Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 30
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 400lbGorilla Works great...when it works!
I have no problems with the heat this product produces. It's certainly easy enough to set up. It generates a lot of heat. I use it on it's lowest setting to heat a 1000 SF shop, and it gets toasty warm fairly quickly with the outside temp being in the 30's.
That being said, it won't stay lit after releasing the control knob. Even by following the instructions to the "T", (turn on fan, press knob in for 5 seconds, turn to "Ignite" and hold in for 30 seconds, then release). I've held it in for 2-3 minutes with no luck. The only way to keep it lit is by wrapping a bungee cord around the base, and over the knob to hold it in. Apparently others have had this same problem with this same heater. It's not worth my time and money to return it for a better brand.
January 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by johnnyutah36 Good Heater after making it work
I had the same issue as a lot of people where the unit would not stay lit after igniting it. After taking the unit apart to test all the connections with a multimeter (under the hood this thing is build pretty well) Turns out the problem that I had was the same issue someone else put in their review here that the spark gap is way out of alignment and distance. Reading in the manual the spark gap is 4mm, mine was bent much further than this. After pushing the tip of the ignitor closer to the thermocouple the thing works like a champ. Hope this helps anyone else who has issues with this. No need to rip it apart like I did to test everything, just reach down the tube and bend the tip of the spark ignitor closer to the thermocouple.
February 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jcd1464 won't stay lit
Brand new unit. Ignites but will not stay lit after releasing button. I have kept it lit by holding button down for five full minutes. When I release it it goes out. We live at low elevation...full propane bottle...outside temp is 50. I'm a former heating repairman of ten years and suspect the ign. control module. These types of heaters are noisy. I think I would opt for the piezo ignition next time but not sure if those come with the variable output heaters. operators manual needs updated, The lighting instructions on the unit are a micro size font.
November 30, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kenzilla great price
I bought my heater & wanted to use it that night.
Have used the same type of heater in the past and had no
problems. This thing would not lite to save my life, I tried everything including following the instructions to a " T" and to no avail. Good thing it wasn't a life or death situation. I don't think you should have to spend more time
trying to lite the heater than it would take to do your project !!!
December 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RockyMountainWay Fantastic Garage Heater
I think previous reviewer had a bad regulator or something. I too am in Colorado @ 9300 ft. elevation and this heater is perfect for my 25 x 30 ft. detached garage. Had it running yesterday while it was just 7 degrees outside and this heater brought the garage up to 50 degrees within an hour. I did install a CO detector in the garage and keep a window cracked as per instructions just in case.
December 23, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ColdInColorado Good heat. Tough to light.
I'm in Colorado too.
I do like how well this heater heats the air, once you finally get it lit.
The instructions say to keep the knob pressed for 30 seconds, possibly for multiple attempts. It regularly takes me five full minutes of pressing and holding to get this thing lit.
Why does it have to be so difficult? (I'm guessing it has something to do with safety/liability/lawsuit-avoidance).
I don't think it's an altitude problem.
November 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jlcarter2 Fantastic Heater
Excellent heater, especially for the price. I can heat a 1200 sq ft area in a matter of minutes and keep it toasty warm for hours. Fast and easy set up. First time I turned it on it took about 20 seconds of holding down the ignition button, but then it fired up and stayed lit. I have used this heater for about 18 months (10 tanks of propane) and every time I start it up I only have to hold the ignition button in for about 12 seconds and it stays lit until I shut it down, which sometimes is several hours. It is noisy, but that was to be expected with this type of heater. Fumes are minimal and have yet to set off my CO detector. This heater has worked perfectly and I highly recommend it.
January 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cwhwyo 60000 btu propane heater
Works great heats garage in about 20 minutes, and the garage size is 30 x 45. Mainly use it when I'm working out there so only use it to take off the chill then unplug unit.
January 20, 2015