Hi does anyone know if these heaters will run on ordinary house heating oil as cannot get red diesel as easy as heating oil thank you for any sensible reply's
Yes I know what you're saying but some heating oil have not got enough lubrication,
I am running a chinese heater on 28second oil (Kerosene) and it doesn't seem to be a problem , in fact it should be better for the heater as its a lighter cleaner fuel than red , These heaters suffer from sooting at low output levels over long periods , causing some to suggest that they are run at max occasionally to burn them clean ? This guy addresses a possible problem with lubricity and solutions in some of comment answers.
Have also checked this on you tube one said using heating oil seized the pump due to no lubricant? others say mix with red is good .Others say no problem ???Yes I know what you're saying but some heating oil have not got enough lubrication,
I just watch some u tube on the subject, and although the heater will work normally on heating oil the pump that supplies the heater needs lubrication, so I think I will carry on and just put diesel in from the pump if I carn't get any red gas oil ,
And thanks Rob for the heads up,
If I want to know anything I allways Google it,
Just never gave it a thought about the Chinese heaters,
4-5 litres in 24 hours wow thats very good, not that I know but was lead to believe mine uses apx 0.67 litres an hour and mine is also a 5kw diesel heater chinese one tho.My 5 kw heater uses between 4 and 5 litres in a 24 hour period running flat out during the day and on low during the night. This is during very cold weather. If I closed the roof vents it would possibly save 1 litre per day. The main advantage for me is that it uses very little battery power and its easy for me to nip out with the truck and fetch a drum of diesel, unlike having to find LPG for the gas heater.
If I am dry camping with no hookup the solar panels will keep on top of the 12 volt usage easily, otherwise I would have to carry a generator with the added cost of fuel.
They tell you 0.67 litres per hour at full tilt. Once the van is up to temp the heater shuts down.4-5 litres in 24 hours wow thats very good, not that I know but was lead to believe mine uses apx 0.67 litres an hour and mine is also a 5kw diesel heater chinese one tho.