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I've been burning kerosene in my multi-fuel Reddy Heater. Can I change to diesel fuel without problem?

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If the heater is made for both fuels,then the pressure setting is not necessary

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Hi, If the heater recommends kerosene or diesel only, and you mix gas into the situation, you will get an explosion and fire loosing not only the heater but most everything else.Unless the spec's say you can since it will use other fuels, gas would be one I would not use, mixed or not, like I say only if it says you can. At 70,000 B.T.U.s, as it says above, this Reddy heater burns hot anyway, and I don't want to put you in a dangerous situation by saying yes, go right ahead? So please check first, I would say no way. Good Luck, and Sincerely, Shastalaker7

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Take air preassure from an air hose to turn the fan blades to loosen everything up. Time for afull service, like change the vanes in the pump, 3- filters fuel--2 air.

Posted on Dec 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Reddy Heater Kerosene 50,000 BTU produces TOO

There are2- adjustment screws on the back 1--air---#2-fuel. adjust it while running for the perfect combination for the fuel/ air ratio.!

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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SOURCE: my reddy heater 70,000 btu.

Assuming the "electronic safety shutdown system" is operating properly, the system is shutting the heater down becausr the control board/photocell don't like what is being seen inside the combustion chamber. That is what they are supposed to do if there is water, trash, an air leak, a vacuum leak, a broken ignitor, a worn nozzle, etc.

Your job, as the troubleshooter, is to find out why the flame is not correct. Read the tips below:

Troubleshooting tips

Good luck!

Posted on Nov 24, 2010

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Will diesel fuel substitute for number 1 heating oil. cant by that around here


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Yes, you can burn diesel in there but... you will have more trouble with the heater... it burns crappy and soots everything up...actually the best thing to burn is K-1 Kero in them... that burns the cleanest... and it won't gel in really cold temps...


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70,000 btu reddy heater, starts right up but smells bad.Instaled new filters , fuel and igniter low hours 100 or so. disassembled tip everything looked perfect.nosecone turns orange from bottom up and...


I hope you are burning K1 kerosene as opposed to off road diesel. Diesel stinks no matter what you do to the heater. A couple things that have happened to me are, fuel selection K1 is it, when storing for the end of the season old fuel can cause water from condensation to build in the tank. When water is in the tank you get ignition and it burns just not hot enough to burn the fuel completely, this causes the heavy odor. Old fuel will do the same it is as if the fuel thickens to an oily state and becomes heavier. It just does not burn hot enough to get rid of the odor. You can try increasing pump pressure this changes air fuel mixture and you may get rid of the odor somewhat.

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My heater is a reddy heater 165,000btu. when i plug it up it will ignite, it will get a flame for about ten seconds and it shutdown. i recently replaced the ignitor because it broke and replace the fuel...


I would definitely stop burning off road diesel as it is dirty.Remove the top section of the heater and clean the fire eye with windex and a terry cloth rag, and run K1 kerosene it burns so much cleaner. Also make sure that fuel is not an issuecheck fuel filter,fuel lines and don't forget the screen in behind the nozzle.

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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.

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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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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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Jan 19, 2010 | Reddy Heater-170,000 BTU Kerosene Deluxe

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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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What will happen if I burn a diesel/ gas mix in a reddy heater 55000 multi fuel heater?


Hi, If the heater recommends kerosene or diesel only, and you mix gas into the situation, you will get an explosion and fire loosing not only the heater but most everything else.Unless the spec's say you can since it will use other fuels, gas would be one I would not use, mixed or not, like I say only if it says you can. At 70,000 B.T.U.s, as it says above, this Reddy heater burns hot anyway, and I don't want to put you in a dangerous situation by saying yes, go right ahead? So please check first, I would say no way. Good Luck, and Sincerely, Shastalaker7

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I have a portable forced air heater Model R55A heater size 55,000/Hr can I use diesel fuel instead of kerosene?


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