Joseph Maximus: I have a Reddy 150 pro it is throwing out a lot of flames can you tell me
what the problem is ? Thank you.
Joseph Maximus: The part i asked you to identify is a "carbon rotor" which was broken . I
ordered another along w/ pump filter from
"Space Heater Parts.com", cost was $27.00 for both w/ shipping.
So now you know what it was that i tried to identify. Is there anything
special i need to do when installing this part ?
John Johnson: Thanks Guy - Very informative!
Joseph Maximus: Can you use diesel fuel mixed with kerosene , say 1/3 diesel 2/3 kerosene .
Thanks, love the video.
raul santoyo: I have a ready 155 what do I use for fuel and the video was very helpful
2cyclemix: I came across one of these today. It's made by Dayton. The small amount of
kerosene in it is probably at least 2 - 3 years old. Does kerosene go bad
Byron Horne: Hello,
I just bought a Mr. Heater MH50KR 50000 Kerosene heater from craigslist.
I turned it on last night and it would spark but no fuel came out. i moved
the air pump line further onto the outlet and now it comes on. Fuel comes
out and the front gets red but flames come out the front for a couple of
minutes while getting hot but sounds like its sputtering. I tried adjusting
the two nuts.
I checked the air filter and its a little dirty but not much. Any adeas?
Not sure if I shoudl check air line, fuel line or adjustments in back.
J Brainsky: That wasn't painfull to watch at all. Nice video.
ScrabbleMonster1: Excellent video, may god bless you even more than he already did.
Gary Ronan: They work great in A garage if K-1 kerosene is used. Fuel oil will stink up
Usual precautions apply. Plenty of ventilation, working CO detector, have
someone check on you from time to time and you will be warm and safe.
A thermostat that plug's into the wall and then into the heater will save A
lot in fuel cost but they are not cheap. I found my heater's and stats at
auction in the dead of summer dirt cheap. Not much call for heating
equipment when the day is topping out at 100+!
I have A couple of propane unit's that I prefer but when it gets cold I
don't care, as long as I'm warm!
Thanks for the information. I was not aware of the universal spark coils.
Good to know.
Joseph Maximus: Just finished working on my Reddy Pro 150. Changed all hoses, cleaned the
orifice and fittings with carb cleaner. All appear clear. Problem: Pump
is not drawing fuel, took the hose out of tank and placed it in a clear jar
full of fuel, just to see if it was getting fuel. Has no suction and
didn't pick up the fuel. Do you think it could be the pump and if so, is
there any way to repair it? P.S. - took apart the pump cover and there was
a filter which i cleaned, also there is triangle black pieces of plastic or
some other substance that is part of the pump, can you tell me what this is
Stephen Zielinski: I have fuel pouring out of the front end from trying to get her fired up!
I cleaned the fuel nozzle,turned the plug everyway possible but she won't
Runs for 10 seconds and shuts off.Now what? Take it to the gun range and
blow it to hell?
marknlinda417: Great video, thanks for sharing your knowledge on this. I wasn't sure where
to start until I watch your video.
Stephen Zielinski: I replaced the plug,photo cell,new K, filters, It won't fire now and just
shuts off after 5 seconds.Is it the pump?
Hagfan789: I have the same unit you have here..I'm having trouble with it not burning
all the fuel from the nozzle..just making smoke & fumes then eventually
pulsing out..plug & spark is good..nozzle is clear & spraying fine..I'm
leaning to some bad kerosene being the problem maybe?. I just topped it off
with new fuel too..figures..I'll check it for water & get back to ya .Good
Richard Tringali: my opening is almost 16 inches round too the thing heats my garage in no
time at all
Daniel Moeller: 7:25 I did too, but then nine months later our daughter came along.
Great video. I thought I had done everything to get my old Homelite 65K BTU
running again. It works, but could be alot better. It doesn't get nearly as
hot as it should. I made sure all the plumbing was good and clear, fuel
strainer screen was clean, impeller gap was set, everything save for
checking the pump pressure since I didn't have a gauge. I knew the problem
was either the impeller and its vanes were just too worn, the pressure
bleedoff screw threads were too loose (or spring just no good), or the
nozzle had an obstruction that carb cleaner and compressed air couldn't
free up. After watching your video, I dug out my old Penske vacuum gauge
and sure enough, 10PSI pressure range in .5PSI increments, widely spaced.
Hooked it up and it did the trick. Pressure was too high so I set it to
4.0PSI since that was the closest I could estimate without being able to
source a manual anywhere for this heater, and now I know both the pump
assembly and bleedoff screw assembly are both good and that the problem is
the nozzle. Now time to source a replacement for an obscure heater
manufactured in 1973.....
mustie1: l had one that would light but then in about 10min start pulsing and would
go out,think i scrapped it or it still might be up in the attic,,
Craig Arndt: Nice to know how these things operate, good video!
RickScherfDrywall: We just got a used torpedo from the shop next door. The shaft that the fan
blade is mounted on doesn't want to spin the fan blades hard enough when
the heater is trying to ignite. If we take the cover off and give the fan
blades a spin manually, usually a few spins in it'll fire and run all day
like a champ. Any ideas what would have that shaft a little bit stuck and
not wanting to rotate on it's own?
Timetotinker: good stuff.........tony
OTC: always good to see a video from you man, your a smart person!!
danelectro68: Brilliant video, I've thrown away a couple of those things in the past
Rich 372: Like OTC said...an other great video. I've never had one, but now that I
know how they work I'll keep an eye out for one that doesn't work and be
able to fix it. Thx
James Rice: Thanks so much for all the things you do for so many on here.It really
helps people out when you show what to do about certain situations.your a
real nice man.
