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Does anyone know why my red light is blinking on my kerosene/ diesel powered torpedo heaters

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#1 and #2 are not the same at all. Toyo Laser 73 heaters should only use #1 home heating fuel or Water Clear Kerosene. If you burn #2 in your Laser 73 it will soot up in less than a week. It is a disaster, do not do it!!!
The difference between the fuels is the amount of carbon in them. # 2 has a lot of carbon and therefore more BTU's of heat per pound than # 1. All that carbon will end up on the burner, blower and in the heat exchanger. It will be the dirtiest job you have ever done.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Torpedo heater runs for a minute or two then the breaker trips.

You can test the photocell by hooking up a ohm meter on thr rx1k scale. Photo cell should be out of the heater.Hold photocell up to a light bulb,with light on resistance of photocell should drop to 0 to 100 ohms.Holding finger over the photcell and blocking the light the resistance should go up to the maximum resistance

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi, I need parts for a kerosene torpedo heater.

You need to call Portable Heater Part in Valparasio,in for replacement parts

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Lawn Boy Kerosene Torpedo Heater, ph100 it sort of

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that tell you how to troubleshoot aTorpedo or Reddy heater...

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment

Posted on Oct 31, 2010

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SOURCE: Monitor 2400 Kerosene heater service

Drain the air out of the supply line at the bulk tank shutoff valve; there should be a small hex plug for doing this. On the bottom right hand side of the heater is a round hole that allows access to a finger pump for the fuel; press this three times slowly. Heater should start!

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Does the 170T use desil as well as kerosene

Yes diesel can be used in torpedo heaters, but you should only use #1 diesel or #1 fuel oil or #1 kerosene. #2 fuels are dirty and will crud up the heater faster. The other problem with diesel fuel is that it gels at very cold temperature. Anti-gel additives are available.

Jan 06, 2014 | Reddy Heating & Cooling


Torpedo Heater Kerosene Heater Portable

There are many problems with portable kerosene torpedo heaters. To keep them running in top form you need to keep them adjusted properly and also give them periodic service.


This “tip” tells you how to troubleshoot your torpedo heater, It also can be useful for your to use to tune-up your heater.

This “tip” will walk you through how to set the pump pressure of your heater. This is one of the most important things to do to keep your heater running at top efficiency.

The next thing that you want to remember is that for your heater to run the best and get the longest runtime before service is need you need to run it with the cleanest fuel possible. Although these heaters are certified to run on kerosene as well as #1 and #2 heating oil and diesel fuel, you will get much more soot and other impurities built up in your heater if you run the lower grade fuels. Kerosene is the cleanest fuel you can burn is these units.

Another plus to running kerosene in your torpedo heater is that it will not gell in extremely cold weather. Even if the fuel is not completely gelled, when it gets very cold heating oil and diesel will get thicker and cause the heater not to work as well. The fuel is pulled up through a hose by the air going through the pump. Any changes in the viscosity of the fuel will begin to affect the amount of fuel pulled through the hose.

Bottom line is this. You may pay a bit more for the kerosene initially, but it will pay you off in the long run by you not having the troubles that you will experience by burning cheaper fuels. Burning only kerosene will give you a long satisfying experience with you torpedo heater.

on Jan 16, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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Will heater run on diesel?Heater will not start soon as power turned on and will not stay running.Red light starts blinking.

It MIGHT run on diesel but it will be a smokey affair. They are made to run on filtered kerosene which is a lot cleaner. Using diesel fuel will also hog it up very quickly.

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Propane torpedo lights but doesnt stay lit

I'm confused. First you listed this as a propane torpedo heater. Second, it's a problem with and All Pro PK115 T Forced Air Kerosene Space Heater. And finally, you say "propane torpedo lights but doesn't stay lit."

Which is it? To really help you, I'll need the correct manufacturer's name & model number. And whether it's propane or kerosene fired?


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

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...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that tell you how to troubleshoot a Torpedo or Reddy heater...

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters

Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment


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Diesel heater wont fire up no diesel geting to it


Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that tell you how to troubleshoot a Torpedo or Reddy heater...

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters

Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment



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