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jaycocreek

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Posted: 01/03/22 05:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Wave 3 is a good heater but lacks in cold temps imho..I have a buddy/big buddy and a wave 8 at this time..I opted for a 'lil buddy heater over a wave 3 when I bought this TC simply because the wave 3 didn't keep my previous Lance 8.6 warm at all in snowmobile weather.

I have been using the wave 8 in my 9.6 Lance and it does a great job except I think the pad went out on it again..I changed to the little buddy heater early this morning and all is well..I have had three wave heaters that the pads needed replaced..That is the only beef I have with them..I think they are superior to the buddy heaters for RV use but the Buddy heaters work..

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jaycocreek wrote:

The Wave 3 is a good heater but lacks in cold temps imho..I have a buddy/big buddy and a wave 8 at this time..I opted for a 'lil buddy heater over a wave 3 when I bought this TC simply because the wave 3 didn't keep my previous Lance 8.6 warm at all in snowmobile weather.

I have been using the wave 8 in my 9.6 Lance and it does a great job except I think the pad went out on it again..I changed to the little buddy heater early this morning and all is well..I have had three wave heaters that the pads needed replaced..That is the only beef I have with them..I think they are superior to the buddy heaters for RV use but the Buddy heaters work..

Jayco


Do you think the Wave heaters are poor quality or is there another reason they keep going out? Doesn't seem normal.
Never had one, but have had a Buddy heater that literally bounces around in my snomachine trailer and is now 20 years old. Even the little fan still works and I can't even remember when I changed the batteries last.


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Posted: 01/03/22 11:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jaycocreek wrote:

The Wave 3 is a good heater but lacks in cold temps imho..I have a buddy/big buddy and a wave 8 at this time..I opted for a 'lil buddy heater over a wave 3 when I bought this TC simply because the wave 3 didn't keep my previous Lance 8.6 warm at all in snowmobile weather.

I have been using the wave 8 in my 9.6 Lance and it does a great job except I think the pad went out on it again..I changed to the little buddy heater early this morning and all is well..I have had three wave heaters that the pads needed replaced..That is the only beef I have with them..I think they are superior to the buddy heaters for RV use but the Buddy heaters work..

Jayco


Interesting that your pads failed. We keep our wave covered when not operational and is inside the cabinet. We have used our wave a LOT over the 14 years we have had it.

Our BF stays warm in the 20's on high but we set it on low at bed time.

Wow a wave 8 produces some heat!!!!

Well at least you are warm using the buddy.

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We bought a lil buddy heater strictly for home backup heat in case of a natural gas failure in the house. (It gets cold here). We ran a few tests and are totally impressed with it. It won’t keep the house warm but will keep us from freezing.

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Grit dog wrote:

Interested in how you know the tank screen is plugged.


It is not the screen, but those small filters get clog with shellacs.
Had it on both of my 7.3l and barely visible to naked eye, the stuff clogs the fuel flow.
Was able to fix it on the side of the road though.
As for using Buddy Heater inside, I see no mention about CO and CO2 sensors? Do you have death wish?

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mkirsch

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Posted: 01/06/22 07:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I'm not mistaken both my Buddy Heaters have keyhole slots on the back for hanging them on the wall. I would not be stripping them down for "permanent" installation. They look designed for "permanent" installation as-is. I'd just run a couple of screws into the wall, and hang it.


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