20 Most Recent Reddy HEATER R115 115,000-BTU PORTABLE KEROSENE FORCED AIR HEATER Questions & Answers


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Yes Thermostat ( Use Replacement 104458-01R ) R115

Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Jan 27, 2016


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Up at the top is a manuals button. It will tell ya all ya need to know.1x5b

Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Feb 24, 2015


Anyone in your area that works on them should have one laying around.

Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Feb 24, 2015


Motor should have the rating on the motor TAG if it is a run capacitor

Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Dec 18, 2013


the mr heart in that size is set at 8.0 to 8.5

Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Dec 13, 2013


First, remove the top cover. Inspect for a varmint nest. If clear, manually spin the fan. If it does not you either have a broken rotor that is binding or you have a bad bearing.

If it spins freely, apply power- see if the motor runs with the top cover removed.
If YES, replace the top cover. Its possible that the top is binding the fan.
If NO, the start capacitor is defective. The cap on R115 is internal and is not servicable.

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Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Dec 29, 2012


Make sure your pressure setting is right, it should be 5.1 psi. If you want send me an email at [email protected] and I can send you a manual for your heater be sure to give me the exact model number like R115B. There is also a service manual at www.bealsmotor.com/heater.html and click on the Desa Hot Surface Manual

Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Jan 21, 2012


Generally, if the heater puffs fumes at start up it is because there is not instantaneous combustion.
What causes this?
  1. Worn nozzle
  2. Incorrect (click for instructions) air pump pressure
  3. Spark plug carboned
  4. fuel filter restricted
  5. Air leak or vac leak between the pump and the nozzle
Generally speaking, if the fuel is being delivered as a FOG not a SPRAY, and the spark is strong and properly oriented there will be immediate combustion at start-up.

Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Nov 25, 2011


If the heater continuously has a 5 hour run-time check to see if the fuel pickup tube goes to the bottom of the tank. If broken, cracked, or shortened the fuel will stop being picked up when air is sucked rather than fuel.

Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Nov 16, 2011


The fuel/air mixture is not right.
  • Start by setting the pump pressure to factory specs.
  • Stop all air/vacuum leaks between the air pump & nozzle
  • If the problem persists, replace the nozzle. Desa recommended annual replacement. Simply stated- the nozzle wears out to a point that the fuel is a spray rather than a fog and the fuel can't burn completely.
  • You don't state the type being burned. Diesel smells more than kerosene.

Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Nov 15, 2011


Most spark plug heaters have this characteristic. The fuel is delivered - to the combustion chamber - when the motor starts to turn. The spark starts immediately. Atomization does not take place until the motor reaches full rpm's.

The point I'm making is that there is a bit too much fuel in the chamber at start-up, therefore the flame will run rich until the extra fuel is burned.

You can minimize the effect by replacing the nozzle, setting the pump pressure to factory specs, and stopping all air & vacuum leaks.

How to set the pump pressure

Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Nov 15, 2011


the pump,is locked up,in the rear of the motor,or the motor has gone bad,I have a pdf file on this model if you need it,let me know,[email protected]

Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Mar 31, 2011


A worn nozzle creates a spray pattern, where a good nozzle creates a fog.With a coarse spray pattern poor combustion results in an off colorflame, . The photocelldoesn't like the color, sends a signal to the computer whichshuts everything down. That's the job of the electronics. On HSI ( hot surfaceignitor) heaters it is all about correct flame color , not just flame. The part where you write "If I remove the cover again it runsfine" is a symptom of a bad, worn, or restricted nozzle (generally).Remember- the ignitor only stays red for 5 seconds, then the flame keeps itselflit. The nozzle's pattern is a cone. Lift the lid & the pattern widens(aerodynamics) - replace the lid and the cone narrows & possibly distortsthen the flame goes out. This nozzle rule will only apply if everything is correct as far asfuel delivery applies. The pump pressure must be correct- not almost correct.Set the pressure with a low-pressure gauge that registers12-15 psi max. A gaugewith a higher scale just will not read close enough to satisfy the system. If the pressure is not correct, the aboverule will not apply. Instructionsfor setting the pressure can be viewed at http://reddyparts.com/pressure.htm. In addition, a fan can cause the same problem if damaged ormis-matched to your specific model. I must mention that any air leaks onthe pressure side (or vacuum leaks on the fuel line, for that matter) betweenthe pump and the nozzle will create a rich/lean mixture at the combustionchamber, creating an off-color flame.

Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Mar 27, 2011


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

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Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment


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Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


There are 9 things that could be wrong, as well as 9 solutions to solve each particular problem.

Here is a link to your Owners Manual that you can download and print for future reference. Pay particular attention to the Trouble Shooting Guide on page # 7.

http://www.desatech.com/manuals/Construction%20Heaters/108871-01.pdf

This should get you back up and running.

Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


Hi,


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

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Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment


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Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011


Your current purchase of fuel may have water in it. Go to an auto parts store and get a dryer/stabilizer for diesel fuel. That may temporarily solve your problem. I'd empty the heater tank and only fill with the treated fuel. The next time you buy diesel, go to someplace that sells to tractor trailer drivers. That way, you'll know the fuel hasn't set in the storage tanks that long.

Hope that helps solve your problem.

Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Feb 16, 2011


Hi,


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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Reddy HEATER... | Answered on Feb 07, 2011

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