Mine seems to run about the same on red dye diesel as it does on kerosene. I usually add a little splash of the diesel Heet just for water reasons and it doesn't seem to hurt or really help the heater much at all. Really the only difference with diesel and kerosene is the smell and the price - Jet A is the happy medium, but it's tough to get in small quantities.Waiting for a few parts on mine to mount in a box.
Has anyone tried using kerosene?
Does anyone have a temp on the exhaust pipes.
Is there a wrap for the exhaust that will prevent heating the inside of the box?
Right, but what is your intended use?
Usually I would say bigger is better but if these things need to run full out to burn better then would a 2kw be a better choice to heat a 4 man tent
I did watch your test run video. Have you tried to actually heat something yet?
The 2kw on high is nearly identical to the 5kw on low, both will burn ~.25L/Hr, run the same fan speed, and output ~2000W I've never ran one in a tent, but I'd be willing to bet the 2kw will you plenty warm. Do you have an electric heater you could plug in and try? If a 1500W heater keeps it warm enough then a 2kw diesel one will work great! On low both the 2kw and 5kw models put out around 1.3kw at .14L/Hr.I think I'm going to end up with one of these and debating on 5kw vs 2kw as well. We sometimes use one of those double burner heads on a propane tank in the wall tent which are 30K BTU, but only run them briefly before bed at in the AM. A 5KW would be closest in output, but with the low fuel usage we could probably run it all night and be comfortable with the kids.
Seems like it's either 2kw on high all night or 5kw on low, for noise reasons maybe it's best to go 5kw on low with an occasional kerosene burn to clean things out.
Really either a 2kw or 5kw should work fine, the 5kw might need to be taken apart and cleaned out sooner than the 2kw but it will also warm the tent up faster and use really similar amounts of fuel.