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AmazonBasics Commercial Patio Heater Havana Bronze

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.0
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
997
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469
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Setup
 77
assemble, easy to assemble, instructions, directions, follow
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Easy to assemble!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy for my husband to assemble by himself.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble!  ...  "
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" ...  I haven’t used it yet but the assembly was fairly easy.  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions were clear and labeled well. ... Had it running within minutes after assembly.  ...  "
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" ...  It was relatively easy to assemble.  ...  "
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" ...  Assembly was flawless with all parts needed, and it looks and works really well.  ...  "
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" ...  He said it was fairly easy to do.  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 77
put together, directions, easy to put, assembly, together
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Super easy to assemble and very nice looking.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to put together.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great, goes together easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Be patient and follow the directions to assemble, its not difficult at all .  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to build… And it looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  Just be sure to follow the directions.  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions were very simple and every thing was able to be put together with the supplied tool, although I used two of my own wrenches for better tool handling, a 10 and 14 mm if I remember right.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble!  ...  "
Cooling
 74
warm, heat, cold, winter, patio
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Got ahead and order those then you order the heater.  ...  "
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" ...  Once it's all set up, it looks great and it gets very warm.  ...  "
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" ...  works well in my large shop in cold eastern Oregon temps  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great heater. ... it has been a year and this is still a great heater .  ...  "
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" ...  It costs me less than $150 but looks like $300 heater.  ...  "
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" ...  Once put together, this is a fantastic patio heater.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with this heater.  ...  "
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" ...  We can enjoy the patio in cold weather now.  ...  "
Build Quality
 70
sand, nut, stainless steel, steel, bolts
+63%
-37%
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" ...  This assembled easily and seems to be made of quality components.  ...  "
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" ...  The construction is much more substantial and the quality is great.  ...  "
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" ...  We had strong winds lately and the top came flying off.  ...  "
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" ...  the upper screws can keep the top straight  ...  "
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" ...  This assembled easily and seems to be made of quality components.  ...  "
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" ...  I expected a sturdier pole to base mount, but may shorten the pole anyway since these are made stand up eaterys and such.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good, thick stainless steel on everything that you see.  ...  "
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" ...  They recommended putting sand in the base, but I skipped this.  ...  "
Capacity
 53
patio, heater, warm, radius, heats
+96%
-4%
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" ...  and it's been loaned out to friends for multiple parties.  ...  "
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" ...  This works so well on our deck.  ...  "
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" ...  Sitting in chairs the whole space started warming up.  ...  "
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" ...  I am really impressed by the quality of this patio heater.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my second patio heater purchase, and is much better than my first for a number of reasons.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent source of heat for patio!  ...  "
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" ...  Great for a backyard.  ...  "
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" ...  It does not give it a strong enough base in my opinion to handle the winds that I get at my house.  ...  "
Heating
 53
puts, lot of heat, heats, works well, heater
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Time will tell, but so far it seems like good value and it generates nice heat.  ...  "
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" ...  It produces more heat than I expected!  ...  "
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" ...  Heats up a huge radius.  ...  "
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" ...  Started up easily, puts out good heat.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to put together and kicks out a ton of heat.  ...  "
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" ...  this thing puts out some heat!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to light & gets pretty warm.  ...  "
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" ...  It was pretty easy to put together and once we had it outside it provided the perfect amount of heat.  ...  "
Price
 52
value, money, heater, sale, outdoor
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Much better than the higher priced ones.  ...  "
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" ...  Also great price  ...  "
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" ...  Well worth the additional $60.  ...  "
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" ...  I was shocked at the quality for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I did a lot of online research before buying.  ...  "
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" ...  Good product for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Great price and quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic quality and value for the price.  ...  "
Design
 39
finish, bronze, works great, color, texture
+85%
-15%
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" ...  I was able to peal off the blue protective coating without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to assemble and very nice looking.  ...  "
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" ...  First, it's really good looking, and being all stainless steel, will hopefully look good for a long time, whereas my first one had a painted lower can that chipped and peeled. ... Then it throws out a tremendous amount of heat, and has a really attractive blue flame at the bottom of the heater grill while the rest turns cherry red. ... That may not be the case, but it's much more solid feeling than my old one.  ...  "
