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DuraHeat

Model DH2304

Internet #100045793

Store SKU #681026

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23,000 BTU Kerosene Portable Heater

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 279 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Source of Alternate Heat! I've had this heater for about a month now. It was easy to assemble and use. I bought it for emergencies but have been using it on really cold days. I've been using the Klean and Crown Kerosene and the odor is only noticeable for a few minutes when I shut it off. I have a small house and it heats my entire living space very cozy. My dogs love it and I love the lower gas bills. My furnace could never get my house so warm so fast. I run it for 2-3 hrs at a time. January 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Heater I've had this heater for two Pennsylvania winters and I love it. Easy and quick to turn on and off. It heats 850sqft of space up to 72-74 degrees on a cold winter night in Pennsylvania. If I close the bedroom doors it can reach up to 80 degrees. Definitely get this if your main heat source is electric heat. It is much cheaper to fill up a 5 gal. can of kerosene and if the power goes out you still have heat. It only produces a slight kerosene odor at first light up and then it goes away once it is lit. Cons: must be filled outside and it gets a bit heavy to lift when the tank is full. March 14, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 1 for 2 on workmanship This is my second DH-2304. The first worked flawlessly for years until it was damaged beyond repair. My second purchase has a manufacturing defect which allows the gear attached to the the wick raising knob to slip out of alignment with the rack gear and drop the wick. When I disassembled to see if it was the wick, I noticed the rack gear has a failed spot weld. Contacting the MFG to get it replaced now. When it was working, it was able to heat my entire house during power outages. The only odor was at start up and shut down but nothing overwhelming. January 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by i loved it It's was awesome I would definitely recommend this to everyone April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Afraid of kerosene heat at first. I contemplated getting a kerosene heater for many years but never did because of my intense fear of carbon monoxide, a house fire and just liquid fuels in general. We were hit with single digit arctic air recently and of course we lost power right in the middle of it. You are now at the mercy of mother nature and waiting and hoping the utility company is able to restore power asap. It was only three hours this time but it was very stressful and COLD! I did a lot of research and settled on this heater. I am so happy I did. I have found that a lot of the fears attached to kerosene heat are unfounded. Follow the directions to the T and just use your plain common sense. Kerosene is safe and very easy to store and use. I cannot tell you how great it feels to know that we can protect and provide for ourselves in an emergency situation. We will be warm! I intend to get another unit soon. January 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Colorado Cold-snap The Saturday after this Christmas our furnace went down, I bought one of these the month prior in case we lost power during winter. I am glad we did! The first day we ran it was pretty much the only day we had the kerosene smell, break-in time I guess, but we ran it for seven more days more with no issue. Except for the night temperatures dropped in the minus digits, the house stayed at 70 degrees and no water pipes lost. I would fill it and found if you ran it on low a tank would last almost 12 hours, with a 2.5 gallon jug filling it three times. I liked the guard on it since we have two medium sized dogs, and it wasn't hard to put together especially if you are in panic mode with low temps like I was (worried about the family and the house). I liked it and was VERY glad to have it, it didn't let us down! January 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love this heater! I LOVE this heater! I bought one of these about 7 or 8 years ago to heat an 800 sq ft circular floor plan. Using fans to move the air, I was easily able to keep the house comfortable, even in Idaho with serious below-zero temps outside. I have since moved into a much larger place and am about to buy a second one since one is no longer enough. Most of the time, I kept the flame/wick as low as possible, except when it was bitter cold outside. I found it very economical to use and it did a good job. Oh, and my cats think it's better than a fireplace 'cuz they can lay around it rather than just in front of it.. January 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Winter Life Saver Purchased this for back up heat in case of a power outage!! I put it on to take the chill out of the house and I cannot bring myself to shut it down. I put the heater in the basement and it is warming the whole house which is 2 stories high. It is -7 degrees outside and the house is nice and warm. I have no worries about a power outage or storm knowing I have this wonderul heater to get me through.. February 3, 2015
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