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DuraHeat 23,000 BTU Kerosene Portable Heater
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DuraHeat

23,000 BTU Kerosene Portable Heater

  • Uses economical kerosene not electricity
  • Features safety tip-over shut-off
  • Portable size
$139.00 /each

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The DuraHeat 23,000 BTU Portable Kerosene Heater can help you reduce your total home heating costs as well as provide warmth to those hard-to-heat areas up to 1,000 sq. ft. The heat output is adjustable with a simple dial control and an auto-shutoff feature is built in for your safety. This heater operates without electricity and offers an excellent source of emergency heat and light during power outages.

  • Heat output up to 23,000 BTU/hour
  • Up to 1,000 sq. ft. heated area
  • Runs off economical kerosene
  • Insta-lite electronic ignition requires no electricity
  • Safety tip-over shut-off feature
  • Fuel gauge lets you keep track of kerosene supply
  • Dial control for variable heat output
  • Portable, can be positioned where needed

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Is the red kerosene from a pump at gas station ok to use?

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Unbelievable some of the replies. First, The dye is used to differentiate untaxed fuels that are dyed red from the taxable fuels that are clear. You can use the red stuff but you will end up changing the wick more often and you may get a bit of a smell from it. We don't use it in ours but we have in the past. We added some stuff that gives the fuel a pine scent, it seems to work ok. The wick tends to Read More
Unbelievable some of the replies. First, The dye is used to differentiate untaxed fuels that are dyed red from the taxable fuels that are clear. You can use the red stuff but you will end up changing the wick more often and you may get a bit of a smell from it. We don't use it in ours but we have in the past. We added some stuff that gives the fuel a pine scent, it seems to work ok. The wick tends to "coke up" more than with the clear stuff. Scruff it up every once in awhile with a small tootbrush sized wire brush and you will avoid some of the issues. Read Less
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January 21, 2016
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Be sure it's K-1 grade or you run the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Other grades have higher sulfur content.
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January 20, 2016
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no red heating oil off road use injection systems use k1 better for wick
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December 23, 2015
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Yes, Dyed Kerosene is ok per page 5 in the manual. DO NOT USE DYED DIESEL. The only difference between the Clear Kero and Dyed Kero is that the refinery adds a small amount of dye before the Kero is loeaded at the rack (as in, before it goes to commercial or residential customers), to mark for non-taxable/off road use only. Heating is non-taxable. If you purchase Clear Kero, you are paying for fully Read More
Yes, Dyed Kerosene is ok per page 5 in the manual. DO NOT USE DYED DIESEL. The only difference between the Clear Kero and Dyed Kero is that the refinery adds a small amount of dye before the Kero is loeaded at the rack (as in, before it goes to commercial or residential customers), to mark for non-taxable/off road use only. Heating is non-taxable. If you purchase Clear Kero, you are paying for fully taxed Kerosene which can be up to $3 or $4 more per gallon than the Dyed Kero. FYI, Clear Kero is also used for Jet or helicopter fuel. :) Read Less
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December 15, 2015
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if it is red, that is diesel.... for road use... not for heating oil... the red dye is used so you know it for the road and its been taxed accordingly... if a tractor trailer got stopped my a cop or DMV agent, they might check their tanks to see if they are running the appropriate fuel... which would be the red dye one...
some will say it is ok to burn this... some will say you shouldn't... from what i Read More
if it is red, that is diesel.... for road use... not for heating oil... the red dye is used so you know it for the road and its been taxed accordingly... if a tractor trailer got stopped my a cop or DMV agent, they might check their tanks to see if they are running the appropriate fuel... which would be the red dye one...
some will say it is ok to burn this... some will say you shouldn't... from what i know, they are the same, except one has the red dye and gets taxed for road use... BUT.... i know personally from using the red stuff, that some people get a head ache from it... so that is something to be aware of... Read Less
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December 2, 2015
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That is the only place I buy mine from. But mine is not red at the gas station, it is greenish tint.
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can you use diesel in a kerosene heater

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can i use diesel in a kerosene heater
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March 8, 2016
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Absolutely not, Kerosene only.
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Yes you can its best to light outside and let it get going and when you turn it off it will also need to be placedboutside or a well ventilated area these are the only times it releases heavy smoke i use this on cold nights with at the pump deisel and have no problems burns upto 18hours a fill on med to high
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January 28, 2016
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No, you can not use diesel in this unit.
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This would not be safe, anything other than clean K-1 kerosene has too high a sulfur content and will provide carbon monoxide.
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any danger of carbon monoxide poisoning?

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Camas, WA
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January 13, 2016
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You need about 8 square inches of open window in order to provide continuous oxygen. That could be a window barely cracked open, maybe less if the wind is blowing. When the oxygen runs out open flame heaters start producing carbon monoxide.
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Read the instructions if you still have them or check online. They need fresh oxygen to operate or they will use up "yours." They say to leave a window cracked. This does sound counter productive but not really. I have a 960 ft. rancher and keep it in the basement with the basement door open. I crack the window in the back of the basement just enough to feel some air coming in. Still makes the basement Read More
Read the instructions if you still have them or check online. They need fresh oxygen to operate or they will use up "yours." They say to leave a window cracked. This does sound counter productive but not really. I have a 960 ft. rancher and keep it in the basement with the basement door open. I crack the window in the back of the basement just enough to feel some air coming in. Still makes the basement and house toasty warm. You could purchase a carbon monoxide monitor (similar to the smoke detectors) for extra assurance of safety. Read Less
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yes there is just keep flame at highest possible
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I always leave my window open a little.I do not leave it on when I am gone. I also turn it off at night. It will heat your home up fast in the morn.
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How many times a day would it have to be filled if using it 24/7?