Volusia-ev: I never owned one so I had no idea how they worked...very cool!
Are they for outdoor use only? (Carbon Monoxide)
Richard Tringali: ok thanks i will post a video on my videos on the size and how powerful it
is, if you stand within 3 feet of it your cloths will actually get to hot
to rub against your skin
EdOfTheNorth: Excellent tutorial. Pete down at SWRNC is going to love ya for this one
cause he just went out and bought a new heater cause his konked out. So now
he will have a spare after he gets Toni to fix the one he replaced. Great
Kenneth Sylvester: thanks
Joshua Ney: captain hook - light AYYYYIGH, thanks for the lesson
Timothy Bertsch: That old heater I have, the fan turns freely until its powered. Than it
turns real slow. The pump is fine. Do you have any idea why the fan motor
dawn watson: I had my heater running fine after I cleaned out a massiive nest. I turned
it on a few times burning out the small debris. then I pluged it in and
noticed it was on low. So while it was about to start or trying on low, I
turned the knob to high and it made some firing noises and I saw some
flashing or sparks. Now it won't to anything. I plug it in and nothing ,
before that incident it started. Do I need a new ignitor? Mine doesn't
have a spark plug, just wires from the control panel then mounted next to
the fuel output.
Victor Maslak: I tried to adjust. pressure to3.4 because front wouldn't get hot enough,
no matter which way I turned adjustment it stayed on 2 psi ,what could be
patrick mcclelland: thanks for the video.do i need to change anything on mine in order to burn
michael Beauchene: my space heater whene I turn it on it goes after a min then I have to
reset n goes out after another min what could be the issue here is it tha
senser or the coil
johndeeregfan: I can't get over 2.2 psi out of mine. ( I need 3.4 ) My cone wasn't
getting red. What could be the problem? I have decent fuel spray.
However, over the years I've had the pump apart and lightly sanded the
vanes because they stuck. Maybe the pump vanes are worn. I have .004
clearance on the pump also.
Don Distel: Thanks for the reply . This heater will not even start with a propane torch
right by the nozzle . I did order new vane blades and a gauge so we will
see what happens when the part get here in a few days . The vanes did come
out and and I'm not sure oh they need to go in a certain way . What a
headache just cuz I wanted to clean and oil it .
WrongWayWillie13: hey, I have a mr heater 75k btu. it would come on and shut off and
continuously fire smoke fire smoke. i pulled the cover it has continuous
spark and fuel sraying.so I check the photo senor, its nice and clean. same
results, I pull the pressure plus and connect my vac gauge. flip the
switch and I get a 2 flash error code for slow motor start. nothing in the
heater moves. its cold here about 20*. so I put a small electric heater on
it to warm it up. didn't help. I tried to bypass the thermo didn't help. I
did notice a secondary sensor below the igniter. could it be something with
unburned fuel in the tube ??
thanks and help is greatly appropriated
whspioneer89: I have the same torpedo heater except mine has a furnace style igniter
instead of spark plug. Mine starts but then stops sometimes right away,
sometimes after a few minutes.
liloz33: The back order on the part is out to at least May. They say the cold
weather has played a part in the back order. Hmm! Well again I thank you
for the video at least I know about everything I could want to about this
Danny Fritcher: I've looked everywhere and can't find an igniter replacement for under
$50....any suggestions on where to find a cheaper one? Thanks!
Benny Chong: Thanks for posting the video. I have a Reddy heater (35,000 BTU). Mine runs
for about 6 to 10 seconds and shuts off. It worked fine last year. I just
replaced the fuel line and air line. I see spark and fuel (fog), but it
runs for a short time, gets hot and then trips the breaker on the back. Any
Richard Tringali: is there a way to hook this up to light a heat duck system to make like 2 8
in pipe in 2 spot like the front and back of your garage or even left and
right side ?
howie fisher: where did you get universal igniter ? I need one for my dyna glo POS
shane fink: Hey that helped alot that's pretty cool to take your time explaining things
just might save my wife and four yr old daughter from our pipes freezing I
live in a trailer I have the same heater but it does not have a spark plug
u said it would have one or " some other igniter" could u please elaborate
and again thanks your a good person some ppl do appreciate
nathan Adkins: Mine has a ignitor instead of a spark plug and it is glowing red but not
sparking anyway to fix that?
Maat922: Dude you just saved my butt. I've had this heater for 10 years an no
problems, and a couple months ago it stopped working. This video just
urged me to tear into it, and the first thing I see is a dried-up leaf
sitting in front of the optical sensor. Painless. Thanks for kicking me
dwhollrah: Thanks, good overview of all systems. I was able run down a plugged nozzle
to get my old Rediheater going. Roughly 25 yrs of hard service and I
finally had to service it. Its de-icing my Polaris wheeler as I type.
(there was a ton of black dust I cleaned from the air pump filter...this
may have been part of the problem too)
Don Distel: My reddy heater will not fire and run after taking it apart to oil motor
bearings do to the motor equaling for a short time on start up . Took air
pump off also and cleaned it put vanes back in set gap at both 3 & 4 thou.
Did get it to fire for a little bit but it didn't fire or even soun like it
always did before
Carl Walter: and, zap, my problem disappeared. thanks to your excellent tutoring.