Diesel ⛽ Heaters (1 Viewer)

tonka

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I only use a small amount so use normal white diesel, red is only about 30p a ltr cheaper around here and I have to travel to get it. So not worth the hassle for me.
Heater works the same on both.
 
Jan 16, 2014
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The red is just a dye so makes no difference.They can run on various fuels.Loads of comparisons on internet

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Jan 30, 2020
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Just a tad..
You can chuck all sorts through these heaters. A workshop I know, mixes used engine oil approx 20%, with their usual miss fuelled vehicle mix, so effectively they heat the workshop through three cheap Chinese heaters for free.

I have suggested that Greta and co would not approve… 🤪
 
Dec 24, 2014
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Ever since lighting was by Calor gas.
You can chuck all sorts through these heaters. A workshop I know, mixes used engine oil approx 20%, with their usual miss fuelled vehicle mix, so effectively they heat the workshop through three cheap Chinese heaters for free.
During my apprenticeship as a mechanic the workshop was heated in winter with a couple of mobile noisy and foul-smelling ones like jet engines that ran entirely on drained vehicle oils.
 

Steve and Denise

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During my apprenticeship as a mechanic the workshop was heated in winter with a couple of mobile noisy and foul-smelling ones like jet engines that ran entirely on drained vehicle oils.
were they called Salamander, oil in the tank/ dish at the bottom with a big flu that glowed red 🙂
they would stink your Motorhome out 🤣🤣
 

Two on Tour

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were they called Salamander, oil in the tank/ dish at the bottom with a big flu that glowed red 🙂
they would stink your Motorhome out 🤣🤣
Ring any bells Steve, the one we had in the workshop seemed to be always on the verge of exploding. 🤣

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Jan 17, 2014
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I've used Eberspacher blown air heating in my campers for over twenty years, all have drawn their fuel from the vehicle tank and I have never noticed any significant difference in fuel consumption figures when the heater has been used for considerable periods.
Yes I am one of those persons who keeps a tally of all fuel put in the vehicle tank.
 

Steve and Denise

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Ring any bells Steve, the one we had in the workshop seamed to be always on the verge of exploding. 🤣

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They were marvellously simple and bloody dangerous if not used correctly,
many a fire been caused by them.
pits hardly surprising that all workshops were all black and sooty🤣
 

missmollie

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Ring any bells Steve, the one we had in the workshop seemed to be always on the verge of exploding. 🤣

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Always interesting if there was a bit of water in the diesel/oil they use to pop away. This was our only heating in a workshop where I served my time, all the fitters had no arse in their overalls through getting too close to it.
 

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