I have not tripped it with my buddy heater, with the companion hatch cracked open. I usually have the forward hatch cracked open also.
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Re: Buddy heater and carbon Monoxide video

Love these little Buddy heater.... Used it in my big trucks connected to a large propane tank.... never failed..... just give it some breathing room (aeration)..... I disconnected the motion sensor so they keep firing even going through potholes! I will use it on my boat = aeration and Co2 monitors!!
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Re: Buddy heater and carbon Monoxide video

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It is possible but not practical. If you want to connect a heater to a 20lb tank there are better suited catalytic heaters that are made for it, however most do not have thermocoupler with shutoff. The little buddies have a tilt switch shutoff and molded base that fits over a 1lb canister, while getting the hose to connect is a non issue its coming up with a safe base that will allow it to run level and not trip the tilt switch (these are very temperamental on the LB heater). Even the use of the green bottles and base is sketchy at best. Best way to do it, is to fix it to the 20lb tank with hard fittings, not so convenient in a cockpit, and you should not be bringing a large tank in the cabin. The buddy heater is the safest, cheapest, best option IMO. I've even seem them fixed to walls in cabins with 20 ft of hose run to an exterior tank.


Been using the Buddy in my tiny hunting cabin for years with adaptor and ten ft hose to 20 lb propane tAnk outside. I use a CO detector inside. Its is a really nice setup and inexpensive
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