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" ...  The texture and color is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  We got it in chrome finish and looks very modern and nice.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the color of the base!  ...  "
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" ...  The construction is much more substantial and the quality is great.  ...  "
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" ...  It is solid.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 37
year, yourselfer, substituted, igniter, defective
+49%
-51%
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" ...  However, the igniter lasted less than 2 times using it.  ...  "
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" ...  Three only partially worked. ... This is a bad product and Amazon should stop selling it.  ...  "
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" ...  I had not used at all until this year and then only about 6 times.  ...  "
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" ...  One year old, garbage now. ... Nothing is built to last any longer.  ...  "
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" ...  Pilot spark works fine, I took it apart and nothing is broken.  ...  "
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" ...  Defective will not staying lighted once knob is released.  ...  "
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" ...  One of these blew over and was ruined.  ...  "
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" ...  Started the first time, then wouldn’t stay lit for the next several attempts (over a few weeks). ... Then worked again (after the 5th try) and not since.  ...  "
Fit
 29
deck, sand, spring, screws, leak
+59%
-41%
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" ...  I am considering to buy another unit to place near our outdoor dining table, so we can enjoy the outdoors in the spring and fall .  ...  "
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" ...  However, two of the three screws in the base were misaligned - the nut that catches the bolt was not welded/aligned perfectly with the hole in the sheet metal.  ...  "
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" ...  I try to keep them protected when not in use, but it would be nice to have a larger base fill to give it a sturdier hold.  ...  "
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" ...  In the spring I will move it out to the back deck to use there and it always looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  However, two of the three screws in the base were misaligned - the nut that catches the bolt was not welded/aligned perfectly with the hole in the sheet metal.  ...  "
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" ...  Sturdy but too high in my opinion to effectively work.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband put it together in a short time and I helped a little bit.  ...  "
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" ...  Putting it together was not difficult.  ...  "
Delivery
 23
dented, put it together, package, arrived quickly, straightforward
+70%
-30%
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" ...  They arrived very fast, in 2 days.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived a day after Thanksgiving and I put it together by myself.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick delivery - within a few days  ...  "
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" ...  Works great, assembles in a little over an hour and arrived quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  This arrived quickly and set up was very straightforward.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived a day after Thanksgiving and I put it together by myself.  ...  "
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" ...  I have to admit that I was a bit skeptic when I saw the price of this item, but when it arrived it was way beyond my expectations.  ...  "
Marketplace
 20
hundreds, com, suits, see, picture
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Amazon's $144.  ...  "
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" ...  You can see it in background of picture.  ...  "
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" ...  I hope it goes on sale so that I can order another one .  ...  "
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" ...  You can see it in background of picture.  ...  "
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" ...  (I have purchased hundreds of products at Amazon.com. ... I write reviews to help others decide whether a product suits their needs as hundreds of reviewers on Amazon.com have done for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon promptly got it replaced and the shredder picked up.  ...  "
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" ...  Hopefully will buy another one soon.  ...  "
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" ...  Great job on this one Amazon  ...  "
Returns
 19
warrantying, trying to get, repackage, praying, luau
+26%
-74%
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" ...  We returned the unit and the sent a new one.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be returning.  ...  "
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" ...  Too big to send back.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm trying to get a replacement base instead of having to repackage and exchange the whole unit.  ...  "
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" ...  Buyer beware- we are stuck with now going and buying a regulator on our own or dealing with a pain in the butt return and ANOTHER hour to put together!  ...  "
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" ...  Now I have to re-package this huge thing to send back to Amazon for a refund or replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Now he is having to take it apart to return it.  ...  "
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" ...  we are not going to disassemble to return it at this point, very disappointed  ...  "
User Manual
 13
instructions, follow, labeled, instructions were clear, referred
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Instructions actually pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  The manual is quite accurate now.  ...  "
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" ...  The manual is quite accurate now.  ...  "
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" ...  Good directions though, and the parts are very well labeled.  ...  "
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" ...  Despite some of the other reviews, I had no trouble with the directions.  ...  "
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" ...  Just be sure to follow the directions.  ...  "
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" ...  Good directions though, and the parts are very well labeled.  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions were clear and labeled well.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 13
dented, defective, damage, package, damaged
+15%
-85%
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" ...  Received a defective product.  ...  "
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" ...  Received a replacement and returned the original.  ...  "
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" ...  I probably should have stopped & asked for a return at that point, but the shipping carton arrived in deplorable condition, & there was no way I would have been able to put it back in the box.  ...  "
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" ...  Showed up dented.  ...  "
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" ...  Item arrived damaged and unusable.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe mine is defective?  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe mine is defective?  ...  "
