It's bloody cold here and I need some help from Refleks owners...
I just installed a new Refleks 66MW, the firm's small, bulkhead-mounted heater.
This is what I have been doing:
I pour 50 ml of methlated spirits into the heater. Light it and let it burn for about one minute. Then I set the regulator
The heater makes some thudding sounds, but seems to be okay, heating
Then, after about five minutes, the stove begins to hiss and smoke. And make splashing sounds, like hot coals dropped into water
. I can only assume a lot of diesel
is flowing into the bottom of the stove, but the stove design does not allow you to see. The top of the stove becomes very hot, glowing red, and makes pretty loud popping sounds.
I lose my nerve and turn the stove off and it soon goes out.
This all happens while the heater is set to pilot. The whole process takes about 10 minutes.
Is there something I am doing wrong? Any suggestions welcome.
I have used larger floor-mounted Refleks heaters on other boats and never had a problem.