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The pilot flame will not light or stay lit. (9K Heat Hog only)

Be sure your one-pound propane bottle has fuel in it. If using a 20lbs tank, be sure the valve on the propane tank is open. You may need to hold down the control valve for 30 seconds when hooking up a new 20lb tank to purge the air and allow the gas supply to reach the pilot.

The pilot flame will not light or stay lit. (18K Heat Hog only)

The 18K Heat Hog comes with an electronic ignition button.Be sure a AA battery is installed correctly. To check or replace the battery, unscrew the ignition button and place a fresh battery positive (+) side up. Be sure your one-pound propane bottle has fuel in it. If using a 20lbs tank, be sure the valve on the propane tank is open. You may need to hold down the control valve for 30 seconds when hooking up a new 20lb tank to purge the air and allow the gas supply to reach the pilot.

Can I use a 20lbs tank with my Heat Hog instead of the standard 1lb cylinder?

Yes, the Heat Hogs are certified up to a 20lb cylinder. Larger tanks are not considered portable. Use hose GC-00670 with quick connect (18K version only) or GC-00671 for either size.

Is the Heat Hog safe for indoor use in Canada?

Unvented heaters are prohibited from use indoors, according to Canadian law.

Is the Heat Hog safe for indoor use in Massachusetts?

Unvented heaters are prohibited from use indoors according, to Massachusetts law.

The main burner goes out periodically, what can I do?

First thing is to check the LP cylinder. As the LP is depleted, the pressure will drop. A nearly empty cylinder would have low pressure. Also check to make sure the Oxygen Depletion Sensor (ODS) is not sensing a low oxygen level. Be sure to provide a minimum fresh air opening of 9in2, especially if in smaller confined spaces such as an ice fishing house.

What does the Safety Tip-over Switch do?

The tip-over switch is a safety component will turn the heater off if it is tipped more than a set amount of degrees. Its job is to turn the heater off if it is tipped over. The patented tilt feature of the Heat Hog operates independently from the tip switch.

What is the ODS?

ODS stands for Oxygen Depletion Sensor. This safety component senses the amount of oxygen around the pilot. When the oxygen level drops below a specific level, the device will automatically shut off.

How does the tilting feature work?

The Heat Hog features a patent pending tilting function that allows you to tilt the top portion of the heater up to 30° to direct heat to various heights.

While the heater is off and cool, apply pressure on the top of the back side of the heater (opposite of the heating plaques and guard) with one hand and one hand on the handle. Gently push down on the top of the heater until you hear the tilt mechanism click. Keep tilting until desired angle is reached or you reach the limit of the tilting function. CAUTION: If heater has been previously operating, the wire guard will remain hot. Allow guard to cool before handling.

Do I need a source of fresh air when using in an ice house?

This is an unvented gas-fired heater. The heater uses air (oxygen) from the area in which the heater is used. Adequate combustion and ventilation air must be provided. The Heat Hog does have a safety Oxygen Depletion Sensor (ODS) to keep you safe but you must follow the instructions as outlined in the Heat Hog owners’ manual.

Can I convert this unit to run on a different gas other than Liquid Propane (LP)?

This heater is shipped from the factory for use with propane (LP) gas only. Do not convert to any other gas.

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