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diesel /Kerosene burner ?(water heater)
Posted by chris_rushton (Chris Rushton), 18 March 2004
What are they and how would you use them? I was surprised to read (recoil posting) that they have to be plugged in.
Posted by John_Flynn (John_Flynn), 18 March 2004
The burner needs the electricity to provide the spark that ignites the diesel/kerosene.

Over to you Mr Halliday tell the lad how thay work Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
Posted by lenpg (Len Gribble), 18 March 2004

Being a portable system Itís not how they work that concerns me it the fuel they use within a confined space example Canary Wharf 34th floor


Posted by mike_halliday (mike_halliday), 18 March 2004
You need electricty to power a fan that puts oxygen into the combustion chamber & for the ignition spark, but the amount of power needed is very small you can actually use a converter and run it off the van battery

they arn't portable and are used with truckmounted units or for portables that stay in the van.

they are unbeatable for producing hot water, even the biggest truckmount cannot match the temp at such high flow rate  they produce (140' at 21L/M)

Posted by Fintan_Coll (Fintan_Coll), 18 March 2004
I think they would be used to heat water tanks in your van, I cannot imagine taking an oil burner into a building.
Posted by Nigel_W (Nigel_W), 18 March 2004

How much do they cost and where do you get them from?

Are they smelly?

Are they difficult to plumb in?

Many thanks

Posted by lenpg (Len Gribble), 19 March 2004

Not knowing this type of unit when I see a set of wheels on a unit I assume itís a potable; Yes assumptions make fools of you and I

Chris and the rest all units need some form of starting power gone are the days of the crank handle


Posted by mike_halliday (mike_halliday), 19 March 2004
They cost about a grand, you can buy them from a couple of companies eg: Tech-clean of doncaster & H2O tec ltd of melton mowbery

they plumb in with ease, a short solution line out of the extractor into the burner and then your solution line goes into the house.

the only bad thing is you need to vent the fumes out of the van.

Posted by John_Flynn (John_Flynn), 19 March 2004
Len I would give you the job on the 34th floor of Canary Wharf, feathers make me sneeze. Cool Cool Cool
Posted by gwrightson (gwrightson), 19 March 2004
arnt you thinking of selling yours mike, i though u wanted some thing smaller , as you have the pressure cleaner to contend with, or are you getting a bigger van  Wink well remember im on the look out for a burner,so bear that in mind
Posted by mark_roberts (mark_roberts), 19 March 2004
I've seen Micks burner in action but I couldnt see him for the cloud of steam!!!

Mick, can smaller burners be bought and did you have to adapt it any to suit carpet cleaning.

Also what is the fuel consumption of it.

Posted by mike_halliday (mike_halliday), 19 March 2004
they are a bit bulky, about the size of a Ninja or cheyanne.

it use about £8 of diesal a week.

you have to disconect the flow switch and control it with the thermostat so it bypasses into the water tank this pre-heats the water.

I'm going to Cleantec tommorrow to buy another pressure washer, they do a burner that is a bit smaller so I might be tempted Wink

Posted by brucie (brucie), 19 March 2004
Whats wrong with hot water from the kitchen tap?
Posted by Ultraclean_Systems (Dave Ingram), 24 March 2004
Nought till it runs out!
Posted by lenpg (Len Gribble), 24 March 2004
Dave you forgot add what hot water!

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