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4245Re: [KeroseneHeaterandStoveCollector] Modern Heater Question

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  • Curt Wuollet
    Feb 18, 2014
      Could be a bad wick or a wrinkle or?  I have had uneven burning with a new wick that could only be fixed with another new wick. Burning it dry will sometimes remove invisible crud.



      On 02/18/2014 08:37 AM, ajbtelecom@... wrote:

      Good morning, all.  I have here a Sengoku KeroHeat CTN-110 radiant heater.  It is brand new.  There is a bad flame spike on one side of the chimney, bad enough that I have to turn the flame down too low for proper operation.

      On my other modern heater [a Sengoku OR-77], fixing the flame spikes was achieved thus:  1] Disassemble wick support, bend center tube to properly center it.  2] Surface the bottom of the chimney [converter] rings, as described on Mile's web site.  3] Keep the top surface of the wick holder [where the chimney rings seat] spotlessly clean.

      None of these things are an option for this heater, because the wick support is more of a rigid assembly, and the chimney rings are [by design] not in the same geometric plane, so the surfacing technique is not possible.  The surface where the burner seats is clean.

      Does anyone have one of these heaters?  Any suggestions are welcome.

      Also, I have not yet fully disassembled and reassembled the heater, perhaps the fix will be obvious when I do.  Right now it is my sole source of heat [long story], so it is not an option right now.  And yes, I know that the real fix is to throw this thing out and get an old KersoSun, but that is not an option today, or even this week.  The objective right now is staying alive [the human condition in a nutshell].

      Sorry about the semi off-topic question, but this forum is where the experts are [I don't think there is a forum for modern heaters].

      Thanks in advance,
      Jim Bennett

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