Trevor Bybee: My Mr Heater 50,000 BTU will not push fuel out the nozzle. I cleaned all
the lines out and I cleaned the fuel filter out as well. Does anybody know
why I'm not getting any fuel. And the heater also craps off after about 1
minute of it running. Is this because the photocell does not detect light
so it shuts off? Please any help will be awesome. I also cleaned the
photocell with a rag.
2cyclemix: Is diesel #1 the same as diesel pump fuel you can purchase at a gas station
for a truck?
Ted Hall: Got two of these as part of buying the house. Hadn't a clue how to operate
them. Will be thawing pipe this afternoon! Thanks.
mandy nihiser: Very helpful, thanks
Ken ibn Anak: Yes, this was useful. Mine is about 15 years old. A Reddy 55. I hadn't
used it in almost 9 years, but pulled it out of storage yesterday and fired
it up. No leaks, which was a worry based on rusted outer screws. If
course when it was new I had treated the fuel tank with liner fluid, so
maybe that helped. Mine shoots right on past cherry red and goes to a
yellowy orange. Maybe a little too much pressure? Nice to know how to
adjust it. My home in the mountains has a large basement cut into the
stone and sometimes that basement drops into the 30s. That makes it hard
to keep the house warm, which is where my Reddy comes in. It takes about
20 minutes and the temperature in the basement climbs up into the 70s.
Give it an hour or two and the basement hits the 80s and the upstairs
heaters can be turned off. Kerosene is about $3.80 a gallon at the local
gas pumps, within a few cents of the diesel price so I see no advantage in
experimenting or multi-fueling yet.
Stephen Coll: Very helpful. I've spent years struggling with beat up torpedo heaters,
never taking the time to know how they worked and adjusting the pressure
blind while having fuel pressure gauge's around the shop. Thanks for the
Rusty West: I was just given a Remington 150 and I am wondering what I need for a hose
to go from the heater to the pressure gage. It looks like you have a nice
little rubber hose with fittings. Did you make that and if so what kind of
fitting do I look for to fit the heater? If you bought it where do you
suggest buying it? Is it a standard size?
Mosby's men: you think one of these could be made to run on 12 volts by changing out the
blower motor ?
moparmusclecars: My 30,000 btu heater I can't dial down to 3 psi, and screwed the adjuster
screw counter clock wise all the way and it still shows about 4psi. Is that
ok?Also, my other one shows about 2psi, and it should be at 3.6 psi (50,000
btu heater) but turning it all the way clock wise, it won't move up. What
is the problem? Both will run sometimes and they have the plug firing, It
appears they are spraying lots of fuel, but just don't ignite to start
working all the time. I can see the nozzle spraying fuel, but both will
shut off before they actually ignite. At other times they ignite. What is
wrong? I ordered a photocell to change out in one.
James Burton: That's all fine and dandy. But I bought a Non-Working one and truly did MY
homework. Mine wouldn't light and had Zero Pressure. I fixed it. Guess I
gotta start making YouTube videos that show people HOW TO. Thanks for the
Courtland Beale: There doesn't seem to be any forum that tells what happens with too much
pressure. As the video poster says and I've witnessed, too little pressure
seems not to burn completely.
Does anyone know what too much pressure does or know why it maybe be bad?
Julie Reesman: i have reddy heater wont light the fan kick on then shut off
schrankm: I live in north central Ohio. Many gas stations have a kerosene pump and it
is normally very similar in price to diesel. It's not the same 1-K that you
buy off a Walmart shelf but it burns nice and clean.
vegasfordguy: @mikey0himself I'm running mine on K1 kerosene as well, It has a kerosene
smell on start up, once it heats up the smell is tollerable however it does
has a smell. If yours has a nice red color to it then it's most likely
adjusted pretty close, if the pump pressure was low then it wouldn't have a
nice red color. When I run mine I will fire it up with my garage door open
& once it heats up I will either close the door or just leave it slightly
cracked. I kinda wish I had gotten a propane unit.
sixtyfiveford: I have run #2 diesel for years in my shop and it never smokes or smells
like everyone claims online. There is a very very slight oil odor if you
really try to smell it. I have even run off highway red Diesel without any
trouble or smells. I like paying $3.50 a gallon for road diesel over $10+
for a gallon of Kerosene. At those prices its cheaper to use electric heat
or a propane torpedo heater. Good video on how to adjust these.
vegasfordguy: @rocsvt1 Really? I have never used a propane torpedo style heater but I
would think that the propane would burn much cleaner. I know in my camper
none of the propane appliances have an oder to them at all. Maybe these
heaters are an exception?
nate379: @rocsvt1 I use regular fuel oil in mine (diesel/fuel oil same thing here in
AK). Probably kero would smell a bit less, but a 5 gal can of K1 is around
$40. Fuel oil is under $4/gal.
