20 Most Recent Reddy Heater-30-55,000 BTU Variable - Page 2 Questions & Answers

Probably has an oxygen sensor so you don't run out of air. Probably not something i would bypass in a house.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 13, 2014

try this, take off the top cover. plug in the heater and when the humming starts, rotate the fan sharply with a screwdriver. keep your fingers away from the fan. if the fan spins under power your start winding is shot. get a new motor. www dot desatech dot com

Reddy... | Answered on Nov 18, 2014

Is it safe? That depends on what you are working on. Having a fire/heat source on the floor is a possibly of an explosion if you have gasoline fuel vapors.

For the most part it is safe, you will smell when you leave the garage, but as long as it is not a real air-tight garage you would be ok.

I run a propane heater in my garage during the winter to get away for a bit. I also have a well ventilated area and don't work on gasoline related items during the winter with that on.

Reddy... | Answered on Oct 31, 2014

Try www.reddyheater.com . They carry parts for all reddy heaters. I also have a helpful tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters which walks you through yearly tune up and repair. Let me know if you more help.


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Reddy... | Answered on Oct 22, 2014

Check the gas cut out sensor is not faulty.. and there is enough pressure in your gas bottle to operate it..

Reddy... | Answered on Jun 21, 2014

On the back of the unit you will find a small pipe plug with a slot a screw driver turning the plug clockwise increases the pressure and clock wise decreases, you need the gauge to adjust to the correct pressure, and screwdriver needs to be away from slot for correct reading.

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 10, 2014

you either have too much air pressure or you don't have enough pressure.do you know what your pressure is set at.

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 04, 2014

Your talking about 1/8 cup of gas, per gallon of diesel. I think it should be fine but it will run hotter than usual. You will need to keep an eye on the flame and after it warms up. If the flame continues to pass by the cone then you will need to drain between 1 to 2 gallons out and store it (You will need to use your best judgement). Fill the heater back up with new diesel and use. when you run out, add 1 gallon of the tainted diesel to 2 gallons of new diesel and repeat. You will need to pay attention to the performance and make your own determination. Please remember that these units are to be used in well ventilated areas. They produce a lot of carbon monoxide. Good luck., .

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 03, 2014

The above fix is NOT for a Life Smart LC-500-1PC.. this is Life Smart LC-500-1PC. http://lifesmartproducts.com/current-products/infrared-heaters/52-2011-products/332-ls-500-1pc.html

Sounds like the thermostat is out. Order one, and hope it comes with a repair manual!

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 15, 2013

your pic is a propane heater but model # a kero heater any way check lines to the air and fuel for cracking filters have to be clean in the heater and foam on the out not sure what the pressure is for that model but findable table on the ready heater look up get the old fuel out and new in good luck ready was the best

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 13, 2013

Replace the regulator

Reddy... | Answered on Nov 29, 2013

Click on this link to see if this is your heater . If this is not click on this link and put in your info. I hope this helps you. http://www.desatech.com/manuals.cgi?products=Construction%20Heaters Don't forget to rate my answer.

Reddy... | Answered on Jun 19, 2013

check the supply connection for leaks, I've had this problem in the past.

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 03, 2013

When you light your gas heater, get it lit, hold the button for the required time, let go of the button and it goes out, you will either need to replace the gas hold on valve or the thermocouple.

I am assuming that a known good source of gas is hooked to the unit and the igniter is sparking when depressed. In addition to the igniter sparking, it also needs to be in the correct location. It should be located just behind the end of the gas burner about 3/8 ths of an inch and approximately 1/4 to 5/16 ths of an inch from the burner. If the igniter is too far forward or backward from where the gas exits the burner the heater will be hard, if not impossible to light. Adjust the position, carefully so that you do not break the igniter, with a pair of needle nose pliers. When properly located you should get a nice big spark with a bluish tint in the vacinity of the holes where the gas exits the burner. Make any adjustments with the unit unplugged and the gas turned off.

When you light the heater you need the gas to be turned on, but if it would lose its flame it needs to shut off automatically. This is a safety feature to assure that the unit will turn off when any problems are encountered.

The way that the shutoff is accomplished by Reddy Heat is to use a hold on thermocouple. The heat from the flame makes the thermocouple output between 18 and 28 millivolts which keeps the gas on. This can be checked with a DMM (digital voltmeter).

Turn off the gas supply. Remove the thermocouple from the gas valve. With the DMM set to the lowest millivolt setting place the black lead to the tip of the thermocouple and the red lead to the outer casing or ground. Relight the heater and if the thermocouple is good you should read between 18 and 28 millivolts.

In addition some units use a relay in conjunction with the thermocouple. You will have to determine if yours does. Remove the bottom base, if there is one, otherwise locate the relay. With the DMM set to ohms, measure the resistance of the relay between terminals 4 and 6. With no power you should read infinite, (open), and with power you should read less than 100 milliohms or a short. If the unit reads bad, open both ways, replace it.
With the gas valve being held open by the flame the heater will run until the gas runs out or it is shut off. If the flame goes out the thermocouple quits outputting power and the relay opens, shutting the unit down. Repair parts can be purchased at www.reddyparts.com .

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 26, 2013

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