Torpedo kerosene heaters?
What are your thoughts on these units? I used to use a home-built waste oil heater, thena small wood stove, now I got a 60,000 BTU torpedo heater. I was considering building a better and more efficient waste oil heater but not sure if I really feel like doing that.
Figured it would be nice to just be able to go out to the garage, hit a switch, and get to work. No babysitting a fire or oil heater. I'm a little concerned about fumes and carbon monoxide though. Who uses these units and have you measured the CO levels? Also, kero is almost twice diesel... Other than maybe some extra odor compared to kero, is diesel dangerous compared to kero?
My garage isn't insulated or sealed well. Gets drafty around the doors where there are gaps. I ran the heater for a couple hours the other night and it was comfortably warm while hovering just below freezing outside, though was a little chilly right at ground level. Just cracked one of the bay doors up a bit and figured it'd probably be fine for CO or fumes. Is it okay to run with the doors closed to get rid of that draft? I know some folks run kerosene heaters in their homes, but figured I'd use caution and crack a door just in case.