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Torpedo heater has fuel and fire but blows smoke unless I restrict air flow

The heater worked fine for the last year and then all of a sudden last week it started smoking when lit. I can take the cover off and run it and it seems to have both spark and fuel but will smoke off/on. (a lot of smoke) I finally decided to try reducing the air flow from the back by placing cardboard over 1/2 the intake and that seemed to help for about 10 minutes. Then it started smoking again. I replaced the ignitor but am unsure what to do next!

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    ewalkerpcs Jan 05, 2013

    So I figured it out. Was the fuel filter not providing enough fuel. Removed it, cleaned it, and put it back together. Worked like a champ! (will replace it in the daylight hours)

  • ewalkerpcs
    ewalkerpcs Jan 05, 2013

    So I figured it out. Was the fuel filter not providing enough fuel. Removed it, cleaned it, and put it back together. Worked like a champ! (will replace it in the daylight hours)

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Water in the fuel tank, I personally had this problem this morning irritating but was simple to cure. Empty your fuel in to a clean five gallon bucket and observe, fuel is lighter than water and will float on top water settles to the bottom. You now have to dry out the tank, get creative I stuffed mine with rags and sopped it all up, this worked fine for me. You can siphon off the fuel from the water and re-use the fuel. Just be careful not to siphon off the water with it.

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