big buddy heater only lighting on the right side on high.. HELP!
It seems to me that when there's something in the pilot orifice - even if you can blow thru it - that "something" creates turbulence that keeps the pilot from igniting... Swab it with a Q-tip (remove 1/2 of the cotton) and solvent...I used Dewars this time. Really. It wasn't my shop.
It's possible to test it without the shroud. Clean and reassemble the tubes and pilot orifice,then temporarily put the ceramic back on. The easiest part is cleaning everything and getting back in working order. Putting it back together takes some trial and error.
Sometimes the pilot wants to be first lit with a lighter but from then on it'll go with the piezo.
Dive in a try.
My best guess, and this is only a guess, is that if you had it hooked to a bulk tank and a hose with no filter that the oils from the fuel line got into your heater and fouled it up. If you have never hooked a bulk tank to it, then check the pilot orifice for spiderwebs/eggs.
Think about it - the cause of the malfunction was "contamination"....water contamination with possibly some small stuff IN the water...and it's a pretty simple piece of equipment...so the most likely solution is to remove the contamination.
Of course it's easier to simply not try.
Buy another one. Sunflower-style ones are far simpler. Of course you run the risk of burning the shanty walls with that kind of heater.
There's all sorts of info out there regarding the Mr Heater products cleaning maintenance and repair.
google google google...
I think I've put more effort into his problem than the OP has.
TYhere's numerous other DIY stuff about those heaters online ...Iceshanty.com...Indepthoutdoors.com....