007bondspy: Good video man, you are a gem... Very helpful thanks.
vegasfordguy: Yeah, that's what a few people tell me. "I sell propane and propane
miKe Fox: thanks for the video the manual was vague for mine, it's a mr. heater 75kt.
Does yours stink?, mine is stinky. Front cone is mostly red. I have not
attempted to adjust the pump pressure as i dont have a guage.... mine is
running on A1 kerosene.
son8god8damn: mine fuels real bad burns your eyes out lol so i dont use it
Sebastian Gonzalez: thx
hunterjh13: Great job,thanks for making this video.
Dusty Crandall: I just bought a 50k Mr. Heater for $23. Got it home and found out it has
continued spark and fan runs but it wont fire up and heat... Any
65bug519: that pressure adjustment can also allow it to run on diesel,just turn the
pressure up a bit for diesel down a bit for kerosene. but dont let the end
of the burner get bright orange only red to dull orange or it will burn
holes in the chamber or melt the end cap!!
A Mouse: Just bought one of these at a thrift store with no documentation or
instructions... Ive seen these, but never used one and didn't know how to
adjust it, so yeah this video is very helpful, thanks!
vegasfordguy: I've never tried diesel simply because of what others have said. Perhaps I
should give it a shot. Kerosene is a PITA to find around here by the gallon
and it's not cheap.
schrankm: I bought kerosene today for $4 per gallon.
vegasfordguy: I would think the fuel mixture is too rich.
rocsvt1: yeah i thought that too when i bought it. could be the brand of propane?
idk i just thought it was smelly and sold it and got the kerosene heater
and heats a lot faster i mean in 20 mins i have to shut it off because it
gets really toasty in the garage and thanks to your video in burns even
sixtyfiveford: You must live on the east coast where heating oil is more common.
vegasfordguy: @mikey0himself I'm glad it helped.
miKe Fox: Fixed mine thanks to your help with adjusting the fuel pressure. Mine was
actually running way too lean and sputtering occassionally, i thought it
had something wrong with it but all that was wrong was the pump pressure
was turned down so low it was borderline not enough, a simple adjustment
and it no longer has a stink and it doesn't sputter! Thanks
demetrius small: I put my heater away last fall and it worked perfectly, now it cuts on and
back off in a few seconds. Help anyone?
76chyanne: i have flames comin out of mine perioctic is this dirt ,and the cone center
does not get red any help thanks
rocsvt1: propane stinks too! i bought one and has a lightly smell or raw propane and
bought one kerosene reddy heater 65k on craigslist and adjusted it and it
don't smell as bad as propane.
ColtCobra2002: I took our 55,000 BTU one at work and screwed the pressure screw all the
way down and slightly opened the back, it not puts out about 30% more heat
and sounds like a jet powered helocopter, dont know how long it will run
like this, but it sure is nice....
vegasfordguy: I'm glad it was helpful, Thanks.
milkman44107: Hey! I would take it as a good thing! At least they don't call you the
neighbor Bill! I have found a 210,000 btu one on Craigslist for $200. Now,
I own a couple rentals and sometimes work outside or on the cars with no
garage. Do you really think its worth getting? I have been debating back an
forth with my self on the idea... Friends tell me it's not worth it, but
sometimes I think it may come in handy. That or a generator...
milkman44107: LOL! You remind me of Hank Hill! Good info! Thanks!
miKe Fox: Ok, thanks. Mine is stinky in my opinion, i think it needs adjusting, i
realize theyll smell. i think i need to back off the pump pressure a bit?
it's pretty red . i'll also try shooting it outside until it heats up.
occassionally the flame goes out for a half a second. i wonder if the
nozzle is dirty? Im surprised how stinky they are.
B. Bennett: thanks for the info!
kc0rock: Good Job! I see your furry friend does a good job of helping/supervising
your work too!