Dyna-Glo Kerosene Heater Review.wmv




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Earl Squirrel: I live in michigan and we had an ice storm december 22nd. we have had no electric power for 6 days so far and I have one of these Kerosene heaters and its a life saver. I live in a 800 sq place with a loft on a farm. This heater has actually saved my life from freezing. I would reccommend this space heater to anyone for any situation that requires heat even indoors. Mine is an KERO HEAT 2230... thank you thank you. Nice review Brother!

peter thelastchanceshop: i buy this in home depot and return this right the way this is burning 2 gallons in 12 hours 

Brandy Brockman: I have the same kind and every time I light mine it billows out tons of black smoke. So I shut it off. Any suggestions? 

Amy Livchak: We must have bought a bad one and the company is no help. I hate mine! and I have used them all my life! So upset! We wasted $150 bucks in the worst winter!

Courtney Smith: Nice heat - I have a KeroHeat version which is the same minus a few cosmetic changes. I am not certain there are functional differences between the two. Works well - after heat up it through out some serious heat and is efficient.

Austink1973: Good review, thank you.

n2wds: Thanks boom. Give it some consideration...kerosene may not be for everyone, but I feel it's a good backup in our situation. I'm working on long term storage possibilities for kerosene. What I've read, kerosene will store for up to 20 yrs in a steel tank or 55 gal. steel drums, and 1 to 2 yrs in 55gal. plastic drums. I'm scouting around for a steel tank.

n2wds: @Glen1040 The tank holds 1.9 gallons. The manual says 12 hours, however on the high setting 10 hours is tops. I generally run the heater on the low setting and 12 hours is on the money! Overall I'm pleased with this heater and have no regrets making the purchase.

eta262: if you start the heater outdoors and let it run for 5 minutes and then bring it in, it won't smell as much

n2wds: @gd9704 They are darn handy for that! I picked up a freebie Kerosene heater and will be doing a vid on that soon. Thanks for the comment!

Michael Irvine Sr.: Great Demo..I got a Dura-Heat yesterday and it's exactley the same unit. It's easy to operate and warmed our living area up in about 30 min. Thanks again !!

Frank W.: we just bought one. good info to have. thank you for reviewing it. big help!

MrVegiita: how long does the kerosene last? and where do you buy the kerosene? and how much does it cost? The Hurricane Sandy victims need heat really bad and something like this could help. The gas stations have no gas, and the generators are meaningless without gas. If kerosene is cheaper, lasts longer and easily accessible (at local hardware stores or get it shipped), that would be great. Many of my friends still don't have heat and may not get it until December :(

stalepizza: You can't use alkaline batteries because the volt surge coming off an alkaline battery is much greater than that off regular duty zinc battery, and will result in an exploded igniter filament. I just use a butane extension lighter to light mine anyway because I can never get the igniter to contact the wick just right and I have to stop being OCD about little things, as so my friends say.123,123,123....

dap24060: Hey I have one without a wick I bought at a pawn shop should the wick adjuster still turn even without a wick? I'm trying to determine if its broke before I buy a wick any help pleaseee

DarkPhoenix: So I have been using alkaline and I am having difficulties lighting it. So what did I do break it?

Thundergooch: Guess what...I grabbed one of those out of the trash last spring. Obviously a slightly older model. Replaced the wick, needed both windows replaced, the element for the igniter was replaced, painted the tray/base, adjusted the auto-shutoff feature (was too touchy), and replaced the the battery pack with a homemade setup using Radio Shack parts. I dont think I've got $20 in it. Nice heater, safe, easy to find parts. Good parts source: Miles Stair's Wick Shop (online), also has good info.

wp3711: If your battery part isnt working, can you just light it with a match? Somehow, my battery pack on the back got damaged and it doesnt seem to light with new batteries in it.

breckandy: You are approximately correct. Do the math @ $48/day x 30 days a month Plus filling it 2 times a day.

73SDR: I've read that the smell can be from thin cheap wicks.

mark roge: fireplace in a can

Matthew Poole: see this is the greatest thing about my aladdin blue flame kerosene heater i dont have to worry about nasty carbon build up and only have to worry about cleaning the wick and what not

razorx3113: I've got several Kera-sun Moon lighter's A Kera Sun 10, and had a something older but similar to your Dyna Glo. They are all old but work well. I like having smaller BTU one's cause I can move them around. The 22 +BTU unit get to warm at times. Now I'm using LP and NG and I love it. Thanks for post.

