Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
mrklean

Mr Heater issue

Recommended Posts

I have been have an issue with my Mr Heater lately i bought it in mid december and had no issue till last week. It would run good for an hour or 2 on a 1 pound cylinder then the pilot went out and would light again for 15-20 min. Looking back a previous post i was guessing my one pounders were to cold and the O2 was getting sucked out and after they warmed up they were ok. Yesterday i had my 20 pound tank hooked up and it did the same thing was running great then the pilot went out and it wouldnt light again for 15-20 min then run great for an hour or so then go out. Is it the same issue my 20 pounder was to cold?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm having almost the exact same issue with my ventless heater on my wheelhouse. The pilot goes out and i can't get it re-lit for a while. I was thinking maybe it was the regulator but really don't know what's wrong. Hopefully someone can help us out!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like the onboard regulator isn't getting enough pressure when the tank pressure slows down due to freezing or slow boil of your propane. If you buy the quick connect hose w/regulator it will run at about 2 lbs pressure instead of about 20 lbs for the onboard. It will set you back about $35 to $40 at you local hardware store.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had this happen as well. I changed out tank once and started back up. Other times, on full tanks, I was thinking it was the low Oxygen....so I guess we have to RTFM :-)

From the Big Buddy Manual:

Troubleshooting Information

If Spark electrode does not produce spark.

CHECK

• Spark electrode broken – replace.

• Igniter wire may not be attached to spark electrode

– attach.

• Igniter wire damaged – replace.

• Piezo igniter on control valve defective – replace

control valve.

If Spark electrode produces spark but pilot does not light.

CHECK

• No gas to heater – install disposable cylinder or

connect hose and turn on valve at remote cylinder.

• “PILOT” position not properly aligned – turn gas

control knob to “PILOT” position and depress.

• Pilot is blocked from spider web or dirt – clean

pilot, see MAINTENANCE.

If Pilot flame does not stay lit when knob is released.

CHECK

• Control knob in “PILOT” position not completely

depressed or held in long enough to purge air from

lines.

• Pilot flame not surrounding thermocouple – clean

pilot, see MAINTENANCE.

• Pilot Assembly defective – replace.

• Tip switch wires disconnected – connect.

If Main burner(s) does not ignite.

CHECK

• Main burner(s) orifice is blocked – clean burner(s),

see MAINTENANCE.

If Heater keeps shutting “OFF” during normal operation.

CHECK

• Pilot is blocked – clean pilot, see MAINTENANCE.

• Provide minimum fresh air opening of 18 square

inches (example 4 1/4” x 4 1/4” opening).

• Tip over switch activated from bumping heater. Relight

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was having periodic issues with my big buddy which is new this year (has had about 40# of propane thru it)

I took a qtip and cleaned out the tube that the pilot comes from and haven't had issues since

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had same problem on my old buddy, pilot tube got moisture or water droplet in tube somehow.

I also had a dirty plugged orfice on my big ceramic panel heater[just like buddy's but bigger]. After i elimated what I thought was bad regulator problem, found the orfice plugged.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would guess low O2 levels since it starts after a while.

Did you notice any dimming of the burners before it stopped?

If it happens again, immediatly bring it to fresh air & try it again.

Or you could set it up in your garage or somewhere with more air volume that a fish house & see if it will run continuously.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i do notice it dims a bit i was looking at regulators and i would have to rig something up they dont make one that has the regulator on there except for the quick connect

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was thinking like Twisted, regarding the low oxygen levels, the are designed to sense that and shut off as a precaution. Could try opening a vent or running a fan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you do not have a low pressure quick disconnect hose you MUST use a filter or you will have all sorts of problems eventually. Maybe not the issues spoken about here, but you will have problems down the line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check for clogs. Since a filter wasn't being used that will most likely be the culprit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One thing I recently found out is there are shops that are out there that will repair buddy heaters! I went on the Mr. Heater site to find a replacement part on my big buddy and they were out of stock and have no clue when they will get them made again so I called service stores and found one that happened to have one part...Braham Hardware store...who woulda thunk it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your heater is working exactly as designed. It is shutting off before you die from lack of O2.

Buckskin. Same issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    •   Didn't say you would.    
    • Lol Leech-I don’t remember saying I was going to block the driveway with logs or wire. They will begin hitting the 4x4’s beneath there that have been there to keep cars from driving on the grass. Not my deal. I was only looking for some guidance on if I’m overreacting or if there should be som me]angers employee. So, ya, like everything else, it’s a lack of manners and I’m not crazy...yet. 
    • Just had a call with the builder and the concrete guy I am working with. Neither said they would "waste" concrete on thickening the edge unless there were plans to add on to the structure at a later date. The builder said no amount of concrete on the edge will help the building stability. He says if it moves its his fault in building it. There will be no weight on the outside edge of the building, worst thing that could happen would be erosion outside the building.
    • Had looked into the panels and they pretty much doubled the initial cost of the structure. I could spry foam the entire wall cavity for less $ and have close to the same thing.
    • Most of the moving on restrictor plates is done by changing the air flow around the car being passed with no or very little contact.
    • huckfin gets win number 1 with 271 2--Rip_Some_Lip        269 3--mnwildman            262 4--Juneau4                 257 5--Fishind_Novice      248 6--Swiveldigger          231 7--BlackLndProV        220 8--rl_sd                         210 9--icefishingnut          201   Last year the winning score was 200
    • Hello from the NW Angle!

      Minnesota fishing has been most productive in 20-24 feet of water.  Guests are bringing home their limits of Walleye and Sauger with the occasional Perch and Northern mixed in. Fish have been most active early and late in the day and the bite has been terrific. The use of electronics continues to be very beneficial with fish taking jigging spoons, jigg’n raps or rattle baits.  Snowmobile ttrails on the Minnesota side continue to be maintained and are in great shape. We are still making ice, with most spots at over 30 inches. 

      North and East of us in Canada, big Crappies are coming in on light tackle setups out of 30 feet. If you are looking for walleye, they are everywhere!

      Until next week, 

      Sunset Lodge
    • Tip ups outside the house are fine because you can visually see them which means you are attending to those lines.  A line left down in your house while you go to a buddies house can't be seen. If you can't see them you can't attend to them when needed.  A CO also has no idea how long you were gone, were the lines unattended for 5 minutes or 5 hours?   If you have some sort of system set up so that you can monitor the lines remotely then you've entered a gray area and would probably be up to the CO's discretion.  You can email the DNR and ask but I'm guessing whether you get a ticket or not would be determined by which CO finds you and what kind of mood he's in that day.  If you did choose to take the ticket to court I'd think you'd have a reasonable case to present.  The judge would have to determine if being able to monitor your lines on a baby monitor satisfies the law. Personally I think it would but who knows what a judge or CO would think. 
    • Sounds like event was well attended all 3 days just over 28k total.   we went on Friday and had a great time participating in the bird dog parade. Scored some deals on some dog stuff and even got some nice freebies.   hope it makes it back to SD again. Next year is in Schaumburg Illinois so probably won’t attend. 
    • Battled the winds yesterday but fishing was excellent. Couldn’t find the big perch but managed to get a limit of eyes here in South Dakota   
  • MWO