Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Not is a wick type unless it is #1. Most diesel is #2, kerosene has a much lower boiling point than #2. This causes soot to form.
yep it's a type one/kerosene torpedo heater. I had a friend tell me I'm good to go but I like my shed non charbroiled. I don't have any problem substituting stuff but when it comes to fire hazards I check, double check and triple check.
If it makes any difference it's a reddy heater and about as old as me. Maybe 20-25 years old. Still works great but never put diesel in it before.