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" ...  Package arrived damaged and product dented but not worth the hassle of retuning such a large item.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 13
sand, base, fill, sand or water, patio
+46%
-54%
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" ...  Do not like the plastic base that you have to fill with sand or water.  ...  "
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" ...  We also purchased a cover to keep it out of the Weather elements when not in use.  ...  "
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" ...  I chose water because I live in rural Vermont & don't have access to sand.  ...  "
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" ...  the bottom where you are supposed to put water or sand to hold it down had a leak which we discovered after putting it all together  ...  "
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" ...  My only complaint is that the base fill for sand/water is too small.  ...  "
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" ...  My only complaint is that the base fill for sand/water is too small.  ...  "
Water Usage
 12
water, sand, fill, water or sand, sand or water
+25%
-75%
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" ...  You cannot fill a base with water when it has a hole in it.  ...  "
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" ...  Do not like the plastic base that you have to fill with sand or water.  ...  "
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" ...  After the reassembly, there was water all over the floor, BECAUSE THE NUTS WENT RIGHT THROUGH THE BOTTOM OF THE BASE.  ...  "
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" ...  the bottom where you are supposed to put water or sand to hold it down had a leak which we discovered after putting it all together  ...  "
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" ...  My only complaint is that the base fill for sand/water is too small.  ...  "
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" ...  My only complaint is that the base fill for sand/water is too small.  ...  "
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" ...  FYI I didn't even put any weight in the base (water or sand) just use the weight of the tank for ballast.  ...  "
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" ...  FYI I didn't even put any weight in the base (water or sand) just use the weight of the tank for ballast.  ...  "
As Gift
 11
loves, christmas, son in law, giftee, gave
+100%
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" ...  I bought this for my parents as a Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes, the heater I purchases as a christmas gift, made my son-in-law very happy.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a gift for my son-in-law.  ...  "
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" ...  We loved ours so much we gave one as a Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my mother as a Christmas present, she loves to sit on her porch but it gets cold in the winter time so this will be perfect!  ...  "
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" ...  It was a gift and the giftee loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a gift for my son-in-law.  ...  "
Comfort
 11
washers, sore, pain, long time
+18%
-82%
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" ...  What a huge pain.  ...  "
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" ...  had a similar heater - new $79, it worked some of the time, gave me a sore thumb trying to start it.  ...  "
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" ...  THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO PREVENT IT FROM FALLING OVER .  ...  "
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" ...  THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO PREVENT IT FROM FALLING OVER .  ...  "
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" ...  The top blew off in a tiny wind, and now will not stay on.  ...  "
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" ...  It has been a major headache.  ...  "
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" ...  Bad enough that i could not get it back into shape.  ...  "
Features
 10
consume, heater
+30%
-70%
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" ...  Does not light.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing might work on a cool summer night, but that's pretty much it.  ...  "
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" ...  Turned on gas and tried to ignite.  ...  "
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" ...  Despite all my efforts I cannot get the unit to light. ... I have tried lighting it manually and had no luck at all. ... The automated lighting system doesn't work.  ...  "
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" ...  Despite all my efforts I cannot get the unit to light. ... I have tried lighting it manually and had no luck at all. ... The automated lighting system doesn't work.  ...  "
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" ...  Product would not light after 1st use.  ...  "
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" ...  We bought this heater so we didn't have to use a lighter to light it since it has a clicker ignition.  ...  "
Storage
 9
base, water or sand, weight, tank, plastic container
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Much taller than expected but great product and easy to assemble.  ...  "
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" ...  Doesn't cover too much space but does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  I try to keep them protected when not in use, but it would be nice to have a larger base fill to give it a sturdier hold.  ...  "
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" ...  I try to keep them protected when not in use, but it would be nice to have a larger base fill to give it a sturdier hold.  ...  "
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" ...  My space is 24x22 and now it's almost to HOT!  ...  "
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" ...  My space is 24x22 and now it's almost to HOT!  ...  "
Color
 8
bronze, black, texture, dark, almost
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Love the bronze color.  ...  "
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" ...  Great value for the money but the color is almost black it is so dark.  ...  "
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" ...  Giving it 2 stars because the color was nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The texture and color is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  The texture and color is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  The price was good and I really like the color.  ...  "
Pedometer
 7
steps, ladder, following, skipped
+100%
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" ...  But with it all out, it’s just a matter of doing the steps listed.  ...  "
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" ...  It was very easy for us to set up, granted there are many steps and pieces.  ...  "
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" ...  4. step ladder  ...  "
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" ...  4. step ladder  ...  "
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" ...  Each step had something involved that pointed toward the end product, so it was motivational.  ...  "
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" ...  It did require following the directions, step-by-step!  ...  "
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" ...  It did require following the directions, step-by-step!  ...  "
