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  • DO NOT BUY BATTERIES for this thing because it devours them after a few uses. Buy barbecue ligher...
  • February 26, 2019
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DO NOT BUY BATTERIES for this thing because it devours them after a few uses. Buy barbecue lighers and use them to light the wick instead and save the batteries as a back up. Also, buy a few bottles of the kerosene wick conditioner to greatly extend the wick life and reduce the odor. Use an empty 1K bottle to store the siphon away from contaminants. Highly recommended for heat on a budget!

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Eli

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By: Eli
  • 1 gal runs for 10.5 hours..took my living /kitchen area from 61 to 72 in 20 minutes low heat. Bac...
  • October 30, 2018
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1 gal runs for 10.5 hours..took my living /kitchen area from 61 to 72 in 20 minutes low heat. Back of the house was 55 raised it to 68..great unit..fully recommend. Use it as a substitute to my gas heat when I'm off or get home early from work. Used older one all last winter saved 800$ on my gas bill..

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BilleeDee

55 to 64, Female
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  • The DuraHeat was easy to assemble and worked right out of the box. It looks good but the product...
  • February 19, 2019
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The DuraHeat was easy to assemble and worked right out of the box. It looks good but the product in the picture is not the same unit as they eliminated the foot pedal in the front to lift the ring so you cannot light it manually without opening the door grabbing the pigtail and lifting it while lighting the wick (see photo). Also the glow plug is a bit touchy. If you push the handle over to the end of the slot (to initiate the glow plug) the glow becomes weak and will not light the wick. You need to watch the glow plug as you push it's handle (switch) over and stop at the brightest point to light the wick. Very important - you have keep adjusting the wick down in the first couple of hours to maintain the 1/2 inch flame height or you will burn up you fuel in a hurry and burn the wick. See the instruction booklet (poorly written IMHO) Aside from those little quirks it does heat the garage very well. I would also recommend buying a blue 5 gallon fuel container and getting the kerosene from a oil/gas station in bulk as the single gallons at THD are pretty pricey. And bonus as of this writing the 5 gallon blue fuel containers are on close out right now for 10 bucks at THD.

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Tile

9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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By: Tile
  • Don't be a dummy like me and try to light...
  • December 19, 2018

Don't be a dummy like me and try to light it immediately after putting fuel in the tank for the first time. You have to allow some time for the wick to absorb some of the fuel before it will light. Yup, it's even in the instruction manual, but that means I have to read the directions??!! :)

Tabloid1

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  • It does take full hour to soak the wick when...
  • January 03, 2019

It does take full hour to soak the wick when starting with a dry tank. After lighting you have to wait a while for it to catch and get going. Then wait again for the room to warm up. Took the edge off a 1000sqft leaky room that started at 2F. Raised it to 45F in about an hour.

debs

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By: debs
  • Good manual. Easy to assemble. Easy to use. Very effective...
  • February 01, 2019

Good manual. Easy to assemble. Easy to use. Very effective at heating a home. Advice: you have to soak the wick in kerosene for an hour on first use. The wick absorbs maybe 1/4-1/3 gallon of kerosene. This creates the illusion on first use that it uses more kerosene than it really does.

Jo

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By: Jo
  • Purchased this heater to warm my two car garage where...
  • January 29, 2019

Purchased this heater to warm my two car garage where my workshop is located. Was using electric but my PG&E bill was increased and never really was warm. The heater has surpassed my expectations. The initial priming of the wick absorbed quite a bit of kerosene on first use. Easy to light after primed. The only time I smelled kerosene is when it is filled or after I turn it off. I am having difficulty finding bulk kerosene in my area. The hand pump included is slow and tedious to use, I use a funnel. I am thinking of buying a small dolly to place heater on, gets heavy and difficult for me to move into center of garage. I saved the box and taped the flaps up and together. I am using the box over the heater when it is not being used to protect it from dust and getting banged up in the garage. I had a round encaustic thermometer that I have placed on the top of the grill work. Fit perfect. Records that the heater is consistently reaching 300 degrees when operating. I have reached 75 degrees at one point and opened the door to the house to transfer heat. Worked great to warm the living space with having to bring the unit inside.

LivermoreLady

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By: LivermoreLady
  • Thus is my 2nd one my first one last 22yrs before I decided to buy a new one well worth it
  • October 30, 2018
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Thus is my 2nd one my first one last 22yrs before I decided to buy a new one well worth it

Love

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By: Love
  • Good unit for the price. I used one for 4 years beforehand and it lowered my propane bill bunches.
  • November 06, 2018
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Good unit for the price. I used one for 4 years beforehand and it lowered my propane bill bunches.

frank

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By: frank
  • Assembly was a snap and the unit heated my 3 car garage from 45 to 58 in an hour. Be sure to use ...
  • December 26, 2018
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Assembly was a snap and the unit heated my 3 car garage from 45 to 58 in an hour. Be sure to use only K1 kero. You will love the heater.

Boys

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By: Boys