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.http://www.fixya.com/support/r3818299-reddy_heater_troubleshooting_torpedo
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.http://www.fixya.com/support/r3818397-torpedo_heater_pump_pressure_adjustment
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.