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Gimpy
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PostSubject: Kerosene/Diesel Heater   Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:00 pm

Anyone burning diesel in their older kerosene heater?  Some posts on the internet say they are mixing 4 gallons of diesel with 1 gallon of gasoline and it is working for them.  I have found dual fuel heaters for sale too, that are new.

I've never had a smell problem burning kerosene as I use an additive/smell neutralizer.

Bottom line, I'm tired of the run up HIGH price of kerosene just to heat the pole barn.
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PostSubject: Re: Kerosene/Diesel Heater   Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:34 am

Do you mean the tube style, " construction", heaters or the small barrel type with a wick?
If you do mean the construction type heater, than yes you can run pure diesel. I have done it with 50,000 btu up to 600,000 btu models. Adding gas?????????that scares the hell out of me.
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PostSubject: Re: Kerosene/Diesel Heater   Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:07 pm

I use #2 for yrs in my heater, also use a anti jell so it don't jell up in the winter if I don't use it every day
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PostSubject: Re: Kerosene/Diesel Heater   Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:37 pm

crs wrote:
Do you mean the tube style, " construction",  heaters or the small barrel type with a wick?
If you do mean the construction type heater, than yes you can run pure diesel. I have done it with 50,000 btu up to 600,000 btu models. Adding gas?????????that scares the hell out of me.

Yes, torpedo heater. Some more folks were saying that they add 90% alcohol to the diesel fuel. Think I will try pure diesel with nothing but anit-gel like Pushrod says.
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PostSubject: Re: Kerosene/Diesel Heater   Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:50 pm

I traded my 150,000 btu Ready Heater to a friend of mine.I had used it for about 15 years with kerosene only,he put diesel fuel in it and it started smoking and wouldn't stay lit after it ran about 30 minutes.He cleaned everything out and put kerosene back in it and used it all this winter.
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PostSubject: Re: Kerosene/Diesel Heater   Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:03 pm

I have always used #2 for yrs, only trouble I had when it go REAL cold then when you started it,, smoked like a bitch then put a heat light by the tank and it worked fine
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