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Reddy heater, 50,000btu, won't ignite, no spark at plug, good fuel spray

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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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Posted on Jan 18, 2011

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