Propane Hook Up for Heater

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  1. Kampus

    Kampus Member

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    We have a 2000 Jayco Eagle 10...no furnace. We primarily boondock and are considering purchasing a Mr Heater Buddy to help extend our camping season a bit. It doesnt have a great run time off the little propane tanks though. You can however purchase a hose and fitting that will run it off of a 20lb tank.

    Inside we have the hook up for the stove that we never use. It has a connection that is similar to a air line fitting. Has anyone attempted to or found a connection that will allow me to safely run the heater buddy using this line connected to the 20lb tank?

    Or is this just a bad idea?
     
  2. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    I think the stove is low pressure , while the Mr heater is high pressure , not sure on that.
     
  3. p

    p Active Member

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    And....some people say they are safe inside. I chatted with a propane expert...he says, "don't do it".
     
  4. Shaman1

    Shaman1 Well-Known Member

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    I have used a Mr. Heater attached to 20lb bottles for years. It keeps the pup quite warm. I do have carbon monoxide and propane detectors in mine. I think I got them at Home Depot.
     
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  5. Novarich

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    If you haven't purchased the buddy heater yet, I suggest the Big Buddy Heater. It has 3 heat settings and a quick attach for the propane i assembled a hose to connect mine to the stove quick attach.
     

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  6. lostboy

    lostboy Active Member

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    You can buy varying lengths of hose if your stove one won't work. I have a 5 foot hose that I connect mine to a small 4 or 5lb tank which is much better than the 1lb bottles. Make sure to get a filter if you go this route. Some of the hoses leach something the messes up the buddy heaters but the filter stops that.

    I have used mine for quick heat up in the our old pup but I wouldn't sleep with it on, just don't feel comfortable with it while sleeping. I also use mine in the garage in the winter and it's great.

    I agree, get the big one. You can always turn the big buddy down to a lower setting but the little ones you can't turn any higher.
     
  7. tombiasi

    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    Be aware that burning propane produces a lot of water vapor.
     
  8. Customer

    Customer Well-Known Member

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    You need a window partly open anyhow, just run the LPG line thru the window.
     
  9. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    I use a Propane Tree. This makes having an extra 20# tank very helpful. I put a Lamp on top. Than hook up a stove and run a hose into the Pup by where the door Velcro. I also have a board to put the heater on and use a bungee cord to make sure it can't fall over. I have no fear of using it in the Pup because the only time I got the carbon monoxide and propane detectors to sound off was when We were camping in 25-30 degree weather and I was running the furnace, Stove & Mr Buddy heater. I shut down the stove and sleep fine for the next 3 nights.
     
  10. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    If you hooked this up to an inside stove quick attach .... you would be running the heater on low pressure, wouldn't you?
     
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  11. Sjm9911

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    That's what I think. You would need another line for the heater if it's high pressure.
     
  12. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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    Both buddies operate at low pressure (past their regulator) but the bigger buddy has a quick disconnect that bypasses the regulator, uses low pressure input right to the burner.

    One can use this hose that has a regulator at the propane cylinder and hose with quick connect

    http://www.mrheater.com/12ft-big-buddy-hose-with-regulator.html

    If ya use this hose with the big buddy, you can add the matching quick connect for your situation to supply reg low pressure to the big buddy
    http://www.mrheater.com/sporting/12ft-big-buddy-rv-hose.html
     
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  13. Novarich

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    Yes, the quick attach bypasses the regulators that the bottles screw into. If you use the quick attach from a 20lb bottle you need a regulator at the bottle. If you use the hose with a 1" fitting screwed into where the bottles go, you don't need the regulator.
     

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