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Kerosene Heaters

John DiStefano

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Hello Builders,


Not to fan the flames of what has turned out to be a very hot topic...(pardon the puns) . But I bought a kerosene heater to warm my workshop.. I also have 2 Propane radiant heaters as well. I really like this kerosene heater (28,000 BTU's). Here is the problem though.. In this part of Jersey it is very difficult to find 1 - K grade kerosene. I did find it at my local hardware store, but it cost $12 for a 2.5 gallon container. This 1-K stuff burns very clean, low odor as well. I am tempted to just try diesel from the local gas station. Has anyone tried this yet?


<I put the same post up on the Cozy list>


BTW, I really like this format. I work for Continental Express and the pilot group uses the same forum....




John DiStefano



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well, for my woodworking shop i have three 5 gallon cans. I would buy more cans


but on topic, try a 1/2 gallon and ifin it works, whalla and ifin it don't, water it down


or you could go to the airport and try jet fuel??


enjoy the build



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