I bought one of those Mr. Heater some flavor of "Buddy" or other heaters for
my shop. It can run on a standard propane cylinder, or you can hose it up
to a grill tank, or even a bigger tank. It puts out up to 9,000 BTUs,
which seemed like plenty for a 120 sq. ft. shop.
Anyway, it doesn't work anymore, after stewing all summer. The tank
sloshes, and feels pretty heavy still. I didn't run it that much last
The pilot is pretty weak. It comes on if I put it on high, but it whumps
for a few moments before it finally catches, and then it runs for about a
minute or two before shutting off.
I think it's not triggering the oxygen depletion dooflatchie. My indoor
propane stuff has a little pointy metal thing, and the tip glows red when
the pilot is on. The pointy metal thing on this heater isn't glowing red,
and it doesn't look like the flame is ever touching it.
What could it be? Spider webs in the works somehow or something? How can I
Is there any chance that it's just not enough gas in the tank to have enough
pressure to run it properly? I hate to trade away the tank if it isn't
empty. I probably can't just get it filled up because I went in for a Blue
Rhino tank, and I don't guess I actually own it, even though I paid for it.
(I bought this thing late on a Sunday evening one cold winter day last
year, and it was the only way I could get go juice.)
Hafta admit I'm kinda clueless here. My propane stuff in the house has
worked forever without forcing me to learn anything about it. :)
It's supposed to be cold as balls tomorrow, and I have some shop-ping to do.
It would be nice to get this running.
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