UhBuddy: I love Kerosene heaters. I have 2. I live in NC and we had a very cold December. I have a Toyotomi 23,000 btu Kero-Sun Omni 105 that is fairly similar to your Dyna-Glo. I also just acquired the small Dyna-Glo 10,000 btu radiant/convection heater. I have heat pump in my house and so I like these heaters cause it's like a fireplace style heat and they really work nice... Just start and turn off outside if ya don't like the odor and you'll be good 2 go!

ColtDeltaElite10mm: Nice! After seeing this video, it makes me wanna buy one now for my garage. I have a 70,000 BTU forced air "torpedo" heater that is loud. The one in this video doesn't crank out as much heat, but that's okay. It's nice and quiet while working in the garage. Thanks for posting.

TINMAN TIN: Great video! I have just recently purchased one of these, it heats the bottom floor of my 100 year old draft house well. Great heater!

mark roge: yes i have one too, and it heats allmost to much, but it is wort the money.

n2wds: @laylasnyder Thanks for the comment! Now I learned something...I didn't know the igniter could burnout if alkaline batteries are used. Good advice. Thank you!

BATTLEREADY: I GOT MINE YESTERDAY SAME PRICE

alex o'neal: Thanks for the review n2...I bought my second one of these heaters (still have my first one I purchased 13 years ago and it still works)....they are good heaters....good info on the battery issue from laylasnyder--thanks...

stalepizza: #1 reason people get rid of these.....bitchy wife ("I don't care, it smells!) extingush outside and should be OK. I'd like to tinker with my wick height a bit...Seems like low is still too hot.

brian dustin: I have 3 of those!

MotherOfManyHorses: Have you changed the wick on yours yet? Just got done changing mine. HORRIBLE! It was very difficult to do! Was not as easy as other videos showed on YT. Wick has pins in it and if you don't get them set just right and keep them in position, it will not work. I'm hoping I have the wick positioned in the well correctly because there was a collar that wasn't in other videos.

little bird zene: thank you so much

n2wds: @cld1223 You're very welcome. Hope it's working out good for you.

n2wds: @MrMar21457 LOL...good way to put it!

Wuchtamsel: @laylasnyder Why is it that you can't use alkaline batteries?

Sheila6325: See first post, then, Even though the knob only turns down a little bit, it can be adjusted almost all the way down, using the method I mentioned above/below? Check it out.

YourTacticalGuru: I just bought mine yesterday. When it was lit the first time, I let the wick soak about 2-3 min. It works fine and puts out plenty of heat, but I was browsing through the manual today, and it said to let the wick soak for 60 min before lighting the first time, or it will create air pockets in the wick. Should I replace the wick?

n2wds: @Jollyprez That hasn't been the case with mine. However, I do know some will give off a strong kerosene odor if not fully on.

n2wds: @gregoir Do a search for miles stair wick shop. He sells a catalytic filter that helps eliminate the odor. I have one for mine in the video and find it helps. My other smells on startup and shutdown but not an issue for us. Stair also has lots of tips on kero lamps and heaters. Check out his web site. Good luck.

aristot1: I have a Kerona kerosene heater WKH23000 23.000 btu. It look like the same with this in the video. I want to replace its wick but I don't know which size of wick I should buy. Any ideas?

Dragon Steel: I had one of these and eventually went propane, I don't use it in the house due to a fireplace. What I did not like about these is the cost of Kerosene cost WAY more than propane per BTU by far. I otherwise liked these because they do have cozy heat about them.

higgsyork: @higgsyork - No-1 - make sure you are using 1-K kerosene. That is absolutely essential. It is a very clean fuel and is the only fuel you should use. I may or may not be dyed red (in some states in US it is and some it is not, No-2 - I always initially light the heater OUTSIDE, let it get hot, set the wick to moderate to mid level, then bring it inside. It will have no odor if you do that.

Greg D: A good heater! I keep mine around for those "just in case" situations.

gregoir: (cont'd)I used it in the garage n stopped because I got sick of(mt wife complaining)and the fume's!I"wrapped"the open top w/heavy duty foil n put a grille rack on top(lol used it to fry fish that I caught..works fine 4 that too)!that help's a little but still,fumes like crazy= know it could work ALOT better & it pisses me off cuz of course my wife think's(we didn't buy it so )it's junk!...hope u c this soon n reply.

n2wds: @killerkane214 I never gave thought of using a noodle to light the wick! Thanks for the suggestion.

n2wds: @tinmanintherain Thank you for the comment! I hear ya on the drafty house!!

ThreeBallz: nice review thank you for posting. To avoid the kerosene smell light it outside and let it heat up for a while. When it is time to shut down I bring it back outside and shut it down. I don't like the smell and do notice a slight smell while in use.

88s10Durango: How can these be safe indoors when their not vented to the outside ?
Rating:
Dyna-Glo Kerosene Heater Review.wmv 4.8 out of 5

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