I have two of these. Same issue on both. The fix was bypass-wiring the tilt switch. I tried cleaning and adjusting the thermocouples, using a compressor to blow out the whole unit, loosening and re-tightening everything. Found something online about the tilt switch, and gave it a shot. Both units work just fine now. Not happy that I had to bypass a safety device, but I don't see any real possibility of this thing falling over.
I would think not. It is very tall, uses an open flame and the top does get hot. It will catch something on fire. I won't put ours under a tree that stands very tall. And, given it is using butane or natural gas I am not sure I would use it in any indoor space.
I had mine shipped to me from the store.
Only for the top. It seems like the quality is reasonable. It is hard to get on because of the eight. You have to be tall or use a stool or ladder to put it on.
The tilted height is 95". Just under 8 feet high.
Not sure, but one of the two I bought is now having a gas leak issue. I need to inquire about replacing it. The switch has been a problem --- it is hard to light. But the upside of all this is that this is the only heat lamp I've ever seen work. The tilt feature makes all the difference. It's really so good when it's working.
An automatic shutoff valve isn’t mentioned in the literature, so I believe it does not have this capability. I have two of these heaters, purchased 4 years ago. When not in use, the reflector is supposed to be in the level position do that it will not catch wind and act as a sail in windy conditions. I’ve never had one of mine tip over.
I have the same problem with my Mirage 38,200Btu Heat Focusing Patio Heater. I'm not sure if the thermocoupler can be can be cleaned.
This patio heater is 94 inches tall.
I accidentally melted my fuzzy gloves by placing them on the hood to warm them up. They were still on my hands. The surrounding area doesn’t get too hot but I don’t think I’d want any flammable material within 2 feet of the hood and hot parts.