Outdoor Unit
 6
patio, table, spring, outdoors, near
+83%
-17%
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" ...  My wife and I ordered this for our outdoor patio.  ...  "
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" ...  I am considering to buy another unit to place near our outdoor dining table, so we can enjoy the outdoors in the spring and fall .  ...  "
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" ...  I am considering to buy another unit to place near our outdoor dining table, so we can enjoy the outdoors in the spring and fall .  ...  "
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" ...  great outdoor heater for the price.  ...  "
Network
 6
within a couple, tall, cranked, 2 feet, 1150
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I have an 1150 sq.  ...  "
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" ...  I have an 1150 sq.  ...  "
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" ...  It does not give it a strong enough base in my opinion to handle the winds that I get at my house.  ...  "
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" ...  It does not give it a strong enough base in my opinion to handle the winds that I get at my house.  ...  "
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" ...  Wide area of heat coverage.  ...  "
Controls
 5
ignition button, ignition, knob, heater
-100%
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" ...  You would have to sit there and hold the button down while it primed itself.  ...  "
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" ...  I had this heater for just one year and now the ignition button doesn’t work any longer.  ...  "
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" ...  THE OTHER ONE DID NOT WORK,THE HEAT STOPPED IMMEDIATELY WHEN REMOVING FINGER OFF THE PUSH BUTTON STARTER .  ...  "
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" ...  THE OTHER ONE DID NOT WORK,THE HEAT STOPPED IMMEDIATELY WHEN REMOVING FINGER OFF THE PUSH BUTTON STARTER .  ...  "
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" ...  The ignition works, but it won't stay on after releasing the button.  ...  "
Overall performance
 5
works very well, works, well, far
+100%
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" ...  Works well so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Works very well!  ...  "
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" ...  It does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  It does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Works very well .  ...  "
Hair
 5
cutting 4, taller, stainless steel, putting it together, heater
+100%
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" ...  Never managed to get the starter to work, so we just use a lighter each time (no problems, very simple), and had to cut the pole about 12” shorter so that it gave enough heat at medium output to our low-sitting deck chairs (personal problem—not the heater’s fault).  ...  "
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" ...  If you're taller than 6' or 6'1, you could lose some hair.  ...  "
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" ...  If you're taller than 6' or 6'1, you could lose some hair.  ...  "
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" ...  After cutting 4 inches off it's amazingly so much better. ... So, cutting 4" off got me closer to the 7foot 5" mark - it is definitely better  ...  "
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" ...  After cutting 4 inches off it's amazingly so much better. ... So, cutting 4" off got me closer to the 7foot 5" mark - it is definitely better  ...  "
ISP
 5
ignite
+40%
-60%
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" ...  Can’t even resell!  ...  "
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" ...  DID NOT IGNITE  ...  "
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" ...  DID NOT IGNITE  ...  "
Size
 5
wheels, lightweight, light, deck
+80%
-20%
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" ...  The wheels on it make it really convenient.  ...  "
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" ...  But it is easy enough to light with a lighter.  ...  "
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" ...  This is better than I thought - and bigger!  ...  "
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" ...  Lightweight and easy to place wherever I want it on my deck.  ...  "
Accuracy
 4
steps, pointed, others, manual, directions
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  3) As others pointed out, the directions aren't accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  3) As others pointed out, the directions aren't accurate.  ...  "
Device Stand
 4
sturdier, steel, shorten, pole, mounting
+100%
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" ...  I expected a sturdier pole to base mount, but may shorten the pole anyway since these are made stand up eaterys and such.  ...  "
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" ...  I expected a sturdier pole to base mount, but may shorten the pole anyway since these are made stand up eaterys and such.  ...  "
Product As Described
 4
picture, background
+100%
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" ...  I have only used this product for three days but it has worked as described.  ...  "
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" ...  You can see it in background of picture.  ...  "
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" ...  You can see it in background of picture.  ...  "
Speed
 4
30, took, saves, heater, 20
+100%
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" ...  I got it in 2 days and assembled it in about 30 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Saves a few minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Saves a few minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Took me about 30-35 min.  ...  "
For Kids
 3
works, well, says
+100%
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" ...  the whole neighborhood loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  He loves it and says it works well!  ...  "
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" ...  He loves it and says it works well!  ...  "
Cartriges
 3
propane, get, extra
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Get an extra propane tanks.  ...  "
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" ...  Get an extra propane tanks.  ...  "
Band
 3
triangle, spring, legs, korean, hat
-100%
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" ...  Took a while to assemble, and then all the screws on the top came loose.  ...  "
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" ...  But the Korean hat at the top was a bitch.  ...  "
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" ...  But the Korean hat at the top was a bitch.  ...  "
Freezer
 3
work, office, home, garage, cold
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I won't have to be cold ANYMORE!!!  ...  "
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" ...  I won't have to be cold ANYMORE!!!  ...  "
Food Items
 3
propane, melt, blows, tank, flame
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I used propane from my bbw grille and turn right on.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great and warm a wide eReader around it.  ...  "
Cleaning
 3
sand
+33%
-67%
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" ...  This can happen when the gas leaves the tank too fast.  ...  "
Night Photography
 3
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Great for chilly night.  ...  "
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" ...  I use them every time I have people over and it's cool at night.  ...  "

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