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Dura Heat DH2304 Indoor Kerosene Heater - 23,800 Btu's
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- Powerful 23,800 BTU design
- Operates 9-12 hours on one tankful of kerosene; 1.9 gallon fuel tank
- Projects heat in a 360 degree radius
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The largest heat output of any portable indoor heating appliance not requiring electricity. Our modern convection style kerosene heater features a user friendly design which allows automatic wick raising without first "resetting" the emergency shut off. The design of this heater starts with a rugged steel frame and features sturdy construction throughout. All major internal components are machine stamped and quality checked. Projects heat in a 360 degree radius. Powerful 23,800 BTU design. Heats up to 1,000 sq. ft. Operates 9-12 hours on one tankful of kerosene. 1.9 gallon fuel tank. 27" x 17.5" x 17.5" NOTE: The state of California prohibits the use of this product in any dwelling, house or unit. In the state of California, use should be limited to non-airtight outbuildings such as barns, garages, etc. The sale of this product is prohibited in the state of Massachusetts. Please check your state and local codes prior to purchase.
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Watch the videos for lighting it and adjusting the wick. They help. One assembly hint is to make sure the grate that covers the top has the gap for the inspection hole on the right side. I put it on backwards the first time and had to redo it. Just align the notch at the bottom side of the grate with the inspection door and you'll save yourself the trouble.
-A full tank lasts for 8 hours of heating
-Produces a lot of heat!
-Carrying arm mechanism falls in & out of it's holes and can be wonky on each use.
-A long narrow funnel would be a better filling tool than the squeeze pump tool that is included
+We purchased some scented additive to add to the kerosene to smell good, while it burned. The scent was barely noticible. I recommend just burning a big candle in the space if you are concerned about the smell.
+Be sure to light the unit outside when you light it, then move it inside to the place you want to heat. When it light 's it puts out a plume of smoke that stinks and will introduce a smell you will want to cover up. beter to do it outside and keep your indoor air toxin free.
First smell. Only slight kerosene odor on shut down. This is to be expected. Even a match or candle smells slightly when you extinguishe it. The smell from this device was about the same intensity. Not a factor at all in my usage. If ANY smell is a concern for you then go electric. Of course when you fill the tank you may smell kerosene from the tank. If this is a problem fill it outside. Again not significant in my opinion.
Flame height and intensity. The flame never got very big - well not as big as indicated in the cartoon. But it was consistent around the wick/ burn ring and only flickered slightly during first 5-10 min of operation. As the heater warmed up burn became more consistent and stronger. No soot noticed no smell during normal operation.
Use correct fuel. If you use lower quality fuel you may have problems - per the instructions. Lower grade kerosene has impurities therefore you may smell sulfur etc. (rotten eggs ). If you use correct fuel of sufficient purity/ proper grade you will have no problems - again as per instructions. I bought my kerosene from a local BP right out of an above ground storage tank. Paid 3.99/gal. No problems with it. Call around you, can find at some gas stations and most hardware stores. Lows/Home Depot may carry it. You will pay more per gallon from there (10.00$/gal) however. Probably can get at Walmart too. Buying by gallon is NOT economical. Buy blue gas cans 5gal and save. I bought 10gal for 40$ compared to 100$ from afore mentioned big box stores. You can have it delivered to you house from HOME DEPOT but again very expensive. If you only need heat for short durations maybe that's ok. But if you are going to use all winter electric heat is way cheaper.
Construction: it's stamped metal and made overseas. What do you expect German engineering and hand fitting? It's more than adequately built for its purpose and I feel will last many years if you do as the instructions tell you.
Don't cook on it it's not meant for it. Get a hot plate. If you think you are saving yourself any money cooking on it you are probably in need of a stove. So buy one and get yourself an electric blanket. It's not a Swiss Army knife and your asking for trouble and shorter life span of the product.
Overall most of the problems people noted are addressed specifically in the instructions. Which BTW are reasonably written and look professionally written unlike many instructions written originally in another language and translated in English.
Follow the directions, do as you are told and chances are you'll be fine. But most people think they are precious and can't be told anything then are confused when things don't work as advertised. Perhaps if you get a defective device from the factory (built on a Monday or Friday who knows) your experience will vary (unfortunate when you are trying to heat your house for your family)but I think this is a quality product at a reasonable price and am considering a second for upstairs. Oh, as all things involving humans, take precautions to prevent fire or injury. Get fire extinguisher for class C fire, store fuel outside, be aware of dangers of carbon monoxide, and for heavens sake don't let children play near it. Burns people. Isn't it obvious?
I'll update this when I get a weeks worth of use out of it. Got it today, fired it up and was toasty warm in 3 hours in a large space 40'x20'. It's a keeper
UPDATE: 8 MAR 2015
I have used almost 10 gal of kerosene in this unit with no troubles. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOLKS. Most of the problems people have encountered is from not using the device as directed. Probably because they have had one before from another manufacturer and "think" they know what they are doing. I have had NO SMOKE (except a quick puff from starting), no smell (again except during starting and only a faint whiff). This thing warms up the coldest room in my house to nearly shorts and tshirt temp. I'd say the room is 40'x20' Doing so takes the load off the crappy heat pump so the rest of the house is acceptable. I am sure there are factory screw ups, but my experience is that this is a great heater. Oh, I get about 10 hours per fill up. Its roughly 2 gal. at 3.99/gal its not as inexpensive as some types of heat, but if you use it to keep the chill off, you may find its just what you need. BTW I get my kerosene at the local BP 10 gal at a time. IF you buy in larger bulk you may see a discount.