Torpedo Kerosene Heater Repair & HOW They Work




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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,,

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 !!!! Typical!!

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.....

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 ?

Craig Arndt: Nice to know how these things operate, good video!

Volusia-ev: I never owned one so I had no idea how they worked...very cool! Are they for outdoor use only? (Carbon Monoxide)

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 video. Thanks.

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.

Rich htn: 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 

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

Richard Tringali: my opening is almost 16 inches round too the thing heats my garage in no time at all

Alonzo Branson: well, what do you know...I had no idea these could be serviced!

snowking55: Great instructional video! Great information for the DIY guy.

iceman22st: Nice explanation of the way it works, and how to troubleshoot. How much kerosene smell do you get compared to the old radiant kerosene heaters. My old kerosene radiant heater used to give me such wicked headaches.

wtbm123: I would like to have all the ones that have been thrown away because of simple things like 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 into action!

craftsman673: Thanks, just what I wanted to know.

Gary Ronan: They work great in A garage if K-1 kerosene is used. Fuel oil will stink up the place. 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.

Carl Walter: and, zap, my problem disappeared. thanks to your excellent tutoring. 

Stephen Zielinski: My heater has spray,a new photo cell and new filters but it doesn't ignite,i have some spark,do i need a new spark plug to get it to fire off?

Mike Keefer: Nice vid, i have the pro 10 model....it sat a couple of years and had to oil the motor shaft a little but all's well. It's a great heater.

Marshall Sheetz: very good and informative. good job..

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. 

Anthony Agugliaro: thanks for the torpedo repair video I Hope you have a good new year 2014

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 does this?

nathan Adkins: Mine has a ignitor instead of a spark plug and it is glowing red but not sparking anyway to fix that? 

garageguy879: is there an air filter on these heaters?

2LateIWon: Nice I have a propane one and it heats up my garage in about 5 mins. Only bad thing is it uses ALOT of propane 

The Shade Tree Fix-it Man: Another great fix. Thanks for sharing.

joniscool1993: Our diesel turbo heater starts runs for a minute then dies, after a minute of waiting we can push the reset button by the power cord, and it will run for another minute

Richard Mann: Outstanding. I have not run across one of these, but will be on the look out for one that may need repair. Thanks for the info.

howie fisher: where did you get universal igniter ? I need one for my dyna glo POS

Kenneth Sylvester: thanks

Joshua Ney: captain hook - light AYYYYIGH, thanks for the lesson

zx8401ztv: What a neat way of generating fast heat. Smashing tutorial mate, ive never seen one before but i have a better understanding of the operation, thanks :-)) Does the fuel have some kind of variable restrictor so you can set the burn?

Dennis McLain: If the heater is plugged in and heating and you use up all your fuel does it cut itself off Automatically?

marknlinda417: Great video, thanks for sharing your knowledge on this. I wasn't sure where to start until I watch your video. 

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!

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

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 unit. Thanks

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 

Brookwoodbass: I have a heater like that it is working fine! You just let me know not to throw it out if a problem comes up! Is there anything you don't try to fix? As always great video!

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 

E5Bobby: Say, you were so helpful the other day I thought I'd pick your brain one more time, if I could. I got my brother's heater working but it cuts out about every 10 seconds or so and "chuffs" out a big cloud of white "smoke" (incompletely burned Kerosene). It will do this repeatedly. It has a new spark plug, we cleaned the nozzle and the electric eye, replaced the hoses, and have new kerosene. I also adjusted the pressure to 3.4 psi per the recommended settings. I'm stumped as to what can cause this intermittent firing. Have you ever seen/heard of this? If so, what's the fix? Thank you Mr. Sixtyfiveford!

The Kentucky Woodsman: Really good info. Thanks for posting!

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? 

Joanne Barrios: Ran heater out of diesel and filled it up, ran it for a half hour and it stopped with a code C9. fan spins, glow plug works. one second of flame, then out and code appears. PCK160VT HEATER. Any suggestions?

Michael Kent: Hi there - great video -- I didn't see or hear your link to where you brought your spark ignitor for $25.00. Id really love it if you could share this info. Thanks
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