Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 19
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oldnitehiker Happy
The heater was double boxed, well padded and undamaged. Assembly was simple, and try as I usually do, I couldn’t find anything that ‘needed’ improvement.
It’s been many years since I’ve used this type of heater. Using it, I was expecting a slight throat irritation. That never happened. The heater burns very clean. We’ve had it for three cold months and are very satisfied.
April 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MarkB Starts easy but eventually melted the end cap
Loved this heater overall. Started easily when running diesel fuel in it and it has a strong fan. It doesn't blow a big cloud of smoke when starting like some of my other units did.
Only had one item I wish was different - the thermostat is EXACT on the temp. If the room changes by one degree it is coming on again. I would rather it have a window of 2-5 degrees before coming on to save start/ stop cycles.
After 7-10 tanks of fuel I noticed that the cap on the end of the flame chamber has distorted from the heat and is now not fully burning the fuel. I will be calling for service and hopefully they will stand behind their product!
March 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BuilderS Great heater, very reliable
I've owned this same model of heater (back when it looked a little more space age) since 2009, and was a little curious why some people had given it bad reviews. I found it completely reliable. It always started up, the thermostat worked great, and it would run continuously with no problems up to the last drop of fuel.
When working in construction, I would set it up in the low part of the house, and before long, the entire place would be warmed up. Perhaps the people giving it bad reviews are the same people up late on Christmas Eve trying to figure out how to put together a Walmart bike.
If it has any cons, it is a little hard to get it up and down stairs when full of kerosene. The wheels are hard durable plastic, that would not be the best for wheeling across a nicely polished floor. Other than that, it's a great product.
August 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nbrown Husband loves all the features
This heater was purchased for my husband, much better heater than the one he had. Easy to assemble, had it working within 30 minutes of delivery.
January 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TBone Failed to ignite after 4 uses (just 25 hours of use)
This heater looks like it is well made and it worked excellent when it was working. I used this heater once in December, and three times in January, so it failed within two months of use and within 25 hours of use. The first two uses the high pressure switch worked. It has not worked since, but at lease it operated on the low pressure setting during the last two uses. Then, it failed to ignite the fifth time I went to use it and it just blowed fuel all over my garage floor until it auto shut off kicked in. After reading the owner's manual troubleshooting section, it could be a blown fuse, incorrect pressure setting, dirty nozzle, sensor, filter, etc., etc. For such minimal use, I should not have to troubleshoot and make all these checks and repairs.
January 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Don't purchase
Used it it 10-15 hrs on and off
Before motor quit
Motor cost about the same as replacement
Will buy another brand
December 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bob1 none
The heater was really easy to assemble and the different fuels that it can use is really a plus.
February 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lsd524 Worked for 11 months then motor blew
Worked great for 11 months then made some noise and quit checked everything to find that the motor blew out. Followed all storage and care directions so no real reason it shouldn't be working except its junk.
November 24, 2012