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Old 02-27-2014, 03:05 PM   #43
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How long does a Buddy heater last with a 1 pound tank??
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Operating time will vary depending on the heater setting and the supply cylinder size. Up to 3 to 6 hours on a 1 lb. cylinder. Up to 48 to 110 hours on a 20 lb. cylinder (based on “HI” and “LO” settings).
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:23 PM   #44
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From the owners manual :

Operating time will vary depending on the heater setting and the supply cylinder size. Up to 3 to 6 hours on a 1 lb. cylinder. Up to 48 to 110 hours on a 20 lb. cylinder (based on “HI” and “LO” settings).
Thanks,
After seeing your post, I went back to their page, and found a small 3800 BTU Little Buddy heater that a last 5 1/2 hours on a one pound tank.
I have one of those same style of propane heaters in my insulated building I use for dog training it is a 9000 btu model, and it heats my 12x 32 building to the point you start shedding clothes when training.
I use a couple of small desk fans to keep air circulating, and spreading the heat throughout. I have been using a single grill tank of propane all winter, when working out there. still have some left in it
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:15 PM   #45
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John Joseph,

For you the decision is simple. Don't use one. We have been using one for about 8 years as our primary heat source and we aren't dead yet (-:
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I found and recently installed a 12,000 btu Dickinson P12000 heater. It has a flexible co-axial vent pipe of about 2.5" OD.
JohnJoseph, how does the deck cap for the vent withstand highway speeds?
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John Joseph, For you the decision is simple. Don't use one. We have been using one for about 8 years as our primary heat source and we aren't dead yet (-:
Same here. We live in Wyoming so we are used to the cold. We never use our Big Buddy heater while sleeping - we sleep in nice, warm sleeping bags. Upon awaking in the morning if the inside temp is around 40* it takes the heater only a few minutes to warm out 23' trailer to comfortable temp. I don't know that I could sleep at all in that relatively small area with any kind of intense space heater blasting away. The outside vented Suburban furnace that came in our rig is a total, worthless piece if junk!
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Are there any small dehumidifiers for RVs and the moisture issues they have.
I would think a dehumidifier would a very handy thing to have in an RV
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Are there any small dehumidifiers for RVs and the moisture issues they have. I would think a dehumidifier would a very handy thing to have in an RV
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How long does a Buddy heater last with a 1 pound tank??
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When set on HIGH my Buddy Heater uses 1 pound of LP lb in 3 hours... (on LOW it runs for 6 hours).
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I tried one of those Eva Dry portables and it did no good at all.
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I tried one of those Eva Dry portables and it did no good at all.
Define what you mean.....

A.) unit was defective
B.) no water collected in reservoir
C.) unit too undersized for your application


Remember all dehumidifiers don't work instantly. I run one in my S&B. From time to time (Florida humidity)
and it usually runs hours before I see the humidity go down a couple of percent. After about 6 hours the bucket is full of water, so I know it's working. Empty bucket, and turn back on.

You can't expect to plug it in, and 2 hours later, "poof" magically all the moisture problem is gone !
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Dehumidifying is a constant process.
I was thinking it would be handy for storage, as I hate the smell of musty moldy interiors in an RV. I would think running a propane unit would exacerbate that somewhat.



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Define what you mean.....

A.) unit was defective
B.) no water collected in reservoir
C.) unit too undersized for your application


Remember all dehumidifiers don't work instantly. I run one in my S&B. From time to time (Florida humidity)
and it usually runs hours before I see the humidity go down a couple of percent. After about 6 hours the bucket is full of water, so I know it's working. Empty bucket, and turn back on.

You can't expect to plug it in, and 2 hours later, "poof" magically all the moisture problem is gone !
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There are passive dehumidifiers available

Dry Z Air

Damp Rid

Pingi Dehumidifier

Eva Dry

Also some that plug into 120 VAC, but no moving parts

Davis Air Dryr

Dehumidifier 101 for RV Enthusiasts
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John Joseph,

I'm wondering where you put that heater, whether it is a permanent mount, and where/how you routed the vent tube.

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To Jack. The cap on the vent is very sturdy. Wind will not affect it at all.

To Highway ranger. I have a 34' motorhome. I put the heater on a plywood backboard with side shields for safety. I attached it to the floor and the ceiling. I located it right behind the drivers seat. I had to make sure that the slideout didn't hit it, but there was room without the heater projecting into the aisleway. Also I had to put the bottom of the heater at 24" from the floor so the arm of the sofa would clear it while the slide was in.

Dehumidifiers? Wouldn't these consume too much power to use while boondocking? If you are plugged in, why not use an electric heater. Then you won't need a dehumidifier.

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