Heat Stream

Model # HS-70T-KFA

Internet # 202269719

Store SKU # 951727

70,000 BTU Forced-Air Kerosene Heater

$199.00 /each

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Product Overview

The HeatStream 70,000 BTU Forced-Air Kerosene Heater offers continuous heat for construction and job sites. This heater offers an extra burst of heat with 70,000 BTUs to keep up to 1,700 sq. ft. warm. This heater can run for 9 hours with a 5 gallon capacity tank.

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  • Produces 70,000 BTU for efficient warming capabilities
  • Heats medium spaces up to 1,700 sq. ft., keeping your garage & workshop warm
  • 5 gal. fuel tank offers plenty of storage for a long running time
  • Uses 0.53 gal. of fuel per hour for lasting use
  • Operates up to 9 hours on full tank
  • Sure-fire ignition system ensures cold weather starts
  • Safety shutoff system automatically shuts heater off if power is interrupted or if flame is extinguished
  • Built-in fuel gauge allows you to easily check fuel levels
  • Thermostat offers complete control over the temperature and aids in energy conservation
  • Easy-lift carry handle to conveniently move heater
  • CSA approved for safety

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Area Heated (Sq. Ft.) 
Color Family 
Oranges / Peaches 
Fuel rate (gallons/hour) 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Heat rating (BTU/hour) 
Heater Type 
Heating Product Type 
Kerosene Heater 
Heating Technology Type 
Ignition Type 
Continuous Spark 
Portable Heater Features 
Automatic Shutoff,Fuel Gauge,Thermostat,Tip-Over Safety Switch 
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Product Weight (lb.) 
32 lb 
Run time (hours) 

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings 
2-UL Recognized,CSA Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 Year Warranty 

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How can I get the heater to run again

