Winter is Coming…

  • Winter is Coming…

    Posted by Hitem20 on September 27, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Currently we have electric heat so we looked into getting a wood burning stove as an alternative… $6k installed. Now we are looking into a couple of kerosene heaters (had them when I was growing up in the 70s/80s) that we can move around. I rarely hear this talked about, are they still a viable option?

    Hitem20 replied 11 months, 4 weeks ago 8 Members · 9 Replies
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  • nottina

    September 27, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    I would like more info on the kerosene heating. I am in Ca and we cannot have wood burning stove installed. think fire surrounding us.

  • ANH

    September 27, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    I have a kerosene heater that I run if I’m in the garage. Also have used it in the tree stand. I think tractor supply sells them still. I bought mine years ago off of facebook market though.

  • Reynolds-in-Texas

    September 27, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    For me here in Texas the kerosene is very expensive and not sustainable, so that draws me away from that option I have been looking at a heater that recycles used motor oil but I haven’t researched it enough to make an informed decision on that yet. But that may be an option you can check out as well

    • Hippocrates_Garden

      September 28, 2022 at 4:23 am

      If it’s just burning the oil, I don’ think that could be considered “recycling”, only getting a 2nd use from an otherwise “waste” product.

      That being said, it may be violating EPA rules/law (if that matters)

  • AiNt-RiTe-Acres

    September 27, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    You can buy kerosene heaters through Walmart, tractor supply, home depot, Lowes and other places. We’ve used them many times. They usually heat up an area quite well. The cost and availability of kerosene is the real concern. You can buy it at some places Lowes usually has it in containers but it’s usually cheaper to buy a kerosene can and fill it at a gas station if you have one nearby that carries it. The cans aren’t cheap so we bought 5 gallons of kerosene from Lowes and refill the lowes jug at the gas station. Usually it’s off to the side of the store as a separate pump.

  • Stoutlander

    September 28, 2022 at 5:39 am

    I used to use a kerosene heater about 20 years ago. I bought a used fuel tank, I think it held 250 gallons, so I could get a better price on the kerosene and also get it delivered. I recall being told that if you used kerosene with the red dye in it that it was hard on the wick.

    Best of luck to you.

  • GoatMom

    September 28, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    We are in the same boat and our electric bill in the winter is outrageous. Had kerosene heaters (still have one for emergency) but the soot indoors is a problem. Everything ends up with an oily film on it. Getting kerosene was a hassle as we are a good 30 mins from the town that still sells it at the pump. I’m looking at propane option – I believe it burns cleaner.

  • Hitem20

    September 28, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you for all of the tips. Greatly appreciate it

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