Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-10-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 88
Share |
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


I ran out and suppliers were out too. One told me to use diesel and I did some research and tried it and it worked ok. What's the long term consequences if I keep using it? Someone else said i can use #2 kerosene. Can I? Researching I found out that #1 kero is same as #1 heating oil. My burner can use #1 or #2 heating oil. Whats the story with #2 kero? I also found out that diesel comes in #1 and #2, but I dont know which is which.

1-I want to be sure of what I can use as backup.

2-I want to look into alternatives, if they are cheaper. Diesel at the pump is cheaper then #2 heating oil delivered. Is pump #1 or #2 and does it matter to me?

3-A friend has 25 gallons of old #2 kero he said I can have.

beckett model AFG burner in a bryant system.

tks much, P

paulmars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 05:23 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NW of D.C.
Posts: 5,990
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


For heat value alone, assuming 100% efficiency, they are all within +/- 2% of each other.

Yoyizit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 07:00 PM   #3
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 24,552
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


#1 kerosene and fuel oil are the same.
#2 kerosene and fuel oil are the same.


Kerosene is a trademark name(like freon). That has become a common term for #1 fuel oil.
beenthere is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 07:19 PM   #4
Master General ReEngineer
 
Bondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chaumont River, Ny.
Posts: 3,673
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


Quote:
1-I want to be sure of what I can use as backup.
Ayuh,... You can safely burn All of them....

#1 oil,..
#2 oil,...
Diesel is the same oil, just taxed differently...
Bondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 09:26 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 88
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


Quote:
Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
#1 kerosene and fuel oil are the same.
#2 kerosene and fuel oil are the same.


Kerosene is a trademark name(like freon). That has become a common term for #1 fuel oil.
fuel oil? gasoline and wax are fuel oils, right? Am I missing something? Any oil, that is a fuel, is a fuel oil. Whale oil is a fuel oil.
paulmars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 09:48 PM   #6
Hvac Pro
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 9,073
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


But there is never a whale around when you need one.
yuri is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 10:08 PM   #7
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 24,552
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


Quote:
Originally Posted by paulmars View Post
fuel oil? gasoline and wax are fuel oils, right? Am I missing something? Any oil, that is a fuel, is a fuel oil. Whale oil is a fuel oil.
LOL...

Ok.

#1 Kerosene and #1 fuel oil are the same thing.
#2 Kerosene and #2 fuel oil are the same thing.

Gasoline is NOT an oil. It is a distillate from oil, with additives.
beenthere is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 06:26 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 719
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


Quote:
Originally Posted by yuri View Post
But there is never a whale around when you need one.

:thumb sup:
SULTINI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 05:43 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 88
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


how can I test old kerosene to see if its still good and how can i be sure its kero?
paulmars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 05:47 PM   #10
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 24,552
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


Lab test.

How old is old.
beenthere is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 05:51 PM   #11
Household Handyman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Albany, Ga.
Posts: 2,248
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


"But there is never a whale around when you need one" by "Yuri". Errrr---Yuri, have you met my first wife?
Thurman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 05:53 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 133
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


That #1 Fuel Oil = Kerosene = Jet Fuel,

and that #2 Fuel Oil = Diesel (without any engine additives)
MI-Roger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 05:53 PM   #13
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 24,552
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


Quote:
Originally Posted by Thurman View Post
"But there is never a whale around when you need one" by "Yuri". Errrr---Yuri, have you met my first wife?
She's yuri's long lost sister.
beenthere is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 06:00 PM   #14
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 24,552
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


Diesel. Is the name of the inventer of the engine.
So they named the fuel after him.

Diesel fuel does have additives in it.

Jet fuels are kerosene based.
beenthere is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 06:45 PM   #15
Hvac Pro
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 9,073
Default

#2 heating oil alternatives


Her name is Olga, good Russian gal. BTW they had to double the price of Vodka in the old country. Seems like we have a drinkin problem and makin it more expensive is supposed to stop that.

yuri is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini Split for heating in cold climate landev HVAC 9 01-29-2012 10:18 AM
Hydrokientix Heating System Not Heating damonl73 HVAC 11 12-18-2009 05:12 PM
Electrical consumption of baseboard heater CowboyAndy Electrical 7 03-24-2008 07:27 PM
Trane XE80 Heating Question, Please help!!! Stephen1977 HVAC 3 01-30-2007 06:34 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.