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November 23, 2015
It's been since last winter we have used if it and now when we go to plug up it will run for a few seconds than off again I don't what to do??
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Today is Dec 20, 2015. Your question was posted Nov 23, 2015. Within that time period, I presume you have had it repaired? If not, here's what I think based on the information you have given. It could be just dirt, dust, soot, or spider nest on the photoelectric (light sensor) cell. Your instruction manual should tell you where it is. Just open the heater and wipe the lens. The photoelectric cell (some Read More
Today is Dec 20, 2015. Your question was posted Nov 23, 2015. Within that time period, I presume you have had it repaired? If not, here's what I think based on the information you have given. It could be just dirt, dust, soot, or spider nest on the photoelectric (light sensor) cell. Your instruction manual should tell you where it is. Just open the heater and wipe the lens. The photoelectric cell (some manufacturers call it a CAD cell) looks to see that there is a flame. Your heater will fire up and after a few seconds, the computer checks to see that there is a flame. If no flame, it shuts down the heater. That sounds like your situation. So, if a spider has laid a nest over the little plastic circular window of the photoelectric cell, then the light from the flame cannot be sensed and your computer circuit board will shut down the heater. If cleaning the photocell sensor doesn't help, then it might need replacement. That's pretty cheap. Just get your part number from the instruction manual and plug that number into google to find some online dealers. Or, actually, eBay is a good place. Just plug your part number into the eBay search box. Lots of heater dealers sell through eBay. If it's not the photocell, then it could be the circuit board. The photocell is usually less than $20 so that's a good place to start. The control circuit board runs $40 to $100 depending on heater model and depending on the dealer's discount structure. There is a test device that shops use to determine if the photocell or if the circuit board is defective but the tester costs way more than replacing the circuit board and photocell so for people like you and me, it's cheaper to start replacing those parts. I think it is quite likely that your problem will be solved by cleaning the photocell lens. But, also, before replacing the photocell, be sure to check that the wires are intact from photocell to the circuit board. If a little critter like a mouse or squirrel got into your heater, they might have gnawed the wires in two. In that case, you could just repair the severed wire. Sound funny? Yes. It is but it's the absolute truth. Just like a human that bites its fingernails, some little critters will chew through wires and such just because they are there. (Just ask my sister why her Toyota was running rough...yes...something chewed through two of her spark plug wires!)
I don't know what your technical skills are. YouTube can be your best friend here. There are inexpensive ways of testing the photocell with a very cheap multimeter. Those videos can help you. It is also possible to replace some components on the circuit board if you are handy with a soldering iron.
Count your blessings, though. Your heater will fire up for a short period of time. That means that your motor, transformer, igniter, and other parts are in good working order. And...there's a good chance that just cleaning the photocell will get you back into full working condition. Read Less
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lasted 10 minutes I have had 2 of these. The first one was great and lasted all winter (I only used it a dozen times - maybe 40 hours total), but the ignighter went out. So I bought a new one. The fan sounded loud right off the bat, but got quieter after 5 minutes. I turned it off after runner it 10 minutes. A couple weeks later I fired it up in my freezing cold garage and the fan was struggling to go. It lit but mostly gave black smoke for a minute then quit. After that it wouldn't start. I am returning it today! December 22, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Effective, Efficient and Easy I bought this to heat a large two-car garage, and it was almost overkill. The heater brought the garage from about 53 to 66 (F) in about 15 minutes of run time. The thermostat is pretty accurate and the heater does a good job of always keeping the garage within 2 degrees of my setting. Outside temperature was 33 degrees (F), and it kept the garage at 62 degrees all night long (while drywall mud dried), using only about 1.5 gallons of kerosene. Overall, I am very impressed with this unit! January 3, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works as expected and was what we needed. We needed a new heater for an area of our shop and it worked perfectly as soon as we started it up. The instructions were clear and there were no problems. We will do business with Home Depot again December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best $200.00 I've ever spent. Works better than I expected. Showed it to several friends and they will buy one for their garage. January 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by I am not confident about this product at all I researched kerosene heaters vs propane heaters quite a bit before this purchase. It was between this Dyna-Glo heater and one at Tractor Supply and I chose this one because it had a fuel gauge on it......Terrible decision I purchases low sulfur K1 Kerosene and put five gallons in. After about four hours of use, a huge puff of smoke came out and it went out. So then I turned the power off and clicked it back on at it started again. It continued and did it again a few hours later. I chalked it up to low fuel and finished off the day. Two months later I pulled this heater out and filled it up again with the same kerosene. It lit for about an hour than went out. It would not stay lit. It was to late to return this to Home Depot so I took it apart. There is a Pressure Regulator you can mess with using a screw driver and I had to turn the pressure way up with the hood off to get a good air mixture and it would stay lit for maybe 5 minutes than puff out. It took about two hours of this to finally get the air pressure right and than I put the hood back on and again it went out. Back to messing with the pressure regulator and I finally got it to stay lit at around 7 PSI. So it has stayed lit for a few hours now and is nice and toasty but I just do not trust this machine nor the quality. February 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by This product didn't last. I have run 2 tanks of diesel through this heater. Now, it runs for 10 seconds and quits with a puff of smoke. If I can find the ticket I will take it back February 5, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Up in smoke I bought this for my garage as I would be working on my truck and it was in the single digits. When shopping I did a lot of research and found that most heaters are made by the same company just under different brandings. So when purchasing it was between this heater and a different model at another store. I chose this one because of the fuel gauge and the dial thermostat. Anyhow onto the features and function Thermostat- seems to work alright working in the garage it was probably 15 degrees colder a foot off the cement floor than the ceiling. I would have it set low and it would still be running but not to its fault it was just really cold on the floor -The heat was the real deal as it heated my garage in -5 degrees to well over 70. I was working with my shirt off it was so hot in there. -Fuel Consumption- So far I am impressed I got probably 16 hours out of a 5 gallon tank and two days of work. I used 1K dyed kerosene As far as the low rating the first time I lit the torch and the first couple days it worked flawlessly and when it got to the bottom of the tank a large puff of smoke died. I brought the heater out about 2 weeks later filled it up with kerosene and lit it up. It worked for about an hour then let out a big puff of smoke. It kept doing this and would not stay lit. I opened up the heater taking the lid off and started it. It stayed lit for about 3 hours at this point than the same thing happened. I screwed with the PSI gauge on the back and seemed to get it just right but it was a constant struggle to have this thing stay lit. Sometimes 6 PSI is the magic number sometimes 8. Sometimes I have to take the top part of the torpedo off and it will run and others it will just blow smoke. Anyhow the heater is not consistent whatsoever. I have looked up a couple fixes and it does seem to run better when the kerosene is warmer or warmed up compared to just a cold start. Also it was suggest to put a piece of paper or duct tape on the back vent to restrict air flow. I haven't tried the last method however it seems plausible since the flame seems to be getting blown out by the fan (hence why taking the top part seems to work). Anyhow due to the inconsistency of the heater and the fact that it works 30% of the time and I spend more time troubleshooting it rather than working on my car I cannot give it more than 2 stars. When it works boy does it work but it doesn’t which is most of the time in my case. Note: when opening up the heater I took apart everything and it does seem to be well constructed with heavy duty parts. The motor, fuel lines, electrical all seem to be made with quality materials. Also they forgot the part that holds the electrical cord on the side of the heater. I emailed the company and after registering my product they sent me another one right away. Overall the customer service seems to be very good. February 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Smell strong Kerosene smell bothers everyone. We will be bringing it back. May try you Propane next year. All Home Depots were out of stock March 6, 2012
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