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Mr. Heater Fuel Filter for Portable Buddy and Big Buddy Heaters #F273699
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- Prevents contaminants from entering heater
- Easy and simple to use
- Filters out unwanted particles efficiently and effectively
- F273699 fuel filter
- Used with Mr. Heater Big Buddy or Portable Buddy
- Recommended when using F273701 or F273702 hoses
- Attaches directly to heater
- Keeps contaminanats from entering the heater
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Beyond that, if you're using a hose that does NOT have an attached regulator you absolutely must use the filer! I've been using Mr. Buddy Heaters for years and can attest that if you use a hose and don't use the filter, you'll end up tearing down your heater, buying new internal parts, and rebuilding it (or just throwing it out and buying a new heater, if they're on sale...)
The filter removes oily contaminants that are present to a greater or lesser degree in the all 5 gallon propane tanks (the degree of contamination depends on your source of propane). Mostly the contamination is the oderant (mercaptin oil) they add to the propane. Over time (maybe 5 to 15 tanks, depending on how bad your propane is contaminated), the oil will build up and clog up the heater's internal parts, rendering some useless and requiring cleaning of everything else.
It's impossible, by law, to buy propane refills that are mercaptin free; therefore you will ALWAYS have contaminants in your refillable propane tanks.
You can also get contamination if you're using the older style black hoses. They contain a plasticizer that will bleed out of the hose if you turn off the heater before shutting off the tank valve; the pressure builds up in the hose and forces the plasticizer out of the hose material and into the void of the hose. When you re-start your heater, all that stuff gets sucked right into your heater, and it seems that it's even more damaging than the oil in the propane.Read more ›
I tried a step down gas regulator but the heat was not the same. The purpose of the filter is to trap the liquid organics before they can get into the Heater. Sort of like the oil filter or fuel filter on your car that is there to prevent damage to the engine, and periodically you change the filters. I have not read any where how many hours of use the filter should have before being exchanged. Maybe some one has done that. I think if you used a copper tubing with the correct fitting, you could get away from the Fuel Filter but the low cost of the Filter tends to lead me to just changing the Fuel Filter.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought it for my portable BBQ grill because all the mercaptan oil in my 25-lb propane tank was clogging my regulator. Seems to be helping with that.Published 11 days ago by JimmyH
Works as expected. Key component. We love our heater and love that we can tent camp in cold temps!Published 1 month ago by J. Murphy
Goes with propane heater cable. It's quite a bit more substantial, than anticipated.Published 1 month ago by FYI MAKE IT COUNT