Question about Reddy HEATER RLP100 100,000-BTU PORTABLE PROPANE FORCED AIR HEATER

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I have an older reddy heater pro 100 kerosene space heater,

It quit the other day and i cleaned the plug and replaced the fuel filter and air filters and screens. it now fires but seems to be getting to much fuel, it smoked for awhile and straightened out, but now when it fires it still seems like to much fuel and it also back fired inside the heater when i shut it off for about 5 minutes and turned it backed on. the nose cone is completely glowing don't know if that is common. both the fuel and air mixture screws seem to be screwed in all the way. would greatly appreciate any help thanks

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You Must set the pump pressure quickly! If allowed to run with the nose cone a "bright" cherry red the welds will deterioate to the point that the end will separate from the combustion chamber. Individual sheet metal parts of the chamber are not available.

Learn how to properly set the air pump pressure

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