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Subaru
1-3-2-4
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join:2001-05-31
Greenwich, CT
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Old kerosense does this?

It's about a year old if not already but stored in a cool place, so I dumped the rest I had in the container in the heater (6 weeks ago) and I finally used it today I got heavy soot and flames shooting out the front but in about 2-3 min it was back to normal.

I'm not sure about this type I just know about the wick kind.


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pende_tim
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The kerosene was probably good. It takes these devices a minute or so to get hot enough to allow the fuel to completely burn, until then they will flare and smoke.

If the fuel was bad, the problem would have continued for the whole tankful.

I have an old model Kerosun heater that behaves as you describe.
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Subaru
1-3-2-4
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Greenwich, CT
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said by pende_tim:

The kerosene was probably good. It takes these devices a minute or so to get hot enough to allow the fuel to completely burn, until then they will flare and smoke.

If the fuel was bad, the problem would have continued for the whole tankful.

I have an old model Kerosun heater that behaves as you describe.

I've had it off for a month or longer and it never did this before, matter of fact from my 40 times of using it this is the first time I saw this.
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garys_2k
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Farmington, MI
It's likely you just got a little extra dust in the combustion chamber and it took a minute to burn off.


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yabbazooie
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Carnegie, PA
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It probably needs--- 1- cleaned, 2- new oil filter, 3- new oil nozzle, 4- new oil pump

listed in order of complexity.. any oil burner will get dirty with usage..

the two torpedo heaters I have will smoke and flame for the first 30secs, then heat up and run fine.. sounds pretty normal

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Subaru
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Greenwich, CT
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I opened it about 2 months ago before I used the rest of the old kerosene up and cleaned inside, it hardly has that many hours on it but anyways it's fine now.

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