Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 96
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lowrange Worth the money
I purchased this product a few weeks ago to use in my wood working shop that I have been building. I use to have a torpedo style propane heater and it worked very well. But I really like how much quieter this style is comparatively to the other. It does seem to use more propane though than the torpedo heater. It may just be because of the temperature outside, it has been in the low teens the past couple of weeks? Also the igniter doesn’t want to work as the temperatures fall closer to zero degrees. So bring some long matches? Other than that, I have no complaints, it does what it’s supposed to do.
December 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Porkchop Works for my space...
Easy to assemble. The only cons are that it sucks gas and you need to keep your space well ventilated. Which helps to defeat the purpose in cold weather. Other than that it kicks heat out great. 1500 sq ft garage and it stays toasty.
January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CapnShindig Great Heater For the Price
After my 35 year old heater died, I went and purchased this one. I am very pleased with it. It is adequate to take the chill out of small work spaces. Don't expect to be in your skivvies when it's 25 degrees out and your trying to heat 2000 sq. ft.
It will keep you comfortable. If it's crazy cold out ( 0 degrees like it's been lately) Then don't expect to get to toasty and break a sweat. Running this unit on high, non-stop, will suck down a 20lb. tank in no time; it's meant to keep your work zone/area tolerable. It all depends on the area you want to heat ( smaller the better), the level of insulation in the structure and how cold it actually is both outdoors and in. I like this propane type heater over any kerosene type unit because I think there is much less odor and the fuel is easier to deal with.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by keepitgreen Great Heater!
Heater works great had my shop 72 degrees when it was 15 degrees outside! it does burn through a standard propane tank in about 8 hours on high, but that was in extreme cold!
March 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by csmith3922 Worked Great for a period, Not so much now.
I bought this heater at the end of the winter last year and used it several times and it worked great. I have used it multiple times this year without any problems. But now I can only get it to ignite. It will not allow me to turn the knob to keep it lit. Great heater when it works but just a hunk of tin when it doesn't.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mech Great heater for shop or garage
Purchased this heater to take the edge off my 3 car garage. The heater functions as advertised putting out an enormous amount of heat. Most of the heat rises strait up, so a fan pointed at the ceiling worked very well to get the heat circulated. With a starting temperature of 36 degrees F, in a garage without insulated doors and ceiling, this heater raised the temperature to 60 degrees F, in 15 min. The heater was in the high setting at the time and the outside air temperature was 19 degrees F. The heater was simple to assembal, lit up on the second push of the igniter, and functioned flawlessly. There were no noxious fumes or foul odors during use.
March 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PoleBarn So So
The unit was easy to set up. Lighting the unit is another story. Despite how I depress the knob the starter only creates a small blast of fire the first 4 or 5 tries despite what seems like a steady flow of propane. Once lit the unit runs well and throws off a good amount of heat. The adjustment know makes a fair change to the heat output. How effective the heater will be depends on the ceiling profile of your building. My building is an open rafter 30x36' and most of the heat seems to just go up. I will have to try running a fan to see if that helps. I was torn when making the purchase whether to buy this style of convection heater or the forced air style for that reason.
March 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Great Shop Heater
Great little heater, warms up my 2 car non insulated garage in no time. I would recommend purchasing a 100 lb propane cylinder. The smaller 20lb have a tendency to freeze up when the unit is run on high for long periods of time.
Sometimes the lighting mechanism can be a bit temperamental so I'd keep a set of long matches on hand.
Other than these two minor issues its a pretty good product for the money.
November 17, 2014