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Diesel Can I run diesel fuel in place of kerosene in an older model about 20 years old?

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You can run a premium diesel but it does tend to burn dirtyer than K1 kerosene.

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Thermoheater 210,000 BTU will not run. The ignitor is working, fuel is spraying across ignitor. If fan blade is removed, unit will light? It seems to be getting too much wind from the fan blade, causi


Doug, I'm not sure if I understand completely. Are you saying that the problem existed when you still had clean 1-K Kerosene in the tank? If that is the case, I would first check the spark ignitor to ensure that it is clean and set at the correct gap. Understand that Kerosene which has been standing in the tank since last season will not be as volatile as fresh kerosene and probably should not be used. Diesel fuel, especially Diesel #2, is also not nearly as volatile as it should be. I believe these heaters should only be used with fresh kerosene or #1 fuel oil.

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How do u convert from kerosene to diesel


there may be possible ways out there to do the conversion but it may put you and your loved ones in jeopardy. kerosene and diesel fuel have different thermal characteristic during the burning process so the heater designed to run on kerosene may not be capable of handling the burning characteristics of diesel fuel.This may lead to unwanted fire incidents and loss of lives. Best is to purchase heater made for diesel fuel.

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I have an old style reddy kerorsene shop heater. I was told that they would run abd be safe using deisal fuel. Is this true???


They can run on diesel but I myself would not do it. Diesel is an unrefined form of kerosene and has higher amounts of sulfur and parafin which means it will stink more and burns dirtier. Yes you can do it, K1 kerosene is the fuel of choice here and I would not change. This is my personal opinion you do not have to follow it.

Dec 13, 2010 | Reddy Heater-30-55,000 BTU Variable

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Can you use diesel instead of kerosene in ready heaters?


No - diesel fuel is NOT the same as kerosene. Kerosene is #1, regular diesel is #2. They are not interchangeable.

Mar 02, 2010 | Reddy Heating & Cooling

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Grade of fuel required for DESA heater


Dave you can use all three types that you have listed.

The pump is typically set for Number 2/ Diesel Fuel and if you run Kerosene the unit will run a little bit hotter but with a 3E359B you will typically run diesel due to the amount it will use and the increased cost of kerosene over diesel fuel.


Number 1 is similar to kerosene and is the fraction that boils off right after gasoline.
Number 2 is the diesel fuel that trucks and some cars run on, leading to the name "road diesel". It is the same thing as heating oil.

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Can you burn diesel fuel


Hi, If this heater is the Reddy 170,000 b.t.u. heater, model # 170t professional series, then yes you can.It is a multi-fuel heater. Fuels it can use are Kerosene, JP8, Jet A fuel, 1&2 Diesel fuel, and 1&2 fuel oil. It must be this model 170T.
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Just got an 1998 Isuzu Wizard (diesel), some times


It sounds like the fuel is gelled, is it cold where you are and what are running for fuel? If your in freezing weather you should be running blended fuel, straight No.2 will gel at about 25 degrees (F). Take a hair dryer or heat gun and warm the fuel filter up. Or if you can get in warm garage and get it started thin the diesel with kerosene, about 2 gallons to 20 gallons of diesel. Then drive it for at least five miles so the kerosene gets circulated through the system. I've used gasoline to do this too, but only use about 1 gallon to 20 gallons of diesel.

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If my heaterr was tested for all fuels , then why dont it work?


no please don't mix. disaster waiting to happen. You will be changing flash point. Do not do it.If kerosene hard to come by ,see if you know someone in aviation that can give you sumped jet fuel.

Jan 05, 2010 | Reddy Heater-30-55,000 BTU Variable

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Do i need to replace filter if i have been using kerosene and want to switch to diesel


No, the kerosene is number 1 fuel oil and Diesel is number 2. No.2 is a heavier fuel with more BTU's than the kerosene. After you have burned the diesel for awhile, you may want to change the filter. If you have trouble getting the diesel to burn, mix it with 25% kerosene and it will flow and go through the nozzle easier

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Pro 110, runs 10 min., blows white smoke ,shuts off


the first thing you need to do is go back to useing K1 kerosene, diesel fuel not only burns dirty but also has a tendency to gel up in cold weather which could be makeing it hard for the heater to draw the proper amount of fuel. To reset the pressure you will need a gage, it should run at about 6-7 psi. you can order a pressure gage from mr. heater online, they are by far the cheapest I have found as they are the actual manufacturer or call 1-800-251-0001

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