Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-19-2005, 09:14 PM
MedMech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Construction heater question

I have a Reddy Heater R100A 100,000 btu construction heater that was working fine but now it "pops" al little bit. Rather then the steady roar if pops every few seconds and flame shoots from the tube. It's not real bad and I've seen heaters running like after burners but I do think that it is abnormal operation. Its pretty cold here now..13F could that be influencing the combustion.

I am using Kerosene.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-19-2005, 09:24 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern NY
Posts: 362
sounds as if

you may have a dirty nozzle. Another indication would be greater hesitation to fire when it is turned on.

Jim
__________________
2005 C240 4matic wagon (daily driver)
87 190D - 225K (on loan)
85 190D - 312K (on loan)
2011 Subaru Legacy AWD (Wife's)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-19-2005, 09:25 PM
MS Fowler's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Littlestown PA ( 6 miles south of Gettysburg)
Posts: 2,208
Sounds like a fuel system problem. Is the inlet plugged?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-19-2005, 09:30 PM
MedMech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Its starts immediatly and when I crank up the fuel pressure it cranks out the flame so I'm pretty sure the fuel pump is crankin I'll check the nozzle.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-19-2005, 10:19 PM
MedMech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulC
Fuel quality? A little water in the kero?
Thats sort of what I'm thinking it's been sitting with a half full steel tank in the barn, I'm wondering if condensation screwed me. It was running fine before today so I think that could be the culprit.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-19-2005, 10:59 PM
Kyle Blackmore's Avatar
Mostly Harmless
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: almost beyond Hope...B.C.
Posts: 906
I think you need to diesel purge it, do a search you'll find tons of info.Take pictures so that you can post it in the DIY section. I'll duck now....
__________________
1985 380SE- 160,000km 'Blistu' - Sold
1988 300CE- Eva,my garage mistress
2007 R350 4matic- The Black Pearl
2011 Ford Ranger-Work truck
1974 25' Trojan Sea Raider- 'Grannyknot'
2002 215 cm Atomic DH skis- Canadian SDH record holder, 175.5km/h- Vars 2010
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-19-2005, 11:18 PM
Wodnek's Avatar
Vintage Mercedes Junkie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 1,661
You could put a very small amount of Heet yellow bottle in it. like 25% of the bottle.
__________________
1959 Gravely LI, 1963 Gravely L8, 1973 Gravely C12
1982 380SL
1978 450 SEL 6.9 euro restoration at 63% and climbing
1987 300 D
2005 CDI European Delivery
2006 CDI Handed down to daughter
2007 GL CDI. Wifes

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-21-2005, 05:24 AM
mzsmbs's Avatar
just out there!
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: just out there!
Posts: 2,192
kind of all of those.. dirty fuel or nozzle but the cold could definately have something to do with it.. sometimes when have a hard time warming up they'll do that, although you said it ran fine before and it has been this cold for a while..
__________________
72 W114/M130

RedMeat cartoon
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-21-2005, 02:13 PM
TheDon's Avatar
Open Discussion Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 13,212
iso heet in the red bottle next to the heet in yellow bottle

red bottle is what you want i guess if your going to put some isopopyl in it
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page