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I had heard that these Vulcan oil heaters can also run on diesel, is this true?

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Not designed to run on diesal, it will run dirty, be hard to light, require cleaning more often, definitely not recomended and not give good result.

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SOURCE: Require replacement glass for old vulcan oil heater

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Require replacement glass for old vulcan oil heater


Hi ddsalm,
Did you ever recieve an answer to this?

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