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Big Buddy Hoses-Which one?

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I'm considering getting a Big Buddy (already have his little brother, but want a bigger one for my hub house).  I'm not sure which hose to go with.  I like the idea of the quick connect, but from what I've read they can get stiff because of the material they are made out of.  Also, am I correct in understanding that if there is a regulator that there is no need for a filter?  Although some reviews still recommended using a filter....  Thanks for the help!

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All the buddy heaters work great if you don't mess with them. The staff there is very helpful too so call them if you have questions. Lots of people have messed with gas hookups and then complain about the heater. I would do what they say, the filter is very important. 

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The quick connect hose is my choice. It makes the it go to low pressure which is why no filter is needed. I have ran mine a few yrs without issue. The hose as far as being stiff isn't an issue for me at all. set it up and its done. Way better then the 1 lbs cyl for me. You need to hook it up to your tank and then open valve when you are outside I push on the ball in the end of the hose for a few seconds and that fills the hose . The heater then starts up fast after that.

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I I had a propane company make me a hose from a more flexible hose material. They used the fittings from the quick coupler hose I had. Only problem is unless I bleed it it can take a bit to light since I had it made longer for flexibility in running the hose from outside a hard side house to where the heater was. It's nice having it flexible for the flip house when I take the snowmobile and run across a lake. 

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I didn't catch the answer.  Are both needed for the larger LP tanks.  I know the purpose of the filter is to catch the crud that comes off the hose as it deteriorates from the LP.

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 If you use the regulator w/quick connect no is filter required. 

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  An unregulated hose has high pressure. Its that high pressure that leaches out the oils in the hose and reason for the filter.

 

 

 

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Yes skip the Mr heater hose and go to a propane supplier and have a hose made up, it will be propane rated flexible rubber instead of the almost plastic hose.

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