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Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« on: Dec 06, 2005, 12:22 PM »
Just wondering what you guys use to block the wind from blowing out the pilot on you heaters?I have been using aluminum foil but it just don't cut it,keeps on coming off but does kind of work.Been thinking fo making one out of aluminum flat stock thats used for trimming widows and facia and such.If anyone has made one please post pixs or has any good ideas on how to attach blocker to heater....Thanks Gary

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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2005, 12:24 PM »
there was a post on here last year about a shield some guys made for theres....i think ???

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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #2 on: Dec 06, 2005, 01:11 PM »
PM Lonewolf for the details, that was him.


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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #3 on: Dec 06, 2005, 02:25 PM »
Here's some pics of the fix I did last season.


The fix.


Close up.


Good luck !  ;)
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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #4 on: Dec 06, 2005, 07:06 PM »
Thanks LoneWolf, Looks like another Mr. Buddy customer. ::) ;D




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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #5 on: Dec 06, 2005, 07:12 PM »
i just use mine inside a shanty lol
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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #6 on: Dec 06, 2005, 08:41 PM »
Thanks and LoneWolf,looks like that ought to work.....I appreciate it....

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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #7 on: Dec 07, 2005, 02:38 PM »
Your welcome and if you have any questions PM me.  ;)
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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #8 on: Dec 18, 2005, 12:37 PM »
I'm having a bit O trouble really seeing that gizmo that lonewolf did,..did he just bend some alum siding and drill some holes in the top?  I'm wondering if a stainless steel drain inset (for bath sinks,..the smaller 1" ones they are made to go down IN the drain an inch or so,.) would work,..perhaps pluging up some of the holes with high temp silicone (like for furnace/boiler door sealer) I don't imagine it gets any hotter than that,..AND you can use some to adhere it to the unit (?)

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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #9 on: Dec 19, 2005, 05:58 AM »
Hey LoneWolf! Thank you but that link didn't show up ,...but is it the same as you posted a bit before? I SEE it but really don't see what it really is,..looks like a bent piece of metal with holes drilled on the top? just thinking that the drain insert might be easier to do and maybe if you played with blocking enough and certain holes that it might even improve it (if thats possible,..I think you said it didn't eliminate but helped,)...

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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #10 on: Dec 19, 2005, 10:47 AM »

What I did was take a scrap piece of aluminum siding and draw out a design on it. I then cut out the waste using tin snips. I then folded the aluminum over, wrapped the sides and drilled the tabs to secure. I then drilled vent holes in the top. I aligned it over the pilot flame and marked where to drill for the tab holes. Be carefull where you drill there are lines underneath. I then secured with SS sheetmetal screws.  ;)
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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #11 on: Dec 19, 2005, 11:29 AM »
The pilot blowing out seems to be a common problem.I would think that the manufacturer would take care of this issue.

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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #12 on: Dec 19, 2005, 04:30 PM »

The company is well aware of it .... I contacted them myself as well as many others. I only bought and ended up modifying mine for temporary use while waiting for parts for my Focus 5.
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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #13 on: Dec 19, 2005, 11:18 PM »
Lonewolf,did they say they were going to do anything in the future to correct the problem or are they going to make avalible a pilot cover for the ones already sold?

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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #14 on: Dec 20, 2005, 09:52 AM »

They didn't commit to anything. All they said was they recieved a "few" complaints and they were looking into it. That was last season !  ;)
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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #15 on: Dec 20, 2005, 09:58 AM »
Again... thanks Lonewolf....

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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #16 on: Dec 20, 2005, 10:11 AM »

Not a problem and stay warm !  ;) 







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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #17 on: Dec 30, 2005, 05:27 AM »
The company is well aware of it .... I contacted them myself as well as many others. I only bought and ended up modifying mine for temporary use while waiting for parts for my Focus 5.
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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #18 on: Dec 30, 2005, 04:22 PM »

The only place you can find them is on E-Bay.  ;)

Just be warned you will pay dearly for them.  :(





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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #19 on: Jan 04, 2006, 10:04 AM »
I have seen a few ideas on pilot ''hoods'' for my Mr.Heater......Best yet were the ones made by RJ.He made a  bunch for a group of us on anothr board........!!Thanks again rob, it works great!!

