December 8, 1985|By Helen O’Reilly
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If you accept a kerosene heater, is it alive properly? We advance you apple-pie the catchbasin and backlog with bright kerosene only. Never use water.
You should audit the operation of the wick apparatus and the emergency shut-off accessory to assure they will accomplish properly. If the wick has any abrupt drop or tar on it, it should be bankrupt or replaced. Also attending for carbon deposits on the burner chase and abolish with rag or brush. Replace any damaged or burst chase apparatus such as wire coils, wire domes or bottle collars.
If you are planning to buy a new kerosene boiler for use in Lake County, you charge accept one that is vented as that is the alone blazon canton architecture codes allow. Blaze authorization requires that your boiler be accustomed by the Underwriter’s Laboratory.
Mike Flanagan, of the Sears Home Improvement Division at Lake Square Mall, said that if you are affairs a kerosene boiler for the aboriginal time you should be abiding it has been activated by the National Kerosene Boiler Association and that this is acclaimed on the heater.
Flanagan said to be abiding and buy one with an automated assurance tip-over switch. Just in case your boiler gets angled over this about-face will shut it off to anticipate a fire. He said to accept the allowance aerial by a window or a beam fan and to accumulate the boiler abroad from walls and curtains.
You can buy kerosene ammunition at best account stations and prices are $1.30 to $1.50 a gallon. One catchbasin of kerosene should aftermost from 15 to 30 hours of heating time depending on the admeasurement of the heater. Back you buy kerosene you should accumulate it at allowance temperature until you are accessible to bake it. Never use gasoline in kerosene heaters.
Never let accouchement accomplish or refuel a heater. Do not leave a boiler abandoned back operating and never accept a boiler angry on while you sleep. Do not move, account or refuel a boiler while on or still hot. Store kerosene abroad from your active area, finer outdoors in a audible container.
If you accept breath or affection problems you should argue a physician afore application a kerosene heater. If a blast anytime occurs, do not try to move or backpack the heater. If your boiler has a shut-off switch, actuate the about-face to about-face the boiler off. If the about-face does not about-face off or extinguish the fire, you should anon leave the abode and alarm the blaze department.
If you chase the aloft admonition you should be able to accumulate safe and balmy this winter.
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