Yes! Diesel, kerosene and gasoline are really the same thing except that they have different octanes. Diesel is the lowest refined gas then kerosene then your different octanes of gas. So, to make the octane the same as kerosene you simply mix the right amount of gas with diesel and voila, you have kerosene. I think u can use a lower octane than kerosene but NEVER put anything of a higher octane than kerosene! Yes! Diesel, kerosene and gasoline are really the same thing except that they have different octanes. Diesel is the lowest refined gas then kerosene then your different octanes of gas. So, to make the octane the same as kerosene you simply mix the right amount of gas with diesel and voila, you have kerosene. I think u can use a lower octane than kerosene but NEVER put anything of a higher octane than kerosene!
ANSWER:Normal diesel fuel should not be burned in a kerosene heater, because there are many more contaminants in it, such as sulfur. A 100% solution of Biodiesel will not work because it requires a much higher initial temperature (300F) to burn cleanly. Blends of these fuels with kerosene can be burned, but there may be problems with the fuel soaking up the wick properly in the case of Biodiesel, which can lead to wick burning and sooting. There may also be problems lighting and burning properly if the blend contains too much of the Biodiesel, as its flash point is higher than kerosene. Diesel/Biodiesel fuel can also be run in many forced air heaters along with kerosene.
yes Kerosene would be MUCH referred to diesel for a space heater - otherwise #1 Heatinf oil or #1 diesel could be used, but NOT #2 diesel!!
Paraffin heaters, also known as kerosene heaters, are used as a source of heat for a space. They are mainly used at times of power outages and other such emergencies.
I accidentally used low sulfur diesel in my kersoene heater on its first use and it worked without incident. The flames stayed in the "too low" range and produced a slight odor while burning, but nothing seemingly dangerous.
yes If it's a space heater - don't use diesel if it's dyed.
The only space heaters of that description are kerosene heaters.They have no cords because they consume their energy source internally.
Gregory W. Traynor has written: 'Indoor Air Pollution From Portable Kerosene-Fired Space Heaters, Wood-Burning Stoves, and Wood-Burning Furnaces' -- subject(s): Kerosene heaters, Indoor air pollution 'Pollutant emission rates from unvented infrared and convective gas-fired space heaters'
Portable space heaters are much safer than 20 years ago. There are safety features such as automatic shutoffs, infrared heaters that are always cool to the touch, and no need for using ones that require propane or kerosene.
Deisel would burn too dirty...sooty. kerosene is much lighter hydro carbon and burns cleaner
There are lots of different kinds of space heaters. Most of them can cause injuries because they do get very hot, which can cause burns, especially if young kids are unsupervised. The old heaters with exposed heating elements should be avoided always. Kerosene heaters usually present problems because the users did not read or follow the instructions for use. The best kind of space heaters are the ceramic heaters, which are best for smaller spaces. They do get hot, but cool rather quickly. Read about them here: http://ceramicheaters.org/ Keep in mind that space heaters are not in and of themselves dangerous; it's the users that cause the problems. Safety is all about caution and common sense.
One can purchase diesel space heater from the following retailers: Hire heating, Sipuk, eBay, Amazon, Heatersuk, Gumtree, Way Fair, Diseal Space Heater, Northern Tools, Space Heaters UK, to name a few.
the suits have heaters in them