Here is a few pics of em'



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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #20 on: Feb 14, 2006, 07:34 AM »
Oh crap I just bought one of these things on saturday. Are they blowing out inside the shanty's ?

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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #21 on: Feb 25, 2006, 09:18 AM »
Good luck.
You bought a very good heater.
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I used mine for the first time yesterday and the winds where blowing up to 50 MPH on the lake. I thought for sure our shanty was going to be destroyed. But she held up and I had no problems with the pilot going out. I will tel you that this heater is awesome and it burned us out of the shanty on the low setting. We had to turn it off twice while out there yesterday for over 8 hours.

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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #22 on: Feb 28, 2006, 03:02 PM »
Sunday was the first time my heater's pilot kept blowing out and it got cold real quick. I'll have to build one of those guards.
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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #23 on: Sep 24, 2006, 10:18 AM »
Send me a PM FTD, if the cost is not to high I can send ya one...
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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #24 on: Jan 15, 2007, 12:11 AM »
I've been using a Big Buddy in my shack now a few times.  I have the same problem of the pilot light going out after its lit about 10 minutes.  After my experiences with it, I would venture to say that under all my situations the pilot light goes out because of the low O2 sensor.  After about 10 minutes it will relight and stay lit for awhile but again will go out after a few minutes.  Most times there is no wind/breeze/etc inside my shack.  If someone has figured out a way to disable the low O2 sensor, I would appreciate knowing how.

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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #25 on: Jan 15, 2007, 01:00 AM »
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You don't want to disconnect that sensor that is a life saver My Unc and his buddy were going to colorado Hunting one  Year they stopped and camped on the way out well anyways his buddy woke up in the middle of the night the heater was out It was an old coleman one so he went to relight it had to do that one with matches He couldn't get a match to light so he figured they got wet tried to light a lighter it wouldn't light got out to get one outta the truck hit the lighter on the way it lit then it dawned on him there wasn't enough oxygen in there to light either one
If it is going out cause of this sensor just open the door a little bit to get some oxygen in there!!!

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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #26 on: Jan 15, 2007, 09:09 AM »
If it is going out cause of this sensor just open the door a little bit to get some oxygen in there!!!

I hear you there but I had IMO adequate ventilation (two air vents at bottom and top and the door was cracked open 2" at the top).  It was just a pain as it would only stay lit long enough to take the bite off.  I would assume that this sensor is set to be touchy and would shut off the pilot with just a little drop in O2...not necessarily anywhere near dangerously low O2 levels.

The other day it was close to 0 out fishing.  Went to talk to a guy near me and he opened the door to his clam and the steam just rolled out and he was sitting there in his pants and shirt.  I suppose to get something like that I need to go to a tank and sunflower type heater eh?


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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #27 on: Jan 15, 2007, 09:14 AM »
I don't know I bought my buddy last year and bought my clam this year haven't go to use them together yet were making ice now so I'm gonna be giving mine a try by next weekend I'll let ya know how it works I'm actually trying my buddy right know to get the 1/2" ice off my truck had to pry the door open and the defroster seemed to be taking forever so I lit it and threw it up on the console lol

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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #28 on: Jan 18, 2007, 08:36 AM »
I have a Guide and the smaller Buddy heater. If you keep the storm flaps covered it never goes out. Do not keep it near the tub as air always comes in between the tub and canvas.

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Re: Portable buddy heater ? pilot blowing out
« Reply #29 on: Jan 25, 2007, 09:14 PM »
Seems like this problem only occurs with flip style huts? i have a ESKIMO TRAVLER with a zippered rear door (my back faces the door) NOT A FLIP STYLE

 i hang my Buddie on bungies from frame work on front wall ..never once went out with door open..but then again i have a real nice skirt around my hut, and i have one of those neat lil plastic telescoping shovels that i clear my spot with and stack snow on my skirt..(saw the shovels at TOPPS today in front by snow shovels LOL YA THINK?) they got um at lowes too...

anyway i was at the lowes in orchard park NY today and just had to grab another one 37.50

11 left including display model after i bought mine....seems like the heat guard and the orange trim color is the only thing that changed from the red and black one i got at GANDER MTN 4 YRS for 79.95..GOOD DEAL!!!
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