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AmazonBasics Commercial Patio Heater Slate Grey

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.8
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/10
Total Reviews
682
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257
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Build Quality
 71
reflector, assemble, stainless steel, easy to assemble, bolts
+59%
-41%
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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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" ...  It took just over 20 minutes to assemble each one (two people recommended) and they went together very very easily and look fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  Well-designed and built with heavy-duty parts.  ...  "
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" ...  Only thing that I have no idea how they could make it better, is the blue film covering the chrome parts takes longer to remove than it takes to build the entire thing.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble and sturdy if you tighten everything down properly. ... Can't yet tell how well it will hold up to the weather, but I've covered it when not in use and hopefully it won't rust.  ...  "
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" ...  After assembly, it fired up on the first push of the igniter, and burned very evenly.  ...  "
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" ...  The construction is much more substantial and the quality is great.  ...  "
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" ...  It was very straightforward to put together, and didn't take too long to assemble.  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 67
easy, put together, easy to put, instructions, directions
+97%
-3%
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" ...  I was worried after reading some of the other reviews, but my experience was quick and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to assemble and is very easy to use and quite reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  Lightweight and easy to place wherever I want it on my deck.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to put together.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to put together and works very well  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to put it up .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to put together and once I hooked up the propane tank it fired up right away.  ...  "
Setup
 51
easy, assembly, easy to assemble, follow, directions
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Easy to assemble .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble .  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions are not perfect, but if you are somewhat handy it will be no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  Will post again after 3rd unit arrrives and installed!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to put together as long as you take it slow and read directions carefully!  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions actually pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble!  ...  "
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" ...  This arrived quickly and set up was very straightforward.  ...  "
Price
 40
value, money, heater, well worth, bargain
+93%
-8%
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" ...  Love it for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Quality is better than it should be for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Appears to be excellent quality and good price.  ...  "
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" ...  Really good value  ...  "
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" ...  I was shocked at the quality for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Hey work well and for the price worth every pennie  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, quite a bargain.  ...  "
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" ...  I cant say bad or good but appears a good value.  ...  "
Heating
 38
puts, heats, throws, ton of heat, lot of heat
+79%
-21%
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" ...  Doesn't put off much heat if it's windy but otherwise we can stay warm huddling around it in the winter.  ...  "
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" ...  It really puts the heat out!  ...  "
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" ...  Heats extremely well.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to put together and kicks out a ton of heat.  ...  "
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" ...  Throws lots of heat.  ...  "
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" ...  tons of heat .  ...  "
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" ...  It extremely sturdy and gives off plenty of heat, but most of the heat goes up, which I expect.  ...  "
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" ...  gives off great heat  ...  "
Fit
 33
together, reflector, bolts, tighten, nut
+52%
-48%
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" ...  The larger wrench attaches the regulator to the hose.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble and sturdy if you tighten everything down properly.  ...  "
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" ...  All parts clearly labeled and fit properly.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Will update review in the fall.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the way the main pole is in two pieces and screws together to form a very tight connection rather than simply being slipped together and bolted.  ...  "
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" ...  the upper screws can keep the top straight  ...  "
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" ...  This was a great addition to the patio this fall.  ...  "
Capacity
 26
area, patio heater, heat, deck, works great
+92%
-8%
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" ...  After reading several reviews, I decided to take a leap of faith and purchase this heater because we have a small patio area.  ...  "
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" ...  My wife and I ordered this for our outdoor patio.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product for heating a small outdoor area.  ...  "
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" ...  Wide area of heat coverage.  ...  "
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" ...  Good patio heater.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for a backyard.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very good product if you have a party outside your house and air is not warm enough to keep you outside.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that it works fantastic and was a great addition to our patio!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 25
heater, months, defective, ruined, months ago
+44%
-56%
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" ...  I had not used at all until this year and then only about 6 times.  ...  "
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" ...  Three only partially worked.  ...  "
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" ...  However, the igniter lasted less than 2 times using it.  ...  "
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" ...  Heater stopped working after 6 months.  ...  "
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" ...  I continued to try for two days with no luck. ... The defective product ruined the plans.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked less than two months.  ...  "
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" ...  One of these blew over and was ruined.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced thermocouple still does not start.  ...  "
Design
 24
finish, look, works great, peeled, painted
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I like the color of the base!  ...  "
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" ...  Look: Sleek look.  ...  "
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" ...  The heater is solid and sturdy with a very nice finish.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks very nice!  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks great, not an eye sore.  ...  "
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" ...  It's an aesthetic thing.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to build… And it looks great.  ...  "
Returns
 15
returned, replacement, together, returning, ship
+20%
-80%
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" ...  Someone messed it up and returned it, and I ended up with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I REPORTED IT IMMEDIATELY TO AMAZON AND ANOTHER REPLACEMENT IS ON ITS WAY . ... I AM PRAYING THAT THE REPLACEMENT COMES IN TIME AND THAT IT WORKS BEFORE MY LUAU.  ...  "
