This Portable Indoor/Outdoor Kerosene Heater is designed for safe use indoors or out, delivering a substantial 23,000 BTU of efficient warmth. No electricity is required, making it ideal for providing emergency heat indoors or supplemental zone heat to help trim heating bills. This omnidirectional kerosene heater boasts many safety features and push button start. Operates 12 hours on built-in fuel tank. Not approved for use in Massachusetts. Dimensions L x W x H in. 18 4/5 x 18 4/5 x 27, Heating Capability sq. ft. 1,000, Full Load Run Time Hours 12, Product Style Radiant heat, Fuel Capacity gal. 1.9, Fuel Type Kerosene, Igniter Pushbutton, BTU Output 23,000. Safety grills protect against burns Auto safety shutoff for tipovers Includes 2 D batteries for ignition and siphon pump UL listed Check your local regulations on installation restrictions and requirements Replacement wick available, Item# 173407
Average Customer Rating:
(64 Reviews) 64
Rating Summary(64 reviews)
57 of 64(89%)would recommend this product to a friend.
"This is a great heater for the price. I use it in the garage and also wanted it for applications with no power. Takes very little fuel and creates a lot of heat. Also has close clearances for a heater, takes only a little floor space."
"Bought this heater a couple years ago and it works good everytime. It is built using good materials, design and good quality. I use it indoors all winter and have no problem with fumes. I use K1 red kerosene and I am still on the original wick. I use a metal oil drip collector to set it on in case of leaks or spillage. Since then I bought a similar smaller model to use in other rooms and it has been just as good and I will continue to use these heaters."
"I bought this in the beginning to heat up garage to paint and emergency heat. 3 years later and I am using this to heat basement on the cold ones and this year in new york its been cold. If you are second guessing just buy and you wont regret it."
"I'm going to have to take this thing apart and find out why the wick adjuster won't stay in the position I put it at. I can be at my work table and "all-of-the-sudden" the heater turns itself off. (It's on a concrete floor and nothing has touched the heater) Something must not be aligned or the ratchet is not machined well enough for the wick adjuster to stay in the position I need to set it in order to maintain the 3/4" flame height that is recommended. I have found that if I grab the wick adjuster when I want to shut it off and s l o w l y lower the wick, I don't see the black soot. If I trip the release, black soot comes rolling out. This is ok in my (detached) garage, but in a home, trying to pick it up and carry it outside without tripping the safety would be impossible, ergo, black soot on the walls and ceiling."
"We use our heater all the time and it really helps offset the heating bills, I am thinking of getting another one, and maybe a 55 gallon drum of kerosene. Has some minor smell but the heat is well worth it."
from Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain.
"I needed to work on a vehicle last winter, didn't get to pick the day. Temp in the 20's, wind 20+ mph, working out in it. I set this heater up in the open garage, and used to make a "heat island", to temper the weather the best I could. It worked great ! Excellent heat output, quiet operation, good fuel consumption. I have a smaller one I use in the house, very little smell as long as the heater is fired up and shut down outside. Using K-1 kero is a must, I found a fuel/oil-distributor that carries 5-gallon pails. Pros: serious heat output, easy and nearly silent operation, no need for electricity. Cons: heavy and awkward to move when full of fuel. Can be messy to refuel or empty, must pay attention to what you are doing when dealing with liquid fuel. Purchasing fuel by the gallon is not as cost-effective as buying in 5-gal pails. It's worth the effort to locate a fuel distributor that carries the kero this way. The included manual pump makes handling the fueling relatively simple."
"I needed a heater in my uninsulated woodworking shop. The propane heater left moisture all over my tools. The kerosene heat is a little slower but more even. It gives off a smell at the beginning but far better than the spent propane gas and a much dryer heat. No water on my table saw. And it doesn't need electricity to run. Which means it makes a great backup when the power goes out in the winter.
Kerosene is a lot easier to find than I thought it would be. The local hardware stores sell it by the can. It's more expensive per gallon but you get more heat from kerosene so I think it evens out in the end. I recommend it for any woodworker with a small to medium shop."
"Puts out good heat. But I'd still recommend using it supervised, indoors, in an enclosure, or with a barrier that blocks the wind. Adjustment nob works, but I usually find it at full throttle all the time. Runs clean and only gives off a very little kerosene smell upon lighting and turning off. Mine is a staple in the workshop. If this thing stops putting out significant heat, or burns with any prolonged smell or smoke, don't fret, it's probably just the wick. Run it to dry and replace. Good luck!"
"My kerosene heater excedes other forms of heat sources in my 700 sq. ft., insulated cabin - I've tried them all. Easy to assemble, not messy with careful usie of the pump. Downside is the cost of kerosene."
"I decikded to replace my old kerosene heater, which I've had for at least 20 years. It still functions well but has been retired to the barn. Kerosene is my choice for emergency heat, as it can be used indoors and the fuel is the safest to store. This one intrigued me with its high BTU output, but fairly low fuel consumption. When it arrived and I started uncrating, I was pleased to find it required little assembly, and was substantially more sophisticated than my old one. It is far better-made than the old one, and that was a good one, but it's also much higher output so that it will heat my whole main floor"
"Bought this heater for my 20X30 metal shop. Even when freezing outside, this heater kept me toasty warm. It outstripped a propane heater, and makes working inside pleasant. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone."
"I had these heaters before but the upgrades on this new one are nice. Heat out put is great for emergency use or any time or place where you need temporary heat or even longer. Safety grill is larger and more stable. great for use in basement or garage for warming up those colder locations for working or play."
"I got this heater in Dec of 2011, I figured it would be a great heater for back-up in case the electric went out, I followed directions about how to prepare it for first lighting up, everything worked fine. I've used it a couple times just to try it out, each time I've used it the temperature has gone up 10 degrees in my house within a hour, this with the temps being down in the teens @ night. Now I'm not worried if the electric does go out, I'm ready!"
"I like how compact this heater is. One big thing though, if this is your first kerosene heater check around your town to see if they sell 1-K kerosene anywhere. here in vegas gas stations do not sell it.. you have to buy the 5 gal or 1 gal cans from the hardware stores and expect to pay $8-$10 a gallon. The 1-K kerosene in the pre-packaged cans is way better than the gas station fuel though so its worth the extra $ for the good stuff."
"This heater does the job and really puts off no smell or smoke- very safe to use-can run on all night with a full tank. Box came dameged with a hole in it but no damage to the heater. Easy to start and move around."