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It depends on how high you keep the wick, and if the wick is new or getting old. I fill mine once every twelve hours and I keep the wick turned down. It holds 1.9 gallons, so you are probably looking at at least twice a day. My home is 960 sq. ft., I keep it in the basement ,and it heats the basement and house (basement door kept open to allow heat to come up.)
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Here's a mathematical answer. It will cost you $1.80 per Hour is you buy the kerosene at 45 dollars for 5 gallons (current price at Home Depot as of 11-2015). In other words - 1 gallon is about $9 bucks and it will take about 5 hours to burn thru 1 gallon. I have used mine for over 25 years as a "temp" fast way to heat up my 500 square foot wood working shop. Note - It smells a little when you first Read More
Here's a mathematical answer. It will cost you $1.80 per Hour is you buy the kerosene at 45 dollars for 5 gallons (current price at Home Depot as of 11-2015). In other words - 1 gallon is about $9 bucks and it will take about 5 hours to burn thru 1 gallon. I have used mine for over 25 years as a "temp" fast way to heat up my 500 square foot wood working shop. Note - It smells a little when you first light it and smells ALOT when you turn it off. Read Less
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Depends if you have it on high or low. I start with high then turn it down. For me maybe once a day
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I bought this last winter for a 1000 sq ft mobile home. I used it for 12hrs on 1 fill. It kept main part of house 75 degrees when minus 5 outside. Use furnace fan to circulate entire home
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23,000 BTU Kerosene Portable Heater is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 324.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Dura Heat Kerosene Portable Heater provides additional heat to my home. In the past, I used ... This Dura Heat Kerosene Portable Heater provides additional heat to my home. In the past, I used a furnace to heat my mobile home, but this heater provides faster heating and higher temperatures than my furnace ever did. This is a must for every home that requires heating in areas of the country that have colder climates. It is also a must if the temperatures are low and the homes power goes out. I use this first thing in the morning for about twenty minuets then use my electric heater until the evening around 7:00pm. I then use the Dura Heater again for twenty minuets then turn it off and go back to my electric heater till bedtime. Fantastic safety feature and ease of use. THIS IS A MUST PRODUCT!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from From box to use by following the assembly instructions about 45 minutes...everything worked flawl... From box to use by following the assembly instructions about 45 minutes...everything worked flawless and the heat was amazing...our 2 story 1500 Sq Ft home was warm and comfy when I tried it but the outside temp in the 40's...want to try it when the temp is in the teens or 20's, as that will tell the story better...great product and seems very easy to use...make sure you start it outside as some odor early on, but some of that burnoff which the instructions warn you about...very happy for this back up heat source, which will heat the place if no power or a furnace problem...
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not energy efficient Powerfull enough to provide heat for a an apartment but consumes 1 gallon of K1 kerosene per 4.5 hours of usage. Each gallon of K1 kerosene cost around $12 dollars at Home Depot. To have it on for 9 hours a day represents $24 dollars times 7 days a week = $168 a week. I returned it.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Due to a full breaker the man cave needed non-electric heat . This baby warmed 1100 sq feet from... Due to a full breaker the man cave needed non-electric heat . This baby warmed 1100 sq feet from 55 to 70F in just over an hour . There is a note on the heater and and a note in the instructions, but it needs to be bigger or I should have read it first . You must wait 60 minutes after filling the tank before you light the heater !! It may smoke a little at the start and after you put it out, so lighiting outside or away from living space is suggested . Great Heater !!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We purchased two of these to deal with any power outages or late January, early February brutal c... We purchased two of these to deal with any power outages or late January, early February brutal cold spells. We really only need the one. This exceeded our expectations by leaps and bounds. Other than the electronic ignition not working, (we used a grill lighter), the unit performed flawlessly. This thing just about blasted us out of the house in 10° weather. It burned clean with no smell and we got around 30 hours out of a 5 gallon kerosene can.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We are on our second winter with ours, and highly recommend for what its intended to do. Ours is ... We are on our second winter with ours, and highly recommend for what its intended to do. Ours is used in a 3 level home averaging just over 5k sq ft, we keep ours on the middle level due to most use and it will keep the temp of that level steady all day and all night without a degree of fluctuation. Eight hour fuel tank has proven accurate also, and creates minimal oder, slightly noticeable only on startup and shut down.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decent build quality, easy to assemble. Lights very quickly every time. one tank of fuel gives yo... Decent build quality, easy to assemble. Lights very quickly every time. one tank of fuel gives you about 6 to 8 hours run time depending upon the wick setting. Burns very clean with little smoking after lighting and upon extinguishing.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this heater for my husband to heat our 2 1/2 car garage, works great, heats the space in... I bought this heater for my husband to heat our 2 1/2 car garage, works great, heats the space in no time. It was easy to assemble, it is easy to operate.
Date published: 2016-10-26
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