Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 38
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Mike Heater for Workshop
I had considered several options for heating my workshop and I am happy that I decided on this one. It arrived in a timely manner, Home Depot had the best price I could find, very little assembly required, seems to be well made and best of all it works well. My shop is in an un-insulated 2 car garage and when the temp outside is in the high 30's to low 40's this unit will get it very comfortable within a half hour or so. I suspect that when it gets really cold it may not be adequate but that is not the fault of the unit and they do make bigger ones. The only fault I have noticed so far is that it seems to consume somewhat more gas than the specs would indicate, hence the 4 stars instead of 5.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JOEY WORKS GREAT
WORK THE FIRST TIME GREAT FOR THE GARAGE more then heat need !!!!!!!!
October 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by BoostDaddy Maybe next time!
I received the heater in great condition on the day it was scheduled to arrive. I loaded it directly in our riding trailer along with a new and freshly filled propane tank. Once at the track I assembled the heater. Regarding all the past post's concerning the 2 screws that were missing, I found mine taped to the styrofoam packaging in a hard to find spot but was relieved to see that at least they were included. Once assembled I glanced thru the instructions and found that it was pretty much the same operating procedure as several other previous portable propane heaters I had owned. I mounted the heater to the propane bottle and attempted to light it. The unit ignited within seconds and was working great until I depressed the pilot button and the heater shut off. I assumed I had not held the pilot down long enough so I re-lit the heater and sat for a good 3-4 minutes in 40 degree temps with no wind and depressed the pilot again and the heater shut off. After several failed attempts and a sore finger from holding the pilot in, I read thru the troubleshooting guide and found that it could be the tip-over safety switch was stuck, not letting the unit run without the pilot. I took the soft rubber handle of a ball peen hammer and tapped on the tip-over safety switch a couple hundred times to no avail. As my son sat there shaking from the cold saying "I thought it was a new heater dad" , I sprung to action and wrapped a zip-tie around the pilot button and diaphragm that would hold the pilot button in and ran the heater on HIGH the rest of the morning with great success! I've since tore the pressure switch apart and found that there was a small molding web from the plastic molder that was holding the valve in the off position and fixed it myself. I hate to have to MacGuyver something new right out of the box but desperate times create desperate measures! All in all the heater now works fine but I was upset to say the least to have to be out in the cold dealing with issues right out of the box. I give it poor ratings simply because I think the manufacturer should have better QC. Home Depot good, Dyna-Glo bad!
February 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by thatch PERFECT FOR US
Just received ours by delivery, bought online via Home Depot web site. Prompt Delivery and item well boxed and arrived safe. Easy set up, two screws, that's it. Directions a little vague, but hey - 2 screws.
Lit right away, just follow directions. I like the level of the burner, it's about level with your lap when your sitting in your favorite patio chair, and it throws the heat nicely. I like the match lite vs electronic, piezo's always seem to fail after a bit of use.
Cons- don't see any yet, but we have just started using it. Will be interested in performance in the wind, and on real chilly nights, but so far I am stoked.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SuperDave Excellent Effective Area Heater
After 25 years of a Kerosene Heater, I "upgraded" to Propane. Considerable research led me to this unit. Of all vendors Home Depot has the best price. Order process easy. Delivery as expected. Lighting the unit is a little difficult, and you need patience as it has to get HOT before the thermo-couple locks in. Hold a match or propane lighter at the bottom of the burner shield and ease the gas on while holding the thermo-couple plunger in.
It needs to sit on something solid and level, the unit can be a little top heavy especially on a near empty tank. Don't think about using it for cooking, the flat top wire grid is tempting, but the unit is not stable enough to hold anything on top. But man, does this thing warm a room, even on low, the convective and radiant heating combination is very effective. Kerosene smell is gone, I'm happy.
October 21, 2014