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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