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Kero-sun heaters!!

I am seeking out a supplemental heat source for camp. My space heaters are not doing what I want them to do, so the search is on. I'm considering a 23,000 btu kero-sun heater. My question; do any of you guys use kerosene heat for either their primary source or supplement? How does it perform......would you recommend? Thanks

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 02:37 PM
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Re: Kero-sun heaters!!

add some electric baseboard they are quiet ,, no odor ,,very nice ,,cheap to put in
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Re: Kero-sun heaters!!

Before I had my place I brought one up to use at the camp that I stayed at for about 6 years, It did the trick but they do smell and when it's time to refill them, some people tried to take short cuts and fill them while it was still on . Knuckle heads.

That camp finally got a wood burning stove but I didn't like that either. When you woke up the next morning it seemed like I had soot in my mouth & nose. And it seemed like the fire always went out during the night.

If I still was going to that camp, I would have bought a pellet stove, less headaches, trying to get wood and trying to get wood work parties arranged.

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Re: Kero-sun heaters!!

I live in a drafty old farmhouse with oil heat. We still burn a kerosene heater in the kitchen which had three exterior walls. Its the coldest room in the house. Does a lot to take the chill off the house on the really frigid days. Unless it's brutal out $20 lasts us close to a week and really helps cut down on heating oil. The smell isn't terrible. Kinda a pain refilling it when it's cold out, and my wife makes me do it out on the porch for odors sake.
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Re: Kero-sun heaters!!

almost lost the family camp over one years ago. caught fire and burnt the kitchen. luckly the fire went out or the whole place would have went up! never ever trust them

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Re: Kero-sun heaters!!

kerosene, dirty, stinks expensive. Used one for my shop, never again.

check out wood stoves at harbor freight.

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Re: Kero-sun heaters!!

I used well maintaned kerosene heaters in my home and my business for years and never had any problems.
There are plenty of tricks to winterize a house and where I live we've tried them all, and I can assure you folks that clear window film makes the biggest most noticable difference.

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Re: Kero-sun heaters!!

I am not a fan but you didn't say what you have access to I.e. electric wood propane... but to each their own.

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i use one for really cold days. but i never leave it unattended and never on at night when sleeping. it is just used to take the chill out.

get a C02 detector if you are going to use one.

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Re: Kero-sun heaters!!

I used one in my home for several years. Had a draft coming intake front door so it would move heartthrob outthehouse. Worked great. I filled it on my back deck so I never had a issue of smell. Used a pot of water on top to keep humidity up. I wouldn't hesitate to use again.

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