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Old 12-29-2012, 01:51 PM   #11
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Big Buddy used properly works good when no power is available.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:38 PM   #12
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The Big Buddy has a low oxygen shutoff, so it should theoretically shut down before it has the opportunity to cause a problem.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:10 PM   #13
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The Big Buddy has a low oxygen shutoff, so it should theoretically shut down before it has the opportunity to cause a problem.
The low oxygen shutoff does work well. However, be aware that it will not allow the heater to operate at altitudes above 5,000 to 6,000 feet. The Olympian Wave series of catalytic heaters from Camco will operate at high altitude.

Both brands require that you keep a window or vent cracked open.

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The Big Buddy has a low oxygen shutoff, so it should theoretically shut down before it has the opportunity to cause a problem.
The Buddy heaters do have a low oxygen shutoff. But that is different than having a CO problem. The Buddy heaters will not shut off if there is a CO buildup. That is why it is important to crack some windows, and keep the CO detector operational.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:13 PM   #15
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Bb heater

I use the BB Heater in our Sterling, we also put the bubble foil from Home depot or Lowes in all the windows, that really helps. I put a hose out the window and use a 20pd tank sitting on the ground. I also have a refill fitting that i use to refill the little one pound bottles from a bigger tank. I have never used the heater at night but have run it all day up until bedtime with no windows cracked. we use it on low and it just about runs us out of the fiver.
I think the coldest temps we have used it in were in the 20s down in AZ or on the way from Oregon. we have the largest one they make with tanks on each side.
i keep it on a back shelf up away from the pets and it has a fan built into it that uses batteries, i put in rechargeables and recharge them about once a week.
I dont know how large your unit is but ours is 32 ft long and 12 ft high.
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Thanks for all the info. We'll let everyone know how it worked when we get to Texas on or about January 15th.
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