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Some info needed please
« on: January 29, 2020, 11:04:47 PM »
Hi Guys.
I bought this new toy I mean little heater a couple of weeks ago it runs on paraffin. It's a Rippingilles Fyrside needs painted and tidied but it works well, good heat. My question is how can I measure the output of the heater? BTU OR KW

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Re: Some info needed please
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2020, 10:48:24 AM »
To quote wikipedia: Heat of combustion of kerosene is similar to that of diesel fuel; its lower heating value is 43.1 MJ/kg (around 18,500 Btu/lb), and its higher heating value is 46.2 MJ/kg (19,900 Btu/lb).

If your heater is burning without smoke, the above should be your heat output.
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Re: Some info needed please
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2020, 06:59:57 PM »
Thanks Glort I was hoping you would chip in. The way the heater works is there is 2 gallon glass bottles inside turned upside down and the paraffin goes into little cups. The left one always empties first so a pint's burning in that bottle should give some indication. I appreciate the info

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Re: Some info needed please
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 09:12:40 AM »
The reflector is very dull its aluminium seems to have had some type of coating on it at some stage but most is gone now. I believe cream of tartar is a good polish for aluminium so that's today's little job. I'd say you were on the money with 3kw Glort. I have a little room in my house 12x14 feet running the heater on odour free paraffin I have to open the door after about an hour. The missus thinks it's a load of dirty smelly scrap so I think it's doing it's job.

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Re: Some info needed please
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 01:11:37 PM »
I'm using stuff called Tozane it's bloody dear 40 for 20 litres. It burns about 500 mils an hour it's only warming a small room then you have to open the door. There was a similar one in a local shop when I was a child it was much bigger than my hiding room and it was warm. Temperature is adjustable I have discovered the adjuster on the side

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Re: Some info needed please
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2020, 04:02:37 PM »
Tried 20% diesel it set of the carbon monoxide alarm the converter is quite small on those old heaters. Diesel would be ok for the shed but not the house.