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" ...  We returned the unit and the sent a new one.  ...  "
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" ...  we are not going to disassemble to return it at this point, very disappointed  ...  "
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" ...  Returning it and will probably just buy one at Home Depot instead.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I will be returning.  ...  "
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" ...  I could not return everything because I need to use it, so I “fix” it .  ...  "
Comfort
 14
hands, heat, sore, paint, pain
+57%
-43%
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" ...  Regulator to tank has a nice plastic grip for doing it by hand.  ...  "
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" ...  Its possible to do by yourself on a flat surface 4 hands would be better. ... If you are in a hurry and are good with your hands and tools it can be assembled in 30 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes late evening outings so much more comfortable and enjoyable.  ...  "
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" ...  Will update review in the fall.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks great, not an eye sore. ... My wife and I sit on either side and usually the lowest setting is enough to keep us comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend a secon pair of hands when assembling as it is pretty tall.  ...  "
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" ...  It does put out enough heat for two people to sit by it and feel comfortable in very cold weather.  ...  "
Delivery
 12
well packaged, delivery, arrived, promised, box
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Received the product well packaged.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick delivery - within a few days  ...  "
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" ...  Love it - delivered earlier than promised, put it together & used it this evening!  ...  "
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" ...  Received yesterday and put together today.  ...  "
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" ...  Works perfect good delivery  ...  "
Water Resistance
 10
base, sand, fill, sand or water, bottom
+50%
-50%
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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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" ...  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.  ...  "
As Gift
 9
christmas, loves, winter, son in law, present
+100%
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" ...  I bought this for my parents as a Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for a gift for my daughter for cold winter evenings in Arizona.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this as a surprise Christmas gift for my husband.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes, the heater I purchases as a christmas gift, made my son-in-law very happy.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this as a gift for my husband who smokes on the side deck (even in frigid weather) he loves it!  ...  "
Marketplace
 9
replacement, product, received, item, see
+56%
-44%
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" ...  Amazon offered a $25 discount to buy a new regulator on my own.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve always one and now amazon has made one affordable.  ...  "
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" ...  Received yesterday and put together today.  ...  "
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" ...  You can see it in background of picture.  ...  "
Storage
 9
tank, space, plastic container, wheels, water
+67%
-33%
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" ...  It holds 14 lbs. ... weight plate to go under the tank (will just fit in diameter and there's plenty of vertical space.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ll see how it holds up.  ...  "
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" ...  When you have a propane tank in there, it is plenty stable.  ...  "
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" ...  Above what I expected and the wheels are a bonus.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 6
unit, defective, arrived, dented, defective product
-100%
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" ...  The defective product ruined the plans.  ...  "
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" ...  Received a defective product.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe mine is defective?  ...  "
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" ...  Item arrived damaged and unusable.  ...  "
Cooling
 6
outside, warm, tub, nights, hot
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Efficiently heats approximately a 15 foot radius in my barn, so I can work in the cold.  ...  "
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" ...  It also works well for our hot tub when it's cold and you want to keep your head warm.  ...  "
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" ...  So, this heater is great if it's 70 degrees outside!  ...  "
Size
 6
small, easy, weight, place, lightweight
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The two wheels work great to move it around, and quite easy to start it.  ...  "
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" ...  Small amount of assembly and it is made very well!  ...  "
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" ...  The wheels on it make it really convenient.  ...  "
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" ...  Lightweight and easy to place wherever I want it on my deck.  ...  "
Pedometer
 5
step by step, directions, step, missing, literally
+100%
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" ...  But with it all out, it’s just a matter of doing the steps listed.  ...  "
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" ...  I sometimes sit on the back steps and figured I could put this on the patio and it'd do a good job of keeping me warm.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble with clear, step-by-step directions.  ...  "
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" ...  It was very easy for us to set up, granted there are many steps and pieces.  ...  "
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" ...  It did require following the directions, step-by-step!  ...  "
Cleaning
 5
plastic, bubbles, base
+20%
-80%
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" ...  It looked used and dirty.  ...  "
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" ...  This can happen when the gas leaves the tank too fast.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Controls
 4
heat, press, ignition, igniter, dial
+25%
-75%
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" ...  You would have to sit there and hold the button down while it primed itself.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Color
 4
bronze, black, like, dark, almost
+75%
-25%
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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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" ...  I like the color of the base!  ...  "
Overall performance
 4
performance
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Make sure to chain it up or put it in an area with lower wind speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  It does the job.  ...  "
Device Stand
 4
wing, stud, screws, nuts, nut
+75%
-25%
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" ...  The packaging was great for the nuts/bolts.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Water Usage
 3
base, sand, fill, weight, unit
+33%
-67%
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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.  ...  "
Outdoor Unit
 3
wife, patio, ordered, heater
+100%
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" ...  My wife and I purchased this as an outdoor heater for our deck.  ...  "
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" ...  My wife and I ordered this for our outdoor patio.  ...  "
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" ...  You can't beat a brand new outdoor heater delivered to your door for just over a hundred bucks.  ...  "
Features
 3
-100%
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" ...  Does not light.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Washer Dryer
 3
hair dryer
+100%
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" ...  This is a great heater.  ...  "
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" ...  Heater fired up properly the first time.  ...  "
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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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