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#1 chieffan ONLINE  

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 09:09 AM

I have a contractor series forced air heater, torpedo type.  In the book it says it will burn several different type of fuel.  I have run Kerosene in it but with the price at $4.75 a gallon here I want to switch to #1 diesel, which it will burn.  Question is, do I have to burn all the Kerosene out before I fill with diesel or can I add 5 gal. of diesel to the couple gallons of Kerosene left in the tank.  The manual does not address this.  Anyone ? ?


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Posted December 23, 2015 - 09:25 AM

You can blend them.  One winter trick for diesel fuel is to add kerosine for better starting.


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Posted December 23, 2015 - 09:33 AM

:iagree:

 

 

 

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 10:23 AM

Thanks guys.  I thought I could but wasn't sure.  Little over a buck a gallon difference.



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Posted December 23, 2015 - 12:36 PM

I never understood why kerosene is so expense. 4.99 a gallon here! I used to use a little kerosene heater to supplement my heating with one but its not cost effective

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 03:30 PM

I saw keep at Lowe's in a 5 gallon can at $44!!! Talk about expensive! Good for people who don't wanna get their hands dirty I guess.

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 03:37 PM

I saw keep at Lowe's in a 5 gallon can at $44!!! Talk about expensive! Good for people who don't wanna get their hands dirty I guess.


Was that the odorless kerosene?

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 03:58 PM

Was that the odorless kerosene?

I didn't read the label, so maybe it was.



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Posted December 23, 2015 - 04:00 PM

They called it like "kleen fuel". It was advertised as being completely odorless for use indoors. I always used regular k1 in my keresone mine inside and never had an issue

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 04:03 PM

They called it like "kleen fuel". It was advertised as being completely odorless for use indoors. I always used regular k1 in my keresone mine inside and never had an issue

I used K1 in a heater when I waited 2 or 3 days for a furnace part a couple years back, and I didn't detect any sort of odor either.



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Posted December 23, 2015 - 04:31 PM

I was always told odor was related to upkeep. If it stinks, then it needs an air filter, cleaned, etc.

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 06:16 PM

I was always told odor was related to upkeep. If it stinks, then it needs an air filter, cleaned, etc.

Eric


That's what I always thought. I used the kerosun radiant style. Keep the wick trimmed, dry burn every so often , and make sure its set right and not over burning it.
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