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Old 21-02-2015, 02:22   #16
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Re: Burn Kerosene in Diesel Cookstove?

As a former commercial fisherman... We used to have 3 grades of diesel. People that ran their stove long hours at low settings usually bought #1 diesel for the stove and #2 for the engine. #1 was supposed to be equal to heating oil and produced less soot. #3 was bought by caterpillar owners. The diesel sold in the US now is formulated to meet some government standard and not to burn cleanly in a stove. Burning kerosene will help the soot. Also, if you run the stove at a hot setting at some time every day it helps the soot problem. Red Devil helps. Follow the directions for installation on pipe lengths and bends, too. Most people that have trouble ignore the directions. Also when cold, don't heat too fast. You can crack the cast iron top by running full heat on a cold stove.
When I fished almost all boats had diesel stoves. The Seattle fish dock used to have a sign forbidding unattended diesel stove operation. I always considered Dickinson to be top of the line.

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Old 23-02-2015, 10:49   #17
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Re: Burn Kerosene in Diesel Cookstove?

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Glad to see you guys show up. There is the occasional thread about your prodipucts, and it seems like much confusion.

It would be nice to hear your input.

I have an Adriatic in a hunting cabin.

Any questions, please ask

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