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Old December 16th, 2010, 11:06 PM   #1
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need kerosene heater reviews

anyone burning a 200,000 btu kerosene torpedo in their garage/barn? What brand would you recommend. I've run searches online and it seems every brand from Lowes, Home Depot and TSC have about 50/50 mixed reviews. Each of these is around $400.

Lowes: Thermoheat 210000 BTU Kerosene Forced Air Heater
Home Depot: Dyna-Glo Pro 210,000 BTU Portable Forced-Air Kerosene Heater
TSC: Master® Kerosene/Diesel Forced Air Heater, 215,000 BTU
Grainger: DAYTON Oil Fired Heater, 125 K BtuH 120 V

Before you ask, my barn has no nat. gas and it will cost $1300 just to run a line to the barn so that is out of the question.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #2
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I'm running a 150,000 BTU one, my dad picked up from a garage sale about 20 years ago for $15.
Sometimes the fan gets a little noisy, or it doesn't burn fully, but a good kick usually fixes that.

I wish i could still read the brand because i'd buy another one of this fawkers
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Old December 16th, 2010, 11:39 PM   #3
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We picked up a multi-fuel Dayton from Grainger a couple years ago. I think it is around 150k BTU. Works great to warm the barn up quickly then we usually use the furnace to maintain the heat if we are gonna be out there for awhile.
Diesel is cheaper than kerosene right now, especially if you have access to red fuel.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 12:13 AM   #4
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I have a 60,000 btu multi fuel that I burn Diesel in, seems to burn hotter than the kerosene gets my 30x30 garage from 10-15 degrees to 50 in about an hour. Would like to pick up another multi fuel in a higher BTU output.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 12:24 AM   #5
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I've got the 200,000 btu unit from Home Depot. Had it a few years with no issues.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 12:34 AM   #6
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88mudder has or had a Reddyheater that ran on different fuels, it was awesome. Heats nicely and since we were running kerosene it wasn't smelling up the garage.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 12:41 AM   #7
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We picked up a multi-fuel Dayton from Grainger a couple years ago. I think it is around 150k BTU. Works great to warm the barn up quickly then we usually use the furnace to maintain the heat if we are gonna be out there for awhile.
Diesel is cheaper than kerosene right now, especially if you have access to red fuel.
How do you get around the burning lungs feeling of red fuel? We usually pour in a gallon of gas with each 15 gal tank.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 01:25 AM   #8
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I have a Mr. Heater brand 75,000 BTU. Biggest POS I have ever bought. Low hours and have replaced some expensive electrical parts, only to have them go bad again right away.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 03:03 AM   #9
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155,000 btu Reddy Heater

It's inexpensive and heats up a 2 car garage all quick-like, but it's noisy and you need some ventilation.

I usually run it for a while with the door cracked open, then turn it off so I can shut the door and hear the radio.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 05:22 AM   #10
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my 175,000 btu Mr. Heater will sweat you out of the 24x32 I use it to heat. Multi fuel too. Built in thermostat. Set it and forget it. LOL
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Old December 17th, 2010, 06:58 AM   #11
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They are all noisy, and they all smell horrid.
But they will melt things real quick when pointed the wrong way.
Not sure that's a plus, but I had to try and balance it out a bit.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 09:49 AM   #12
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How do you get around the burning lungs feeling of red fuel? We usually pour in a gallon of gas with each 15 gal tank.
I don't notice anything different than on-road diesel. This heater doesn't seem to stink as bad as the small kerosene reddy heater we used to use.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 11:40 AM   #13
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I don't notice anything different than on-road diesel. This heater doesn't seem to stink as bad as the small kerosene reddy heater we used to use.
I think it has to do with how much fuel it is putting into the burn chamber, mine you can get a whiff of it at start up, but then it burns pretty clean. Friend of mine has the exact same model and brand and it smells pretty bad the whole time its running.
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I think it has to do with how much fuel it is putting into the burn chamber, mine you can get a whiff of it at start up, but then it burns pretty clean. Friend of mine has the exact same model and brand and it smells pretty bad the whole time its running.
x2 There was a thread on here a year or so ago talking about how to fix them etc... I have one I want to get tuned, so I can help the wood stove get going.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #15
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i have a multifuel sears 110k that works fantastic in a 20x24 garage. my question is while there are little or no fumes on kerosene how is fuel oil and diesel out of these?
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Old December 17th, 2010, 10:44 PM   #16
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I ran kerosene in my multi fuel, until they quit carrying kerosene out of the pump locally. Then started using diesel and the diesel seemed to burn a little hotter and fairly clean. Little smoke at start up, but not to bad once its hot.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 01:41 PM   #17
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To update my post,

I was curious and dug deeper.
I have a 50,000 BTU ReddyHeater.
Still old as sin, but still works, been using it today without issue.

It heated up my 2 car garage, with only one insulated wall in under an hour to the point i didn't need a jacket, i use that to get it up to temp, and then i'm using a 30,000 - 80,000 BTU propane convection can to keep it at temp. only kicking on the reddyheater once in a while after i've been opening and closing the door to kick the temps back up.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 02:22 PM   #18
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I used to have a huge one, 300,000 btu and it was the best way I know to get a co2 headache
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i'm on my second master 215,000 btu Kerosene/Diesel Forced Air Heater from TSC......

in the last two months.

the one i have is going back for a refund tomorrow. two bad ones in a row.

just an FYI, three years later.
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I used to have a huge one, 300,000 btu and it was the best way I know to get a co2 headache
That co2 will get you everytime
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