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Reddy heater 170t

My 170t SMELLS TERRIBLE while running. It doesnt blow smoke but the fumes are unbearable. I have had and used many many reddy heaters in the past and none smell as bad as this one. I can barely stand to use it. I use kerosene in the heater. My old readdy heater I burned kero from the same place and it never smelled this bad. Is this due to a pump pressure issue. What could cause this. Im about to get rid of it. By the way I work in a body shop so I am used to some pretty bad fumes and smell and this thing is almost unuseable.

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It sounds as though some Plastic part is being heated up to Fuming Point, being melted, and releasing toxic gas, I would advise not using it until you can get it looked at by a professional.

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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