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Big Buddy Burn Time

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Just wondering what everyone tends to get out of thier propane tanks when using a big buddy heater. I have a 20lber and i think its 11 (the smaller skinny one, not the short fat one) just seeing how long i could get out of the 11lber.

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I use mine during deer hunting to heat my tent. I get 3 nights from sunset til about 0400 with a little left over on a 20 lb tank.

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i got the same kind of tank and all i know is it will go for a long long long time i can not tell you in houres becouse one tank lasted me allmost half the season ...... and i would go out 3 to 4 nights a week but i would not allways run it on high but idk ........a long long time

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same here on the 20lbs tank filled it once last year my wife likes it warm in the ice house.

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I have a little buddy with a pancake style 11 lb tank, I usually go fishing 3-4 times a week for 4-8 hours each outing and probably fill up every 2 weeks. I'm guessing I can get 40-60 hours of burn time on 1 tank. I went through approx. 50 lbs of propane last season. I bought the propane tank new last season for 45$ or so. If I would have used the little 1 lb tanks I would have spent around 150.00 on the 1 lb ers. The 11 lb. tank costs 10-13$ to fill up. So the tank basically payed for itself. Plus the fact I dont have to worry about running out of gas and not feeling guilty about the disposal if the used 1 lb tanks. I hope this helps......By the way 7 out of 10, 3-4 times a week lol did you take up fishing in your aquarium or did you mean 3-4 times a month....BT

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where do you get the 11 lb tanks? sounds like the way to go...

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Im not 100% sure if the admn. will allow this post but I got mine at c&s supply here in kato land.

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do you have to use a filter when using the hose/cylinder combo??

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If using a bigger tank, I would put one on. I didnt and had a few problems. Now all is well!!

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Definately use the filter, people in the past have used it without and it ended up screwing up the buddy heaters, others have said they dont use 1 and have no problems...Ill not take the risk and spend 12$ on the filter...BT

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Where can you get a filter at? Where would I refill my tanks if I got an 11 or 20lb?

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You do not need the filter if you use the quick connect hose. Not sure why, but it's not needed with that setup. I believe I paid $20-30 for mine at GM 2 yrs ago. Has a regulator on it, as well.

Well worth the cost if you ask me!

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the quick connect hose has a regulator built in. that is why u don't need a filter. otherwise get the filter

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where do you get the 11 lb tanks? sounds like the way to go...

One word of warning about those 11 lbs tanks- they are SPENDY. Convenience costs money in the case of those things

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# Heating Time:

# One 1lb. Cylinder: 1.5 to 6 hour

# Two 1lb. Cylinders: 3 to 12 hours

# One 20lb. Cylinder: 25 to 110 hours

# Two 20lb. Cylinders: 50 to 220 hours

one 11 pound would be ruffly half off the twenty.

Everything you should know about the hoses

Big Buddy Hose Clarification

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where do you get the 11 lb tanks? sounds like the way to go...

I got mine at Gander last October. I use the quick connect hose and no filter.

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I prefer the short fat one. It has a low center of gravity and very stable on uneven surfaces.

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is that the short fat one or the small skinny one??

The short fat one. It's more stable as airjer mentioned.

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I'll stay out of that one as well! wink

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Ha ha ha, I run a 20lb on my big buddy and no Filter on it? I running on my 3rd season with no problems, why would you need a filter? is the propain dirty or something, I would like to know what i does to the buddy heaters if you dont run a filter?

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I run 2 big buddies on a 5 lb tank 1 on high (for me) other on low (for stepson) get 1 day trip out of it (heating a otter village)

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