Damn! I thought I was doing good going 1 year on 275 gallons! 8 years -- holy crapper!
But that's a good thing.
samhill wrote:First time I ever heard of a torpedo heater not being able to burn #2,........
It's a Mr. Heater 125K btu. Bought it around '04-'05. The new ones only have an 8 gallon tank - mine has a 14 gallon tank. Why they did that, I have no idea. But anyway, if you try diesel in this thing, the pump eventually locks up. Owners manual says rated for Kerosene only. I see why now. That was the first time I'd seen that happen as well. All the ones in the shop where I worked burned both, & were labeled as dual-fuel.
Good point Coaledsweat. Makes sense. And those pumps ain't cheap! I've never had to run kero in the house, because our tank is in the swamp (basement). Now with the coal stove down there, the oil is no less than 90° at all times.